This site belongs to Veikko Anttonen, the Professor of Comparative religion (Fi. uskontotiede) at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. He was appointed the full Professor and Chair of Comparative religion (Fi. uskontotiede) at the University of Turku from June 1st, 1998. Professor Anttonen earned his Ph.D. at the University of Helsinki in 1996. He has held various positions of trust both in Finland and within international scholarly communities, ao. the President of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion between 2006 and 2011, the vice-President of the European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR) (2008-2010) and a member of the International Committee of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR). He was the Editor-in-Chief of Temenos, Nordic Journal of Comparative religion between 2004 and 2011. In 1980’s he served as the secretary and a board member of the Finnish Anthropological Society and in 2001-2007 as Vice-President of the Finnish Literature Society. Professor Anttonen has also been a board member of the Kalevala Society. He was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Debrecen, Hungary on June 5th, 2010.