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The Finnish Literature Society acts as the key organisation for research projects in its field and carries out cooperation projects with Finnish and foreign universities. In addition, the SKS also houses the National Biography of Finland and Edith – Critical Editions of Finnish literature.

SKS research and publication projects

Critical edition of Aleksis Kivi's Karkurit (2013–2015)

  • Editor-in-chief: Professor Riitta Pohjola-Skarp
  • Editorial Committee: Professor Jyrki Nummi, Senior Researcher Petri Lauerma, Managing Editor Sakari Katajamäki, Researcher Ossi Kokko, Professor emeritus Juhani Niemi, Docent Pentti Paavolainen and Professor Riitta Pohjola-Skarp
  • Funding: Ministy of Education and Culture, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS, Edith Critical Editions of Finnish Literature

Biography of Matti Kuusi (2008–2013)

  • Project manager: Secretary General, Adjunct Professor Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen
  • Head researcher: Senior Researcher, Adjunct Professor Tellervo Krogerus
  • Funding: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS

Critical edition of Aleksis Kivi's comedies Kihlaus, Leo ja Liina and Selman juonet (2012–2014)

  • Editor-in-chief: Docent Pentti Paavolainen
  • Editorial Committee: Professor Jyrki Nummi, Senior Researcher Petri Lauerma, Managing Editor Sakari Katajamäki, Researcher Ossi Kokko, Professor emeritus Juhani Niemi and Docent Pentti Paavolainen, professor Riitta Pohjola-Skarp
  • Funding: Ministy of Education and Culture, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS, Edith -Critical Editions of Finnish Literature

Critical edition of Aleksis Kivi's Kullervo (2010–2012)

  • Editor-in-chief: Professor Jyrki Nummi
  • Editorial Committee: Professor Jyrki Nummi, Senior Researcher Petri Lauerma, Managing Editor Sakari Katajamäki, Researcher Ossi Kokko, Professor emeritus Juhani Niemi and Docent Pentti Paavolainen, professor Riitta Pohjola-Skarp
  • Funding: Ministy of Education and Culture, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, WSOY Literary Foundation, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS, Edith Critical Editions of Finnish Literature

Critical edition of Aleksis Kivi's Letters (2010–2012)

  • Editor-in-chief: Professor emeritus Juhani Niemi
  • Editorial Committee: Professor Jyrki Nummi, Senior Researcher Petri Lauerma, Managing Editor Sakari Katajamäki, Researcher Ossi Kokko, Professor emeritus Juhani Niemi and Docent Pentti Paavolainen, professor Riitta Pohjola-Skarp
  • Funding: Ministy of Education and Culture, Kone Foundation, WSOY Literary Foundation, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS, Edith Critical Editions of Finnish Literature

Critical edition of Aleksis Kivi's Olviretki Schleusingenissa (2011–)

  • Editor-in-chief: Professor Jyrki Nummi
  • Editorial Committee: Professor Jyrki Nummi, Senior Researcher Petri Lauerma, Managing Editor Sakari Katajamäki, Researcher Ossi Kokko, Professor emeritus Juhani Niemi and Docent Pentti Paavolainen, professor Riitta Pohjola-Skarp
  • Funding: Ministy of Education and Culture, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS, Edith Critical Editions of Finnish Literature

Diversity in Finland – research and publication project (2008–2010) (National Biography of Finland, editorial team II)

  • Editor-in-chief: Professor Seppo Hentilä
  • Editorial team: Seppo Hentilä, Anu Koivunen, Laura Kolbe, Marko Lamberg, Irma Sulkunen, Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen, Päivi Vallisaari, Kirsi Keravuori
  • Funding: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Ministry of Education, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS, Biographical Centre

Finland from Inside and Out – research and publication project (2008–2011)

  • Project Manager: Anu Koivunen
  • Research group: Marja Jalava, Anu Koivunen, Olli Löytty, Juha Sihvola, Hanna Snellman, Hanna Suutela, Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen
  • Funding: Alfred Kordelin Foundation
  • Organisation: SKS

