Ylönen Irene, Doctoral Student

Finnish history

I am a doctoral candidate in Finnish history.  My doctoral dissertation concerns the history of the Finnish elite. I study work, livelihood, and the way of life of Finnish noble women at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. I am particularly interested in the concepts of work and employment, and the problematics of women’s employment in the historical context. Lifestyle and consumption research are also close to my heart.

My dissertation is associated with Research Center for Gender Studies.

In the past few years, I studied crafts, especially cottage industry and craft training organized for women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. My hobby is garden history. I am interested in gardens from the cultural and botanical points of view. I collect old garden literature. 

I am also gaining expertise in scientific and open access publishing. I work as an information specialist in the Open Science Centre at the University of Jyväskylä. My duties include open access publishing and self-archiving in JYX, the institutional repository of the University of Jyväskylä.