Ritva Kylli

PhD

University lecturer
Arctic and northern history

Biography

Ritva Kylli is a University lecturer of Arctic and Northern History, and Adjunct professor of Finnish and North European History at the University of Oulu, Finland. She specializes in the study of food history. She has most recently concentrated on food, health, and environmental history of the Arctic.

Research interests

  • Arctic and northern history
  • Food history
  • Environmental history

Latest publications

  • Juha Saunavaara, Ritva Kylli & Mirva Salminen, Telecommunication Line Infrastructure and the Arctic Environment. Polar Record 57 (e8) 2021, 1–12.
  • Ritva Kylli & Juha Saunavaara, Debate Concerning the Early Transport Infrastructure in the Sámi Area of Finnish Lapland. Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics 4 (1) 2017, 85–105, http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202103157414 (the actual date of publishing, March 16, 2021).
  • Sami Lakomäki, Sirpa Aalto & Ritva Kylli, Näkymättömissä ja kuulumattomissa? Saamelaiset ja koloniaaliset arkistot [Unseen and Unheard? Sámis and Colonial Archives]. Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 118 (4) 2020, 438–450.
  • The Geography of Arctic Food: The Northern Environment and Sámi Health in Transition, c. 1750–1950. In Pursuit of Healthy Environments: Historical Cases on the Environment-health Nexus. Edited by Esa Ruuskanen & Heini Hakosalo. Routledge 2020, 99–117.
  • Traditional Arctic Healing and Medicines of Modernisation in Finnish and Swedish Lapland. Healers and Empires in Global History: Healing as Hybrid and Contested Knowledge. Edited by Markku Hokkanen ja Kalle Kananoja. Palgrave Macmillan 2019, 27-53.
  • Ritva Kylli, Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Tiina Äikäs & Sirpa Aalto,"Not on Bread but on Fish and by Hunting": Food Culture in Early Modern Sápmi. The Sound of Silence: Indigenous Perspectives on the Historical Archaeology of Colonialism. Edited by Tiina Äikäs & Anna-Kaisa Salmi. Berghahn Books, New York 2019, 119–140.
  • Sami Lakomäki, Timo Ylimaunu & Ritva Kylli, Webs of Drinking: Alcohol, Colonialism, and Social Relations in Early Modern Sápmi. The Historical Archaeology of Shadow and Intimate Economies. Edited by James A. Nyman, Kevin R. Fogle & Mary C. Beaudry. University Press of Florida 2019, 31-50.
  • Ritva Kylli, Out of the “Pagan Darkness” – Christian Education in Finnish Lapland. Sámi Educational History in a Comparative International Perspective. Edited by Otso Kortekangas, Pigga Keskitalo, Jukka Nyyssönen, Merja Paksuniemi, Andrej Kotljarchuk & David Sjögren. Palgrave Macmillan 2019, 27–45.
  • National Identity and the Shaping of Finnish Food Taste. The Making of Finland: The Era of Grand Duchy. Special issue of Journal of Finnish Studies (Halmari, Helena, Scott Kaukonen, Hanna Snellman, and Hilary Virtanen, eds.) 21 (1/2) 2018, 178-205.
  • Sirpa Aalto, Anna-Kaisa Salmi & Ritva Kylli, Long-Term Changes in Northern Finnish Food Culture. Transcultural Encounters 2: Understanding Humans in Change. Pohjois-Suomen Historiallinen Yhdistys 2018, 373-388.
  • "Nauruksi oli parasta asia muuttaa" – huumorin ja nauramisen merkitys kulttuurien välisissä kohtaamisissa Suomen Lapissa 1900-luvun alkupuolella. Faravid (45) 2018, 31-48.
  • “The Lapps Are Used Like Camels in Distant Lands” – Sámi Research in the Northernmost Parsonage of Finnish Lapland. Arctic and North (27) 2017, 63-82. (Лопарей ценят за выносливость: исследования саамов в самом северном пасторате финской Лапландии)
  • Misjon og utdanning blant samer i 1800-tallets Finland. Norsk tidsskrift for misjonsvitenskap 71 (2) 2017, 44–57.
  • Vettä ja leipää? Vankilaruoka ja vallankäyttö 1800-luvun lopussa ja 1900-luvun alussa. Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 115 (1) 2017, 3-18.
  • Sami Lakomäki, Ritva Kylli & Timo Ylimaunu, Drinking Colonialism: Alcohol, Indigenous Status, and Native Space on Shawnee and Sámi Homelands, 1600–1850. NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies 4 (1) 2017, 1–29.
  • ”Koko maailman hylkäämä” – yksinäisyyden tunteita ja kokemuksia Utsjoen pappilassa. Genos 88 (1) 2017, 37–51.
  • Borderlands for the Benefit of the Empire: Alcohol, Fur Trade and the Native People of the North. The Barents and the Baltic Sea Region: Contacts, Influences and Social Change. Studia Historica Septentrionalia 77. Edted by Kari Alenius & Matti Enbuske. PSHY 2017, 196–207.
  • Rosa Vilkama, Ritva Kylli & Anna-Kaisa Salmi, Sugar Consumption, Dental Health and Foodways in Late Medieval Iin Hamina and Early Modern Oulu, Northern Finland. Scandinavian Journal of History 41 (1) 2016, 2–31.
  • Castrén, Mathias Alexander (111–112); Inari (314–315); Kemi (369–370); Kemijärvi (370–370);  Lagercrantz, Eliel (408–409). Encyclopedia of The Barents Region. Volume 1 A-M. Pax forlag 2016.
  • Hävitetyn maan muistot ja muistojen merkitys pohjoisilla rajaseuduilla. Faravid. Historian ja arkeologian tutkimuksen aikakauskirja. Journal for Historical and Archaeological Studies 40 (2) 2015, 45–60.
  • Joining the civilized world: Europe’s northern periphery meets American food culture at world fair. A Taste of Progress: Food at International and World Exhibitions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Edited by Nelleke Teughels and Peter Scholliers. Ashgate 2015, 237-253.

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Research visits

  • University of Hokkaido
    1.4.2018 to 30.11.2018