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Raisa Toivo

Professor, history, esp. early modern society
Faculty of Social Sciences
| Sub unit: History, Philosophy and Literary Studies
Raisa Toivo

About me

I am a historian of the early modern society (ca. 1500-1800), working especially on sources from Finland and Sweden but always in a European context. Currently I work on the history of lived religion and experience in the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence for the History of Experience (HEX) and on my personal Academy of FInland Academy Fellowship on the Catholic Reformation in Lutheran Finland (1550-1700) , the networks and clandestine communities, identities and emotion involved, as the themes of religions tolerance and persecution. 

I have a history of reserach on early modern religion, witchcraft, gender, family and family violence, and I am happy to teach and advice work on these.