III Congreso Internacional Historia a Debate Santiago de Compostela

IV Congreso Internacional Historia a Debate
Santiago de Compostela, 15-19 de diciembre de 2010






 Name and year of birth

Olavi Kaarlo Fält, 1946


Degrees, dates and places, major subject, topic of doctoral dissertation

Candidate in the Humanities (Bachelor's) degree,                                       1970

General history, University of Oulu

 Candidate in Philosophy (Master's) degree                                                  1973

General history, University of Oulu

 Licentiate in Philosophy degree                                                                     1982

History of ideas and learning, University of Oulu

 Doctoral dissertation approved by the University of Oulu                                       1982

History of ideas and learning,

Eksotismista realismiin. Perinteinen Japanin-kuva Suomessa

1930-luvun murroksessa (From Exoticism to Realism. The

Traditional Image of Japan in Finland in the Transition Years

Of the 1930’s)

 Doctor of Philosophy degree                                                                          1983

University of Oulu


Adjunct professorships, universities, years of appointment

Docent in history, especially in East Asian history                                                    1983–1995

University of Oulu

 Docent in the history of Japan                                                                        1987–

University of Turku

 Docent in the history of East Asia                                                 1997–

University of Helsinki


Present employment relationship with starting and dates

Professor of history                                                                          1996–

University of Oulu                                                            


Most important scientific positions of trust and administration with starting and ending dates

Member of the Board of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies                                                1990–1997

Member of the Board of the Finnish Society of History                                            1990–1994

Nordic Association for Japanese and Korean Studies, NAJAKS,                                           1990—92, 95—2000

member of the board

Chairman of The Historical Association of Northern Finland                                   2001–

Head of the Department of History, University of Oulu                                             1996–2005


Most important foreign visits

Danmark 1972, 1973

Japan, 1977–79, 83, 85, 87, 90, 92, 94, 97, 2002, 2005


Elected memberships in scientific societies

Finnish Society of History                                                                               1984

Finnish Academy of Science and Letters                                                      2004