Finland (Other Keyword)

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Becoming Urban – Emerging Urban Food Culture in Early Modern Tornio, Northern Finland (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anna-Kaisa Salmi.

This paper focuses on emerging urban food culture in Tornio, a small town in Northern Finland, between AD 1621 and 1800. Tornio was founded in 1621 in Northern Finland, which at that time was a part of the Swedish kingdom. The population of the new urban centre was a mixture of local peasants and merchants from other towns of Sweden. Tornio was a dynamic boom town where people of different origins came together, forming a new urban community and a new urban food culture. Zooarchaeological...

Middle Age Saint Statues in Finland (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heidi Lamminsivu. Titta Kallio-Seppä.

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 3: Material Culture and Site Studies" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Lately Finnish people have been very interested about middle age and how people lived then. Church was very important in middle age.  In medieval sculpture, the human figure was central. Sculpture and saint statues are not really church art, but their size and shape varied according to purpose. Usually the statues were also painted...

Public Memory and Dark Heritage at Santa Claus Village (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul R. Mullins. Timo Ylimaunu.

Cutting across the Arctic Circle in the heart of Finnish Lapland, Santa Claus Village celebrates familiar holiday legends while offering visits with Santa and the opportunity to purchase a host of consumer goods.  The Yuletide tourist attraction north of Rovaniemi sits on a landscape that was a Luftwaffe airbase during World War II, and many of the foundations of the massive base’s support structures visibly dot the forests around Santa Claus land.  The history of Finland’s status as...

Representations and Iconography – Images of Finns and Finland in Stamps at the 1930s (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timo Ylimaunu. Paul R. Mullins. Tuuli S. Koponen.

In our paper, we will consider the development of nationalist material culture and the national iconography in Finland through postal stamps during the 1930s. Stamps were one media of the state to deliver its’ official national iconographic expressions. We will discuss what kind of images were used in the stamps and what kind of images the young national state delivered of itself to the outside world through stamps. Finland became independent at the 1917. The 1920s and 1930s were the period when...

Sacred, Forgotten and Remembered – Forgotten Sacred Places in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Titta Kallio-Seppä. Terhi T. Tanska.

In this paper we discuss how sacred places in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland lost their sacred meanings. Churches and graveyards in the early 17th century town of Oulu and 14th to early 17th century rural Ii were destroyed, forgotten and eventually turned into part of secular residential areas. Consequently the social memory of these places changes over time, becoming forgotten, then erroneously remembered, and finally rediscovered and brought to public attention by archaeologists....