HSSH December Newsletter 12/2023

Recent news and upcoming events at HSSH – read more below and don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter!


Happy holidays from HSSH – see you in January!


As the festive season approaches, we wanted to take a moment to extend warm wishes to each and every one of you. It's been a great year filled with dedication and hard work, and now it’s time to relax for a moment.

In January we’ll continue with our Brown Bag Seminars on Tuesday 16th of January. Stay tuned for other news and events in the new year.

Happy holidays!


Ten new Visiting Professors coming to Helsinki in 2024


The mission of HSSH is to support multidisciplinary research, cross-faculty cooperation and methodological development at the City Center Campus. In order to support this, we invited proposals for HSSH Visiting Professor positions for 2024 and received several high quality applications.

In the third round of the Visiting Professor Programme call, ten new Visiting Professors were selected and they will visit Helsinki in 2024, working together with several research groups during their visit.

The following visiting professors were selected in the third round:

Steve Nafziger (Williams College, USA)

Leszek Koczanowicz (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland)

Peter L. Lindseth (University of Connecticut, USA)

John A. Bateman (University of Bremen, Germany)

Maja Hojer Bruun (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Kirsten Fischer (University of Minnesota, USA)

Eugenia Siapera (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Judith Daxootsu Ramos (University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, USA)

Simona Pekarek Doehler (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Martin J. Burke (City University of New York, USA)

More information about the visits will be posted on our website soon!


HSSH held a workshop on working with video data in collaboration with the Science Basement


HSSH in collaboration with the Science Basement arranged a workshop on working with video data at the end of November. The workshop focused on best practices and useful tips on acquiring and analyzing video data.

The first part of the workshop focused on introducing what the HSSH Interlab has to offer in terms of capturing video and audio data for research. Interlab is a joint laboratory managed by HSSH, and dedicated to multimodal individual and interpersonal research in situ or in the field, available for all researchers at the City Centre Campus. Read more about the resources offered on the Interlab website.

In the second part of the workshop photographer Antti Verkasalo showed the attendees how to make their video and audio look and sound professional by covering the basics of composition, lighting and using microphones.

The final portion of the workshop was a comprehensive crash course on podcasting offered by the Science Basement. From start to finish they covered everything a good podcast production requires from planning to marketing and everything in between.

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