Meet the researchers of the research project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition.
Dr Kaius Tuori is Associate Professor for European Intellectual History at the University of Helsinki. He is a scholar of legal history involved in research projects on the understanding of tradition, culture, identity, memory and the uses of the past. He is also the director of the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives.
Kaius Tuori in Tuhat.
Dr Antonio Lopez Garcia is a post-doctoral researcher in Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition. As an archaeologist specialized in the study of Roman topography, he is involved on the Subproject B with a research on the transformation of administrative space between public and private in the city of Rome.
Antonio Lopez Garcia in Tuhat.
Dr Samuli Simelius is a post-doctoral researcher in Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition. He has a background in Roman history and classical archaeology, with a special emphasis on the Roman house and the city of Pompeii. In the SpaceLaw project, he studies administrative and juridical activity occurring in the Roman domestic sphere, and the movement of magistrates in Rome and other cities of the Empire. In addition, he examines the idea of the Roman Republican house as a possible model of later administrative buildings.
Samuli Simelius in Tuhat.
Anna-Maria Wilskman is a PhD student in Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition. Her background is in Latin language and Roman literature as well as in Classical archaeology. In this project, she will examine the visual manifestations of the Roman magistrates, especially the young officials at the starting point of their careers: how did they present themselves to the public, how did others portray them and what role did the different environments play in the presentations.
Vesa Heikkinen is a PhD student in Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the foundations of the Republican Tradition. His background is in public law and government transparency. In this project he will focus on the philosophical grounds of republicanism, especially on citizenship as a political institution, as well as the influence of republican thinking on the concept of public up to the modern day.
Vesa Heikkinen in Tuhat.
Dr Juhana Heikonen is an architect working with Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition. He has a background in architectural and urban history and their relating CAD/GIS methodology, with a special emphasis on the Roman late antique architecture, especially the role of the domus as an early model of early Christian architecture. In the SpaceLaw project, he collaborates with the topographical analyses in Rome.
Juhana Heikonen in Tuhat.
Mai Tuori is the Puppy of Excellence in the project. Her output for the project is to examine how to make people happy. She will focus on the Subprojects A, B, C and D. Mai has a background in human resources, bones, eating, shoes, and napping.
Dr. Emilia Mataix Ferrandiz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Helsinki collegium for advanced studies. Specialized in Roman law and classical archaeology, she is interested in the interdependence of space, people, behaviour, and law acceptance and practice. In addition, her interest lies on Roman law and especially on its commercial and maritime focus, especially examining the materiality of epigraphy of merchandise against the background of Roman law, to understand the means by which inscribed texts were created, shaped, and used as commercial tools in the different regions of the Mediterranean.