Leila Koivunen
Professor

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

leikoi@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3449
+358 50 328 9844

Kaivokatu 12
Turku
Historicum
Office: 114





Areas of expertise
History of cultural interaction, 19th and 20th centuries, relations between Europeans and other cultures, , history of images, history of mobility, especially journeys of exploration; history of colonialism, relation of Finnish people to colonialism; history of science and knowing; global knowledge; book history, illustration history, material culture; culture of display

Biography

I work as a professor of European and World History with a special emphasis in global history and history of cultural interaction. I defended my doctoral thesis in 2006 and was awarded the title of docent in 2007. I have previously worked as an assistant, senior assistant, university lecturer and postdoctoral researcher (Academy of Finland).



Research

My research interests include the history of European imagination and representation of the non-Western world, the culture of display and the processes of knowledge formation.

My doctoral dissertation (2006) traced the roots of stereotyped European imagery of Africa by focusing on the practices of visual representation and illustration processes in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Recently, I conducted research on history of collecting and displaying “exotic” material cultures in Finnish context. I am also interested in the history of Finnish involvement in colonial activities during the period of Russian rule and the ways in which attitudes closely connected to colonial settings were mediated to Finland.



Teaching

Typical teaching year: Master’s seminar, supervision of MA and doctoral students, lecture course on a changing topic and participation in jointly taught courses: Yleisen historian keskeisiä kysymyksiä, Yleinen historia tieteenä, Matkailua ajassa, Tiedepiiri.



Publications
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Kaukomailta pohjolaan: varhaiset näyttely- ja museohankkeet Suomessa. (2018) Koivunen Leila
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Esineitä tutkitaan jo monista näkökulmista (2016)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Leila Koivunen, Maija Mäkikalli, Tiina Männistö-Funk, Taina Syrjämaa
(
B1 Journal article)

Japanilaiset puupiirrokset suomalaisissa näyttelyissä ja kokoelmissa (2016) Japanomania pohjoismaisessa taiteessa 1875–1918 Koivunen Leila
(
B2 Book chapter)

Japanista Suomeen – karttuvat esinekokoelmat (2016) Japanomania pohjoismaisessa taiteessa 1875–1918 Koivunen Leila
(
B2 Book chapter)

Teemajohdanto: Esineet ja materiaalisuus historiassa (2016)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Syrjämaa Taina
(
B1 Journal article)

Esine-eksotiikkaa Suomessa (2015)
Hiiskuttua: Turun yliopiston humanistisen tiedekunnan verkkolehti
Koivunen Leila
(
B1 Journal article)

Lukumatka tropiikkiin: Afrikkaa koskeva matkakirjallisuus (2015) Kirjoista kokoelmaksi: Kansansivistystä ja kansainvälisyyttä Turun kaupunginkirjastossa 1800–1900-luvuilla Koivunen Leila
(
B2 Book chapter)

Turun kaupunginkirjaston varhaisimman kokoelman vaiheita ja vaikutteita (2015) Kirjoista kokoelmaksi: Kansansivistystä ja kansainvälisyyttä Turun kaupunginkirjastossa 1800–1900-luvuilla Hypén Kaisa, Koivunen Leila, Tunturi Janne
(
B2 Book chapter)

Mission Studies and Research on Global Christianity in Finland (2014)
Svensk Missionstidskrift
Lund Pekka, Hasu Päivi, Päivänsalo Ville, Vähäkangas Auli, Koivunen Leila, Jalagin Seija, Miettinen Kari
(
B1 Journal article)

Review. Early Modern Dutch Prints of Africa [Elizabeth A. Sutton] (2014)
Journal of Historical Geography
Koivunen Leila
(
B1 Journal article)

The Establishment of the National Museum of Finland and the Silencing of "Exotic" Cultures (2014) Museum & Politics International Conference Proceedings, eds. Michael Henker, Diana Pardue, Kathy Dowyer Southern, Vladimir Tolstoy, ICOM Germany Koivunen Leila
(
B3 Article in conference proceedings)

Visual Greetings from America – Photographic Material in the Collection of Migration History at the University of Turku (2014)
Diversity: Journal on Multiculturalism and Societal Interaction
Koivunen Leila
(
B1 Journal article)

Africa on the Spot and from the Distance: David Livingstone's Missionary Travels and Nineteenth-Century Practices of Illustration (2013)
Scottish Geographical Journal
Koivunen Leila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Historia, tiede, tieteen historia (2013) Relatiivisuuden ylistys. Kirjoituksia tieteen ja tieteiden historiasta Tunturi Janne, Koivunen Leila
(
O2 Other)


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