COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Emperors and the Divine – Rome and its Influence 

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Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute within the University of Helsinki. HCAS is an IAS institute, and part of the UBIAS and NetIAS networks. 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.




The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts

HCAS invites applications for 1–2 postdoctoral researchers in the Arts for fixed-term employment from 1 January to 31 December 2017.

The application period ended on 2 June 2016. The appointment decision will be published on 5 September 2016.


The 2017 Core Fellowship at the HCAS

HCAS invites applications for Post-doctoral Researcher / University Researcher / Research Director positions. The application period will start in August 2016.

The 2016 Core Fellowship Appointments at the HCAS

HCAS received a total of 454 applications for its vacant Post-doctoral Researcher / University Researcher / Research Director positions by the application deadline, of September 2, 2015. The 2016 appointments were published on February 2, 2016.

Appointees to our vacant positions >>

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.


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 >>

  • 3–4 November 2016
    Being Pagan, Being Christian in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages

  • 24–27 January 2017
    HCAS Winter School

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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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