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Heikki Kirkinen

university professor

Heikki Kirkinen was Finnish history educator. Decorated Commander Order of White Rose (Finland), Commander Ordre Palmes Académiques, officer Ordre National Mérite (France). Member European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, History Society, Kalevala Society (honorary), Finnish Literature Society, Academy of Sciences Finland.

Background

Kirkinen, Heikki was born on September 22, 1927 in Liperi, North Kare, Finland. Son of Sulo Agapus and Anna (Hirvonen) Kirkinen.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1961. Honorary Doctor, University Petrozavoksk.

Career

Lecturer history Finnish Orthodox Seminary Finland, Helsinki, 1953-1959, University Jyväskylä, 1960-1962. Researcher Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1962-1966. Associate professor Sorbonne, University Paris, Paris, 1966-1970.

Professor history University Joensuu, 1970-1990, rector, 1971-1981, professor, director Institute History, 1981-1990. Associate professor Sorbonne Nouvelle University, France, 1984-1985. Associate director studies Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, 1988-1989.

Now researcher, writer.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Les Origines de la Conception Moderne de L'homme-Machine, 1960, Karelia Between East and West, I. Russian Karelia in the Renaissance (1478-1617), 1970, Karelia on the Battlefield, Karelia Between East and West, II, 1976, Europas Födelse, Bonniers Varldshistoria 7, 1984, Byzantine Tradition and Finland, 1987, Structures and Forces in History, 1987, The Roots of the Kalevala Tradition in North Karelia, 1988, Europe of Regions and Finland, 1991. Co-author: History of the Karelian People, 1994, (with H. Sihvo) The Kalevala, An Epic of Finland and All Mankind, 1985, Provincial Government-New Level of Democracy, 1996. Editor-in-chief: History of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1986, 2nd review edition 2000.Editor: Problems of Rural Development in Finland and in France, 1982. (with Jean Perrot) Le Monde Kalévaléen en France et en Finlande Avec un Regard sur la Tradition Populaire et L'épopée Brétonnes, 1987, Europe of Provincies and Finland, 1991, History of the Karelian People (with H. Shivo and P. Nevalainen) 1994, Provincial Government - New Level of Democracy, 1996. Editor: Protection and Development of Our Intangible Heritage, 1999.

Membership

Member European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, History Society, Kalevala Society (honorary), Finnish Literature Society, Academy of Sciences Finland.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, fishing.

Connections

Married Maire Mirjam Rehvonen, June 20, 1953. 1 child, Teo Johannes.

father:
Sulo Agapus Kirkinen

mother:
Anna (Hirvonen) Kirkinen

spouse:
Maire Mirjam Rehvonen

child:
Teo Johannes Kirkinen