“We were with the Nazis”

Past few weeks have been quite busy, and I’m now enjoying what I consider a well-earned holiday. Time to write down some thoughts. August 14­­­­­­­­­­­ –16 I participated the wonderful Aboagora Symposium with a theme “The Power of the Sacred and the Secular”. Our volunteer workgroup, including both scholars and history re-enactors, prepared a dramatization… Continue reading “We were with the Nazis”

Inkvisiittori saapuu Turkuun

(A preview to Aboagora Symposium’s workshop ”Inquisition revisited” in Finnish. I promise a more comprehensive report in English after the Symposium. For information & program, see here) Viime aikoina olen saanut työskennellä hieman väitöskirjatutkimuksen arjesta poikkeavan projektin kanssa. Ensi viikolla Turussa etsitään tieteen ja taiteen rajapintoja toista kertaa järjestettävässä Aboagora -symposiumissa, tänä vuonna teemalla ”the… Continue reading Inkvisiittori saapuu Turkuun

Actual medieval history – and the inescapability of the topicality

I’ve planned this semi-professional blog for a while, and like all projects, the start is always the most difficult part. To be honest, I’ve written already two drafts for the first blog post, only to decide that I was not pleased. So finally I made up my mind and picked up an actual topic. In… Continue reading Actual medieval history – and the inescapability of the topicality