Sirkka Ahonen, Professor Emerita

sirkka.ahonen[at]helsinki.fi Publications

Sirkka Ahonen is a Professor Emerita of history and social studies education. Her PhD thesis, presented at the University of Helsinki in 1990, dealt with the historical thinking of adolescents. Her research interests range from the formation of historical identity to the history of school politics and the use of history in post-conflict countries. She is active in the European cooperation in the fields of history didactics and history of education. She has published the English monographs “Clio Sans Uniform – A Study of the Post-Marxist Transformation of the History Curricula in East Germany and Estonia, 1986–1991” (1992) and “Coming to Terms with a Dark Past – How Post-Conflict Societies Deal with History” (2012).