Finnish Business Leaders – research and publication project (2008–2010)

  • Editor-in-chief: Professor Ilkka Nummela
  • Editorial team: Ilkka Nummela, Susanna Fellman, Jari Ojala, Kirsi Keravuori
  • Funding: several Finnish research foundations, coordination through the Finnish Economic History Association
  • Organisation: SKS, Biographical Centre

History of the Finnish Literature Society (2008–2014)

  • Project leader: Board of Directors
  • Research group: Kai Häggman, Klaus Krohn
  • Funding: SKS
  • Organisation: SKS

The History of the Romany in Finland (2009–2011)

  • Research Director: Panu Pulma, lecturer, University of Helsinki
  • Research group: Risto Blomster, Tuula Rekola, Marko Stenroos, Miika Tervonen
  • Funding: The Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Organisation: SKS

Kalevala-metre poetry digitisation and indexing project (–2009)

  • Project leader: Archive Director, Docent Lauri Harvilahti
  • Research group: Irma-Riitta Järvinen, Jukka Saarinen, Senni Timonen
  • Funding: SKS
  • Organisation: SKS

Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies, NCMS, Centre of Excellence (2005–2010)

  • Team leaders (culture): docent Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen, professor Lars Boje Mortensen, University of Southern Denmark, Odensee
  • Nodes: Helsinki (SKS, University of Helsinki), University of Bergen (CMS), University of Southern Denmark, University of Gothenburg
  • Funding: Nordforsk

Oral and Literary Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Baltic Sea Region: Cultural Transfer, Linguistic Registers, and Communicative Networks (2011–2014)

  • Responsible Director: Associate Professor, General Secretary Tuomas MS Lehtonen
  • Researchers: Irma-Riitta Järvinen (Folklore), Linda Kaljundi (History), Kati Kallio (Folk-lore), Ilkka Leskelä (Social History), Senni Timonen (Folklore)
  • Funding: The Academy of Finland
  • Organisation: SKS

Register of the clergy in the Diocese of Turku 1554–1721 – publication project (2008–2010)

  • Funding: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
  • Organisation: SKS, Biographical Centre

Runolaulu: a rune singing research and publication project (2002–2010)

  • Project leares: Professor Heikki Laitinen, Senior Researher Senni Timonen
  • Research group;: Kati Heinonen, Ilona Korhonen, Pekko Käppi, Juulia Salonen, Elina Sadeniemi
  • Funding: several Finnish research foundations, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS

Scholarly edition of the correspondence of Elias Lönnrot (2005–2011)

  • Project leader: Secretary General Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen
  • Research group: Raija Majamaa, Anna-Mari Vesterinen
  • Funding: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, SKS
  • Organisation: SKS

Cooperation projects

The culture of writing and self-taught people in 19th century Finland (2008–2011)

  • Project leader: Professor Lea Laitinen
  • Research group: Kaisa Kauranen, Kati Mikkola, Jyrki Hakapää
  • Funding: Academy of Finland
  • Organisation: University of Helsinki

FinnONTO: National Semantic Web Ontology Project in Finland (2008–2010)

  • Project leader: professori Eero Hyvönen
  • SKS representatives: Lauri Harvilahti, Heli Kautonen
  • Funding: Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
  • Organisation: Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo) at the Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Helsinki.

Textualisation and modern contextualisation in Finland of the oral tradition (2006–2009)

  • Project Manager: Professor Pertti Anttonen
  • Research group: Kati Heinonen, Niina Hämäläinen, Jouni Hyvönen, Pekka Tolonen
  • Funding: Academy of Finland
  • Organisation: University of Jyväskylä

Research networks

FOHN – Finnish Oral History Network

The ‘Common People’, Processes and Practices of Literacy in Nineteenth Century Finland (in Finnish)

Variantti – researcher network on textual criticism and scholarly editions (in Finnish)

The Finnish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (in Finnish)

 

 

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