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Mikko Laakso

Mikko Taneli Laakso
Born October 9, 1963, Lohja.

Master of Arts, 1990 and Licentiate of Philosophy (General History) 2000, University of Helsinki
Diplôme européen d’etudes medievales 1994 (Diploma awarded by FIDEM, the European Universities network for medieval research)
Archivist Diploma (National Archives Service of Finland), 1993

Researcher, Spiritus Historiae Ltd 1990- (fulltime from 2000)
Archivist, School of Art and Design, 1992-1995
Researcher, Department of Sociology (Demographics research unit), University of Helsinki, 1995-2000
Part-time researcher, Samfundet Folkhälsan, 2003-2011

Research interests: Finnish economic and social history, history of organisations and history of Finnish library services

Photo: Mika Federley
Written by Mikko Laakso and Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta (ed.)
Translated by John Calton

My dream

At some point, I would still like to do research on European history in the early Middle Ages, the pet topic of my student years. I wrote my MA and licentiate thesis on it, but then other things came along. Maybe in those golden years of retirement..

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