Tutkimustiistai / Tuesday meeting 30 November, 15.00-17.00 (3-5 pm) ca. 15.00.-15.30 Eljas Oksanen: Mapping citizen science archaeology in Finland / Kartoittamassa arkeologista kansalaistiedettä Suomessa ca. 15.30-16.30 Book Presentation: Civilians and Military Supply in Early Modern Finland (eds. Petri Talvitie, Juha-Matti Granqvist)  https://hup.fi/site/books/e/10.33134/HUP-10/   This volume examines civil-military interaction in the multinational Swedish Realm in 1550–1800,…

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 In this blog article I have collected the best viking age shield replicas of today to be presented to all who are interested. Some of them are already famous replicas, some unknown to a wider public, but all of them are connected by the high standards of their attempts at historical accuracy.  Shields in the…

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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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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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