Finnish Historical Society –
The central scientific society of historians, Finnish Historical Society ( in Finnish: Suomen Historiallinen Seura alias SHS) was founded 1875. The core of the membership comprises the most eminent Finnish scholars who are invited to join the Society. On application the society accepts passive members who pay annual membership fee. Decision-making power is vested with active scholars, who elect the members of the Board. The Board consist of nine members and the chairman, who is elected for a two year period. Current chairman is Professor Petri Karonen from the University of Jyväskylä. The Society has also a part time official, executive director Julia Burman.
The Office of the Finnish Historical Society is located in the centre
of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The office is open on Wednesday 4-5
p.m. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu
6, 00170 Helsinki.
Publishing, the most important function of the Society,
is nowadays done in co-operation of the Finnish Literature Society. The
five peer-refereed publications by Historical Society are
Seminars and congresses are another major sector of activity. During the term-time the Society gives free monthly lectures. The Society also organizes different kind of projects.
The Society is also responsible for many aspects of international relations in its field and is a member of CISH (Comité International des Sciences Historiques).
Please, for more information, contact the executive director Julia Burman by mail, telephone (Tel +358-9-2286 9351) or email, email@example.com.
Finnish Historical Society