Associate Professor

Johanna Ilmakunnas

Biträdande professor, Culture, History and Philosophy
Email: johanna.ilmakunnas@abo.fi
Mobile: +358-504783688
Phone: +358-2-2154788


Professional interests

My research interests include material culture, consumption, lifestyle, work and leisure, family and gender history as well as history of elites in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Finland and Europe.

I have published on consuming practices, credit and debt, private economy of elite families, handicrafts and shopping, life at country house and in town, food culture and work of servants. My currently research topic is Crafting the Everyday: Sensory and Gendered Handiwork in Northern Europe, c. 1700–1850. I'm currently also writing a book-length study on elites and work in eighteenth century.

My publications include Early Professional Women in Northern Europe, c. 1650–1850 (2017, edited with Marjatta Rahikainen and Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen), A Taste for Luxury in Early Modern Europe: Display, Acquisition and Boundaries (2017, edited with Jon Stobart), ‘Embroidering women & turning men: Handiwork, gender and emotions in Sweden and Finland, c. 1720–1820’ in Scandinavian Journal of History 41:3 (2016), the special issue on eighteenth-century cultural history in Historisk Tidskrif för Finland 100:4 (2015, edited with Charlotta Wolff) and a major study on the consumption and lifestyle of Swedish aristocracy in the eighteenth century Ett ståndsmässigt liv. Släkten von Fersens livstil på 1700-tal (2012), as well as a number of other articles, co-edited volumes and monographs.

I am also editor for Historiallinen Aikakauskirja, editor for the open access yearbook Sjuttonhundratal – Nordic Yearbook for Eighteenth-Century Studies, member of the board for open access history journal Historisk Tidskrift för Finland and member of the editorial board for the series Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Amsterdam University Press.

From August 2018 I have held a tenured position as an associate professor of Nordic History at Åbo Akademi University.
I acted as professor of Finnish history at the University of Turku 2016–2018.
I'm docent (adjunct professor) of Finnish and European history at the University of Turku since 2015.
I’m docent (adjunct professor) of European history at the University of Helsinki since 2015.
From 2016 to 2019 I'm acting as adjunct associate professor at the University of Luxembourg.
From 2013 to 2016 I held at the University of Helsinki a major postdoctoral grant from the Academy of Finland for the project ‘Diligent aristocracy: Nobility, service and work in Sweden, from the Great Northern War to the Napoleonic Wars’.
From 2012 to 2014 I was visiting research fellow at the University of Northampton.
Before entering academia, I worked a decade in scholarly and academic publishing at the Finnish Literature Society.


Research Areas


Peer-reviewed publications

A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Säätyläiset ja kuolemankulttuuri 1600-luvulta 1800-luvulle (2019)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Gaudeamus
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Naisten työ kuvina: Palvelijat 1700-luvun laatukuvamaalauksessa: (2018)
Ilmakunnas Johanna
Sigillum
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Työn kulttuurihistoriaa varhaismodernin ajan Euroopassa (2018)
Ilmakunnas Johanna
Gaudeamus
C2 Edited book
A Taste for Luxury in Early Modern Europe: Display, Acquisition and Boundaries (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas, Jon Stobart
Bloomsbury academic
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A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Display, acquisition and boundaries of luxury and taste (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas, Jon Stobart
Bloomsbury academic
C2 Edited book
Early Professional Women in Northern Europe, c. 1650–1850 (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas, Marjatta Rahikainen, Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen
Routledge
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
French Fashions: Aspects of elite lifestyle in Eighteenth-Century Sweden (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Bloomsbury academic
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
From Mother to Daughter: Noblewomen in Service at Swedish Royal Court, c. 1740–1820 (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Routledge
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Säätyläisnaiset ja käsitöiden materiaalinen kulttuuri 1800-luvun alkupuolella (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Ennen ja Nyt: Historian Tietosanomat
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Women and Professional Ambitions in Northern Europe, c. 1650–1850 (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas, Marjatta Rahikainen, Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen
Routledge
C1 Book
Joutilaat ja ahkerat: Kirjoituksia 1700-luvun Euroopasta (2016)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Siltala Publishing
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Ompelupöytä – naisten arkinen ylellisyysesine 1700- ja 1800-luvun Euroopassa (2016)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Måltidsupplevelser i 1700-talets Sverige och det tidiga 1800-talets Finland (2015)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Historisk tidskrift för Finland
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Naisten työt ja arkielämä Pehr Hilleströmin maalauksissa 1770-luvulta 1810-luvulle (2015)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Högadeln bor i staden: Fersenska palatset som urbant mikrokosmos i Stockholm ca 1740–1795 (2014)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
The luxury shopping experience of the Swedish aristocracy in eighteenth-century Paris (2014)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Routledge
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Ariès ja yksityiselämän historia (2013)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Turun historiallinen yhdistys ry
C1 Book
Ett ståndsmässigt liv: Släkten von Fersens livsstil på 1700-talet (2012)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland
C1 Book
Kartanot, kapiot, rykmentit: Erään aatelissuvun elämäntapa 1700-luvun Ruotsissa (2011)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura


Other publications

B1 Non-refereed journal articles
[Book review] Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society (2019)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Scandinavian Journal of History
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B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Women in business families: From past to present (book review) (2019)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
International Small Business Journal
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B2 Book section
Muotokuvien merkitys aateliskulttuurissa (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Sinebrychoffin taidemuseo
B2 Book section
Porträttens betydelse inom adelskulturen (2017)
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Sinebrychoffin taidemuseo

Last updated on 2019-12-08 at 21:51