CV

1. Full name and date 

Family name, First names: Meinander, Carl Henrik 
ORCID-number: 0000-0003-4205-556
Date of birth:19/05/1960
Nationality: Finnish
Website URL: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/henrik-meinander

2. Education and degrees awarded

Docent in Finnish and Scandinavian History (4.2.97)
 University of Helsinki

Docent in Nordic History (13.12.97)
 Åbo Akademi

Doctor of Philosophy degree
 University of Helsinki
 Thesis: eximia cum laude approbatur
 Main subject: Finnish and Scandinavian History

Master of Letters degree
 University of Glasgow
 Main subject: Education

Candidate in Philosophy (MA) degree
 University of Helsinki
 Thesis: eximia cum laude approbatur
 Main subject: Finnish and Scandinavian History
 Other subjects: Sociology, Art History

1997-2001

1997

1994


1991

1987

3. Other education and training, qualifications and skills

National Defense Course (MPK 193), Staff Sergeant

State Administration language certificate: 
 Excellent knowledge in Finnish language

2010, 2015

1997

4. Linguistic skills

Mother tongue: Swedish
Excellent skills: Finnish
Good skills: English
Basic skills: German

5. Current position

2) Professor of History, University of Helsinki (leave of absence: 2001-2002, 2007-2010, 2015-2018)

2001-

6. Previous appointments

Vice-Dean for Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki

Head of the History Department, University of Helsinki

Director of the Finnish Institute in Stockholm

Acting Associate Professor of Pedagogy, University of Helsinki

Curator of the Mannerheim Museum, Helsinki

Assistant Lecturer of History, University of Helsinki

2010-13

2004-06

2001-02

1997-98

1991-97

1990-97, 1998-99

7. Research funding, leadership and supervision

Research funding

Project leader, Academy of Finland

Director, project leader and senior researcher, 
 Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation 

Project leader, Academy of Finland

Senior Researcher, Svenska kulturfonden

Senior Researcher, Academy of Finland

Project researcher, Academy of Finland

PhD-student at University of Helsinki, Ministry of Education

PhD-student at University of Glasgow, Academy of Finland

2016-2020

2015-2017

2011-2014

2008-10

2007-08

2000 

1990

1988-89

Research leadership

Research leader of the project “Minority, nation and the world: Swedish speaking and Jewish intellectuals in Finland and the international community (1880–1980)”

Director of and project leader in the research program “Driving Forces of Democracy: Patterns of Democratization in Finland and Sweden, 1890-2020”, Funded by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and Östersjöstiftelsen

Project leader of the Scholarship program for Finnish professionals at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC

Research leader of the project “Emotions and the Cultural History of War in Finland, 1939-1951”, Funded by Academy of Finland

2016–2020

2015-2017


2013–

2011-2014

PhD-Supervision

Completed PhD supervisions (25):

Peter Davidsen (2021) Jens Grandell (2020),Julia Dahlberg (2018), Nathanaelle Minard, Richard Robertson, Sofia Gustafsson (2016), Matti Hannikainen, Suvi Talja, Kasper Kepsu (2014), Jani Marjanen (2013), Elisabeth Stubb, Annette Forsén (2012), Aapo Roselius (2011), Pertti Kavén (2010), Michael Jonas, Stefan Nygård (2009), Kristina Linnovaara, Ainur Elmgren, secondary supervisor, University of Lund (2008), Kristina Ranki, Henrika Tandefelt (2007), Peter Stadius (2006), Jessica Parland-von Essen (2005), Charlotta Wolf, Thomas Westerbom (2004), Minna Sarantola-Weiss (2003).

Ongoing PhD supervisions (7):

Lotta Nylund, Aleksi Ahtola, Nina Edgren-Henrichson, Nina Johansson, Sami Koskelainen, Martin Pettersson, Sebastian Lindberg.

8. Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

Professor of History, University Helsinki

Supervision of approximately 95 MA-theses

Assistant Lecturer of History, University Helsinki

Teacher of History Upper Secondary School of Mattliden, Espoo

2002-

1994-

1991-97, 1998-99

1986-87

9. Awards, prizes and honours 

Theodor Homéns pris, Finska Vetenskaps-Societeten

Stora Fackbokspriset, Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse

Stig Ramels pris, Kjell och Märta Beijers stiftelse

Otavan tietokirjallisuuspalkinto

Svenska Folkskolans Vänners Folkbildningspris

Forna Normallyceisters Årets Nors-utmärkelse

Kulturfondens för Sverige och Finland pris för vetenskaplig verksamhet

Svenska Akademiens Finlandspris

Oskar Öflunds stiftelses pris

2021

2017

2017

2017

2016

2010


2008

2007

2002

10. Other academic merits

Evaluations

Pre-examiner of PhD theses (at University of Helsinki):
 Rickard Brander (University of Helsinki)
 Janne Väistö (Åbo Akademi) 
 Harri Salimäki (University of Finland)
 Hilkka Laamanen (University of Finland)
 Jaroslav Suchoples (University of Finland)

