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 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 now open. Application period will end July 5th at 16.00 local Helsinki time.


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.

The 2017 Core Fellowship at the HCAS

HCAS received a total of 472 applications for its vacant Post-doctoral Researcher / University Researcher / Research Director positions by the application deadline of October 13, 2016. The 2017 appointments were published on 8 February 2017.


  • 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.


Arvind Rajagopal is Professor of Media Studies at New York University. As an EURIAS fellow at the Collegium his project focuses on the concept of communication.

Through a multi-sited exploration of scholarly debates, propaganda and developmental planning initiatives, infrastructure and institution-building efforts, and with India has case study, he seeks to understand the shifting stakes over time in the global project of universalizing communication as a value.

Read more on Arvind's project at the Collegium on his personal webpage >>