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​Jonas Ahlskog is University Lecturer in History at Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU). His main research interests include the history of ideas and philosophy and theory of history and the human sciences. In the history of ideas, Ahlskog is primarily interested in conceptions of nation, class, language and identity in political and ideological movements during the 20th century. His philosophical and theoretical research focuses on historical knowledge and method, action, understanding, explanation, testimony, memory, and cultural theory.

Ahlskog holds the Title of Docent in Philosophy (ÅAU) and he is Principal Investigator of the Kone Foundation research project Doing Justice to Experience: Relations to the Difficult Past in History and Memory. ​

Besides his academic research, Ahlskog is concurrently working within non-formal adult education. He was managing director (verksamhetsledare) of the organisation Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f., 2010-2020, an association organizing public discussion about social and cultural issues. In recent years, Ahlskog has been adviser (sakkunnig) for Svenska folkskolans vänner r.f., within a project about contemporary challenges for non-formal adult education. 

External positions

Docent of the History of Ideas, University of Oulu

2023 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, Södertörns högskola

1 Jul 201831 Dec 2018

Visiting Research Fellow, Harvard University

1 Sept 201515 Dec 2015


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