Finlande / Finland

Professor Aila Lauha
Department of Church History,
PO Box 4 (Vuorikatu 3, 3rd Floor)
00014 University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 9 1911
E-mail: aila.lauha@helsinki.fi

Contact:
info@skhs.fi
 
   

Finland

Report published: 
Wed, 2015-06-10

CIHEC Finnish National Commission

Annual Report 2014

The year 2014 was the ninth year of operation for the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC (Commission internationale d’histoire écclésiastique comparée).

 

The activities of the National Commission and those of the Finnish Society of Church History (FSCH) have been closely connected, and, therefore this report consists mainly of information about the activities of the FSCH.

During 2014, the main areas of interest were academic publishing as well as lectures and seminars presenting new research findings, and the filing of important archive material concerning church history. All these areas have been continually emphasised since the founding of the FSCH in 1891.

The chairman of the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC was Professor Aila Lauha and Professor Tuija Laine, the chairman of the FSCH, acted as a vice-chairman. MA Sini Mikkola acted as a secretary for both, the FSCH and the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC.

International Contacts and CooperationAdjunct Professor Mikko Ketola, Professor Aila Lauha and Dr. Hanna-Maija Ketola represented the Finnish Committee in the yearly meeting of the CIHEC at medieval town of Troigir in Croatia in 5.-7.6.

International cooperation has also been carried out through the International Network of Baltic Church Historians (INBCH) and the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE). Secretary Mikkola continued the cooperation between FSCH and the Belgian journal Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique.

 

Meetings, Conferences, and Other ActivitiesThe FSCH arranged six lectures presenting the latest historical scholarship during 2014. The lectures gathered an average of 17 persons. The lectures as well as the nine board meetings were held during the university terms.

At the end of the year, the FSCH had 578 members, including 13 honorary members and 11 communities. The archives of the FSCH, including, for instance, the personal archives of various notable pastors are located in the Finnish National Archives in Helsinki.

Academic Publishing

The Finnish Society of Church History published the following scholarly studies during the year 2014:

– Publ. 228. Hannu Suni: Röyhkeä opettaja. Esa Paavo-Kallion todellisuuskäsitykset, nälkävuodet ja maailmojen konflikti 1867–1913. 200 pp. [Arrogant Teacher. Esa Paavo-Kallio’s Senses of Reality, the Years of Famine and Conflict of the Worlds 1867-1913]

– Publ. 229. Suurmiehistä rahvaannaisiin. Yksilö ja yhteisö kristinuskon historiassa. Eds. Hanna-Maija Ketola, Juha Meriläinen, Sini Mikkola & Päivi Salmesvuori. 372 pp. [From Great Men to Folk Women. Individual and Community in the History of Christianity]

– Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran vuosikirja 2013. Eds. Jaakko Olavi Antila & Milla Bergström. 280 pp. [Yearbook of the Finnish Society of Church History 2013.]

The Publishing Council, appointed by the board of the FSCH, continued its work during the year 2014. The main language of the FSCH’s Yearbook is Finnish, but articles and book reviews in English and other languages have appeared as well.

Together with the Biographical Centre of the Finnish Literature Society, the FSCH continued the other part of the long-term project concerning the Pastoral Remembrance on the Turku Diocese during the year 2014. The Exchange Centre for Scientific Literature distributed the publications of the FSCH to 17 exchange partners. The FSCH is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing.

More information about the Finnish Society of Church History is available on the website http://www.skhs.fi and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SuomenKirkkohistoriallinenSeura (mainly in Finnish).

Helsinki, 16 April 2015

Sanna Supponen

Secretary of the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC

 

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The year 2013 was the eighth year of operation for the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC (Commission internationale d’histoire écclésiastique comparée). The activities of the National Commission and those of the Finnish Society of Church History (FSCH) have been closely connected, and, therefore this report consists mainly of information about the activities of the FSCH.

 

During 2013, the main areas of interest were academic publishing as well as lectures and seminars presenting new research findings, and the filing of important archive material concerning church history. All these areas have been continually emphasised since the founding of the FSCH in 1891.

