Bo Stråth


Curriculum Vitae

Bo Stråth is since 1 July, 2007 Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor in Nordic, European and World History at the Helsinki University. 1997-2007 he was professor of contemporary history at the European University Institute, Florence and 1990-1996 professor of history at Göteborgs universitet. Visiting fellow/professor at Universität Kiel and Glasgow University (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the Collegium for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (SCASSS) in Uppsala and at Aarhus universitet, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Universität Bielefeld, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main, Lunds universitet, Saitama Daigaku, Stockholms universitet (SCORE) and Tokyo Daigaku (Todai, Japan Foundation Fellow). Since 1996 member of the International Committeee for Social History. Founding member of the European Society for the History of Political Thought and member of several advisory boards and editorial boards.

In the framework of his chair at the Helsinki University his research concentrates on two projects, Between Restoration and Revolution, National Constitutions and Global Law: an Alternative View on the European Century 1815-1914 (EReRe), co-directed with Martti Koskenniemi; and Conceptual History and Global Translations: The Euro-Asian and African Semantics of the Social and the Economic.

Latest publications

  1. Identity and social solidarity: an ignored connection. A historical perspective on the state of Europe and its nations

    Stråth, B. Apr 2017 In : Nations and Nationalism. 23, 2, p. 227-247 21 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Scandinavia / Norden

    Jalava, M. H. & Stråth, B. E. G. 2017 European Regions and Boundaries : A Conceptual History. Mishkova, D. & Trencsényi, B. (eds.). New York: Berghahn Books, p. 36-56 21 p. 2. (European Conceptual History)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  3. Debate on Azar Gat's Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism

    Hutchinson, J., Wickham, C., Strath, B. & Gat, A. Jul 2015 In : Nations and Nationalism. 21, 3, p. 383-402 20 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies (External organisation)

    Stråth, B. (Assessment)
    25 Oct 2013

    Activity: MembershipAssessment of candidates for academic posts

  2. Panel with Professor Klaus Offe on the crisis of Europe at the Goethe-Institut in Barcelona

    Stråth, B. (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
    15 Sep 2013

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

  3. Keynote at opening of the Centre for the Study of Ideologies at the Nottingham University

    Stråth, B. (Speaker: Keynote)
    23 Jul 2013

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

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