Taina Saarenpää

Areas of expertise
Finnish history; archival science; history of archives; source publications; history of everyday life; gender history; family history, history culture; museums; research data; memory institutions


I defended my dissertation The Black Book of Abo Cathedral and the Continuum of Source Publications in Finland from the Early Modern to the Digital Era in the department of Finnish history in 2019. The study was a part of the research project Making and Interpreting Finnish National Pasts - Role of Archives in Changing Cultural Processes (UTU) and the Memornet doctoral program (TAU). My dissertation was also funded by the Turku University Foundation.

I currently work as an Information Specialist at the University of Lapland. In recent years I have worked as a Postgraduate Researcher in the department of Finnish History, as a Curator in the Museum Centre of Turku and as a University Teacher in the Master's Degree Pathway in Records and Archives Management in the University of Turku.


My research interests include for example relationships between archives, museums, and historical research, history of everyday life, and family history.

My doctoral dissertation combined history and archival science. The main focus was on the publication of medieval sources and especially on the publication of the Black Book of Abo Cathedral.


I worked as a university teacher in the Master's Degree Pathway in Records and Archives Management in 8/2014-7/2018. ​In addition I have taught medieval history and archival science.


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