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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...

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  On March 5th 2018 Historians without Borders, in cooperation with the University of Johannesburg and ACCORD - The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, organises a seminar on the legacy of colonialism. Please RSVP: Ismail Badrudin (ismailb@uaj.ac.za) or call +27 (0)11 559 2303. Welcome!   HOW HISTORIANS ADDRESS...

On September 4-5 we organize a seminar on the joint and parallel histories of Russia and Ukraine.  The seminar is organised in cooperation with the German Historical Institute, the University of Helsinki and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. We wish to facilitate discussion...

  Speech by Erkki Tuomioja, 26.4.2017, Helsinki I think historians should approach today’s subject in a suitably humble frame of mind. With few exceptions – I am thinking for example of Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie and his path-breaking History of the world’s climate from the year 1000...

  Speech by Erkki Tuomioja at ICD Berlin Economic Forum 10.3.2017 A significant part and maybe even a majority of all conflicts have economic and social causes. Social discrimination and unequal access to economic resources are also at work in most ethnic, religious and other conflicts where...

  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...

  Historians without Borders in Finland hosted on January 30th in Königstedt Manor, near Helsinki, a meeting with five Russian and five Ukrainian well-known historians to discuss issues of history under the heading Analyzing the 20th Century in Ukrainian and Russian historiography today. On Sunday evening...