ISHA Annual Conference: Religion in History

Dear Friends! ISHA Helsinki would like to draw your attention to an upcoming Annual Conference about Religion in History. The event will take place in the city of Eger in Hungary on the 17th-23rd of April. The application period is on the 10th-15th of February so put the dates down on your calendar if you want to attend! ISHA will provide you with more information once the application period starts. Stay tuned!
WHAT: ISHA Annual Conference
WHERE: Eger, Hungary
WHEN: 17th-23rd of April
WHY: Because we love to meet historians from other countries and have fun together!
MITÄ: ISHA Vuosikokous
MISSÄ: Eger, Unkarissa
MILLOIN: Huhtikuun 17-23. päivä
MIKSI: Koska me rakastamme tavata historioitsijoita muista maista ja pitää hauskaa yhdessä!

Here’s a link to the Facebook-event: Annual Conference: Religion in History

Rick Astley’s 51st Birthday party-sitsit

Did you forget to celebrate Rick Astley’s 50th Birthday party last year? Fear not! ISHA Helsinki, together with Polho and Taso, will organize Rick Astley’s 51st Birthday party-sitsit on Monday, February the 6th. Come and join us when we party to the beat of `Never gonna give you up´! And guess what? The sitsit will be an open event so no need to buy tickets!

The sitsit will start at 19.00 but you can join us already by 18.30. The venue will be Alina-hall at the New Student House. After the sitsit we will have a disco where you can party to Rick Astley’s (and other artist’s from the 1980s) music and have a great night out with your friends! See you there!

Unfortunately the venue is not accessible for wheelchairs. If you have any questions regarding the sitsit feel free to contact ISHA Helsinki’s chairman Onni Kari
WHAT: Rick Astley’s 51st Birthday party-sitsit
WHERE: Alina-hall, New Student House, 3rd floor (Mannerheimintie 5 A)
WHEN: February the 6th, starting at 19.00
WHY: Because we all love `Never gonna give you up´ ;)
MITÄ: Rick Astley 51-vuotis synttärisitsit
MISSÄ: Alina-sali, Mannerheimintie 5A, 3.kerros
MILLOIN: maanantaina 6.2. alkaen kello 19.00
MIKSI: Koska kaikki rakastavat `Never gonna give you up´-kappaletta ;)

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ISHA Helsinki presents: Blades of Steel MMXVI


Come and experience ISHA Helsinki’s excursion to video gaming history. The highlight of the evening will be Blades of Steel (NES, 1988) tournament.

There is no entrance fee for the tournament. The best players will be awarded with medals.

Previous experience of the game is not required! Anyone can join this tournament. Before starting the tournament, we will have couple of training rounds.

After the tournament, there will probably be a karaoke afterparty.

No registration needed.
Inquiries: Onni Kari,

WHERE: New Student House, 3rd floor, Room Weber
WHEN: 27.12.2016 5pm ->


Tule mukaan kokemaan videopelihistoriaa ISHA Helsingin kanssa. Illan päänumero on Blades of Steel (NES, 1988) -turnaus. Turnaus järjestetään kolmatta kertaa peräkkäin.

Turnaukseen osallistuminen on ilmaista. Parhaat pelaajat tullaan palkitsemaan mitalein.

Aiempaa kokemusta ei vaadita, turnaus on kaikille avoin! Ennen turnauksen aloittamista on mahdollisuus pelin harjoitteluun.

Turnauksen jälkeen todennäköisesti karaokejatkot!

Turnaukseen ei vaadita etukäteisilmoittautumista.
Lisätietoja: Onni Kari,

MISSÄ: Uusi ylioppilastalo, Weber
MILLOIN: 27.12.2016 klo 17 ->



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Juusto, viini ja klassikko / Cheese, wine and a classic

It’s time for ISHA Helsinki’s amazing yearly “Cheese, wine and a classic” film night! On December 12th we will gather to Weber, New Student House (3rd floor) at 18.30 to drink wine, eat cheese and watch some classic films. So, whether you are interested in classic cinema or just want to eat cheese and drink wine in good company, this is an event that you don’t want to miss!

ISHA will serve you some wine and cheese for free, but you’d better bring your own as well, since we probably won’t have enough for everybody.

The films we are watching will be announced later.

WHAT: Film night
WHERE: Weber, New Student House, 3rd floor (Mannerheimintie 5 A)
WHEN: December 12th at 18.30
WHY: Free wine, cheese, classic films and great company

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ISHA Helsinki City Tour

Welcome to a guided tour with ISHA Helsinki on 1.12. We will begin the tour by the entrance to the main office of the Svenska litteratursällskapet Ritarikatu 5, entrance from the side of Kirkkokatu. The guide from the organisation Svenska litteratursällskapet will meet us there.

The tour guide will tell us about Helsinki before the independence of Finland in 1917 and tells about the different aspects of the city’s history and what it could have looked like if different people had got their say. The tour will take one and a half hours and will start at 14.15 and end around 15.45.

The number of participants is limited to 15 persons so please respond swiftly.

WHAT: Guided city tour
WHERE: Helsinki (start at Ritarikatu 5)
WHEN: December 1st, 14.15 – 15.45

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ISHA Helsinki Board Elections / ISHA Helsingin vaalikokous

ISHA Helsinki will gather to choose it’s board for 2017 on December 15th. The meeting will be held in Marx, New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5 A, 3rd floor) at 18:00. So, if you’re interested in being in the board of ISHA Helsinki or just want to be an active ISHA member and come hang out with us, attending this meeting is highly recommended!

