From Sunday to Tuesday, August 4 – 6, 2019, Sari Sulkunen from HisLit takes part in European Conference on Literacy in Copenhagen, Denmark. She will co-chair a Round Table discussion Good practices in Europe in implementing literacy programmes in pre- and in-service teacher education, and discuss implications for pre- and in-service training of teachers based on the work in HisLit. She will also present with Bill Brozo Disciplinary Literacy Research and Practice in the U.S. and Nordic Countries. See the conference programme for details and abstracts.

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Matti Rautiainen and Anna Veijola will be arranging a symposium History teaching and learning in Finland and Germany at the Finnish Institute in Berlin.

On Friday, November 16, 2018, Anna Veijola, Minna-Riitta Luukka, Sari Sulkunen, Johanna Saario, Ida Vesterinen, Hilkka Paldanius and Matti Rautiainen present their work in a symposium held in the FERA Conference on Education at Tampere university (Kasvatustieteen päivät). The symposium addresses the following question: What does learning historical literacy require from history teaching? Room Virta 120, Tampere university, at 9.00 – 10.30. The symposium details can be read here (in Finnish): Historian tekstitaitojen symposium

From Monday to Friday, November 5-9, 2018, Richard McFahn from the Sussex University visits the University of Jyväskylä. McFahn gives lectures, holds workshops and comments on teacher students’ work during his visit.

From Wednesday to Friday, October 10-12, 2018, Jukka Rantala and Amna Khawaja presented their papers in the International Society for History Didactics conference at the University of Quebec, Canada.

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, Minna-Riitta Luukka, Sari Sulkunen and Hilkka Paldanius from HisLit take part in the International ELINET symposium “Literacy in the 21st Century: Participation – Inclusion – Equity” in Cologne, Germany. They talk about multiliteracy and disciplinary literacy in the Finnish curriculum for basic education, a case study of literacy practices in Finnish upper secondary school history lessons and history essay writing as a disciplinary practice (details in presentations page). Symposium website:

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Sari Sulkunen from HisLit and Merja Kauppinen from the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre discuss the current literacy requirements and literacy level of the Finns in the seminar organized by the Finnish Library Association and Helsinki City Library. The topic of the seminar is ‘Equality of Literacy’. Seminar room Saarni, Hotel Helka, Helsinki, at 10-16.

On Friday, April 13, 2018, Sari Sulkunen from HisLit participates in a panel discussing the literacy requirements of today and the future. The panel discussion is organized by university researcher Liisa Ilomäki (Helsinki university), and other participants include professor Marko Nieminen (Aalto university) and senior lecturer Sara Sintonen (Helsinki university). ITK2018-conference, Hämeenlinna.

On Friday, February 9, 2018, Sari Sulkunen and Johanna Saario from HisLit take part in symposium for subject didactics in Jyväskylä, Finland. Together with colleagues Eija Aalto, Merja Kauppinen, Tarja Nikula and Kristiina Skinnari they organize a workshop in which they discuss – in the framework of the new curricula – language expertise present and required in the Finnish schools. University of Jyväskylä, Ruusupuisto. Details about the symposium:

2017 (ongoing through 2018) Continuing education for teachers: (in Finnish)

On November 10 and 11, 2017, Hilkka Paldanius, Johanna Saario and Sari Sulkunen from HisLit present their work in applied linguistics symposium organized by AFinLA. Turku, School of Languages and Translation Studies.

On November 9 and 10, 2017, Anna Veijola from HisLit presents hers and Jukka Rantala’s work in Uses of the Past -conference at the University of Jyväskylä:

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, several HisLit researchers (Ida Vesterinen, Hilkka Paldanius, Jukka Rantala, Najat Ouakrim-Soivio, Anna Veijola, Matti Rautiainen and Simo Mikkonen) will be present at the 4th Historical Network Research 2017 -conference in Turku (19-21.10.2017) presenting their papers in two different panels (in Finnish). About the conference:

On Friday, October 13, 2017, Sari Sulkunen from HisLit gives a statement in the sub-division for education of the parliamentary Finance Committee. Her statement deals with improving literacy levels in Finland. Parliament, at 9.00.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Sari Sulkunen from HisLit presents the project overview at the annual Research Fair organized by the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyvaskyla. Agora lobby, at 12.00-14.00.

On Friday, September 15, 2017, Jukka Rantala from HisLit takes part in International Society for History Didactics conference in South Africa. His presentation concerns how to assess historical literacy among elementary pupils.

On Friday, September 1, 2017, Sari Sulkunen and Johanna Saario from HisLit take part in EARLI 2017 conference in Tampere, Finland. Together with colleagues Eija Aalto, Tarja Nikula and Mirja Tarnanen from Jyvaskyla university and others around the world they discuss the role of language in content-area learning. Round table discussion The role of language in content-area learning – Conceptual frameworks and their underpinnings. University of Tampere, at 12.00,  Pinni B3109.