CV

Hannu Salmi
Department of Cultural History
University of Turku
FI-20014 Turku
Finland
Phone: +358 2 3335220
E-mail: hansalmi@utu.fi

Date and place of birth:

14 May 1961, Turku (Finland)

Current position:

Professor of Cultural History, University of Turku (tenured)

Previous professional appointments:

Senior Scientist of the Academy of Finland, August-December 2009
Head of the School of History, University of Turku, 2007-2009
Professor of Cultural History, University of Turku, August 1999 – July 2004, August 2004- July 2009
Senior Scientist, Academy of Finland, 2000-2001
Professor of Cultural History, University of Turku, 1 January – 31 July 1999
Associate Professor of Cultural History, University of Turku, 1 August 1997- 31 December 1998
Research Fellow, Academy of Finland, 1995-97
Senior Assistant of General History, University of Turku, 1991-94
Docent in General History, University of Turku, since 1993

Education:

PhD, General History, University of Turku, 1993. Dissertation title: “Die Herrlichkeit des deutschen Namens…” Die schriftstellerische und politische Tätigkeit Richard Wagners als Gestalter nationaler Identität während der staatlichen Vereinigung Deutschlands (in German, published in 1993), laudatur
Phil.Lic, General History, University of Turku, 1990.
M.A., General History, University of Turku, 1987.

Projects:

Director of the Consortium Computational History and the Transformation of Public Discourse in Finland, 1640–1910 (Academy of Finland, 2016–19)

Director of the Research Project Travelling Notions of Culture: Itineraries of Bildung and Civilisation in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2012-2015

Director of the Research Project Memory Boxes: Cultural Transfer in Europe 1500-2000, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2012-2013 (mobility funding; co-project with the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz and co-funded with DAAD)
Senior Scientist’s Project Travel Through Time in 1895: H. G. Wells and Robert W. Paul, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2009-2010
Director of the Research Project Cinematic Cartographies of European History, 1945-2000, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2009-2013
Director of the Research Project Using IBM in Europe to recapture the lead? Co-constructing computer expertise in Europe and visions of European know-how through IBM and its technology, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2007-2009, part of a European consortium Software for Europe (ESF)
Director of the Research Project Starnet. Changing Discourses of Popular Music Stardom, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2005-2008
Director of the History Project of the Virtual University of Finland, 2001-2003, 2004-2006
Director of the Research Project Information Technology in Finland after the World War II: Actors and Their Experiences, funded by the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Commerce, 2002-2005
Senior Scientist’s Project Invisible Heritage. The Emergence of Finnish Fiction Film, 1907-1916, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2000-2001
Director of the Research Project The Crisis, the Individual, and the Mentality of Subsistence. The Economic Crisis of the 1990s and the Cultural Strategies for Tackling the Depression (funded by the Academy of Finland), 1998-2001
Director of the Research Project Crisis, Criticism, Consensus – The Social History of Cinema in Finland between the 1940s and 1970s (funded by the Academy of Finland), 1996-1998

Grants and Fellowships:

Research Grant, Niilo Helander Foundation, Spring 2004
Research Grant, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Autumn 2003
Grant for Senior Scientist, Academy of Finland, 2000-2001
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Grant for the best dissertation, 1993
DAAD Grant for Research in the Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, Germany, 1991
The 350th Anniversary Grant, Foundation of the Universities in Turku, 1991
Research Fellowship, Turku University Foundation, 1989-90
DAAD Grant, University of Cologne, Germany, 1988-89

Duties as Scientific Expert:

Statements on Professor Applicants: Professor of Media Studies, University of Lapland (1997), Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of Oulu (1998), Professor of Cultural History, University of Lapland (2003), Professor of Cinema Studies, University of Stockholm (2012)

Statements on Docent Applications: Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Dept. of Film and Television Studies, University of Turku (1998), Örjan Roth-Lindberg, Dept. of Film Studies, University of Stockholm (2002), Kari Kallioniemi, Dept. of Cultural History, University of Turku (2002), Nils Erik Forsgård, Dept. of History, University of Helsinki (2003), Susanna Paasonen, Media Studies, University of Tampere (2004), Jukka Kemppinen, University of Turku (2005), Kimmo Laine, University of Turku (2005), Raimo Salokangas, University of Tampere (2007), Jukka Kortti, University of Helsinki (2008), Jarmo Valkola, University of Art and Design Helsinki (2008), Pelle Snickars, University of Stockholm (2008), Joachim Mickwitz, University of Helsinki (2010),  Jari Sedergren, University of Helsinki (2010)

Statements on PhD Manuscripts: 22 statements to different universities between 1997-2012

Acting as Opponent of Doctoral Dissertations: acting more than 20 times as an opponent in Finland, Sweden and Italy since 1995 (Universities of Helsinki, Lapland, Oulu, Turku, Tampere, Åbo Akademi, Uppsala and Lund, Aalto University, European University Institute, Florence)

Other Duties as Scientific Expert:

Expert of the Culture 2001 Programme (European Commission, Brussels, August 2001)
Expert of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2000
Finnish Academy Pool of Reviewers, 2000-
Expert of the Valto Takala Foundation, 2003-2005
Expert of the Bicentennial Program for Science and Technology (CONICYT), Santiago, Chile, 2007
Expert of the Estonian Science Foundation, August-September 2008
European Science Foundation (ESF) Pool of Reviewers, 2008-

Prizes:

Non-fiction Writer Prize 2013 by the FInnish Association of Non-fiction Writers, 26 October 2013
Prize of the Finnish University PR and Press Offices for the excellence in science communication, 17 January 2008

Prize for the best PhD dissertation of the year 1993, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 11 April 1994

Most Important Scientific Positions:

Chair of the Committee of the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH), 2008-2013
Chair of the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC), 2006-2012
Researcher member of the Finnish Historical Society (Suomen Historiallinen Seura)
Invited researcher member of the Turku Historical Association (Turun Historiallinen Seura)
Invited member of the Porthan Society (Porthan-seura ry.)
Advisory board member of the referee journal wagnerspectrum (published by Königshausen & Neumann)
Advisory board member of the referee journal Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (published by Intellect)
Editor of the series Studies on Popular Culture together with Bruce Johnson, published by Intellect

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One response to “CV

  1. Thank you
    I’m a student in middle school doing a project on Wagner’s’ Trauersinfonie and you helped greatly.

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