Books and journal issues


The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of the Past (New York: Routledge, 2017, Foreword by Hayden White).

La obra de historia: Constructivismo y política del pasado (Santiago: Palinodia, 2019).

Reviews (6)

Beverley Southgate, “The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of the Past. By Kalle Pihlainen,” History 106:370 (2021): 351–352, DOI: 10.1111/1468-229X.13128.

Marte González Ramírez, “Kalle Pihlainen, La obra de Historia. Constructivismo y política del pasado,” Oficio: Revista de historia e interdisciplina 12 (2021): 127–129, DOI: 10.15174/orhi.vi12.148.

Maria Grever, “History Writing Without Closure,” History and Theory 59:3 (2020): 490–496, DOI: 10.1111/hith.12177.

Paul. A Roth, “An audience for history? Review essay of Kalle Pihlainen’s The Work of History,” Journal of the Philosophy of History 14:1 (2020): 81–92, DOI: 10.1163/18722636-12341410.

Réal Fillion, “The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of the Past,” International Network for Theory of History , 8/2019,

Dan Stone, “The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of the Past, by Kalle Pihlainen,” Rethinking History 23:4 (2019): 582–584, DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2019.1669354.

(Ed.) Futures for the Past (London: Routledge, 2018).

(Ed.) History in the World (London: Routledge, 2018).

(Ed. with Erik Tirkkonen) Rustica Nova: The New Countryside and Transformations in Operating Environment, Publications of the Institute of History Nr 17, Cultural History (University of Turku, 2002).

Resisting History: On the Ethics of Narrative Representation. PhD dissertation, History (University of Turku, 1999).

Theme issues

(with Pedro Spinola Pereira Caldas) What makes history personal? História da Historiografia 12:31 (2019).

Futures for the Past. Rethinking History 20:3 (2016). Editorial.

History in the World. Rethinking History 20:2 (2016). Introduction.

(with Claudio Fogu) Metahistory Forty Years After. Storia della Storiografia 65:1 (2014).

Translations (2)

Do Passado Histórico Ao Passado Prático: 40 anos de Meta-História, eds Julio Bentivoglio & Verónica Tozzi (Serra, ES: Milfontes, 2017).

Hayden White: Cuarenta años de Metahistoria: Del “pasado histórico” al “pasado práctico,” eds Verónica Tozzi & Julio Bentivoglio (Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros, 2016).