Henry Oinas-Kukkonen: Publications and Research projects


Research and teaching:

  • History of International Relations; USA and the World; Transatlantic Impacts
  • Cold War History; the Occupation of Japan, USA and the Cold War Finland
  • ICT History; Information systems and networks
  • ICT Innovators and the diffusion of innovations
  • Methodology of History; paleography


Research projects:

  • Visions to resettle Finnish World War II refugees into Alaska
  • Information Systems History research methods
  • USA and the Cold War Finland
  • USA and the Japanese Communist Movement 1947 – 1952
  • ICT Innovators and the diffusion of innovations


Research communities and groups

Interrelating Distance and Interaction  (IDI)

Trans-Atlantic Impacts (TAI)

Oulu Advanced Research on Software and Information Systems (Oasis)



The latest updated information:


Ten most important publications


  1. Tolerance, Suspicion, and Hostility. Changing U.S. Attitudes toward the Japanese Communist Movement, 1944-1947. Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 2003. 242 p. ISBN: 0-313-32200-7.


  1. Harri Oinas-Kukkonen and Henry Oinas-Kukkonen. Humanizing the Web: Change and Social Innovation. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN 978-1-137-30569-5.


  1. Alaskan ”Uusi Suomi” turvasatamaksi talvisodan pakolaisille.  (”New Finland” in Alaska: imaginations about a safe haven for the Winter War refugees). Faravid 35/2011. Pohjois-Suomen Historiallinen Yhdistys r.y., Rovaniemi 2011.


  1. “From Bush to Engelbart: 'Slowly, Some Little Bells Were Ringing'”. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, April-June 2007 (Vol. 29, No. 2), pp. 31-39.


  1. Henry Oinas Kukkonen and Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, “What Every Information Systems (IS) Researcher Should Know About IS History (ISH) Research.” Proceedings of the Thirty Fifth International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, December 14-17, 2014. 20. General IS topics, Article 14, 1-16. http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2014/proceedings/GeneralIS/14/.


  1. Henry Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen and Veronika Sušová. ”A Classification of Methods and Contributions in the Historiography of Nordic Computing”. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, History of Nordic Computing 3. Vol. 350, pp. 444-452. Springer: New York, 2011.


  1. “US-Finnish Relations Reflected in the “Photo Fighter” of True Comics”. Faravid 36/2012. Pohjois-Suomen Historiallinen Yhdistys r.y., Rovaniemi 2012.


  1. Henry Oinas-Kukkonen, Jouni Similä and Petri Pulli, ”Main Threads of ICT Innovation in Oulu in 1960—1990”. Faravid 33/2009. Acta Societatis Historiae Finlandiae Septentrionalis XXXIII. Pohjois-Suomen Historiallinen Yhdistys r.y., Rovaniemi 2009. ISSN 0356-5629. pp. 247 – 272.


  1. “High Variability in the US Estimates of the Immediate Post-World War II Political Transition in Finland and Japan”. Nation-Building, National Identity and the Wider World – Japan and Finland in Transition, 1945 – 1990. Studia Historica Septentrionalia 60. Pohjois-Suomen Historiallinen Yhdistys, Rovaniemi, 2010. pp. 91-104.


  1.  “To Be Escorted Without Fanfare: Allowing Nosaka Sanzô to Return to Japan.” Faravid 28/2004 Acta Societatis Historiae Finlandiae Septentrionalis. Historical Association of Northern Finland, Rovaniemi 2004. pp. 149 - 168. ISSN 0356-5629.





Last updated: 21.4.2016