The Finnish Society of Sciences And Letters


The members of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters convene once a month, by tradition on the third Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at the House of the Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, auditorium 15.  Exceptions to place and time are mentioned separately.

The meetings begin with public lectures held by members of the Society.  The lectures are open for the public, but registration is required (at Wednesday before meeting. After the lectures the members of the Society hold their regular monthly meeting.


Program for spring 2023

Monday 16.1 at 4 p.m., Aurum, Henrikinkatu 2, Turku
  • Commemorative speech for Professor Karl-Gustav Sandelin is given by Tage Kurtén
  • Lecture by Anne Kovalainen: ”Alustataloudesta alustayhteiskuntaan”
  • Lecture by Ruth Illman: ”Vardagsjudendom i Finland och i Norden”
Monday 20.2 at 5 p.m., House of the Estates
  • Commemorative speech for Professor Peter Tigerstedt is given by Pekka Kauppi
  • Lecture by Matti Lassas on the topic “Inversio-ongelmat: Maailman kuvantamista eri mittakaavoissa”
  • Lecture by Ulrika Candolin on the topic ”Beteendeekologisk forskning i en värld i förändring”
Monday 20.3 at 5 p.m., House of the Estates
  • Lecture by Sami Pihlström on the topic “Mikä on uskonnonfilosofian tutkimuskohde”
  • Lecture by Sarah Butcher on the topic ”The wonderful world of viruses”
Monday 24.4 at 5 p.m. Annual meeting
Saturday 29.4 Annual celebration
  • Ulla Connor will give a lecture with the title “The Birth of Applied Linguistics in the Nordic Countries”
Monday 20.5 at 5 p.m., Villa Aikala, Meilahti
  • Commemorative speech for Professor Eero Holopainen is given by Timo Vesala
  • Commemorative speech for Academician Päiviö Tommila is given by Laura Kolbe
  • Lecture by Martti Koskenniemi on the topic “Naton toiminta ja toimivalta – oikeudellisia näkökohtia”


Program for autumn 2023

Monday 18.9 at 5 p.m., Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki
  • Commemorative speech for Professor Per-Erik Saris is given by Per Saris
  • Commemorative speech for Professor Matti Klinge is given by Henrik Meinander
  • Lecture by Eero Castrén
  • Lecture by Erika Löfström
Monday 16.10. at 5 p.m., Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki
  • Lecture by Karl-Erik Michelsen
  • Lecture by Eeva Furman
Monday 20.11 at 5 p.m., Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki
  • Lecture by Minna Palmroth
Monday 18.12 at 5 p.m., Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki
  • Lecture by Mikael Fogelholm