Markku Hyrkkänen

Biography and/or project

I have been reflecting the relationship between history and historical theory (or philosophy of history) since the beginning of my historical studies and during my career career as lecturer and professor of history. Besides lecturing and publishing about the theme, I have in 2006, at the European Social Science History Conference in Amsterdam presented the paper titled as “What is historical method and what is it for?”. In 2010, at the Finnish Historical Conference, I co-organized the session with the title “From working to thinking historian? The relevance and usability of historical theory for historical research”.