Presentations on Digital Tools for Popularizing Humanities Research and Teaching are now available via Faculty of Arts YouTube Channel. See, for example, Associate Professor Anu Lahtinen’s presentation on Digestible ICT exercises for history, presenting the Helsinki 1918 Twitter course project, or Associate Professor Josephine Hoegaarts’ and MA Lotta Vuorio’s practical guide on Podcasts instead of…

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Looking for information on galleys and other data for my research, I have come across a document that we could say talks about justice and prisoners’ rights. As the document is short and forceful, I have thought it would be a good idea to present it to you. The king was the embodiment of justice…

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  A printed copy, to be used for history lessons at schools, of a painting ”Hertig Karl insults the corpse of Klas Fleming”, by Albert Edelfeldt, 1878   The Blogger has recently published six short biographies of women who actively contributed to Swedish (and Finnish) society between 1300-1700. The biographies are available both in English…

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A new research project, using HTR to study people, mobility, and networks in 16th-century Southern Finland (Prof. Anu Lahtinen (PI), History, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki): The research project, funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto) will use handwritten text recognition technology to index and analyse 16th century documents. The aim of the…

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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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