Asko Nivala

Biography and/or project

My research focuses on the age of Romanticism. I defended my doctoral dissertation Beyond Germany Fragmented. The Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel’s Early Romantic Philosophy of History in 2015. A monograph based on that study will be published in March 2017 with the title The Romantic Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophy of History (Routledge). The book discusses the themes of the Golden Age and the Kingdom of God in Friedrich Schlegel’s (1772–1829) early thought. In addition to that, I have studied the spatiality of thought and concepts, about which I co-edited the book Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe (Routledge 2016) together with Hannu Salmi and Jukka Sarjala. In 2017–2019, I will be working as a TIAS postdoctoral research fellow with the project Romantic Cartographies. Lived and Imagined Space in English and German Romantic Texts, 1790–1840. Moreover, I am a member in the consortium Computational History and the Transformation of Public Discourse in Finland, 1640–1910 supervised by Hannu Salmi (Academy of Finland, 2016–2019).