COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Applied Ethonomusicology in Institutional Policy and Practice 

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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 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.


The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts

The application period ended on 2 June 2016. The appointments were published on 5 September 2016.


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 >>

  • 6-7 April 2017
    HCAS Symposium: Embodiment and Emancipation
  • 4-5 May 2017

    HCAS Symposium: Latin and the Republic of Letters, Diachronic Concepts of Education from Oral Tradition to Digital Humanities

  1. 8-9 June 2017

    HCAS Symposium: Historicity of Emotions: Feelings in their Political and Cultural Context


Katja Ritari studies religious studies in the Early Middle Ages. Her current project focuses on the formation of Christian identities in early medieval Ireland and the ways in which the memory of the conversion is used in early medieval narratives concerning the Irish past. She is a research fellow and deputy director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and a docent of Comparative Religion at the University of Helsinki. Her publications include work on early medieval Irish saints, theology of holiness, monastic spirituality, and eschatological texts. She has also published Finnish translations of early medieval Irish prayers and she writes a blog on Celtic Christianity at https://pyhiinvaeluksia.

Read more on Katja's project at the Collegium on her personal webpage >>