Aila Lauha

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Lisätietoja affiliaatiostaDean of the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki 1.1.2004 -31.12.2013

Curriculum vitae

Aila Lauha (born 1951 in Oulu, Finland) is Professor of Church History, specifically Contemporary Church History, in the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology since 1997. She was the Dean of the Faculty of Theology in 2004-2014. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Theology at the University of Lund in 2011.

 

Professor Lauha is a member of the Research Council for Culture and Society of the Academy of Finland. She is a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and a member of the Council of the Helsinki University Science Foundation. She is member of the board of the National Library of Finland and a member of the wider editorial board of the periodical Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte. From 2013 onwards she is a member of the Governing Board of the Conference of European Churches.

 

Earlier in her career, Professor Lauha was a member of the Research Council for Culture and Society at the Academy of Finland for six years in 1998–2003. In 2010-2012 she was the chair of the Research Council for Culture and Society and a member of the Academy´s Board. In 2012-2014 she was the chair  of the board of the National Library of Finland In 2003-2010 she was a member of the Editorial Committee of the periodical Studia Theologica, Scandinavian Journal of Theology.

 

Professor Lauha has served in various functions in several domestic and international scientific associations such as the Joint Committee of the Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities (as the chair and a member).  She was the chair of the Collegium of the University of Helsinki and the chair of the Advisory Board of City Centre Campus of the University of Helsinki in 2007–2009. She has also been a board member of the Network for European Studies of the University of Helsinki. In addition, she has been a member/vice member of several other committees and boards in her home university.

 

She has been a panel member nominated by the Estonian Higher Education Accreditation Centre for the evaluation of theological education in Estonia in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and an expert panel member for the Research Evaluation at Uppsala University in 2007. She has assessed research projects in various European countries and served as an assessor in several processes of filling the position of Professor in Finland and the Nordic countries.

 

Her scholarly work is focused on Contemporary Church History, Churches and the Cold War, the Ecumenical Movement and International Cooperation of the Churches, Churches and National Identity, Nordic Churches after the 2nd World War and Churches in the 1960ies as well as Finnish History of Theology in the 1920ies. In 2001–2004 she was the coordinator of the research project Churches and European Integration, financed by the European Union. In 20010-2013 she was leading the research project “The Ecumenical Movement and the Cold War Politics”, financed by the Academy of Finland.

 

In most recent evaluation of the research at the University of Helsinki in 2011 she was the leader of the research community Contemporary European Church History that was one of the awarded research communities of the evaluation.

Viimeisimmät julkaisut

  1. Uudistunut Euroopan kirkkojen konferenssi

    Lauha, A. M. tammikuuta 2017 julkaisussa : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 122, 2, s. 159-164 6 Sivumäärä

    Julkaisu: ArtikkelijulkaisuA2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikauslehdessä

  2. Heikki Räisäsen elämäntyöstä teologisen tiedekunnan ja kirkon näkökulmasta: The work and life of Professor Heikki Räisänen seen from the perspective of the Faculty of Theology and the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland

    Lauha, A. M. 31 joulukuuta 2015 julkaisussa : Vartija : ihminen, uskonto, yhteiskunta.. http://www.vartija-lehti.fi/heikki-raisasen-elamantyosta/

    Julkaisu: ArtikkelijulkaisuE1 Yleistajuinen artikkeli, sanomalehtiartikkeli

  3. Daughrity, Dyron B.: Church History. Five Approaches to a Global Discipline. – New York: Peter Lang 2012. (XIV) 289 S., pb. € 33,70 ISBN: 978-1-4331-1695-7

    Lauha, A. M. 2015 julkaisussa : Theologische Revue.. 4

    Julkaisu: ArtikkelijulkaisuA2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikauslehdessä

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Viimeisimmät aktiviteetit

  1. Ecumenical cooperation and world politics. Scientific Conference

    Lauha, A. (Puhuja: pääpuhuja (keynote))
    28 lokakuuta 2016

    Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistuminen tai tapahtuman järjestäminenKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen

  2. Ecumenical cooperation and world politics. Scientific Conference

    Lauha, A. (Järjestäjätoimikunnan puheenjohtaja)
    26 lokakuuta 201628 lokakuuta 2016

    Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistuminen tai tapahtuman järjestäminenKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen

  3. Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocation Education (EKKA)

    Lauha, A. (Muu rooli)
    28 helmikuuta 20164 maaliskuuta 2016

    Aktiviteetti: Vierailu toiseen organisaatioonAkateeminen vierailu toiseen organisaatioon

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Uusimmat palkinnot

  1. Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland

    Aila Lauha (Vastaanottaja), 6 joulukuuta 2015

    Palkinto: Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset

  2. The Order of the White Rose in Finland, Knight 1st Class 2002

    Aila Lauha (Vastaanottaja), 2002

    Palkinto: Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset

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