History of Finland

Dates and times: August 19–August 29, Mon–Thu 17:15–19:45

Place: Ratapihantie 13 OR you can also follow the lessons online.

Content: This series of lectures will examine questions in Finnish history from prehistory to the present. The emphasis will be placed on the period after 1809. The approach to the course will be thematic, chronological, and focused on the major questions concerning the country’s past. This course is designed for people of all backgrounds.  No previous knowledge of Finland's history is required.

Sisältö: Luentosarjassa tutustutaan Suomen historiaan esihistoriasta nykypäivään. Pääpaino on vuoden 1809 jälkeisessä ajassa. Lähestymistapa on temaattinen ja kronologinen ja keskittyy Suomen menneisyyden tärkeimpiin kysymyksiin. Kurssi sopii sekä suomalaisille että ulkomaalaisille, jotka eivät ole aiemmin perehtyneet Suomen historiaan. Kurssi luennoidaan englanniksi.

Monday, August 19: Finland’s Origins: Prehistoric and Historic
Tuesday, August 20: Finland as Part of the Swedish Realm (circa 1157–1809)
Wednesday, August 21: The Creation of Autonomous Finland (1809–1890)
Thursday, August 22: Oppression, Independence and Civil War (1890–1918)
Monday, August 26: Finland between the World Wars (1918–1939)
Tuesday, August 27: Finland at War (1939–1945)
Wednesday, August 28: Finland during the Cold War (1944–1991)
Thursday, August 29: European Finland in a Globalizing World

Teaching premises: Ratapihantie 13, Haaga-Helia. The lecture room is informed in the lobby.

Teacher: Prof. Jason Lavery, Ph.D.

Duration and course fee: 24 h. Course fee 15 euros or individual lectures 5 €/lecture.