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.

As a historian my interests are broadly defined but the connecting thread is postwar studies. 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.

I am currently examining the roles of the US Congress and the British Parliament in the creation of the United Nations (UN) during and immediately after WWII. The research project is titled as ”National parliaments vis-à-vis transnational foreign policies in the USA, Britain, Sweden and Finland in the cases of the founding of the UN.” My research is part of a larger research project “Supra- and Transnational Foreign Policy versus National Parliamentary Government, 1914–2014” which is led by Pasi Ihalainen and funded by the Finnish Academy.

I am part of the following research centers: