Anneli Luhtala


Curriculum Vitae




FULL NAMES AND ADDRESS                                 Luhtala, Kaija Anneli

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Classical Institute, Department of World Cultures

00014 University of Helsinki


DATE OF BIRTH                                                        7 Sept. 1956



Matriculation examination                                                 31 May 1975

BA, Vaasa School of Economics                                     31 May 1978

Candidate in Philosophy, University of Tampere,

majoring in English Philology                       28 March 1984

Licenciate in Philosophy, University of Helsinki

majoring in Latin Philology                          29 Oct. 1991

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki                     4 April 1997



Current position:

University Lecturer, Classical Institute

University of Helsinki                                                       Aug. 2005 -

Docent in Latin Philology, University of Helsinki               19 Sept. 2000


previous appointments:

Senior research fellow. Academy of Finland                     1 Aug. 2000 - 31 July.2005

Post.doc. research fellow, Academy of Finland                1 Aug. 1998 - 31 July 2000

Junior research fellow, Academy of Finland                      1 Aug. 1995 - 31 July 1998

Research assistant, Academy of Finland                           1 Aug. 1991 - 31 Dec. 1994

Lecturer in Classical Philology (Åbo Akademi)                 six months 1991

Assistant in Latin Philology                         1 Sept. 1986 - 31 July 1987

Secretary (Oy Strömberg Ab, Vaasa, Kauhajoki)            15 months 1978-79


other professional qualifications:

External examiner for two doctoral dissertations:

MA Raija Vainio Latinitas and Barbarisms according to Roman Grammarians. Attitudes towards language in the light of grammatical examples, University of Turku, 1999.

MA Penelope Sarginson Ars Eutychis (Cambridge, Jesus College) January 2005.

Assessor of a tenure track lecturer position at the University of Uppsala, 2008.

Extended Analysis at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg, external expert in SWOT analysis of the Classical languages, 2012.


director of research projects

“The Arts of the Trivium in the Early Middle Ages”, funded by the Academy of Finland (1.1.2005 - 31.12.2008). Members: Dr Anna Reinikka and Dr Minna Seppänen.

“Continuity and Change in Northern European Grammatical Theory from the late Middle Ages to the early moder period”, funded by the Kone Foundation (1.1.2012 - 31.12.2013). Members Dr Anna Reinikka and Dr Tuomo Fonsèn.


other activities:

Secretary of the Classical Association of Finland (Helsinki) 1986-88.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas (London) 1991 - 1995.

Secretary of the Reinhold Ekholm Foundation (Helsinki) 1996-98.

Member of the Steering Committee of the Nordic Symposium for Graduate Studies in Classics (Nordisk Netvaerk for Forskeruddannelse in Graesk og Latin), 1997-98.

President of the Classical Association of Finland (Helsinki), 2002-2007.

Member of the Executive Committee, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, 2002-2005.

Member of the Editorial Board, Arctos, 2002-2008.

Member of the Editorial Board, Historiographia linguistica, Benjamins, 2008 –

Member of the Editorial Board, Language and History, Maney Publishing, 2009 -

Member of the organizing committee, International Conference on the History of Linguistics, Helsinki 18. – 22.7.2007 (a joint annual meeting of the Henry Sweet Society and Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft).

Member of the organizing committee, The XII International Conference on the History of Linguistics, St. Petersburg 28.8. – 2.9.2011.


studies abroad:

The Finnish Institute in Rome 1.1. – 31.12.1989, 1.10.1991 – 30.6.1992, 1.1.1993 – 30.6.1994, 1.1.1995 – 30.3.1995, 1.10.1999 – 30.6.2000.

Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1.10.1993 – 31.3.1994 (Visiting Graduate Student).

University of Bologna, Italian State Grant, 1.1 - 31.5.1988.

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 1.1. – 31.12.1990 (Visiting Graduate Student), British Council Grant.

Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1.9.2007 – 30.6.2008 (Visiting Fellow).

Herzog  August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, 2.1.2013 - 30.6.2013 (Stipendiatin)


Latest publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Syntactical Relations in Ancient and Medieval Grammar

    Luhtala, K. A., 10 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) The Origin of Dependency Syntax: A Historical Survey from Panini to Tesnière: Studies in language Companion Series. Imrényi, A. & Mazziotti, N. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, Vol. 2019. 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  2. The Art of Grammar in the Middle Ages: Typologie des sources du Moyen Âge occidental

    Luhtala, A., 1 Oct 2018, Bilingual ed. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. 160 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  3. Introduction: [Latin Grammars in Transition, 1200 - 1600]

    Luhtala, K. A., 15 Jun 2018, In : Historiographia linguistica. 44, 2/3, p. 191-203 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas Annual Colloquium

    Anneli Luhtala (Attendee)
    5 Sep 20188 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. John Benjamins (Publisher)

    Anneli Luhtala (Reviewer)
    1 May 201831 May 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

    Anneli Luhtala (Visiting researcher)
    6 Apr 201814 Jun 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

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Latest projects

  1. Handbuch frühneuzeitlicher Grammatiken/ Handbook of Early Modern Grammars

    Kärnä, A., Opitz, A., Fricke, H. & Luhtala, A.


    Project: Research project

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