University of Oulu, 2016

Northern Research Group for History of Childhood and Education

LAPANEN

Project description

Northern Research Group for History of Childhood and Education is a multidisciplinary group gathering together researchers who work with questions related to history of education, childhood and youth at the University of Oulu. The Finnish acronym Lapanen means ‘mitten’ in English. The acronym refers to history of childhood as a research field (lapsuuden ja nuoruuden historia), but at the same time it also refers to our Northern region, and our ways of working together. Like a warm mitten, the research group aims to encourage each other through collegial support and inspiring discussions. As a research field history of childhood and education remains rather fragmented in Finland. Disciplinary divides may also prevent researchers working on similar topics in different disciplines, like education and history, from finding each other. Lapanen seeks to build bridges crossing these divides, and to promote theoretical and methodological dialogue.

 

Researchers:

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

People

Essi Jouhki

Väitöskirjatutkija
Sanna Lipkin

Sanna Lipkin

Akatemiatutkija
Helena Pennanen

Helena Pennanen

Väitöskirjatutkija

Johanna Sitomaniemi-San

Post-doctoral research fellow
Kaisa Vehkalahti

Kaisa Vehkalahti

Academy Research Fellow
Sanna Lipkin

Sanna Lipkin

Academy Research Fellow (Akatemiatutkija)