 

The chairman of the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC was Professor Aila Lauha and Adjunct Professor Mikko Ketola, the chairman of the FSCH, acted as a vice-chairman. MA Sini Mikkola acted as a secretary for both, the FSCH and the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC.

 

 

International Contacts and Cooperation

 

Adjunct Professor Ketola represented the Finnish Committee in the yearly meeting of the CIHEC at the University of Vilna in Lithuania in June 6–8.

 

International cooperation has also been carried out through the International Network of Baltic Church Historians (INBCH) and the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE). Secretary Mikkola continued the cooperation between FSCH and the Belgian journal Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique.

 

 

Meetings, Conferences, and Other Activities

 

The FSCH arranged four lectures presenting the latest historical scholarship during 2013. The lectures gathered an average of 17 persons. The lectures as well as the seven board meetings were held during the university terms. In addition, the FSCH arranged three seminars during 2013. The first discussed Danish church and book history from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, and was arranged in honour of Professor Jouko Talonen. The other seminar focused on the problematic of individual and individual experience in the research of history. The third was a bilingual (Finnish/Swedish) seminar “Birgittines and Finland”. 

 

At the end of the year, the FSCH had 598 members, including 13 honorary members and 13 communities. The archives of the FSCH, including, for instance, the personal archives of various notable pastors are located in the Finnish National Archives in Helsinki.

 

 

Academic Publishing

 

The Finnish Society of Church History published the following scholarly studies during the year 2013:

 

Publ. 223. Otfried CzaikaSveno Jacobi – boksamlaren, biskopen, teologen. 365 pp. [Sveno Jacobi – Book Collector, Bishop, and Theologian.]

Publ. 224. Historiska perspektiv på kyrka och väckelse. Festskrift till Ingvar Dahlbacka på 60-årsdagen. Ed. by Kim Groop & Birgitta Sarelin. 407 pp. [Historical Perspectives on Church and Pietism. In honour of Professor Ingvar Dahlbacka.]

Publ. 225. Paavo AlajaSuomen maalaisseurakuntien köyhäinhoito luterilaisen ortodoksian aikana (1571–1686). 450 pp. [Poor Relief in the Land Parishes of Finland during the Period of Lutheran Orthodoxy (1571–1686).]

Publ. 226. Kristinuskon historian tutkimusalat ja metodit. Ed. by Jaakko Antila,Esko M. Laine & Juha Meriläinen. 338 pp. [Methods and Fields of Research of the History of Christianity.]

Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran vuosikirja 2012. Ed. by Jaakko Antila & Milla Bergström. 260 pp. [Yearbook of the Finnish Society of Church History 2012.]

 

The Publishing Council, appointed by the board of the FSCH, continued its work during the year 2013, Open Access as its central topic of discussion. The main language of the FSCH’s Yearbook is Finnish, but articles and book reviews in English and other languages have appeared as well.

 

Together with the Biographical Centre of the Finnish Literature Society, the FSCH continued the other part of the long-term project concerning the Pastoral Remembrance on the Turku Diocese during the year 2013. The Exchange Centre for Scientific Literature distributed the publications of the FSCH to 19 exchange partners. The FSCH is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing.

 

More information about the Finnish Society of Church History is available on the website http://www.skhs.fi and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SuomenKirkkohistoriallinenSeura (mainly in Finnish).

 

 

 

Helsinki, 8 May 2014

 

 

 

Sini Mikkola

Secretary of the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2010

 

 The year 2010 was the fifth year of operation for the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC . The activities of the National Commission and those of the Finnish Society of Church History (FSCH) have been closely connected, and, therefore, this report consists mainly of information about the activities of the FSCH.

 

During 2010, the main areas of interest were academic publishing, lectures presenting new research findings, and the filing of important archive material concerning church history. All these areas have been continually emphasised since the founding of the FSCH in 1891.

