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University administrator

Lauri Olavi Honko, Finnish university administrator. Commander Finnish Lion, 1981; recipient Honorary award Emil Aaltonen Foundation, 1986.

Background

Honko, Lauri Olavi was born on March 6, 1932 in Hanko, Finland. Son of Svante and Helmi Sofia (Starck) Honko.

Education

Cand.Philosophy, Helsinki University, 1956. M.Philosophy, Helsinki University, 1957. License Philosophy, Helsinki University, 1958.

Doctor of Philosophy, Helsinki University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Abo Akademi, Turku, Finland, 1978.

Career

Research assistant, Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1956-1963; professor folkloristics and comparative religion, U. Turku, 1963-1996; director Kalevala Institute, U. Turku, since 1998; professor, Academy Finland, Turku, 1975-1978, 91-96; director, Nordic Institute Folklore, Turku, 1972-1990. Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1962, 90, University of California, Berkeley, 1971.

Works

Membership

Member Finnish Society for Study of Comparative Religion (chairman 1969-1990), International Society for Folk-Narrative Research (president 1974-1989), Finnish Literature Society (president 1975-1988), Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters (board directors since 1987, president 1989-1990, Kalevala award 1962), Norsk Vitenskapsakademi (correspondent), Academia Europaea (London), Kungliga Gustav Adolfs Akademi (Uppsala).

Connections

Married Märta Gunhild Sjögren, November 1, 1958. 1 children: Pentti; married Raili Anneli Peräniitty, November 16, 1989.

father:
Svante Honko

mother:
Helmi Sofia (Starck) Honko

spouse:
Raili Anneli Peräniitty

spouse:
Märta Gunhild Sjögren

child:
Pentti Honko