Network for European Studies


The past events of the Network is compiled on this page.

Post-War Europe Reading Group

You know those classics that everybody talks about but you never quite get around reading them?

This Post-War Europe Reading Group may be just what you are looking for!

The reading group will gather on Tuesdays 16:15.–17:45 at the Network for European Studies (Arkadiankatu 7, 3rd floor).

In each session, we will focus on one classic, a key text, book or an author in the field of European Studies. Participants are expected to read selected texts before the session. Each time, we have a presenter who is familiar with the work and opens the discussion with a short

We will start on Tuesday 16 April 2013 with Tony Judt, the author of Post-War, and several important essays and other texts in contemporary European history. Doc. Mikko Majander will join us and provide a short introduction to his work.

The reading group is open for all researchers, postdoctoral students and master’s degree students at our university. It is possible to get study points for attending the reading group by writing assignments.

Juhana Aunesluoma and Leena Malkki will act as conveners of the sessions.

Interested? Please be in contact with Leena Malkki (leena.malkki(at) for further information.


Lecture: The Idea of Democracy in Western Europe 1945-1973

Dr. Martin Conway, Balliol College, University of Oxford, will present the findings of his European study. Discussion will focus on whether there were any specific 'Nordic' elements to the discourse on democracy in Scandinavia and Finland.

The lecture will be held at 12-14 in sh 1, Economicum (Arkadiankatu 7).

Organised under the auspices the EINO-NordWel Seminar and the Network for European Studies.


Doctoral dissertation

The Network's doctoral student MA Timo Miettinen will defend his doctoral dissertation with the title "The Idea of Europe in Husserl's Phenomenology: A Study in Generativity and Historicity" on the 9th of February in Arppeanum (Snellmaninkatu 3).

The opponent will be Professor Anthony Steinbock, Southern Illinois University and kustos is Professor Matti Sintonen.


The lecture series "European Studies at the University of Helsinki"

The Network for European Studies lecture series "European Studies at the University of Helsinki" which presents current research projects concerning European Studies at the University of Helsinki continues in January.

24.1. Veronica Salovaara: "Encountering disadvantage in school - results from a comparative study on educational transitions in eight European countries"

14.3. Marja Härmänmaa: "Decadence, Degeneration and the End: Studies in the European Fin de Siècle" (The lecture will be held in Finnish)

4.4. Pamela Slotte: "Religion and religious freedom in European human rights discourse"

The lecture series were held in the lecture hall in Economicum (Arkadiankatu 7) at 16.15-17.30.


The application period for research funding within European studies is open

The University of Helsinki has allocated research funding for research projects within European studies for the years 2013-2016. The application period for the research funding allocated for 2013 ends on Monday the 28th of January at 15.45.

The purpose of the multidisciplinary Network for European Studies is to connect and support researchers and research groups at the University of Helsinki working with European issues and to strengthen the role and visibility of the University of Helsinki within the field of European Studies. The study of European issues is defined extensively, covering all the disciplines and scientific approaches.

The primary goal for the research funding allocated in 2013 is to promote collaboration and networking between researchers and research group. The project leader must be a member of a faculty or staff, or a docent, at the University of Helsinki, who does not hold a full-time position at another university or research institution.

Funding will be granted for coordinating collaboration between researchers and research groups, to complete existing research funding, hiring research personnel or for short-term research grants, for hiring research assistance personnel, and for the project’s running costs and travelling. The network aims to support multidisciplinary research groups.

The research funding for 2013 are one-year but they can be used in 2014. Later in 2013 a call will be opened for three-year research funding.

The research funding shall be applied with the application form at

More information from the Director, docent Juhana Aunesluoma, tel. 191 28808, juhana.aunesluoma(at) or from Marie-Louise Hindsberg, (marie.hindsberg(at), 050 318 21 57.  

The compiled application in English must be submitted electronically to Registry and Records Management to the address hy-kirjaamo(at) by Monday the 28th of January at 15.45. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed. Applications will not be returned.