Laura Kristina Kolbe
September 9 1957, Bogotá, Colombia
Master of Arts 1982 (General History) and Doctor of Philosophy 1989 (Finnish and Nordic History), University of Helsinki, Docent of History 1994
Professor of European History, University of Helsinki 2005-
Historiographer for Kulosaaren Kotiseutusäätiö (a foundation representing a coastal district of Helsinki) (1983–88)
Historiographer for the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (1989–95)
Historiographer of the City of Helsinki (1996–2002 and 2005).
Secondary occupations include curator of the Mannerheim Museum (1982–91), project secretary for SITRA (1987-89), adviser to the First Lady of Finland, Eeva Ahtisaari (1996–2000). Editor of Suomen kulttuurihistoria I-V ('Finnish cultural history vols. I-V') (1998–2004), editor of Tiedepolitiikka ('Science policy') magazine (2003–06).
Written by Laura Kolbe and Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta (ed.)
Translated by Johanna Spoof. Revised by John Calton.