Mikko Tolonen is professor in digital humanities at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki. He is the subject head of digital humanities and he has designed the DH teaching modules at the Faculty of Arts: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-centre-for-digital-humanities/teaching. Since 2015 he has been organising the Helsinki Digital Humanities Seminar (#helsinkiDH, link to seminar). He has served in the executive board of European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) and as the chair of Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries (DHNB). His current main research focus is on an integrated study of public discourse, knowledge production and book history that combines metadata from library catalogues as well as full-text libraries of books, newspapers and periodicals in early modern Europe. Tolonen's area of particular interest is the Enlightenment studies.
Eetu Mäkelä is a tenure track assistant professor of Human Sciences – Computing Interaction at the University of Helsinki and a docent (adjunct professor) in computer science at Aalto University. At the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities, he leads a research group that seeks to figure out the technological, processual and theoretical underpinnings of successful computational research in the humanities and social sciences. His interests lie in exploring the challenges complex human data and questions pose for computational algorithms, workflows and tools. These are also the questions he engages with in his work with the computational history group.
Jani Marjanen is a historian and docent at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki, focusing on political history. He specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century patriotism, the theory and method of conceptual history, and the development of public discourse. In the Helsinki Computational History Group he works on the analysis of public discourse through quantitative and qualitative analysis of metadata and historical language.
Tanja Säily is assistant professor in English Language at the University of Helsinki, a member of the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG) and the Helsinki Computational History Group (COMHIS), and a co-compiler of the Corpora of Early English Correspondence (CEEC). Her research interests include corpus linguistics, digital humanities, historical sociolinguistics, English lexis and morphology. She is particularly interested in multidisciplinary collaboration on developing tools and methods for the study of language variation and change in its sociocultural contexts.
Antti Kanner is a postdoctoral researcher in Digital Humanities and Finnish Language at the University of Helsinki. While a linguist who ventures into computation, he is mostly interested in implications the computational methodologies have on theories of semantics and pragmatics. His dissertation deals with vector space models and distributional semantics.
Ville Vaara is a doctoral researcher in History and Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki. He is a historian by training but has picked up coding skills on the way and now applies them to both metadata and large text corpora. His dissertation deals with 18th century history of publishing, networks in booktrade and text reuse.
Iiro Tiihonen is a doctoral researcher in digital humanities as well as history and culture heritage at the University of Helsinki and a research assistant at COMHIS. His studies have focused on intellectual history, historical sociology, mathematical analysis and laters applications. He’s especially interested in historical research that builds on well articulated theories and about theories that can be evaluated with historical research.
Maciej Janicki is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Digital Humanities, University of Helsinki. He is also part of the Human Science - Computing Interaction group. He has obtained his PhD in computer science from the University of Leipzig, Germany and his background is in language technology.
Risto Turunen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki, as well as National Coordinator for DARIAH-FI, Finland’s digital humanities research infrastructure. In his research, he is specialising in data-intensive approaches to modern political languages. He was awarded his doctorate in History at Tampere University in 2021.
Kira Hinderks is a doctoral researcher in digital humanities at the University of Helsinki.
David Rosson is a doctoral researcher and technical assistant at the Department of Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki.
Ruilin Wang is a research assistant at the Department of Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki.
Lidia Pivovarova is a docent at the Department of Computer Science and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki. Her work includes themes of linguistic discourse, semantic changes and more.
Lassi Saario is a doctoral researcher in Theoretical Philosophy and Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki. He is writing his dissertation on the history of the concept of logical consequence, partly based on the Early English Books Online and the Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
Yann Ryan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki. He works at the intersection of literary history, specifically modern news, and data science. He’s currently working on the ‘Rise of Commercial Society and Eighteenth-century Publishing’ project.