Post-doc Researcher

Otto Latva

Research Associate, Social Sciences
Research Associate, FSE Common
Mobile: +358-505717422
Phone: +358-2-2154911


I am a historian, specialized in human-animal studies and the ways in which people of the past perceived the sea environment. I am also interested in many other matters related to the shared past between humans and non-human nature. I have for instance written a lot about the ways in which humans have monsterized non-human nature and how they have exploited it. At the moment, I am working in the Finnish Academy project, "Living with the Baltic Sea in a Changing Climate", in Åbo Akademi. In this project, I will explore the changes in the shared past between humans and the Baltic fauna and flora. My primary objective is to explore how people have understood the disappearance of marine species and the arrival of new species in the Baltic Sea.

Professional interests

History; Cultural History; Human-Animal Studies; Sea Animals; Cephalopods; Mollusks; Insects; Oceans; Baltic Sea; 16th Century; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century; Environmental History; History of Science; History of Zoology; History of Knowledge; Maritime History; Climate Change; Digital Humanities; Big Data; History of Animal Farming; Posthumanism; History of Monsters; Oral History; Maritime Literature; Marine Fiction; History of Seafarers; History of Whaling

Peer-reviewed publications

A1 Journal article (refereed)
Spreading News in 1904. The Media Coverage of Nikolay Bobrikov's Shooting (2019)
Oiva Mila, Nivala Asko, Salmi Hannu, Latva Otto, Jalava Marja, Keck Jana, Martínez Domínguez Laura, Parker James
Media History
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Monitieteisyys ja humanistinen tutkimus (2017)
Latva Otto
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Juutinrauman merimunkki – Merieläimen ja ihmisen hybridi 1500-luvun Euroopassa (2014)
Latva Otto
Lähde - Historiatieteellinen Aikakauskirja

Other publications

E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Koukussa Norppaliveen - villieläinten tosi-tv (2018)
Otto Latva, Heta Lähdesmäki
Turun Sanomat
D1 Article in a trade journal
AHA eli aallonharjalle (2016)
Latva Otto
Hiiskuttua 2.0
B2 Book section
Punainen Etelä-Pohjanmaa (2016)
Latva Otto
Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura
B2 Book section
Punakorvakilpikonna – 1990-luvun suomalaisperheiden "kesäkissa" (2016)
Latva Otto
Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura
B2 Book section
Kortti kiekkomaailmaan (2015)
Latva Otto

Other Research Activities

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