CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

VEIKKO ANTTONEN
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies
Kaivokatu 12
20014 University of Turku
FINLAND
E-mail: veiant@utu.fi

Place of residence

Helsinki

Academic Degrees
1977 BA University of Helsinki
1980 MA University of Helsinki
1987 Lic. Phil. University of Helsinki
1996 Ph.D. University of Helsinki

Present position

Retired Sept. 1, 2015

Academic appointments

24.4.1998– 31.8.2015 Full Professor of Comparative Religion, University of Turku, School of History, Culture and Arts Studies

1997–1998 Acting Professor of Comparative Religion, University of Turku

1995–1997 Research Fellow in Folklore, University of Helsinki

1993–1994 Lecturer in Comparative Religion, University of Helsinki

1991–1992 Lecturer in Comparative Religion, University of Turku

1985–1991 Research assistant, The Academy of Finland, Council for Arts and Humanities

1985-07.85 Assistant in Social Anthropology,University of Helsinki

1984      Assistant in Folklore, University of Jyväskylä

1983–1984 Assistant in Comparative Religion, University of Helsinki

 

Supervisor of doctoral dissertations

Anne Puuronen, Rasvan tyttäret. Etnografinen tutkimus anorektisen kokemustiedon kulttuurisista jäsennyksistä, 2004.

Outi Fingerroos, Haudatut muistot. Rituaalisen kuoleman merkitykset Kannaksen muistitiedossa, 2004.

Tiina Mahlamäki, Naisia kansalaisuuden kynnyksellä: Eeva Joenpellon Lohja-sarjan tulkinta, 2005.

Tarja Kakko, Kurissa ja Herran nuhteessa. Luterilainen kasvatusaate 1900-luvun vaihteen Suomessa, 2005.

Teemu Taira, Työkulttuurin arvonmuutos työttömien kerronnassa, 2006.

Minna Opas, Different but the Same. Negotiation of Personhoods and Christianities in Western Amazonia, 2008.

Kati Mikkola, Tulevaisuutta vastaan. Uutuuksien vastustus, kansantiedon keruu ja kansakunnan rakentaminen, 2009.

Seija Ronimus, ”Vartiossa maailmaa vastaan – Tutkimus Jehovan Todistaja -yhteisöstä eronneiden kokemuksista”. 2011.

Timo Himanen, Cultural Diversity, Social Cohesion, Religion. Core Values, and Educational Policies in Four European Nations. 2012.

Teemu Mantsinen, Helluntailaiset luokkakuvassa. Uskontokulttuuri ja yksilön luokka-asema Turun Helluntaiseurakunnassa. 2014.

Anu Isotalo, Mistä on hyvät tytöt tehty? Somalitytöt ja maineen merkitykset. 2015.

 

Memberships and Positions of Trust

Vice-President of the International Association for the History of Religions 2015-2020

Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 2011―
President of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, 2006—2011
Vice-President of the European Association for the Study of Religion, 2008—2010
Vice-President of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, 2000 — 2006
The Vice-President of the Council for the Finnish Literature Society, 2002 – 2007
A Representative of the Council for the Finnish Literature Society, 2000 — 2007
The Board of Porthan–Society, Turku, November 2006—
A Member of The International Society for the Folk Narrative Research, since 2005—
The Board of Kalevala Society, Helsinki, 28.2.2001 — 28.2. 2004
A member of the Kalevala Society, Helsinki, since 2000—
The Board of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, since 1988–
The Board of the Kalevala Institute at the University of Turku, 1998 — 2010
The Board of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1985 — 1988
Secretary General of the International Conference on Circumpolar and Northern  Religion, arranged by the Dept. of Comparative Religion at the University of Helsinki and the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), held in Helsinki, May 13―19, 1990.
Secretary of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1982 — 1984
A Member of The Finnish Literature Society, since 1983
A Member of The Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, since 1981–
A member of The Finnish Anthropological Society, since 1976–

 

Editor of Academic Publications:

Chief Editor: Temenos. Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion between 2004 and 2011

 

Editorial Board memberships:

Numen. International Review for the History of Religions, 2015-2020.

Encyclopedia of Uralic Mythologies. Editors-in-Chief: Anna-Leena Siikala, Vladimir Napolskikh, Mihály Hoppál. Academy of Finland, Helsinki University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Fieldwork in Religion. Equinox. Chief Editors: Chris Partridge and Ron Geaves (see webpage: http://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/edboard.asp?jref=55)

Consulting Editor. Christopher Partridge (General Editor), The New Lion Handbook. The World’s Religions. Third Edition. Revised and Expanded. 495 pages. Oxford: A  Lion Book. 2005.

 

Awards

2016 Kekrin päivän tunnustuspalkinto arvokkaasta työstä tieteen,  taiteen ja kulttuurinalalla. Kalevalaseura. Kekri Day Award by Kalevala Society.

2010 Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Awarded at the Awarding Ceremony Meeting of the University of Debrecen, June 5, 2010.

2007 Pro Ethnographia Medal  by awarded by the Department of Ethnography at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, May 17, 2007.

1997 Elias Lönnrot Award for the doctoral dissertation “The Making of Corporeal and Territorial Boundaries. ‘Sacred’ as a Cultural Category” by Finnish Literature Society; (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran väitöskirjapalkinto: “Ihmisen ja maan rajat. ‘Pyhä’ kulttuurisena kategoriana).

1980 Award for MA Thesis “The Scholarly Portrait of Uno Holmberg-Harva”. The University of Helsinki, Faculty of Humanities. (Helsingin yliopiston historiallis-kielitieteellisen osaston pro gradu -palkinto: Uno (Holmberg-)Harvan tutkijakuva.

 

 

 

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