Sakari
Ollitervo
Doctoral Student, Cultural History and European and World History
University Teacher, Cultural History and European and World History
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Contact

+358 29 450 3418
+358 50 328 8638
Vatselankatu 2
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

cultural history
historiography, methodology and theory of cultural history
philosophy of history
intellectual history

Biography

I am a cultural historian interested in the philosophy of history and intellectual history from the 18th century to the present. Since 1995, I have worked as a lecturer, university teacher, part-time teacher and research assistant at the Department of Cultural History. Currently, I work as a university teacher at the Department. I have also been teaching at the University of Lapland.


Teaching


I work as a university teacher at the Department of Cultural History. My lecture courses and seminars at basic and intermediate levels mainly deal with the historiography, methodology and theory of cultural history. I also regularly lecture on the philosophy of history, and I act as a teacher tutor as well.

Research

My main research areas are hermeneutics, philosophy of history, and German intellectual history from Johann Gottfried Herder to Hans Blumenberg. My licentiate thesis focused on the notion of history in Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics. Together with Professor Kari Immonen, I edited the multidisciplinary and international book Herder, Suomi, Eurooppa (2006). The project confirmed my interest in German philosophical thinking at the turn of the 18th century and in the beginning of the 19th century. The cultural meaning and impact of philosophical ideas are an interesting research area for cultural historians. Other research areas I am interested in are historiography, methodology, the theory of cultural history, and the theories of cultural memory. I am writing my doctoral thesis on the philosophical hermeneutics.

Publications

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Sata vuotta Keskiajan syksyä (2019)

Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Sakari Ollitervo, Teemu Immonen, Marjo Kaartinen, Heli Rantala, Marika Räsänen, Reima Välimäki
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Dialogus – Historian taito (2002)

Koivunen Leila, Heinonen Meri, Ollitervo Sakari, Paalumäki Heli, Salmi Hannu, Tunturi Janne
(C2 Toimitettu teos)