Charlotta Wolff
Professor, PhD

Professor, Archaeology and Finnish History (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)
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Kaivokatu 12
Office: 204

Areas of expertise
Intellectual history; cultural history; Finnish history; early modern Europe; France; Scandinavia; cosmopolitanism; elites; eighteenth century; Enlightenment; social networks; diplomacy; opera.


My research has focused on the intellectual relationships between Scandinavia, Finland and the rest of Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, identities and self-representations, the history of elites, cultural circulations and transfers, and conceptual history.

Current research topics include the practical Enlightenment, the history of atheism and radical philosophy,
intellectual networks, the history of friendship and sexuality, cosmopolitanism, opera in the eighteenth century, historical biography and prosopography.

My previous research project Comic opera and society in France and Northern Europe, ca 1760-1790 (Academy of Finland/University of Helsinki) examined the role of French opéra-comique in the development of eighteenth-century public opinion and political identities in France and Scandinavia.

I am currently directing the project Agents of Enlightenment. Changing the minds in eighteenth-century Northern Europe (Academy of Finland, 2017-2021), which examines the role of local knowledge agents for the spread of new, evidence-based knowledge and radical philosophy in Finland and the Baltic area between 1740 and 1810.

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