Opponent for PhD theses:
 Mari Olafson Lundemo (European University Institute, Florence)
 Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi (University of Tampere)
 Johanna Bonäs (Åbo Akademi)
 Johanna Wassholm (Åbo Akademi)
 Mikko Majander (University of Helsinki)
 Lars Ilshammar (University of Örebro)
 Jan Ahtola Nielsen (University of Aarhus, co-opponent)
 Jukka Rantala, (University of Helsinki)

Evaluator for Dozentship:
 Joni Krekola (University of Helsinki)
 Mikko Majander (University of Helsinki)
 Martti Turtola (National Defence University, Helsinki)
 Marko Tikka (University of Tampere)

Evaluator of promotion applications for Professorships:
 Hans Bonde (University of Copenhagen)
 Åke Sandström (Högskolan på Gotland)

Evaluator of applicants for Professorships:
 Contemporary History, University of Turku            


2019
2017
2000
1999
1999


2020
2012
2012
2008
2004
2002
2002
1997


2014
2008
2007
2007


2011
2011


2015

Membership in evaluation groups

Member of the evaluation group assessing the Humanities, Languages and Cultures and Theology PhD study programme groups of the University of Tartu and Tallinn University

Member of the evaluation group (history and philosophy) in the research assessment exercise at University of Tampere

Member of an evaluation group of teaching in History of ideas at Swedish universities, Högskoleverket      

Member of the international leading group of the research program “Nordic spaces after 1800”, The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Member of the scientific sport committee, Finnish Ministry of Education

Member of expert group evaluating applications in accordance with the Law of Religious Freedom (23 §), Finnish Ministry of Education

Member of an international peer evaluation committee for research program applications, The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Member of an international expert group that evaluated teaching and research in History at Estonian universities, Estonian Higher Education Accreditation Centre

Member of the steering group for the research project Prisoner of-war deaths, extraditions and deportations from Finland 1939-1955

Member of an evaluation group of teaching in History of ideas  at Swedish universities, Högskoleverket      

2017

2014

2013

2007-2012

2007-2011

2007-2010

2007-2008

2006

2004-2008

2004-05

Membership in editorial boards 

Zacharias Topelius samlade skrifter: En historisk-kritisk utgåva
 Chairman of the Editorial Board

European Studies in Sports History
 Member of Scientific Committee

Nordeuropaforum
 Member of Wissenschaftlichen Beirat

Biografiskt Lexikon för Finland
 Chairman of the Editorial Board

The International Journal of the History of Sport:
 Regional Editor
 Member of the International Editorial Board

Historisk Tidskrift för Finland:
 Member of Editorial Board
 Editorial Secretary
 Chairman of Editorial Board


2015-2021


2012-2017


2005-2013


2002-2011


1994-1997
1997-2010


1991-
1992-1996
2000-2005

Elected membership in scientific societies 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
 Foreign Member

The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters
 Fellow Member

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science 
 Foreign Member

Finnish Historical Society
 Research Fellow Member


2020

2003


2002


1998

11. Positions of trust in society

Sigrid Juselius Foundation
 Debuty Member of the Board              

Research Foundation of the University of Helsinki
 Member of the Board

Mannerheim Museum, Helsinki
 Member of the Museum Board

Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
 Member of the Board

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 Member of the History Board

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland 
 Member of the Board

Hanasaari: The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre 
 Member of the Board

Finnish Historical Society, Helsinki
 Member of the Board

The Committee for Scientific Translations, FILI
 Chairman of the Committee

Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation
 Chairman of the Foundation
 Member of the Board

The Swedish Society of Literature in Finland 
 Chairman of the Society
 Vice-Chairman of the Society
 Member of the History Section
 Chairman of the History Section
 Scientific Secretrary of the Scientific Board
 Member of the Scientific Board

Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation
 Member of the Museum Committee
 Chairman of the Museum Committee
 Member of the Board

Historical Society /Historiska Föreningen, Helsingfors
 Member of the Board
 Secreterary


2017-


2014


2010-


2009-2011, 2012-2015


2008-


2008-2013


2007-2012


2006-2011


2006-2009


2019-
2008-


2017-
2015-2017
1999-2017
2006-2014
1999-2000
1998-


1996-2016
2005-2016
2005-2016


1986-1992
1991-1992