Professor in History of Finland
Kimmo Katajala is Professor of History at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland and Adjunct Professor (Docent) in History at the Tampere University. Main topics in his publications are social disturbances, history of borders, cartography and state building in the early modern period. In his ongoing projects he is studying the influence of society’s lower strata to the state building processes and urban history in cartography and historical memory.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
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Kimmo Katajala is teaching at the University of Eastern Finland, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies courses on Finnish history during the early modern period, qualitative methods in historical research, history and its relevance today and paleography (old handwriting). He is the responsible teacher of the master programme in records management and archival sciences.
Member of the Committe for the Public Information (TJNK).
Research groups and research projects
Leader in project “State-Building from Below in the Nordic Countries (ca 1500–1800)”. In cooperation with Professor Mats Hallenberg, University of Stockholm, Sweden and Professor Knut Dørum, University of Agder, Norway. Funded by The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). Years 2018-2020.
Leader in project “Vyborg. Historic Towns Atlas”. Editorial board: Professor emerita Marjatta Hietala, Tampere University, Professor Marjaana Niemi, Tampere University, Docent Pirjo Uino, University of Helsinki, Researcher Martti Helminen, Helsinki Town Archives, Researcher Antti Härkönen, University of Eastern Finland. Funded by Karjalan Kulttuurirahasto. Years 2016-2020.
Leader in project “Towns with Twofold Memories. Understanding Twofold Histories of European Border Towns”. In cooperation with Professor Jørg Hackman, University of Szczecin, Poland, University of Greifswald, Germany and Professor Steen Bo Frandsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. Funded by University of Eastern Finland. Years 2020-2021.
PI of Work Packet II in project “Grand Duchy of Finland as Political Space: A Conceptual History”. Project leader Professor Ilkka Liikanen, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland. Funded by Academy of Finland. Years 2019-2024.
Repertoires of state building from below in the Nordic countries, c. 1500 - 1800. Dørum, Knut; Hallenberg, Mats; Katajala, Kimmo / Bringing the People Back In State Building from Below in the Nordic Countries ca. 1500 - 1800. 2021. 2021
Bringing the People Back In State Building from Below in the Nordic Countries ca. 1500 - 1800. Dørum, Knut; Hallenberg, Mats; Katajala, Kimmo. 2021 2021
Neuvostokaupungista keskiaikaiseksi turistikaupungiksi. Katajala, Kimmo; Shikalov, Yury / Viipuri: Historiallinen kaupunkikartasto. 2020. 2020
Viipuri sisällissodassa 1918 / Vyborg in the Civil War, 1918. Härkönen, Antti; Katajala, Kimmo / Viipuri: Historiallinen kaupunkikartasto. 2020. 2020
Viipuri: Historiallinen kaupunkikartasto. Katajala, Kimmo; Hietala, Marjatta; Niemi, Marjaana; Uino, Pirjo; Helminen, Martti; Härkönen, Antti; Hirvonen, Helena. 2020 2020
Viipurin kaupunki 1500- ja 1600-luvuilla / The Town of Vyborg in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Katajala, Kimmo / Viipuri: Historiallinen kaupunkikartasto. 2020. 2020
Viipurin kronologia / A Chronology of Vyborg. Katajala, Kimmo / Viipuri: Historiallinen kaupunkikartasto. 2020. 2020
Katajala, Kimmo. 2019. Memory and Meanings of the Old Cathedral of Vyborg Kirchliche zeitgeschichte 2018; 31 2: 414-426. 2019
The Politics of History of the Lost Land: Shifting European, National and Regional Approaches to the History of Karelia. Katajala, Kimmo; Liikanen, Ilkka / How to address the loss ? Forced migrations, lost territories and politics of history: A comparative approach in Europe and at its margins in the XXth century. 2018. 2018
Katajala, Kimmo. 2018. Marrying "the Other"; Crossing Religious Boundaries in the Eastern Borderlands of the Kingdom of Sweden in the 17th Century. In: Naum, Magdalena; Ekengren, Fredrik (ed.) Facing Otherness in Early Modern Sweden: Travel, Migration and Material Transformations, 1500-1800. Boydell & brewer. Society for Post Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 10. s. 109-123. 2018