Early Modern Morals Research Center

Director: professor Kustaa H.J. Vilkuna

Early Modern Morals Research Center (EMM) studies the people, cultures, society, politics, general economic as well as the phenomena which impacted them, from life styles to political decision making, from work to celebration and from language use to the arts and sciences. The projects and research topics cover the entire scope of human existence: the moral systems of individuals and communities, leadership, rules, values, behaviors, habits and customs. We focus on Nordic societies, Sweden and Finland as well as the cultural, political, and economic environment of the North during the years 1450–1850. The EMM is characterized by the continuation of a long research tradition and multifaceted methodological and theoretical expertise.

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Research projects:

  • Personal Agency in the Age of State Building, Sweden c. 1550–1650, funded by the Academy of Finland, leader: professor Petri Karonen
  • Chastisement or Domestic Violence? Attitudes towards the Misuse of Patriarchal Power in Modernising Finland (1750–1890); funded by the Academy of Finland and Koneen säätiö, leader: associate professor Jari Eilola
  • History of Viipuri county (1812-1917): Justice, karelianism and national movements; funded by Karjalan Kulttuurirahasto, leader: professor Petri Karonen


Saara-Maija Kontturi

Research Center secretary



Kustaa H. J. Vilkuna, Professor
Research Center Director
Marko Hakanen, Ph.D.
Research Center Vice Director

Jari Eilola, Docent
Piia Einonen, Docent
Pirita Frigren, Ph.D. Student
Janne Haikari, Ph.D.
Mikko Hiljanen, Ph.D. Student
Tiina Hemminki, Ph.D.
Pasi Ihalainen, Professor
Anna Kantanen, Master's Student
Petri Karonen, Professor
Elina Kauppinen, Ph.D. Student
Hanna Kietäväinen-Siren, Ph.D.
Anu Koskivirta, Docent
Sofia Kotilainen, Docent
Miia Kuha, Ph.D. Student
Juha Laakkonen, Ph.D. Student
Emmi Lahti, Ph.D. Student
Jason Lavery, Professor
Pirjo Markkola, Professor
Olli Matikainen, Docent
Susanna Niiranen, Docent
Ilkka Nummela, Professor
Jari Ojala, Professor
Maare Paloheimo, Ph.D.
Hanna Pirinen, Docent
Ulla Koskinen, Ph.D.
Antti Räihä, Ph.D.
Pasi Saarimäki, Ph.D.
Ville Sarkamo, Ph.D.
Joonas Tammela, Master's Student
Riina Turunen, Ph.D. Student
Heli Valtonen, Docent