Conference Presentations

Montand and the Soviet Audiences, at the Yves Montand 100 years webinar, October 13, 2021.

The Method of Digital History? Writing a Chapter for a University Textbook, together with Dr. Matti La Mela, DHiS2020 online conference of Digital History research in Sweden, Uppsala University, Sweden, December 4, 2020.

Constructing a Political Celebrity. Lajos Kossuth and travelling newspaper texts in the mid-19th century. Lectures on Digital Humanities -series, University of Wrocław, Poland, November 22, 2019.

Kossuth Amerikassa. Tekstin uudelleenkäyttö ja uutisten leviäminen 1800-luvun sanomalehdissä (in English: Kossuth in America. Text Reuse Detection and Spreading of News in the 19th century Press), Historiantutkimuksen päivät (History Research Days), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, October 26, 2019.

Pseudohisorian tutkiminen internet –aineistoista, (In English: Studying Pseudohistory using Interntet Resources) co-presented with Reima Välimäki, Historiantutkimuksen päivät (History Research Days), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, October 24, 2019.

Data and Methods of the Pseudohistory Project, co-presented with Anna Ristilä, Medievalism between East and West conference, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, September 26-27, 2019.

Constructing Kossuth. Lajos Kossuth, Political Celebrity, and Dis/Information in the 19th century Press, co-authored with Jana Keck, James Parker, Paul Fyfe, and David Smith (presented by Oiva), DH2019, Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 11, 2019.

Telegram, Telephone, Telex and the Internet. Detecting Information Flows and Uses of Communication Technologies in the Past and Present. Big Data and Philosophical and Social Sciences Research workshop, Big Data and Philosophical and Social Science Laboratory, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, China, June 15, 2019.

A Panorama of Situated Research in the Digital Humanities: the ‘Lab & Slack’ Digital Humanities Quarterly special issue, Mila Oiva & Urszula Pawlicka-Deger (presented by Oiva), Digital Methods and Practices Observatory DiMPO working group meeting, DARIAH annual meeting, University of Warsaw, Poland, May 15-17, 2019.

The Digital in Social Science History – anything new? roundtable discussant, Baltic Connections Conference, University of Helsinki, March 22, 2019.

Information Flows, Networks, and Communication Technologies. A Case Study of Polish-Soviet-Finnish Consumer Good Trade 1944-1989, Baltic Connections Conference, University of Helsinki, March 22, 2019.

How to Study Transformations in Economy, Technology, and Politics? Workshop on Russian/Soviet Economic and Political History, University of Helsinki, March 20-21, 2019.

Global Celebrities, Catastrophe and an Assassination. Tracing the 19th century News Flows, Culture Analytics reunion, UCLA, Lake Arrowhead, California, USA, December 10, 2018.

Yves Montand and the Soviet Fans, Soviet Celebrity and Performance: Transnational Cultural Icons in the Cold War -panel, ASEEES2018 conference, Boston Mass., USA, December 7, 2018.

Digital History in Finland: From Collaboration to Publishing, presenting together with Petri Paju, Aalto DH Pizza -seminar, Otaniemi, November 28, 2018.

Oceanic Exchanges project, Academy of Finland DIGIHUM -program day, Paasitorni, Helsinki, November 6, 2018.

Yves Montand in the USSR, Istorija i kompiuter -conference, Assotsiatsija Istoricheskoi Informatiki, Moscow State University of Lomonosov, Zvenigorod, Russia, October 28, 2018.

New Approaches in Soviet/Russian Economic History, round table speaker, Aleksanteri conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, October 25, 2018.

Yves Montand in the USSR, Across the Borders – East-West Cultural and Tourist Exchange in Eastern Europe panel, Aleksanteri conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, October 24, 2018.

Re-formatting area studies in the age of big data round table speaker, Aleksanteri conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, October 24, 2018.

Economy Talk and Advertising. Digital Reading of the Polish newspaper “Życie Gospodarcze”, 1950-1980, (Politics of) Digital Humanities in Eastern European Studies -conference, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki September 10, 2018.

Oceanic Exchange. Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914 poster together with Hannu Salmi, Asko Nivala and Otto Latva, presenting the poster at the Poster Slam: Mila Oiva. Digital Humanities in Nordic Countries (DHN) 2018, Helsinki March 9, 2018.

Using Two Sets of Glasses: Yves Montand Goes to the USSR presentation, Digital Russia Research group launching meeting, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland, January 5, 2017


Travelling Global News, Texts, and Concepts – and One French Singer-Actor, presentation at Culture Analytics program reunion, the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, Lake Arrowhead, USA, December 15, 2017.

Showcasing the Soviet Space. A Soviet Documentary on Yves Montand´s visit to the USSR in 1956-1957. Spatiality and Geography in Late Socialist Cultures panel, ASEEES, Chicago, USA, November 11, 2017.

