COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled Past and Present in Medieval Chronicles.
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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.




The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts Call for Applications 2016

The HCAS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts application period will begin on 4 May 2015 and end on 3 June 2015.


EURIAS Call for Applications 2016–2017

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme Call for Applications is open.


University of Helsinki searching for the next HCAS Director

The term of the current Director, Professor Sami Pihlström, will come to an end on July 31. The University of Helsinki is currently searching for the next Director of HCAS for a fixed-term position of five years.

Please visit the University of Helsinki recruitment webpages for further details.

The 2015 Core Fellowship Appointments at the HCAS

HCAS received a total of 441 applications for its vacant Post-doctoral Researcher / University Researcher / Research Director positions by the application deadline.

Appointees to our vacant positions >>

The French Academy honoured Jaakko Hintikka

The Honorary Fellow of the HCAS, Professor Jaakko Hintikka was nominated to be a member at the French Académie des sciences morales et politiques. The académie was founded in 1795, and it is one of the five academies of the Institut de France.

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."

HCAS Newsletter >>

18–20 May 2015
Getting There and Falling Short: an Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Content

15 May
The Legacy of the American Founding: The United States and the Modern World

3–4 June 2015
Reconciliation and Forgiveness: an international symposium organized by the HCAS, the Academy of Finland, and the Philosophical Society of Finland

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LL.D. Samuli Hurri's field is legal theory and philosophy. His latest publication "Birth of the European Individual: Law, Security, Economy" (Routledge 2014) consists of six case studies on Europeans expelled from an EC Member State in the 1970's. Currently, his problem is how to generate ethical firmness as resilience to external power in human individuals. In quest of the effects of the use of legal language on its speaker's moral constitution, Samuli Hurri works on a method of examining legal cases from the point of view of moral struggles, testing it on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.

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