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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Tuija Laine (born 1964 in Joutseno, Finland) was Professor of Book History in the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology from 2012 to 2016.

Tuija Laine is a member of many scientific societies and research institutions. In 2008–2013 she was a board member of Finnish Historical Society and 2011–2013 a board member of Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. She was the chair of the Finnish Society for Book History (2011–2013) and chair of Finnish Society for Church History 2014. She is also member of board in following institutions and journals: Editorial Staff of Journal Tieteessä tapahtuu (2011–2019), Editorial Staff of Journal for the History of Reformed Pietism (2012–), Advisory Board of Archives in Finland (2012–2016), Advisory Board of Finnish National Library (2013–2016), Internationality Advisory Board for Research Project on Publication History of the Pilgrim’s Progress (2013–) and Helsinki University Museum (2014–2016).

 

Her scholarly work is focused on 17th and 18th century book history. She has written several articles and monographs about devotional literature, its translation and dissemination as well as about the history of the book trade and reading. Currently she is researching the educational and didactic aspects of primers and children’s literature, as well as the history of the relationship between missionary work and book history. She has worked as a researcher in many research projects financed by Academy of Finland and has been leading the research project Education of marginal groups in Finland during the 18th century (2012–2014) in which two doctoral students are researching reading and book culture of peasants in Eastern Finland as well as girl's education. At the moment she a member of several national and international research groups which goals are in constructing and improving databases for different book historical sources.

 

Tuija Laine has been a member of organizing groups for several scientific conferences, which have been held in Helsinki, for example SHARP Helsinki -Conference (Book history from below 2008–2010), Conference for Historical Research of Finnish Universities (2011–2012), Religious Reading in the Baltic and Nordic Countries in the Early Modern Period -conference (2012–2013) and Reading and Writing from below -conference (2013–2014).

 

Information about her currently teaching and events of Book History is available in Book History blog: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/tvhlaine/

Keywords

  • 614 Theology
  • church history
  • book history
  • early modern period
  • devotional literature
  • history of reading
  • book trade
  • 615 History and Archaeology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2005 2019

"har-voin han-hi huu-taa": Aapinen tietokirjana ennen oppivelvollisuuslakia 1543-1920

Laine, T., 2019, Tutkimuskohteena tietokirja: Pirjo Hiidenmaan juhlakirja. Ruuska, H. & Löytönen, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Helsinki: Helsingin yliopiston suomalais-ugrilainen ja pohjoismainen osasto, p. 111-124 14 p. 9. (Kieli; no. 19).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Book Culture from Below in Finland

Laine, T. V. H. & Salmi-Niklander, K. A., 2018, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Rabinowitz, P. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Kirjahistorian perusteet ja tutkimus

Laine, T. V. H., 2018, Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto. 180 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Lapsille tarkoitetut uskonnolliset kirjat

Laine, T. V. H., Ahokas, M. M., Arffman, K. M., Laine, E. M. & Räisänen-Schröder, P., 2018, Hyödyllisen tiedon piirit: Tutkimuksia papistosta, rahvaasta ja tiedon rakentumisesta 1700-luvulla. Laine, E. M. & Ahokas, M. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 184-219 36 p. 5. (Historiallisia tutkimuksia; no. 277).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Lukeminen - yksityinen vai yhteisöllinen tapahtuma?

Laine, T. V. H., 2018, In : Kasvatus & Aika. 12, 2, p. 21-35 15 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects 2001 2018

Kirjahistorian digitointihanke

Laine, T. & Hildén, K.

01/01/2015 → …

Project: Other project

Protestant Roots of Finnish National Identities

Sinnemäki, K., Portman, A., Nelson, R., Karlsson, F., Pirttilä-Backman, A., Sumiala, J., Knuutila, J., Laine, E., Laine, T., Saarinen, R., Pessi, A. B., Lauha, A., Stenius, H., Meinander, H., Pihlström, S., Helkama, K., Hakkarainen, M., Slotte, P., Ahlholm, M., Kivistö, S., Räsänen, A., Saarikivi, J., Tolonen, M., Kantola, A., Martikainen, P., Hurri, S., Finell, E., Mangeloja, E., Tilli, J., Markkola, P., Ketola, K., Rentto, J., Partti, H., Huhta, I., Niemi, H., Kuningas, J., Huttunen, N., Ahonen, P. & Ihalainen, P.

19/08/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Kirjojen omistus Suomessa vuoteen 1809

Laine, T.

01/01/2006 → …

Project: Research project

Prizes

Valtion tiedonjulkistamispalkinto

Tuija Laine (Recipient), Sirkka Havu (Recipient), Liisi Huhtala (Recipient), Rainer Knapas (Recipient) & Anna Perälä (Recipient), 1997

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1992 2019

Suomalainen tiedeakatemia [Finnish Academy of Science and Letters] (Event)

Tuija Laine (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Heldig/Humanistinen tiedekunta (External organisation)

Tuija Laine (Expert member)
2015 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Einar Hansens professur i bok- och bibliotekshistoria (Event)

Tuija Laine (Expert)
1 Nov 201730 May 2018

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Lukeminen ja sen tutkimus vanhoista ja uusista näkökulmista

Tuija Laine (Invited speaker)
13 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Kirja taipuu, vaan ei katoa

Tuija Laine

22/10/2017

1 media contribution

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ABC kirja kertoo omasta ajastaan

Tuija Laine

07/08/2017

1 item of media coverage

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Matti Pohtoa koskeva haastattelu Ylen Kulttuuricocktail-ohjelmassa

Tuija Laine

10/03/2017

1 item of media coverage

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Barnböcker på Nationalbiblioteket

Tuija Laine

01/02/201712/02/2017

2 items of media coverage

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Brummeriana-näyttely

Tuija Laine

03/01/2017

1 item of media coverage

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