SEMINAR START AT 10.00. Arje Scheinin hall, Dentalia (see

10.00–10.05 Welcome, Hannu Salmi

10.05–10.15 Settlement of Karelian evacuees during and after World War II in their new environment
Mirkka Danielsbacka, Lauri Aho, Robert Lynch, Jenni Pettay, Virpi Lummaa and John Loehr

10.15–10.25 National Audiovisual Heritage in the Yle Archive – Recognizing People, Events and Places by Named-Entity Recognition
Maiju Kannisto

10.25–10.35 BiographySampo – tools for biographical and prosopographical research
Kirsi Keravuori

10.35–10.45 The Digital Database of Local Letters to Newspapers
Heikki Kokko

10.45–10.55 Bibliographic Data Science and the History of the Book
Leo Lahti (presenter), Jani Marjanen, Hege Roivainen & Mikko Tolonen and the Helsinki Computational History Group

10.55–11.05 Finding Nineteenth-century Berry Spots: Recognizing and linking place names in a historical newspaper berry-picking corpus
Matti La Mela, Minna Tamper, Kimmo Kettunen

11.05–11.15 Materiality of Nineteenth-Century Finnish Newspapers
Eetu Mäkelä (presenter), Jani Marjanen, Antti Kanner, Mikko Tolonen and the Helsinki Computational History Group

11.15–11.25 Digital access to the Sámi heritage archives
Maija Mäkikalli

11.25–11.35 Introducing ‘Elias Lönnrot Letters Online’
Maria Niku

11.35–11.45 When the computer was new to Finnish historians: early international contacts and collaboration in computer-assisted history
Petri Paju

11.45–12.00 Discussion

12.00 Lunch (at own cost)


13.00–13.10 Texts on the Move
Viola Parente-Čapková, Kati Launis, Jasmine Westerlund

13.10–13.20 The Long-Term Reuse of Text in the Finnish Press, 1771–1920
Heli Rantala, Hannu Salmi, Aleksi Vesanto and Filip Ginter

13.20–13.30 A Comparative Study of the Language of “National” in Dutch, British, Swedish and Finnish Newspapers
Ruben Ros (presenter), Simon Hengchen, Jani Marjanen, Mikko Tolonen and the Helsinki Computational History Group

13.30–13.40 Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840–1914 (OcEx)
Hannu Salmi, Otto Latva, Asko Nivala, Mila Oiva

13.40–13.50 The change of instrument talk in Philosophical Transactions, 1753-1777
Reetta Sippola

13.50–14.00 Discussion

14.00 Coffee break (sponsored by the symposium)

14.10–14.20 The Birth of the Proletarian God of History: Close and Distant Readings of the Finnish Handwritten Newspapers, 1899-1917
Risto Turunen

14.20–14.30 Evolution of British Book Trade through Bibliographic Metadata
Ville Vaara (presenter), Mark Hill, Leo Lahti, Mikko Tolonen and Helsinki Computational History Group

14.30–14.40 The Ancient Finnish Kings: a computational study of pseudohistory, medievalism and history politics in contemporary Finland and Russia
Reima Välimäki

14.40–15.00 Conclusion of the Symposium


The XXVI Veikko Litzen lecture
Macroscopes and Microscopes: Computer assisted close reading of historical texts
Professor Tim Hitchcock, University of Sussex