COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Cultures of Death and Dying in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute within the University of Helsinki. Its aims are:

  • to enhance scholarly excellence within humanities and social sciences;
  • to endorse dialogue between different academic orientations;
  • to provide an innovative environment for concentrated study;
  • to encourage theoretical and methodological reflection in research;
  • to promote international visibility of Finnish research and interaction between scholars from all over the world.




454 applications for the Core Fellowship Call

HCAS received a total of 454 applications for the Core Fellowship Call by the application deadline September 2. Thank you!

Jaakko Hintikka in Memoriam

Jaakko Hintikka, one of the most distinguished philosophers in the world, died in Porvoo on August 12, 2015, at the age of 86.

Missing its Honorary Fellow, the HCAS remains deeply grateful for having had the privilege of hosting the academic research conducted by Jaakko Hintikka during his final active years 2010-2015.


Goodbye, Director Sami Pihlström

The term of our current Director Sami Pihlström is coming to an end and it’s time to say goodbye. Sami will move next door, to the Faculty of Theology, where he will start as a Professor of Philosophy of Religion on August 1, 2015. Thank you, Sami!

The recruitment process for the HCAS’ new Director is still underway. Until a new Director has been appointed, our current Deputy Director Sari Kivistö will be in charge.

HCAS Core Fellowship Call for Applications 2016

The HCAS Core Fellowship application period will begin on 5 August 2015 and end on 2 September 2015.


The 2015 Core Fellowship Appointments at the HCAS

HCAS received a total of 441 applications for its vacant Post-doctoral Researcher / University Researcher / Research Director positions by the application deadline, of September 3, 2014. The 2015 appointments were published on February 3, 2015.

Appointees to our vacant positions >>

Interview with artists Taina Riikonen and Lea Kantonen

Taina Riikonen ja Lea Kantonen are the first artists on the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts Programme. Read their thoughts about artistic research and the HCAS from the latest HCAS Newsletter.

HCAS Newsletter >>

  • 7 October 2015
    Susanne Soederberg: The Violence of Financial Inclusion in Contemporary Capitalism
    Inaugural lecture by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor.
  • 15–16 October 2015
    Early Modern Journeys-Practices and Everyday Experiences of Travel 1450–1800. HCAS Symposium.

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LL.D. Samuli Hurri's field is legal theory and philosophy. His latest publication "Birth of the European Individual: Law, Security, Economy" (Routledge 2014) consists of six case studies on Europeans expelled from an EC Member State in the 1970's. Currently, his problem is how to generate ethical firmness as resilience to external power in human individuals. In quest of the effects of the use of legal language on its speaker's moral constitution, Samuli Hurri works on a method of examining legal cases from the point of view of moral struggles, testing it on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.

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