Background and History

The compilation of Helsinki Corpus was a long and complicated process. In the following sections, the compilers responsible for each major time period discuss their experiences of the compilation process and the reasons behind some of the many decisions that had to be made.

Placing the Helsinki Corpus Middle English Section Introduction into Context by Irma Taavitsainen and Päivi Pahta

Tracing Early Modern English Texts by Helena Raumolin Brunberg

Photo gallery

The following photos were taken in the 1980's during research seminars and trips to England.

Irma Taavitsainen, Helena Raumolin-Brunberg, Matti Rissanen and Päivi Pahta
Helena Raumolin-Brunberg, Päivi Pahta, Aune Österman, Anneli Meurman-Solin, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, Irma Taavitsainen
Terttu Nevalainen and Irma Taavitsainen
Aune Österman, Saara Nevanlinna, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
Terttu Nevalainen, Matti Kilpiö and Matti Rissanen
Aune Österman, Saara Nevanlinna, Matti Rissanen, Terttu Nevalainen and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
Merja Kytö, Minna Palander-Collin and Kirsi Heikkonen
Matti Rissanen
Merja Kytö
Hard work…
…followed by play.