Articles


Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

“Experience, materiality and the rules of past writing: Interrogating reference,” Life Writing 16:4 (2019), 617–635. DOI: 10.1080/14484528.2019.1633251

“Committed writing: History and narrative communication revisited,” The Engaged Historian: Perspectives on the Intersections of Politics, Activism and the Historical Profession, ed. Stefan Berger (New York: Berghahn, 2019), 63–78.

“The distinction of history: On valuing the insularity of the historical past,” Futures for the Past, ed. Kalle Pihlainen (London: Routledge, 2018), 100−118.

“Realist histories? When form clashes with function,” in Rethinking Historical Genres in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Jaume Aurell (London: Routledge, 2017), 33-48.

(with Valtteri Arstila) “Mimesis psykologiassa,” in Mimesis: Filosofia, taide, yhteiskunta, eds Jukka Mikkonen & Antti Salminen (University of Jyväskylä: SoPhi, 2017), 173–188. [Mimesis in psychology.]

“Messing with Mr In-Between: Or, how being second-rate can rescue history,” Rethinking History 21:4 (2017), 618–636. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2017.1332819

(with Arja Virta and Marjaana Puurtinen) “Monitieteinen näkökulma historian asiantuntijuuteen,” Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 114:3 (2016), 306–315. [A multidisciplinary perspective on historians’ expertise.]

“Jean-Paul Sartre and the post-1968 ethic of anti-representationalism,” in Dissent! Refracted: Histories, Aesthetics and Cultures of Dissent, ed. Ben Dorfman (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016), 209–228. Full text here.

“The view from the fence,” Rethinking History 19:2 (2015), 310–321. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2015.999431

“There’s just no talking with the past,” Rethinking History 18:4 (2014), 575–582. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2014.893668

“On historical consciousness and popular pasts,” História da Historiografia 15 (2014), 10–26.

  • “Historia, historiatietoisuus ja menneisyyden käyttö,” Kasvatus & Aika 5:3 (2011), 5–17.

“Narrative truth,” Metatheoria: Revista de filosofía e historia de la ciencia 4:1 (2014): 37–53.

“Historical representation unchained: History, fiction and Quentin Tarantino,” in The Fiction of History, ed. Alexander Lyon Mcfie (London & New York: Routledge, 2014), 130–146.

“The eternal return of reality: On constructivism and current historical desires,” Storia della Storiografia 65 (2014), 103–115.

  • “O eterno retorno da realidade: a respeito do construtivismo e dos desejos históricos atuais” (trans. Rüsley Biasutti), Do Passado Histórico Ao Passado Prático: 40 anos de Meta-História, eds Julio Bentivoglio & Verónica Tozzi (Serra, ES: Milfontes, 2017) 165–185.
  • “El eterno retorno de la realidad: sobre constructivismo y los deseos históricos actuales” (trans. María Inés La Greca), in Hayden White: Cuarenta años de Metahistoria: Del “pasado histórico” al “pasado práctico,” eds Verónica Tozzi & Julio Bentivoglio (Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros, 2016), 129–143.
  • “Jitsuzai no hateshinai kaiki – Kouchiku-ron to saikin no rekishi no yokkyu ni tsuite” (trans. Michihiro Okamoto), in Rekishi wo utsu: Gengo-ron teki tenkai – Bunka-shi – Paburikku hisutori – Nashonaru hisutori, eds Michihiro Okamoto, Toru Kashima, Takahiko Hasegawa, Ken’ichiro Watanabe (Tokyo: Ochanomizu Shobo, 2015), 186–209.

“The work of Hayden White II: Defamiliarizing narrative,” in The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory, eds Nancy Partner & Sarah Foot (SAGE, 2013), 119–135.

“Rereading narrative constructivism,” Rethinking History 17:4 (2013), 509–527. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2013.825085

  • “Konstruktivistinen historiateoria fiktiivisyys-keskustelun jälkeen,” in: Historian teoria: Lingvistisestä käänteestä mahdolliseen historiaan, eds Kari Väyrynen & Jarmo Pulkkinen (Tampere: Vastapaino, 2016), 85–113.

Mulholland Drive and the surrender of representation,” Storia della Storiografia 63 (2013), 71–90.

“Escaping the confines of history: Keith Jenkins,” Rethinking History 17:2 (2013), 235–252. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2013.778126

“Literary knowledge in historical study: The case of Josef Škvorecký’s The Engineer of Human Souls,” Ideas in History 7:1–2 (2013), 121–145.

  • “Kaunokirjallisen tiedon käyttö historiantutkimuksessa: esimerkkinä Josef Skvoreckyn Ihmismielten insinööri,” in Hetkiä historiassa, ed. Henri Terho, Cultural History/Kulttuurihistoria 2 (University of Turku, 2002), 345–371.

“What if the past were accessible after all?” Rethinking History 16:3 (2012), 323–339. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2012.695042

“Cultural history and the entertainment age,” Cultural History 1:2 (2012), 168–179. DOI: 10.3366/cult.2012.0019

“The end of oppositional history?” Rethinking History 15:4 (2011), 463–488. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2011.616408

“Critical historiography in the entertainment age,” Historein 10 (2010), 106–116.

“On history as communication and constraint,” Ideas in History 4:2 (2009), 63–90.

