Asko Nivala
PhD, Docent

Adjunct Professor
Postdoctoral Researcher, Cultural History and European and World History (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)

aeniva@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2204
+358 50 472 9650

Kaivokatu 12
Turku
Historicum


Areas of expertise
nineteenth-century Romanticism; philosophy of history; digital humanities

Biography
I graduated from the University of Turku with a Master’s degree in 2007. I had Cultural History as a major subject and Comparative Literature and Philosophy as minor subjects. An important part of my studies was participating in the Erasmus programme at Kiel University, Germany, where I studied Philosophy and German. In 2015, I defended my doctoral dissertation on Friedrich Schlegel’s early Romantic philosophy of history and since that, I have been a working as a postdoctoral researcher. I spent the spring semester of 2017 as a visiting fellow in the Research Unit Historical Cultural Sciences in Mainz, Germany. I am also working with the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) in 2017–2019.


Research

My research focuses on early nineteenth-century Romanticism in Germany and England. In 2015, I defended my doctoral dissertation on the themes of the Golden Age and the Kingdom of God in Friedrich Schlegel's early Romantic philosophy of history. A monograph based on that study was published in March 2017 with the title The Romantic Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophy of History (New York: Routledge 2017). In addition, I have studied the spatiality of thought and concepts, on which I co-edited the book Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe (New York: Routledge 2016) together with Hannu Salmi and Jukka Sarjala.

In 2017–2019, I will be working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies with the project Romantic Cartographies. Lived and Imagined Space in English and German Romantic Texts, 1790–1840. Moreover, I am a part-time researcher in the consortium Computational History and the Transformation of Public Discourse in Finland​, 1640–1910which studies text reuse in Finnish press and is supervised by Hannu Salmi (Academy of Finland, 2016–2019). In my other publications and conference papers, I have studied metaphors, humour, games, cosmopolitanism and the grotesque during the age of Romanticism and in historiography in general. My other research interests include the theoretical discussion on digital humanities, posthumanism and new materialism. Related to this, I have recently co-authored the article History and Virtual Topology: The Nineteenth-Century Press as Material Flow (historein 7, no. 2, 2018).



Teaching

During my TIAS funding period I will concentrate mainly on research, but I also supervise two doctoral students and deliver guest lectures.



Publications
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Tekstien uudelleenkäyttö suomalaisessa sanoma- ja aikakauslehdistössä 1771–1920. Digitaalisten ihmistieteiden näkökulma (2019)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Rantala Heli, Salmi Hannu, Nivala Asko, Paju Petri, Sippola Reetta, Vesanto Aleksi, Ginter Filip
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Återanvändningen av text i den finska tidningspressen 1771–1853 (2018)
Historisk Tidskrift För Finland
Salmi Hannu, Nivala Asko, Rantala Heli, Sippola Reetta, Vesanto Aleksi, Ginter Filip
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

History and Virtual Topology: The Nineteenth-Century Press as Material Flow (2018)
Historein
Nivala Asko, Salmi Hannu, Sarjala Jukka
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Mitä on digitaalinen humanismi? (2018)
niin & näin
Asko Nivala
(
B1 Journal article)

Applying BLAST to Text Reuse Detection in Finnish Newspapers and Journals, 1771–1910 (2017) Proceedings of the NoDaLiDa 2017 Workshop on Processing Historical Language Aleksi Vesanto, Asko Nivala, Heli Rantala, Tapio Salakoski, Hannu Salmi, Filip Ginter
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

A System for Identifying and Exploring Text Repetition in Large Historical Document Corpora (2017) Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden Aleksi Vesanto, Asko Nivala, Tapio Salakoski, Hannu Salmi, Filip Ginter
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Catastrophic Revolution and the Rise of Romantic Bildung (2016) Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe Asko Nivala
(
A3 Book chapter)

Exporting Finnish Digitized Historical Newspaper Contents for Offline Use (2016)
D-Lib Magazine
Tuula Pääkkönen, Jukka Kervinen, Asko Nivala, Kimmo Kettunen, Eetu Mäkelä
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Introduction (2016) Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe Asko Nivala, Hannu Salmi, Jukka Sarjala
(
A3 Book chapter)

Mediality and Intermediality in Friedrich Schlegel’s Early Romantic Thought (2016) Afterlives of Romantic Intermediality : The Intersection of Visual, Aural, and Verbal Frontiers Asko Nivala
(
A3 Book chapter)

Schiller, Friedrich von (1759–1805) (2016) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Asko Nivala
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)

Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe (2016) Hannu Salmi, Asko Nivala, Jukka Sarjala
(
C2 Edited book)

Filosofian ja kirjallisuuden väliinputoaja? (Friedrich Schlegel, Lucinde) (2015)
niin & näin
Asko Nivala
(
B1 Journal article)


Last updated on 2019-20-07 at 02:24