Medieval Finland, Estonia, & the Baltic Sea A Symposium
Canadian Friends of Finland,
and the Elmar Tampõld Chair of
Estonian Studies at the University of Toronto invite you to
Finland, Estonia,& the Baltic Sea A Symposium &
Time: Sunday, September 30
Symposium 1–5 pm
Awards Dinner 6–9 pm
Place: St. Michael’s College
Father Madden Room, Carr Hall
100 St. Joseph St.
Professor Ain Haas. Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University in Indianapolis, has twice been a visiting professor at Tartu University in Estonia. Born in Sweden and PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he is active in folk music groups and other ethnic activities, as well as academic organizations which focus on Finnic or Baltic cultures. His has published articles on ethnicity, folklore, and social change in Estonia, in both prehistoric and modern periods. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, as well as a recipient of the Vilis Vitols prize from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. Ain Haas is the translator of Klinge’s Ancient Powers of the Baltic Sea (2007).
Professor Jüri Kivimäe, holder of the Elmar Tampold Chair in Estonian Studies at the University of Toronto, specializes in the Baltic region, late medieval and modern periods. Professor Kivimäe is interested in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe, focusing on economic, social and cultural history of the Baltic sea region and especially on medieval Livonia. He has published in the fields of Hanseatic trade, history of Lutheran Reformation, everyday life and late medieval urban history (Aspects of Daily Life in Medieval Estonia, 1966), national historiography and modern Estonia (Tallinn in Fire. Soviet Air-Raid to Tallinn in March 1944, 1966). He is currently working on a history of culture of writing and printed books in sixteenth century Estonia.
Professor Börje Vähämäki, University of Toronto, specializes in Finnish linguistics, literature and folklore and has authored books and articles on Finnish language and literature. He is founding editor of the Journal of Finnish Studies and also a literary translator and publisher of Finnish literature in English transla-tion.
His books include Mastering Finnish, A Treasury of Finnish Love Poems, Connecting Souls – Finnish Voices in North America, Laila Hietamies: Red Moon
The Awards Banquet is sponsored jointly by
CFF Education Foundation and FINNSTAAUT
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