COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Cosmopolitanism and Transnationalism: Visions, Ethics and Practices.

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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 2015

The application period for the HCAS Core Fellowships is
August 6 - September 3, 2014.


The 2014 Core Fellowship Appointments

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies received a total of 254 applications in the last Core Fellowship call. 17 applicants were appointed as research fellows at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies whose term starts in the autumn 2014. Read more..


Interview with Michal Ben-Naftali

Author Michal Ben-Naftali talks about her intellectual background, Hebrew language, and her recent work in the latest HCAS Newsletter: "Though stories I manage to look with audacity at situations which in daily life I prefer to perceive as harmonic, prefer not to recognize their deep ambivalence and their potential for perversion."

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29 October 2014
The first lecture of Kympin sarja, the HCAS's public lecture serie in Finnish

1-2 December 2014
HCAS Symposium: Big data approaches to intellectual and linguistic history

3 December 2014
Helsinki Digital Humanities Day


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Katrien De Graeve holds a master degree in African Languages and Cultures and a PhD in Comparative Sciences of Culture, both from Ghent University, Belgium. Her doctoral thesis examined parenting practices and belonging in Belgian-Ethiopian adoption. Her research interests are situated at the intersection of critical care, kinship and family studies and the anthropology of migration and postcoloniality, with transnational adoption, foster care and guardianship of refugee minors as specific empirical focus.


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