Biography

My research and teaching is thoroughly interdisciplinary and treads the borderlands between philosophy, cultural theory and empirical historical research. In brief, my research profile rests on two connected foundations: a) Theoretical and philosophical research on the nature of the human sciences, historical understanding, testimony and cultural theory. b) Historical research on the interplay between language, class and identity in the history of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland during the 20th century. My research in the history of ideas is part of an interdisciplinary research project about class, language and national identity funded by the Kone Foundation.

I hold a PhD in philosophy from Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU, 2017). During the past five years, I have held visiting research fellowships at Harvard University and Södertörn University. I have experience of academic teaching in both history and philosophy as University Teacher (universitetslärare) at ÅAU.

Besides my academic research, I concurrently work within non-formal adult education. I was managing director (verksamhetsledare) of the organisation Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f., 2010-2020, an association organizing public discussion about philosophical, social and cultural issues. At present, I am adviser (sakkunnig) for Svenska folkskolans vänner r.f., within a project about contemporary challenges for non-formal adult education.


Research Areas


Peer-reviewed publications

A1 Journal article (refereed)
Minority nationalism and visions of socialist unity in the post-war Finnish labour movement, 1944–1949 (2019)
Matias Kaihovirta, Jonas Ahlskog, Mats Wickström
Labor History
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Om historia och självförståelse (2019)
Jonas Ahlskog
Filosofisk Tidskrift
A1 Journal article (refereed)
”Vi lever och kommer att leva”. Kommunisten och bildningsborgaren Harri Edgrens kulturkamp för finlandssvenskarnas fortlevnad (2019)
Mats Wickström, Jonas Ahlskog
Historiska och litteraturhistoriska studier
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A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Michael Oakeshott and Hayden White on the practical and the historical past (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog
Routledge
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Nationen i klasskampen: Minoritetsnationalism inom den socialistiska arbetarrörelsen (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog, Matias Kaihovirta, Mats Wickström
Historisk tidskrift
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Stalin och det svenska i Finland: Kommunistisk nationalitetsteori och den tidiga finlandssvenska folkdemokratin (2018)
Mats Wickström, Jonas Ahlskog
Historiska och litteraturhistoriska studier
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
The idea of a philosophy of history (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog
Rethinking History
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
G. H. von Wright on Agent Self-Understanding and Action Explanation (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Acta Philosophica Fennica
A1 Journal article (refereed)
R. G. Collingwood and the Presence of the Past (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Journal of the Philosophy of History
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
The Evidential Paradigm in Modern History (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
STORIA DELLA STORIOGRAFIA
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Michael Oakeshott and Hayden White on the practical and the historical past (2016)
Jonas Ahlskog
Rethinking History
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
R. G. Collingwood and the Concept of Testimony : A Story about Autonomy and Reliance (2016)
Jonas Ahlskog
Clio -Kenosha then Fort Wayne-
A1 Journal article (refereed)
The Crisis of Testimony in Historiography (2016)
Jonas Ahlskog
Journal of the Philosophy of History
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Language-Games and Relativism: On Cora Diamond's Reading of Peter Winch (2015)
Jonas Ahlskog, Olli Lagerspetz
Philosophical Investigations
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Other publications

E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Atos Wirtanen (2019)
Jonas Ahlskog
Arbetarbladet
B2 Book section
Om filosofins och livets kontinuitet (2019)
Jonas Ahlskog
Filosofi vid Åbo Akademi
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
[Review of] The Ethos of History: Time and Responsibility, edited by Stefan Helgesson and Jayne Svenungsson (2019)
Jonas Ahlskog
Journal of the Philosophy of History
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E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Finns det plats för klass i Svenskfinlands historia? (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog, Matias Kaihovirta, Yasmin Nyqvist, Anna Sundelin, Holger Weiss, Mats Wickström
Hufvudstadsbladet
B2 Book section
Folkbildningens öppna samtal (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog
Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Förståelse från insidan - sextio år av samhällsvetenskapens idé (2018)
Olli Lagerspetz, Jonas Ahlskog
Ikaros
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Inlevelsens roll i historieforskningen (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog
niin & näin
E3 Edited popular book
Rum för eftertanke: En antologi om att utmana det invanda (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog, Mio Lindman
Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Vårt levande inbördeskrig och konsten att minnas på ett ansvarsfullt sätt (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog
Hufvudstadsbladet
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Faktaresistensens bedräglighet (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Hufvudstadsbladet
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Planer och genomförande (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Hufvudstadsbladet
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Sipiläs förståelse (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Hufvudstadsbladet
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Undervisning som väcker intresse (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Hufvudstadsbladet
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Vårt praktiska och historiska förflutna (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Ajatus: Suomen Filosofisen yhdistyksen vuosikirja
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Vårt praktiska och historiska förflutna (2017)
Jonas Ahlskog
Finsk tidskrift
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Ekonomisk expertis och det goda samhället (2016)
Jonas Ahlskog
Ikaros
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Förnuftets röst (2016)
Jonas Ahlskog
Hufvudstadsbladet
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Sipilä och lojalitetens samförstånd (2016)
Jonas Ahlskog
Hufvudstadsbladet
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Recension av Ralf Hultbergs bok Vedergällningstanken. Två idéhistoriska studier. (Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos, 2012). (2014)
Jonas Ahlskog
Lychnos: Lardomshistoriska Samfundets Arsbok = Annual of the Swedish History of Science Society


Other Research Activities


Last updated on 2020-22-04 at 15:06