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Jorma Kaimio

Jorma Juhani Kaimio
Born July 13, 1946, Helsinki

Master of Arts (1967) (Roman literature), Licentiate of Philosophy (1969) and Doctor of Philosophy (1972), University of Helsinki
Secretary, Matriculation Examination Board (1969-72)
Acting Associate Professor of Roman literature (1977)
Managing Director of the Akateeminen bookshop (1980-90)
Literary Director and Vice President at WSOY (1990-2000), President (2000-06)

Publications, research projects and other academic activities

Research interests:
What became of the Etruscans and their language under Rome’s tightening grip?
Latin and Greek as languages of the Roman Empire
The publication of Greek-language papyrus rolls

Awards and special achievements:
University of Helsinki, Senior of the Year 1997

Photo: WSOY:n kuva-arkisto
Written by Jorma Kaimio
Translated by John Calton, Kaisla Kajava and Johanna Spoof
Revised by John Calton.

"The first Night of the Arts was calm"

The Night of the Arts was organised for the first time in Helsinki in August 1989. People had the chance to witness various kinds of arts and cultural events– on the streets, in bookshops, in museums, in galleries– and at night. The Night of the Arts was organised by the Akateeminen bookshop and the Helsinki Festival. Yle News interviewed Jorma Kaimio, CEO of the bookshop. The interview with Kaimio and some of the Night of the Arts atmosphere from 1989 are available in the Yle Elävä Arkisto (video is in Finnish).

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