 

 The chairman of the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC was Professor Aila Lauha and Adjunct Professor Mikko Ketola, the chairman of the FSCH, acted as a vice-chairman. The secretary of the FSCH has traditionally acted also as a secretary of the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC. Therefore, when Dr. Jenni Krapu left her position as a secretary of the FSCH at the end of August 2010 and was replaced by Dr. Juha Meriläinen, the change of personnel came in true also in the national commission.

 

 International Contacts and Cooperation

 

 

Professor Lauha hosted the Annual General Meeting of CIHEC (“Religion in Finland – Historical, Archeological and Art Historical Perspectives”), which was held in Helsinki on 3–5 June 2010. Adjunct Professor Ketola presented a paper in the 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences in Amsterdam 22–28 August. The title of his presentation was “Apologising for Past Errors: Two Finnish Religious Awakening Movements and Their Different Strategies”. At the meeting of

CIHEC, that was held alongside the congress, he was appointed as the next secretary of CIHEC.

 

 

International cooperation has also been carried out through the International Network of Baltic Church Historians (INBCH) and the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE).

 

 

Meetings, Conferences, and Other Activities

 

 The FSCH arranged five monthly meetings gathering with an average of 11 persons, and one symposium, “Networks in the history”, with the Finnish Historical Society. These meetings, as well as the board meetings, were held during the university terms. The FSCH’s traditional spring excursion was made to Novgorod, Russia.

 

 At the end of the year, the FSCH had 665 members, including 11 honorary members and 14 communities. The archives of the FSCH, including the personal archives of many notable pastors, are located in the Finnish National Archives in Helsinki.

 

 Academic Publishing

 

 

The Finnish Society of Church History published the following scholarly studies during the year 2010:

 

            Publ. 203. Jyrki Knuutila Soturi, kuningas, pyhimys. Pyhän Olavin kultti osana

kristillistymistä Suomessa 1200-luvun alkupuolelta 1500-luvun puoliväliin. 496 pp. (Warrior, King, Saint. The Cult of St. Olaf as a Part of the Christianization in Finland from the Early 13th Century until the Middle of 16th Century.)

 

Publ. 213. Jaakko Olavi Antila ”Politiikka on kirkossa” Keskustapuolueen

kirkkopoliittisten tavoitteiden muotoutuminen vuosina 1966–1978. Doctoral dissertation in Finnish and Nordic History. 478 pp. (”Politics is in the Church”. The Formation of Aims in the Church Politics of the Finnish Centre Party 1966–1978.)

 

Publ. 214. Mika Nokelainen Vähemmistövaltiokirkon synty. Ortodoksisen kirkkokunnan ja valtion suhteiden muotoutuminen Suomessa 1917–1922. Doctoral dissertation in Finnish and Nordic History. 281 pp. (The Birth of the Minority State Church. Development of the Legal Relationship between the State of Finland and the Finnish Orthodox Church 1917–1922.)

 

Publ. 216. Niko Huttunen Raamatullinen sota. Raamatun käyttö ja vaikutus vuoden 1918 sisällissodan tulkinnoissa. Published together with the Finnish Literature Society. 301 pp. (Biblical War. The Use and the Effect of Bible in the Interpretations of the 1918 Civil War.)

 

Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran vuosikirja 99 (2009). Ed. by Mikko Ketola & Tuija Laine. 314 pp. (Yearbook of the Finnish Society of Church History).

 

 

 

The Publishing Council, appointed by the board of the FSCH, continued its work during the year 2010 by developing the publishing policy of the society. Although the main language of the Yearbook is Finnish, articles and book reviews in English and other languages have appeared as well.

 

 

 

The Biographical Centre of the Finnish Literature Society was able to finish the long-term project concerning the Pastoral Remembrance on the Turku Diocese, which will be published in the internet on January 2011. The Exchange Centre for Scientific Literature distributed the publications of the FSCH to 24 exchange partners. The FSCH is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing.

 

 

More information about the Finnish Society of Church History is available on the website http://www.skhs.fi.

 

 Helsinki, 13 January 2011

 

 Juha Meriläinen

 

Secretary of the Finnish National Commission of CIHEC