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COLLeGIUM is a scholarly, open-access journal published by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The latest volume is titled "Citizenships under Construction. Affects, Politics and Practices". 
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The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki with a mission to be a top-class, international and attractive research environment in humanities and social sciences. The Collegium aims to produce innovative research in humanities and social sciences and to strengthen interaction between different fields of academic research. Collegium researchers cooperate with university faculties and participate in doctoral training.

HCAS is an IAS institute, and part of the UBIAS and NetIAS networks.

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News

Self-tracking liberates and restricts

Many of us use step counters, monitor our sleep with smart wristbands or cheer on our friends in exercise apps. According to University Researcher Venla Oikkonen from the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, the attraction to self-quantification lies in technology and community.

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Looking for Finnish identification

Professor Ann Phoenix is studying masculinities and identities of Finnish boys. She's interested to see what our society will look like in the future.

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UACES Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Jo Shaw

The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Lifetime Achievement Award in European Studies to EURIAS Fellow, Professor Jo Shaw

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The Emerging Scholar Award by The Kenneth Burke Society to HCAS Core Fellow, D.Soc.Sc Jouni Tilli

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Research post as Academy Research Fellow to Josephine Hoergaerts

Academy of Finland's Research Council for Culture and Society has decided Research posts. Among funded Academy Research Fellows is Current HCAS Fellow Researcher PhD Josephine Hoegaerts.

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Speaking for Science

Janne Saarikivi and Taina Riikonen are expanding academic freedom by commodifying useless information.
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FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts 2018

New Postdoctoral Fellows in the Arts 2018 are Matthias de Groof and Ashley David Kerr.

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The 2018 Core Fellowships at the HCAS

New Core Fellow starting 1 September 2018 have been appointed.

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Erik Allardt Fellowship Programme 2018/2019

New Erik Allardt Fellows are Mika Vähäkangas (spring 2019) and Margrit Shildrick (spring 2019)

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EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2018/2019

New EURIAS Fellows are Olesya Khanina, Geoffrey Roberts and Malgorzata Rajtar.

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  • 12 - 13 March, 2018
    Ideas and Identities in Late Antiquity: Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Read more..
  • May 31 - June 1, 2018 Home Matters: Meanings metaphors and practices. Read more....
  • 6 - 8 June, 2018 Writing Voice and Speaking Text: An Interdisciplinary Enquiry into Diachronic and Synchronic Aspects of Speech. Read more...

Venla Oikkonen holds a PhD in Gender Studies (University of Helsinki).

In 2012-2016, she worked as an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki, as well as a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Lancaster University, UK.

Her current interdisciplinary project "Vaccines as Technologies of Difference in the Cultural Debate about Immunization" explores the cultural understanding of vaccines. It views vaccines as embodied technologies that organize ideas of difference such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, age and disability.

Read more on Venla's research project at the Collegium on her personal website>>