Joonas Kinnunen
MA

Doctoral Student, Archaeology and Finnish History (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)

jtjkin@utu.fi


Geotalo
Office: H509
You can reach me by email or by phone +358 50 30593 42.


Areas of expertise
Medieval archaeology; Economic history; Social network analysis (SNA); Historical network analysis; Hanseatic trade; Statistics; Digital humanism; 3D-scanning

Biography

I am a doctoral candidate at the department of archaeology, where I am doing a PhD thesis about the development of medieval over-sea trade in the Baltic sea region. My interests, however, are widely in economic history and its effects on material culture, ranging from prehistorial socities to around 18th century. My other area of interest are the digital methods (for example 3D-scanning) and their applicability in archaeology. At the moment my main methods are social network analysis (SNA) and statistics.



Research
In my PhD thesis, I am studying the medieval over-sea distribution networks and their development, as well as geographical differences based on the archaeological material. My research is so-called big data -research, that is yet rare in humanities, where –with help of large sample sizes and data mining– questions that can not be answered by traditional humanities methodology are under investigation.

On the other hand, in the economic history point of view, archaeology provides a dataset with a unique perspective, as the material culture can bring out connections and historical economic features that are not visible from written sources, eg. toll catalogues. Archaeological material is also often more temporally comprehensive that the literary sources, which enables us to complete the missing data of the written documents.


Teaching

I teach medieval economic history and digital methods in archaeology.



Publications

Musta surma muutti Eurooppaa, mutta ei vain huonolla tavalla (2019)
Turun Sanomat
Kinnunen Joonas
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Weight or Density Corrected Value? Using Density Derived Key Ratio for Additional Accuracy to Intercomparability of Medieval and Historical Artifact Groups (2019)
International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Kinnunen Joonas
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Arkeologinen aineisto auttaa mallintamaan keskiajan ulkomaankaupan kehitystä (2018) Kinnunen Joonas
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

‘Quidditching’ and the Emergence of New Heritage Identities — Amateur Metal Detecting in Finland (2016)
Public Archaeology
Immonen Visa, Kinnunen Joonas
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Metallinilmaisin, harrastajat ja kulttuuriperintö – kärjistyksistä yleiskuvaan (2014)
Kotiseutu
Immonen Visa, Kinnunen Joonas
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)


Last updated on 2019-22-08 at 02:19