Holmila Antero, Associate Professor

Holmila Antero, Associate Professor

I studied History as an undergraduate at the University of Kent at Canterbury, followed by my MA at the University of Exeter. I received my PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. Since 2008 I’ve been working at the University of Jyväskylä’s Department of History and Ethnology. In 2018 I started as Associate Professor within the JYU’s new profiling area called ”Crises Redefined”.

As a historian my interests are broadly defined but the connecting thread is postwar studies. Here at Jyväskylä I am director of ”Postwar studies” research cluster. My first monograph, Reporting Holocaust in the British, Swedish and Finnish Press 1945-1950 challenged the idea that there was no discussion about the Holocaust immediately after the war. My other books (in Finnish) have examined the Winter War from the perspective of the world’s press and the transition from war to peace in Finland, 1945-1949. In ”Crises research”, I am particularly interested in how in press narratives crises have historically and in longue durée been understood in their changing temporal and spacial contexts throughout the 1900s in Europe and the United States.

Between 2015 and 2017 I worked as part of a larger research project “Supra- and Transnational Foreign Policy versus National Parliamentary Government, 1914–2014” which was led by Pasi Ihalainen and funded by the Finnish Academy.

I am part of the following research centers: