18.5.2018 News

A new book on the history of disability in the Industrial Revolution

Daniel Blackie from the Oulu University's History of Science and Ideas unit and David M.

12.10.2017 News

Promo video of the history of science and ideas has been released

Kuume Productions has filmed a promo video of the history of science and ideas. There, students and one staff member explain why they think this discipline "rocks"! The video is about 3 minutes long and you can watch it here.

21.1.2016 News

Ari Helo's book on Thomas Jefferson has been awarded

Ari Helo's Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress (Cambridge University Press) has been awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 in Political Theory.

12.11.2015 News

Prof. Pietikäinen and his Nordic collaborators received funding for NOS-HS workshops

The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS) funds workshops of a Nordic research network that will explore the theme MENTAL ILLNESS AND SOCI

2.11.2015 News

Our new post doc scholar Daniel Blackie

Dr Daniel Blackie has been appointed as post doctoral scholar at the History of Science and Ideas and at the Age of Adjustments research community.

30.7.2015 News

Prof. Pietikäinen on research leave 2015-16

Prof. Pietikäinen will be on a research leave during the academic year 2015-16 (1 August 2015 - 31 July 2016).

23.4.2015 News

Madness: A History - a new book by Prof. Pietikäinen

Petteri Pietikäinen's new book Madness: A History

8.4.2015 News


"American Values: Public Virtues, Private Vices?"

11.11.2014 News

Opening seminar of the Westermarck project on 27 November 2014

Welcome to the kick-off seminar of the research project "Edward Westermarck and his intellectual network in Finland and Europe, ca.

6.6.2014 News

Website for the MenSoc project launched

Website of the the research project MenSoc (MENTAL HEALTH, MEDICINE AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING IN 20TH CENTURY FINLAND) is now launched.

27.2.2014 News

History of Science and Ideas was successful in the RAE Research Evaluation

Two research groups representing History of Science and Ideas belong to a Research Community "The Age of Adjustments?

12.11.2013 News

Prof. Pietikäinen received a book award

Petteri Pietikäinen’s recent publication Hulluuden historia (“History of Madness”) received the prestigious Finnish national Kanava Award for the best non-fiction book of 2013.  The awardi

17.9.2013 News

Prof. Pietikäinen received Teacher of the Year -award

Prof. Petteri Pietikäinen received the University of Oulu's Teacher of the Year -award.

4.9.2013 News

Ari Helo has been elected as Editor of American Studies in Scandinavia journal

Ari Helo has been elected as Editor (with Pirjo Ahokas, Univ.  of Turku and Mervi Miettinen, Univ. of Tampere) of American Studies in Scandinavia journal from 2014 onwards.

3.9.2013 News

New books published by the staff

Prof. Petteri Pietikäinen's book on the history of madness, written in Finnish, (Hulluuden historia, Gaudeamus) was published in May 2013. It has received wide attention from media.