The Department of European and World History collaborates with an extensive network of partners – both within and outside the academic world. Our closest partners include the other departments in the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies and in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku, and other faculties and Finnish universities. We are also working in close collaboration with multidisciplinary networks and organisations with whom we promote the study of international history and its significance to the society. In addition to the official contacts, all our researchers have their own national and international networks.
Many of our central collaboration partners work within the three central research areas of the Department: 1) the history of mobility and multiculturalism, 2) the history of science and knowledge, and 3) the history of human–animal relations and the environment.
In the history of mobility and multiculturalism, we have an extensive history of collaborating with the Migration Institute of Finland located in Turku, as well as with the research centres and networks of the University of Turku devoted to the theme, such as the John Morton Center for North American Studies, the MCNet-network and the Global South Network.
Since the 1990s, the Department of European and World History has been active in developing tourism studies in collaboration with other Finnish universities.
The Esille – Forum for museum and exhibition research (Esille – Museo- ja näyttelytutkimuksen forum) is also one of the central collaboration partners of the Department. This network brings together persons from universities, museums, and other cultural institutes who are studying museums and exhibitions.
The Department has also close contacts with the City of Turku and its different research initiatives, such as the Turku Urban Research Programme and the Museum Centre of Turku. The staff members of the Department have also worked in close collaboration with the Turku City Library in the project for cataloguing and studying the old collections of the library.
The Turku Historical Association (Turun Historiallinen Yhdistys) has long been an important partner for the Department in bringing together researchers, history teachers, and people interested in history. The staff of the Department has been actively involved in the administration and publication activities of the Association for decades.
The international collaboration partners with whom the Department has Erasmus exchange programmes include: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris, France), Università di Bologna (Bologna, Italy), and Newcastle University (Newcastle, Great Britain).
Our international partners are important to our researchers and research projects, which you can find more information of on our homepage.