Saturday, April 11, 2015

Early Modern Morals Research Center

The Early Modern Morals Research Center (EMM) at the University of Jyväskylä has a long-standing tradition of early modern research and multifaceted methodological and theoretical expertise. It brings together approximately 30 academic staff and postgraduate students from different fields of history. The department has an international reputation for research excellence and has been ranked among the top 200 best history departments around the world (QS Rankings).

The Early Modern Morals Research Center studies cultural, social, political and economic aspects of history, from lifestyles to political decision-making, from work to celebration and from language use to the arts and sciences. The Center's projects and research topics cover multiple facets of human historical existence: moral systems of individuals and communities, leadership, rules, values, behaviors, habits and customs. We focus on Nordic societies, especially Sweden and Finland, as well as the cultural, political, and economic environment of Scandinavia during the years 1450 - 1850.

The Center hosts the annual international Gustav Wasa conference and other international conferences connected to specific research projects. The Center has an excellent infrastructure for supporting research projects and it provides a friendly and dynamic environment for academic staff, postgraduate students and visiting scholars.