Society was founded by Finnish legal historians and officially
registered in Helsinki in 1990. Matthias Calonius Society has about
forty members at the moment, comprising most of those Finns who do
active research in the field.
The Society's aims, as written down in its rules, are to promote
research in the field of legal history and advance the general familiarity
with legal history. This is done among other things by organizing
yearly lectures and giving out publications. So far, two books have
appeared in the series Publications
of Matthias Calonius Society.
was Matthias Calonius?