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Tapio Nurminen

Tapio Juhani Nurminen
Born May 5, 1972, Joutsa.

Master of Arts (General History), University of Helsinki, 2001
Other studies incl. Helsinki School of Economics

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, 1995–1999
Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, 2000–2003
Communications Department, University of Helsinki, 2003–2004
Managing Director, Flo Apps Ltd 2005-

Publications, awards and special achievements
Joutsan veteraanimatrikkeli (’Register of Joutsa war veterans’), 2006
Article on Teloitettu totuus (’Executed truth’, a monograph on the Continuation War), 2008
Foreword to ”Sotilaat. Taistelemisesta, tappamisesta ja kuolemisesta” (‘Soldiers. Fighting, killing and dying’), 2011
Article on Kirjeitä sodasta (‘Letters about war’), 2015
Main Prize, Apps For Democracy Finland, Nomen Est Omen – application, 2009
Special mention, Apps For Development, World Bank, World Bank Widget-app, 2011
Silver Medal, Open Data Challenge, for Nomen Est Omen–app, 2011

Photo: Sandra Lundgren
Written by Tapio Nurminen, Kaija Hartikainen (ed.)

My dreams

My family on both my father’s side and my mother’s side have lived in Joutsa, originally in the greater Sysmä area, since at least the 1500s. My dream is to continue to work less and spend more time in the countryside.

A real concrete plan and dream I have is to publish the interviews I conducted with veterans from Joutsa and Luhanka. I met many of those men only once, and now all of them have died, but every one of them made a lasting impression on me, and their stories deserve to be published.

I also wish to write a novel. It is a plan I’ve been turning over in my mind for twenty years, so it’s high time I seized the day and turned my ideas into reality.

Photo: Anna Talvi​.


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