COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Cosmopolitanism and Transnationalism: Visions, Ethics and Practices.

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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.




HCAS wishes you Happy Holidays and all the best for 2015!

Eating specific foods for good luck is an ancient Christmastime tradition. Originating in ancient Rome, similar customs continue to flourish in several parts of Europe. Read more about Lucky Coins and Almonds!

Interview with Alexandra Grigorieva >>

The French Academy honoured Jaakko Hintikka

The Honorary Fellow of the HCAS, Professor Jaakko Hintikka was nominated to be a member at the French Académie des sciences morales et politiques. The académie was founded in 1795, and it is one of the five academies of the Institut de France.

The first HCAS Winter School, 2-6 February 2015

What is interdisciplinarity? How is it different from multidisciplinarity? The aim of this intensive one-week Winter School is to train and equip doctoral candidates in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, practice and thinking.


Re-thinking the Digital Humanities, 12 January 2015

Digital transformation is transforming cultural forms and practices as well as ways of researching and publishing. The objects as well as the tools and methods of humanist study are changing.


Interview with Michal Ben-Naftali

Author Michal Ben-Naftali talks about her intellectual background, Hebrew language, and her recent work in the latest HCAS Newsletter: "Though stories I manage to look with audacity at situations which in daily life I prefer to perceive as harmonic, prefer not to recognize their deep ambivalence and their potential for perversion."

HCAS Newsletter >>

29 October 2014
The first lecture of Kympin sarja, the HCAS's public lecture serie in Finnish

1-2 December 2014
HCAS Symposium: Big data approaches to intellectual and linguistic history

3 December 2014
Helsinki Digital Humanities Day


Raunio photo

Anu Raunio holds a PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Turku. Her doctoral thesis examined cross-cultural encounters between Italy and Scandinavia in the 17th century. Her current research project focus on three previously unknown travel accounts depicting Scandinavia in the 17th century. These manuscripts open the way for an investigation into 17th-century cross-cultural encounters and provide an insight from a foreigners’ point of view to the early modern North.

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