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.




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.

13th Annual Collegium Lecture: Professor Nikolas Rose

22 April 2015: Professor Nikolas Rose (King's College London) Our brains, ourselves? From neuroscience to neuropolitics and the neurobiological self
Time: 4:15 p.m. Venue: Lecture hall 1, Metsätalo building, Unioninkatu 40

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 >>

An exhibition features monographs by the HCAS Fellows

Academic publishing is changing and the crisis of the monograph has become an issue in the discussions of the future of scholarly communication. Is the monograph still needed and viable? The exhibition will be open until the end of March. Opening Seminar on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 14–18.


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

22 April 2015: 13th Annual Collegium Lecture: Professor Nikolas Rose: Our brains, ourselves? From neuroscience to neuropolitics and the neurobiological self
Time: 4:15 p.m. Venue: Lecture hall 1, Metsätalo building, Unioninkatu 40

13–15 April 2015
Debt: Philosophical, Cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Exchange Relations

26–27 March 2015
Mediating Belonging: Re-thinking Social Theory Today Symposium

Hurri photo

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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