COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled "The Enormous Failure of Nature": Famine and Society in the Nineteenth Century 

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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 2018 Core Fellowship at the HCAS

The Call for Applications for 2018 will open 24 August 2017.


The Emerging Scholar Award by The Kenneth Burke Society to HCAS Core Fellow, D.Soc.Sc Jouni Tilli


Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts 2018

The Call for Applications for 2018 is closed.


Research post as Academy Research Fellow to Josephine Hoergaerts

Academy of Finland's Research Council for Culture and Society has decided Research posts. Among funded Academy Research Fellows is Current HCAS Fellow Researcher PhD Josephine Hoegaerts. Read more...

EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2018/2019

The Call for Applications for the academic year 2018/19 is closed. Publication of results: in mid-January 2018


Speaking for Science

Janne Saarikivi and Taina Riikonen are expanding academic freedom by commodifying useless information.


  • 5-6 October 2017
    HCAS Symposium: History's Religion Revisited.
  • 8-10 November 2017 NOS-HS Conference: Monitoring the Self: Negotiating Technologies of Health, Identity and Governance. Read more...
  • 22-23 November 2017
    HCAS Symposium: Memory – Access Denied? Political Landscapes of Memory and Inclusion in Contemporary Europe.


Venla Oikkonen holds a PhD in Gender Studies (University of Helsinki).

In 2012-2016, she worked as an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki, as well as a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Lancaster University, UK.

Her current interdisciplinary project "Vaccines as Technologies of Difference in the Cultural Debate about Immunization" explores the cultural understanding of vaccines. It views vaccines as embodied technologies that organize ideas of difference such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, age and disability.

Read more on Venla's research project at the Collegium on her personal website>>