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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
HISA2 Conflicts and their Resolutions in the Context of Global History: Where Theory Meets Practice 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Historian tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Participants will learn how conflicts emerged in the past and what is the role of early warning signs in avoiding conflicts today.

General description

This course investigates conflicts, crises and their resolutions in the context of global history. Examples of conflicts in the recent past are chosen from the Mediterranean, the northern African and the Scandinavian regions. Life cycles of crises are introduced together with a concrete and unique perspective of explaining how religion, tribalism, ethnic and national conversations between also non-traditional leaders have influenced crises management related work in the past. Against historical examples the course reviews the mediation tracks pursued today. Case studies and topics include Finnish indigenous Saami peoples’ experiences; fragile post-colonial states and history of peace mediation efforts in Somalia; the significance of trauma and resolution in conflicts; healing of community relationships as well as history and memory. In addition to lectures on historical crises and resolutions in recent history, this course discusses how history of diplomacy continues to influence today´s world politics. Key topics are: crises, crises management, statelessness, stateness, tribal communities, women in conflicts, armed groups in conflicts, post-colonialism; unstable states and history, the Mediterranean, Lapland and global history.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Rinna Kullaa, Teacher responsible
Antti Pentikäinen, Teacher responsible


25-Jan-2018 – 2-Mar-2018
Lectures 22 hours
Thu 25-Jan-2018 - 1-Mar-2018 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B3116
Tue 30-Jan-2018 - 27-Feb-2018 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B3116
Fri 2-Mar-2018 at 10-12, Pinni B3116


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Thu 25.1.  16:15-17:45 (Kullaa)

Tue 30.1. and Thu 1.2.  16:15-17:45 (Kullaa)

Tue 6.2. and Thu 8.2.  16:15-17:45 (Pentikäinen and Kullaa) (Pentikäinen)

Tue 13.2. and Thu 15.2. 16:15-17:45 (Kullaa)

Tue 20.2. 16:15-17:45  (Jacobson) (Kullaa present)

Tue 27.2. and Thu 1.3. klo 16:15-17:45 and Fri 2.3.  10:15-11:45 (Kullaa) (Pentikäinen) (Pentikäinen plus Kullaa final lecture).


(2.3. final lecture)