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Curriculum Vitae

 1.    Full name and date

  • Tolonen, Mikko Sakari
  • date of writing the cv: 22.9.2015

 2.    Date and place of birth, nationality, current residence

 3.    Education and degrees awarded

  • PhD, Department of History, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2010. Doctoral thesis: Self-love and Self-liking in the Moral and Political Philosophy of Bernard Mandeville and David Hume (Supervisor: Markku Peltonen; External examiner: John Robertson, University of Cambridge, UK), Graded laudatur (highest grade)
  • title of docent: general history, University of Helsinki

 4.    Current position

  • Professor of Research on Digital Resources, Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki, Finland. Start 1.3.2015, end date 31.7.2017.
  • research career phase: 4) Leading Researcher or professor/research.

 5.    Previous work experience

  • Post-doctoral researcher, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland (2012-2015); Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, University of St Andrews, Department of Philosophy (funding from the UK) (2012-13); Postdoctoral researcher –Philosophical Psychology, Morality, and Politics Research Unit, a Centre of Excellence in Research at Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä, funded by Academy of Finland and directed by professor Simo Knuuttila (2010-2012); and as a doctoral student: Visiting scholar, “Politeness, society and moral philosophy: Political theory in Eighteenth-century Britain”, University of Cambridge, UK, 2005-2006.
  • career breaks: family leave, 2 months, 1.9.2012-31.10.2012

 6.    Research funding as well as leadership and supervision

  • major research funding (grants and appropriations): University of Helsinki funded project “History, Nature and Empire in Eighteenth-Century Europe” (2 postdocs and 1 PhD-student), 2013-2016, 150000€; Kone Foundation grant €42000 for working on “Big Data Approach to History of Political Thought”, 2014
  • Role in preparation of successful funding applications for a research group: PI Virpi Mäkinen, RIGHTS, Academy of Finland –project (2012-2015)
  • University of Helsinki funded project “History, Nature and Empire in Eighteenth-Century Europe” (2 postdocs and 1 PhD-student), 2013-16
  • supervision of one post-doc researcher (funded project)
  • experience as supervisor to undergraduate and post-graduate students/doctoral students: currently 4 PhD students (primary and secondary supervision).

 7. Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

  • pedagogical training: UH, YP1, Teaching and learning in higher education, 5 ECT credits (2014); UH, YP2, Constructive alignment in course design, 5 ECT credits  (2015)
  • involvement in curriculum planning and the implementation of courses: Planning and implementing “Digital Humanities”, Minor Subject Study Block (25 sp)
  • development of teaching methods: Planning of teaching of Digital Humanities in UH as part of the overall activities of Helsinki Digital Humanities centre; planning and implementing the annual lecture course series at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, entitled “Kympin Sarja” (2013), that has been running since then based on this format.
  • supervision of theses: MA thesis, supervisor, Political thought of William Temple (1628-1699), Juha Haavisto, 2012-2013, general history, University of Helsinki; MA thesis, supervisor, Lord Monboddo and eighteenth-century evolutionism, Jemina Sohlsten, 2006-2007, general history, University of Helsinki
  • merits in the training of responsible conduct of research and innovation practices: Several invited lectures on open science (2015)

 8. Awards, prizes and honours

  • Award by Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture: Innovative usage of open data (2016)
  • Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship, Department of Philosophy, University of St Andrews, UK (2012)
  • Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 2012-2015 (2012)

 9. Other academic merits

  • memberships and positions of trust in scientific and scholarly societies: Associated Member, Academy of Finland Project, RIGHTS, (2012-15), Member, Centre of Excellence of the Finnish Academy (Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics Unit) (2008-2013), Member, Research Network “Meaning, Language and Changing Cultures” Multidisciplinary postgraduate studies network in the Humanities at the University of Helsinki (2004-2008), Core Member, Hume Society (2005-), Director, Finnish Historical Association (2004–2006)
  • membership in national or international expert groups, evaluation or steering committees, as well as other expert duties: Mildred project, University of Helsinki research data infrastructure update, head of the steering group (2016-); Helsinki Digital Humanities Centre, steering committee member (2015-); Elsevier Negotiations Strategy, committee member (2015-), National Library of Finland; Digitization Project of Kindred Languages (2015-), National Library of Finland
  • positions as member of editorial boards of scientific and scholarly journals and publication series: Editorial Advisory Board, Cogent Arts & Humanities (Taylor & Francis) (2014-), Editorial Board, COLLeGIUM (2013-2015)
  • referee for scientific and scholarly journals: on average 3-4 articles per annum, journals include: Mind, History of European Ideas, European Journal of Political Theory, Utilitas
  • administrative responsibilities at higher education institutions or at research organisations, responsibilities in the higher education community: National Library, executive board for digitalization (2015-), University of Helsinki, central campus, Infrastructure committee (2015-), Faculty member, University of Helsinki, The department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies (2010-), Supervisor, the History and cultural heritage doctoral programme, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki (2014-), Member of the Research Committee, Faculty of Arts University of Helsinki (2014-), Fellow of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki (2012-2015)
  • invited lectures abroad: Dariah annual conference, keynote, October, 2016; Prague Passions Event, September 2015; author meets critics session on my Mandeville and Hume: anatomists of civil society, 42nd Hume Conference, Stockholm (July 2015); Author meets critics symposium on Mandeville and Hume: anatomists of civil society, Fribourg, Switzerland (November 2014); Panel on Mandeville and Hume: anatomists of civil society, Mandevillean Readings, Rome (September 2014); “Mandeville and Berkeley”, Bernard Mandeville Workshop, NIAS, Wassenaar, Netherlands (June 2014); “Bernard Mandeville and the psychology of poverty”, Eutopia seated in the brain, Cóimbra, Portugal (November 2013); “Hume, Pride and Moral Worth”, Philosophy Club, University of St Andrews (February 2013)


