Keyword: Cultural History
The Department of Cultural History collaborates both nationally and internationally. The closest partners of co-operation include other departments in the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies and the Faculty of Humanities in the University of Turku. The Department also collaborates with other faculties of the University of Turku, the Open University, and other Finnish universities.
Research at the Department is based on the idea of freedom of scholarly inquiry. We carry out high-quality research, co-operate internationally and work for the advancement of scholarly debate across disciplines. We cultural historians take into account the many-layered nature of time as we analyse the continuities and changes in the past. Our department is always active in the development of new research methods.
The Department of Cultural History trains experts who understand both history and culture. Our students acquire skills for critical and innovative historical research and writing. Our alumni work in the public and private sector as teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and experts in various cultural fields.
Cultural history is a field of study which focuses on both history and culture. It is interested in the ways people of the past thought and lived in the world. At the University of Turku, we offer cultural history as a major subject on BA, MA and PhD levels. The Department of Cultural History trains experts both for the public and private sector: our alumni work as entrepreneurs, teachers, museum experts, recearchers, and in various positions in the vast cultural field that the present information society creates.
Director of Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), Professor Martin Cloonan was part of a research group that carried out the world’s first live music census in the United Kingdom in March 2017. The results suggest that small live music venues are facing a number of threats that could affect their long-term future.
Aboagora – Between Arts and Sciences is an annual symposium which brings together various aspects of academia, arts, and society. The event offers a forum for researchers, artists, and the public to establish new dialogues and collaborations. Registration has been extended until August 11.