COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Past and Present in Medieval Chronicles.
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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 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 >>

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.

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 >>

  • 9 –10 September 2015
    Early Stages of Child Language Development. HCAS Symposium.

  • 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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