Seminar on digital solutions for studying premodern Finland

On 15 December at 4pm (Estonian time) the third online seminar of the Digital Livonia Project will take place. This time Associate Professor Anu Lahtinen (History, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki) presents her new project that aims to use HTR (handwritten text recognition) to study people, mobility, and networks in 16th-century Southern Finland. The research project, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto), will use handwritten text recognition technology to index and analyse 16th century documents. The aim of the project is to study networks and mobility in the light of 16th century cameral bookkeeping and other documents. For more about the project, see

Anu Lahtinen is Associate Professor of Finnish and Nordic History at the University of Helsinki. She is also member of the academic advisory board of the Digital Livonia project. Her fields of expertise include Finnish and Nordic history, especially premodern era, and long-term social history. She is Editor-in-Chief of Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (Finnish Historical Journal), 2016-2025, and the Chair of the board of Tilaushistoriakeskus (Centre for commissioned history projects) since 2016. For more information, see 

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