  • 615 Historia ja arkeologia
  • digitaaliset ihmistieteet
  • Aatehistoria
  • Filosofian historia

Kansainvälinen ja kotimainen yhteistyö Publications and projects within past five years.

Valitut julkaisut 2002 2018

Mandeville and Hume: anatomists of civil society

Tolonen, M. S., 2013, Oxford: University of Oxford, Voltaire Foundation. 312 Sivumäärä (SVEC; Vuosikerta 2013, nro 7)

Tutkimustuotos: Kirja/raporttiKirjaTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Open access

Projektit 2005 2021

DESIR: Humanities at Scale: Evolving the DARIAH-ERIC

Tolonen, M. S.


Projekti: TutkimusprojektiKehitys

COMHIS: Computational History and Transformation of Public Discourse in Finland, 1640-1910

Tolonen, M. S., Lahti, L., Salmi, H., Salakoski, T. & Kettunen, K. T.


Projekti: Tutkimusprojekti_Tutkimus

History, Nature and Empire in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Tolonen, M. S., Marjanen, J. P. & Tarkka-Robinson, L.


Projekti: Tutkimusprojekti


Open Science and Research Award

Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Vastaanottaja), Leo Mikael Lahti (Vastaanottaja), Ville Pekka Vaara (Vastaanottaja), Hege Henri Markus Roivainen (Vastaanottaja), Eetu Mäkelä (Vastaanottaja) & Antti Olavi Kanner (Vastaanottaja), 2016

Palkinto: Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset

Open science price of the Open Science and Research project

Konsta Aleksi Happonen (Vastaanottaja), Leo Lahti (Vastaanottaja), Heidi Laine (Vastaanottaja), Joona Aleksi Lehtomäki (Vastaanottaja), Maija Pauliina Paavolainen (Vastaanottaja), Eva Jessica Parland-von Essen (Vastaanottaja), Tuuli Kaarina Toivonen (Vastaanottaja) & Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Vastaanottaja), 16 marraskuuta 2017

Palkinto: Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset

Sparc Open Data Champion

Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Vastaanottaja), 2017

Palkinto: Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset

Aktiviteetit 2005 2018

The Omnipresence of the Nation: Preliminary Remarks in Studying Nation Building through Digitized Newspapers

Jani Pekka Marjanen (Puhuja), Ruben Ros (Puhuja), Simon Hengchen (Puhuja), Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Puhuja)
30 lokakuuta 2018

Aktiviteetti: Puhe- tai esitystyypitKutsuesitelmä

Anonymity and Ambiguity in Historical Texts: Methods in computational authorship attribution

Mark J. Hill (Puhuja), Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Puhuja)
11 lokakuuta 2018

Aktiviteetti: Puhe- tai esitystyypitKutsuesitelmä

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society

Mark J. Hill (Puhuja: esitelmän pitäjä), Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Puhuja: esitelmän pitäjä)
18 heinäkuuta 2018

Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistumisen ja tapahtuman järjestämisen tyypitKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen

St. Andrews University

Mikko Tolonen (Vieraileva tutkija)
toukokuuta 2018heinäkuuta 2018

Aktiviteetti: Ulkoisessa instituutiossa vierailun tyypitAkateeminen vierailu toiseen organisaatioon

Text Reuse and Eighteenth-Century Histories of England

Ville Vaara (Puhuja), Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Puhuja), Aleksi Vesanto (Puhuja)
8 maaliskuuta 2018

Aktiviteetti: Puhe- tai esitystyypitSuullinen esitys