(with Valtteri Arstila) “The causal theory of perception revisited,” Erkenntnis 70:3 (2009), 397–417. DOI: 10.1007/s10670-008-9153-7

“History in the world: Hayden White and the consumer of history,” Rethinking History 12:1 (2008), 23–39. DOI: 10.1080/13642520701838769

“Performance and the reformulation of historical representation,” Storia della Storiografia 51 (2007), 3–16.

“The confines of the form: Historical writing and the desire that it be what it is not,” in Tropes for the Past: Hayden White and the History/Literature Debate, ed. Kuisma Korhonen (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2006), 55–67.

“Understanding and commitment: Narrative representation in Sartre’s L’Idiot de la Famille,” Clio 34:1–2 (2005), 59–82.

“Ympäri mennään… Sanataide ja historiankirjoituksen rajat,” in Laji, tekijä, instituutio: Kirjallisuudentutkijain Seuran Vuosikirja 2003 (2004), 234–245. [Round and round we go… Literature and the limits of historical writing. Yearbook of the Literary Research Society of Finland.]

“From embodiedness to community,” Human Affairs 14:2 (2004), 126–134.

“Representing identities: Transforming acts into gestures?” Rethinking History 7:3 (2003), 307–313. DOI: 10.1080/1364252032000135274

“Of closure and convention: Surpassing representation through performance and the referential,” Rethinking History 6:2 (2002), 179–200. DOI: 10.1080/13642520210145635

“The moral of the historical story: Textual differences in fact and fiction,” New Literary History 33:1 (2002), 39–60. DOI: 10.1353/nlh.2002.0008

“Kaunokirjallisuus ja totuudellisuuskysymysten ylittäminen historiantutkimuksessa,” in Kulttuurihistoria: Johdatus tutkimukseen, eds Kari Immonen and Maarit Leskelä, SKS Tietolipas 175 (Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2001), 303–317. [Literature and the overcoming of truth-questions in historical research.]

“Crossing the public–private divide: Jean-Paul Sartre and Richard Rorty on the function of literature,” in The New Europe at the Crossroads: Europe’s Classical Heritage in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Ursula E. Beitter (Peter Lang, 2001), 281–299.

“The liberalist ‘esprit analytique’ as a hindrance to social justice,” in Liberalism and Social Justice: International Perspectives, eds Gideon Calder, Edward Garrett, Jess Shannon, Avebury Series in Philosophy (Ashgate, 2000), 100–112.

“Narrative objectivity versus fiction: On the ontology of historical narratives,” Rethinking History 2:1 (1998), 7–22. DOI: 10.1080/13642529809408759

“Akseli Gallen-Kallelan Kalman kukka,” Sananjalka: Suomen Kielen Seuran Vuosikirja 38 (1996), 153–172. [Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Flower of Death. Yearbook of the Finnish Language Society.]


Non-refereed scientific articles


“Historians and ‘the current situation’,” History in the World, ed. Kalle Pihlainen (London: Routledge, 2018), 1–11.

“On the ethics and politics of historical representation,” in The New Development of Historical Studies and Global Citizenship, eds Ichiro Michishige & Michihiro Okamoto (Tokyo: IHS Books [Institute of Human Sciences, Toyo University], 2017), 55–62.

“Auttaisiko aikakone menneisyyden merkityksen etsinnässä?” in Historian aikakoneessa: Onnittelukirja Hannu Salmelle, eds Silja Laine, Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, Kari Kallioniemi, Harri Kiiskinen, Petri Paju, Heli Rantala (Turku: K&H-kustannus, 2011), 41–49. [Would a time machine be useful in our search for the meaning of the past?]

“Constructivism and the institutionalization of oppositional history,” in Reescrituras de la memoria social/Rewriting Social Memory, II Congreso Internacional de Filosofía de la Historia, October 11–13, 2006, Colegio Nacional Buenos Aires (2006), CD-ROM.

“Historiankirjoitus ja kerronta fakta–fiktio -keskustelun jälkeen,” in Dialogus: Historian taito, eds Meri Heinonen, Leila Koivunen, Sakari Ollitervo, Heli Paalumäki, Hannu Salmi, Janne Tunturi (Turku: Kirja-Aurora, 2002), 165–178. [Historical writing and narration after the fact–fiction debate.]

“‘Liveness’ and the realities of historical representation,” in European Culture in a Changing World: Between Nationalism and Globalism, ed. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, 8th International Conference of  ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), July 22–27, 2002, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2002), CD-ROM.

“Representational strategies in Jean-Paul Sartre’s L’idiot de la famille,” in Approaching a New Millennium: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future, eds Daniel Apollon, Odd-Bjørn Fure, Lars Svåsand, 7th International Conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), 14–18 August 2000, University of Bergen (2000), CD-ROM.

“Symbolism vs. modernism in visual arts applications of the Kalevala,” in Approaching a New Millennium: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future, eds Daniel Apollon, Odd-Bjørn Fure, Lars Svåsand, 7th International Conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), 14–18 August 2000, University of Bergen (2000), CD-ROM.

“‘Me historiateoreetikot olemme aivan vaarattomia’: keskustelua Frank Ankersmitin kanssa,” Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 95:4 (1997), 362–369. [“We historical theorists are quite harmless”: A conversation with Frank Ankersmit.]