Heta Lähdesmäki


Doctoral Student, Cultural History and European and World History (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)

hailah@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3477
+358 50 329 0908

Kaivokatu 12
Turku





Areas of expertise
Human-Animal Studies; Animal agency; Cultural History; Environmental History; Wolf history; Posthumanism

Biography

I completed my Master’s degree in Cultural History in 2011. In my Master's thesis, I studied the power relationship between humans and wolves in the late 1990's Finland. I started my Ph.D. studies in 2012. Currently, I'm finalizing my Ph.D. dissertation on wolves' places in the 20th century Finland. I've been a member of the board of the Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies (YKES ry) since 2014 and the head of the board since 2017.



Research

My main research interests are Human-Animal Studies, animal history, more-than-human history, posthumanism, environmental history, and animal geography. My Ph.D. dissertation focuses on wolves' places in the 20th century Finland. I study wolves' places in natureculture, meaning, their whereabouts and movements in Finnish nature as well as cultural ideas and wolf representations concerning their (prober or wrong) place.



Teaching

I have taught individual lectures on Human-Animal Studies and animal history in the University of Turku and Univesity of Tampere. In 2015, I coordinated a lecture course with multiple lecturers on Animal and Plant Studies within Humanities with Otto Latva. In 2016, I organized a course with various lecturers on Cultures of Eating and Human-Animal Relations with Kuura Irni. I worked as a seminar instructor with Kimi Kärki in a seminar on popular culture and material culture for Cultural History master's students in 2014-2017. In autumn 2017 and spring 2018, I held a book club for history students on the topic of interagency.



Publications

Konferenssimatka Meksikoon (Minding Animals Conference IV) (2018)
Trace: Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies
Heta Lähdesmäki
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Koukussa Norppaliveen - villieläinten tosi-tv (2018) Ottol Latva, Heta Lähdesmäki
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Lukupiirit palasivat kulttuurihistorian opintoihin. (2018)
Kulttuurihistoria nyt!
Karppinen-Kummunmäki Henna, Lähdesmäki Heta, Mäkilä Annastiina
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Ihmisen ja suden suhde: Konflikteista kanssakäymiseen (2017) Heta Lähdesmäki
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Mitä muistamme susihistoriasta: Tutkijan kommentti (2017)
Kulttuurihistoria nyt!
Heta Lähdesmäki
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Kykenemmekö luopumaan susifetissistä? – Kriittinen luenta suomalaisesta susihistoriasta. (2015) Suden kanssa Lähdesmäki Heta, Ratamäki Outi
(
A3 Book chapter)

Susi yhteiskunnallisena eläimenä (2015) Eläimet yhteiskunnassa Lähdesmäki Heta
(
B2 Book chapter)

Susi toimijana - Häirikkösudet 1990-luvun lopun Suomessa (2014)
Lähde - Historiatieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Heta Lähdesmäki
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Tappaminen järjestyksen palauttamisena - Susiekspansion tyrehdyttäminen 1950- ja 1960-lukujen taitteen Suomessa (2014)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Heta Lähdesmäki
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-21-07 at 02:20