If you’d like to be a board member or an official (active member) of ISHA Helsinki, but can’t make it to the meeting, you can inform the board directly or via email (

Here is the agenda for the meeting in Finnish:
1. Kokouksen avaus
2. Todetaan kokouksen laillisuus ja päätösvaltaisuus.
3. Valitaan kokouksen puheenjohtaja, sihteeri, kaksi (2) pöytäkirjantarkastajaa ja kaksi (2) ääntenlaskijaa.
4. Valitaan hallituksen puheenjohtaja.
5. Valitaan hallitukseen 5–11 muuta jäsentä.
6. Valitaan yksi (1) toiminnantarkastaja ja hänelle yksi (1) varatoiminnantarkastaja.
7. Käsitellään muut mahdolliset asiat.
8. Kokouksen päättäminen.

ISHA Helsinki presents: CHEAP & DIRTY PUB CRAWL Vol. XII

It’s here again, now for the 12th time: ISHA Helsinki’s legendary Cheap & Dirty Pub Crawl! That means you should clear your Thursday November 3rd evening of any other plans and come crawl through the cheapest and dirtiest pubs and bars of Helsinki with your awesome friends in ISHA Helsinki. The event will most likely include some karaoke singing as well!

This time we’ll first go to the bars in Merihaka and then head out to the more familiar Kallio where we’ll spend the rest of the night.

The pub crawl will start at Meri Pub (Haapaniemenkatu 14 A) at 18:00. Be there and bring your friends as well!

If you want to join us later you can text or call +358451387373 to find us.

What: ISHA Helsinki Cheap & Dirty Pub Crawl
When: November 3rd, 18:00 onwards
Where: Merihaka and later Kallio (Start at Meri Pub, Haapaniemenkatu 14 A)
Why: Good company, pubs, cheap beer, karaoke, ISHA…

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ISHA Helsinki Anniversary Sitsit

Have you ever wanted to experience the glamorous 1920’ and party like Gatsby? Ever had the desire to be part of the upper class in Downton Abbey? Would you have wanted to meet Charlie Chaplin and have a laugh with him?

Now you have the amazing possibility to be as glamorous as Coco Chanel or as cool as Al Capone. Join us on ISHA Helsinki’s 26th anniversary sitsit! The evening shall start with a welcome drink at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4th at the New Student House (Uusi Ylioppilastalo) on the 3rd floor. The dinner itself starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are necessary and numbers are limited, so be sure to secure your place when the online reservation is available. The price of the sitsit is 15€ for alcoholic meal and the non-alcoholic is 13€. Sitsit is to be paid with a bank transfer, but if that’s not possible you can pay it in cash at the venue. Reservation via E-lomake opens on September 23rd.

Awaken your inner party animal, dress up in fabulous clothes and come and have an unforgettable evening with us!

Unfortunately the venue is not accessible for wheelchairs. If you have any questions about the sitsit in any way feel free to contact ISHA Helsinki’s chairman Onni Kari

WHAT: ISHA Anniversary sitsit
WHEN: October the 4th at 6:30 pm welcoming drinks, 7 pm the dinner
WHERE: Alina hall, Mannerheimintie 5A 3rd floor
WHAT DOES IT COST: 15€ alcoholic dinner, 13€ non-alcoholic



MITÄ: ISHA Helsingin synttärisitsit
MISSÄ: Alina-sali, Mannerheimintie 5A, 3. kerros
MILLOIN: tiistaina 4.10. kello 18:30 alkumaljat, 19:00 pöytiin siirtyminen
MITÄ MAKSAA: 13/15 €

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ISHA Sauna Night For New Students

ISHA Helsinki starts the semester with a sauna night for both new and old students. This event is especially recommended for new students who are interested in ISHA, but everyone is welcome. Sauna is only a part of the event and the place is also suitable for just hanging out, so you can (and should!) come meet your new friends at ISHA even if you don’t feel like going to sauna.

So, whether you are a freshman, an older ISHA member, or an exchange student, make sure you’ll come and sauna/hang out with us on Tuesday 13.9!

The event starts at Marx which is located on the 3rd floor of the New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5 A) at 17.00. We will first hang out there for some time and then (at 19.00 or so) head out to the attic sauna Kekkonen (Kaivokatu 10 A, 9th floor).

What: ISHA Sauna Night
Where and when: From 17.00 at Marx, from 19.00(?) Kekkonen
Why: Because sauna, ISHA, and awesome new friends

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ISHA Helsinki Movie Night


Were you a Japan fan when you were a teenager? Or do you simply like good movies? Now it’s time for your favourite evening with ISHA Helsinki Movie Night 1/2016! We will watch movies by the world famous Japanese Studio Ghibli on Tuesday 26 April in Weber, New Student House, 3rd floor. You, the audience, will decide which movies we watch during the evening from the following:

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no monogatari, 2013)
The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu, 2013)
Spirited away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, 2001)
Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta, 1992)
My neighbour Totoro (Tonari no Totoro, 1988)

The movies will have Japanese voice and English subtitles. The location is unfortunately inaccesible with wheel chair, so contact us for help in reaching the location. The event is free and open to all students, like all activities of ISHA Helsinki.

What: Studio Ghibli movies in ISHA Helsinki Movie Night 1/2016
When: Tuesday 26 April, starting at 7pm
Where: Weber, New Student House, 3rd floor. Address Mannerheimintie
Why: スタジオジブリから!


Here’s the link to the facebook event