Research centre

Trivium - Tampere Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies

Faculty or school: Faculty of Social Sciences | Organisation sub unit: History, Philosophy and Literature | Lab or field: History

Trivium is a multidisciplinary research centre of The Faculty School of Social Sciences at Tampere University. Our purpose is to increase dialogue and encourage study of classical, medieval, and early modern cultures, society, and everyday life.

Research focus and goals

The members of the centre work as historians, philologists, as well as with literature and philosophy.

The main research idea of Trivium is to focus on the longue durée perspective, studying various phenomena from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and early modern era. Our work challenges traditional borders between periods and combines elements from social and cultural history as well as from economic and political history. This ambitious viewpoint has also opened up new collaborating possibilities with the studies focusing on modern history.

Our central research themes include

  • religion
  • society and everyday life
  • gender, childhood and family
  • health, illness, dis/ability and healing
  • cultural interaction, conflicts, and communication.

Contact persons

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa
sari.katajala-peltomaa [at]
+358 50 318 6112

Ville Vuolanto
Vice chair
ville.vuolanto [at]
+358 50 417 4112

Jenni Kuuliala
jenni.kuuliala [at]