Author: Jenni Laakso

There is a need for a more diverse historical narrative in Finland. The status of minorities should be addressed also in official circumstances, even if it cannot be currently painted in an honourable or just light. We must be able to question the one dimensional...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="4/6"][vc_column_text]   How are the legacies of colonialism dealt with in the Nordic Countries? What kind of discussions are taking place in the countries? What can we learn from their experience?   Join us in discussing these themes on Friday 25...

  On Monday 20 February, Historians without Borders and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) organised a seminar on “Politics and History - What Should be the Role of Politicians Dealing with History?” Professor Timothy Garton Ash delivered a keynote speech followed by a panel...

  While visiting Berlin during the meeting of our Coordinating Committee, we also had the opportunity to speak with German historians at the Embassy. 11 local historians from different German and Danish universities took part in the event. At the meeting all the attendees also had...

  The publication event of the Finnish version of the anthology ‘The Use and Abuse of History’ (Siltala 2016) took place 20 April at the University of Helsinki. Some of the contributors to the anthology also took part in a panel discussion moderated by Janne Virkkunen,...