Call for Papers: Open Theology is publishing a Topical Issue on the theme of Religious Recognition. The issue is edited by Heikki J. Koskinen, Ritva Palmén and Risto Saarinen. Some papers have already been published online, and the deadline for submissions is July 30 2016. Here is a link to the journal’s call for papers: http://www.degruyter.com/page/1267

REFLECTIONS ON RECOGNITION: An international conference

26–28 May 2016 (University of Helsinki)

(Program as a pdf file)



ERC Consolidator Grant (1,5 milj. euros) to CoE’s researcher Ph.D. Jari Kaukua‘s (University of Jyväskylä) project Epistemic Transitions in Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science: From the 12th to the 19th Century
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Photo: Jari Kaukua (left) and Risto Saarinen




(Photo: Heikki J. Koskinen)


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Ph.D. Hanne Appelqvist (University of Helsinki) received a grant (200 000 €) from the Finnish Cultural Foundation together his colleagues Ph.D., docent Kalle Puolakka and Ph.D. Jukka Mikkonen. The project is titled The Cognitive Relevance of Aesthetics. (Photo: Heikki J. Koskinen)


D.Th., docent Aku Visala (University of Helsinki) is nominated as Academy Research Fellow by the Academy of Finland for a five year period. His research is titled Free Will at the Crossroads of Science and Theology.