Welcome to the History of Domestic Violence and Abuse Seminar on Zoom, 14 June 2021, organized by Juliana Dresvina & Anu Lahtinen, University of Oxford & University of Helsinki. Since January 2021, Lahtinen & Dresvina have been organizing online seminars on the long history of domestic violence and abuse. For more information about the following…

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Corcumello weapons relief. The relief in its finding place. A new Roman weapons relief has just been found in Italy. These are not extremely rare, but new ones don't come up every decade. It was found in Corcumello, a town 100 km east of Rome. The relief was most probably originally part of a great Roman funerary…

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Or: details and technicalities that students (and scholars) tend to overlook during the writing process – to their later exasperation The most important part of an academic work is of course its contents: an analytically compelling presentation of the conducted research and its results. During their Master’s projects, students are therefore primarily focused on the…

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Perheestä puhutaan päivittäin niin arjessa, politiikassa kuin tutkimuksissakin. Näkökulmasta riippuen perhe on yhteiskunnan tukipilari tai menneen maailman jäänne, turvasatama tai kriisipesäke. Uusperheet, sateenkaariperheet, adoptiot ja huoltajuuskiistat nähdään nykymaailman ilmiöinä. Mutta tarkempi tutkimus tuo varsin samankaltaisia piirteitä esiin myös menneisyydestä – ja kuitenkaan ei voi väittää, että kaikki olisi pysynyt ennallaan vuosisadasta toiseen. Millaisia olivat entisaikojen…

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Welcome to the History of Domestic Violence and Abuse Seminar on Zoom, 13 May 2021, organized by Juliana Dresvina & Anu Lahtinen, University of Oxford & University of Helsinki. We study and discuss the long history of domestic violence and abuse. ——————————————————————————————————————– History of Domestic Violence and Abuse Seminar on Zoom, 13 May 2021, 10am…

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During the spring term 2021, the History BA programme at the University of Helsinki has taken some new steps on the digital front. One outcome is a website entitled “History Source Guide” (https://blogs.helsinki.fi/historysources/), available since the beginning of April. The key objective guiding the design of this new resource was to make it (1) updatable…

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Welcome to follow the second seminar on the history of domestic violence, coordinated by Anu Lahtinen, University of Helsinki, & Juliana Dresvina, University of Oxford.History of Domestic Violence on Zoom SeminarFeb 22, 2021 02:00pm GMT [04:00 pm EET]Melek Karatas “Representations of Gendered Violence in Manuscript Illustrations of the Roman de la Rose”Sara Butler “Who owns…

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Art historian Marja Lahelma, who is a member of the Seekers of the New project, has examined esotericism as a marginalised dimension in Finnish art history in a new publication by the Finnish National Gallery. Lahelma problematises the notion of the ‘Golden Age’ connecting...

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Social constructionism is a topic that continues to cause confusion, anger and hilarity, especially among natural scientists. Given how ridiculous the most common misconceptions (or deliberate strawmen) make this approach sound, I can’t blame them. But they are, as said, misconceptions. In this post, I’ll give a brief explanation of what social constructionism is and…

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In the postpositivist academia of today, it is generally acknowledged that science is unavoidably subjective and biased, and objectivity and neutrality are rather seen as sacred but unattainable ideals. Science is hence recognised as a social process. Given its essentially human nature, science is also an inherently emotional process. In this post, I’ll discuss emotional…

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