Henrik Meinander

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Henrik Meinander at Helsinki Book Fair, 2016

Carl Henrik Meinander (born 19 May 1960 in Helsinki), is a Finnish historian, PhD 1994. From 2002 Meinander is the keeper of the Swedish-speaking professorship in history (after Matti Klinge) at Helsinki University. He is the son of the famous archaeologist Carl Fredrik Meinander.

Meinander has focused on the history of gymnastics in his doctors dissertation Towards a bourgeois manhood (1994) and Lik martallen, som rågfältet (1996). In Finlands historia, part 4 (1999) he appears as an unbiased interpreter of the Finnish republics history. He has also engaged himself in the public debate as columnist in the newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet.

He is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2002.

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