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About me

I am professor of history and director of HEX, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences. My specialities are social history, historiography and theory of history. In HEX I study social structures and historiography as societal experience and identity.

Fields of expertise

I have published broadly on social history and modernization of Finland and the Civil War of 1918.

Main positions of trust

Academy of Finland Research Council for Culture and Society: vice-chair 2007-2009

University of Tampere: Vice-Rector (Research) 2009-2015

Research unit

HEX, CoE in the History of Experiences

Research fields

History of Finland, social and economic history, historiography

Selected publications

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