COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Dictatorship of Failure: The Discourse of Democractic Failure in the Current European Crisis.

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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.




New Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers in the Arts

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies launches a new fellowship programme for Postdoctoral Researchers in the Arts. The application period will begin on 2 May 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..


Art meets science

Helsinki Collegium will start a post doc fellowship programme for artists who have a PhD degree in arts. The programme is funded by the Kone Foundation and it aims to develop new forms of cooperation and dialogue between art and science.


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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Interdisciplinary perspectives to economic crisis

New COLLeGIUM volume Dictatorship of Failure provides interesting and engaging perspectives to the European economic and political crisis. The volume is a display of how the diversity of aspects of the present crisis can be approached by a multiplicity of disciplinary fields and methods of inquiry.

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May 15-16 Symposium
Dynamics of Active Perception



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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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