Unofficial Trade and Business Practices in the Baltic Region in the 20th Century, Discussant of the panel, ASEEES, Chicago, USA, November 11, 2017.

Advertising Polish Clothing in the Soviet Union, 1949-1961, The Soviet Bloc in Global Economy panel, Aleksanteri Conference, University of Helsinki, October 26, 2017.

How to Make a Digi Hub? Preliminary Outcomes of “Roadshow” Project Interviews, Historiantutkimuksen päivät (History Days), University of Turku, October 21, 2017.

Panel discussion: Opetus ja Digitaalinen historiantutkimus (in English: Teaching and Digital History Research), panel organizer and chair / facilitator of the discussion, Historiantutkimuksen päivät (Annual History Days) Turku, Finland, October 19, 2017.

Trade Crossing Eastern Bloc Borders. An Example of Transnational History of Polish-Soviet Trade. Tensions of Europe 2017 conference, Athens, September 8, 2017.

Introduction of the New Project, Fastlanes and Potholes on the Road to the Future of Digital History, Kickoff event of “From Roadmap to Roadshow” project, June 2, 2017, Tieteiden talo, Helsinki.

Emotion and Location in the British 18th Century Luxury Discussions, together with Niko Ilomäki, Matti La Mela, Adriana Luna-Fabritius, Jukka Suomela, Laura Tarkka-Robinson, Iiro Tiihonen, Ville Vaara and Jami Valorinta, HELDIG Hackathon 2017, May 15-19, 2017, University of Helsinki.

Digi-Pravda ja ranskalainen supertähti Yves Montand, Digitaalisten aineistojen käyttö – Mitä aineistoilla voi tehdä? –tapahtuma 9.5.2017, Kaisa-kirjasto, Helsingin yliopisto.

Montand in the Soviet Union. Teaching International Encounters for the Soviet citizens. East-West Cultural Relations: Interplay of Arts and Cultural Diplomacy, 1945-2017, conference February 24-25, 2017, in Jyväskylä, Finland.

In a Candy Store. Dreams on interesting Methods. Digihistfi –symposium, December 2, 2016, University of Helsinki.

Digital Research – Methodological and Theoretical Issues. Choices of Russian Modernization Center of Excellence symposium August 18, 2016, Gustavelund, Finland.

Mapping the Invisible. Lightning Talk at the Culture Analytics long program of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), March 29, 2016.

Talking about Advertising. Changes in Polish Economic Discourse, 1950-1980, Digital History Finland Symposium, Helsinki, December 9, 2015.

Reklama! Studying the Conceptual History of Polish Advertising in 1950-1980 with DH methods, Ethics in Digital Humanities Conference, organized by DIGIN network, Turku, October 2, 2015.

Reklama! Changes in Polish Economic Discourse, 1950-1980. ICCEES World Congress, 3.-8.8. 2015, Makuhari, Japan.

Demonstrating Polish Modernity in the USSR—Pol’skie mody ’58 Fashion Show in 1958. The Pleasures of Backwardness: Consumer Desire and Modernity in Eastern Europe, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 23.-25.4. 2015.

Digitaaliset ihmistieteet ja tutkimuksen avoimuus -debate with Professor Mikko Tolonen and Eetu Mäkelä at Science Forum of Helsinki Book Fair, October 23, 2015.

Open Science from the perspective of a researcher, speech in Avoimen tieteen huomiointi tutkimuksen suunnittelussa (Open Science in Planning a Research Project) workshop. October 22, 2015. University of Helsinki.

Panel Discussant at “Discussion on Digitally Supported Research and Pedagogy” panel, Berkeley DH Faire, April 7-8, 2015, Doe Library, UC Berkeley, USA.

Talking About Advertising. Changes in Polish Economic Discourse, 1950-1980. Talking About Economics in the Socialist World 1920s-1980s –conference, April 16-17, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland (Skype presentation).

Reklama! Conceptual History of Advertising, Marketing and Propaganda in Socialist Poland 1950-1980. Poster in Berkeley DH Faire, April 7-8, 2015, UC Berkeley, USA.

Poland – History is Destiny? Panelist at Discussing World Politics -student meeting, University of Helsinki, 13 March 2014.

Voiko menneisyyden kulttuureja ymmärtää nykyisten bittien avulla? Christmas school, Cultural history, University of Turku, Finland 14th January, 2014.

Soviet Consumers in the Eyes of the Polish Clothing Exporters, 1956-1982, Fashion, Consumption and Everyday Culture in the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1985 Conference, 24th – 25th October 2013, University of Salzburg, Austria.

Exporting Westerness? Polish-Soviet Cloth Trade, 1956-1982, 11th International Conference Transport & Borders 25-29 September 2013, Kouvola & St. Petersburg.

Markkinointi ja mainonta Puolan ulkomaankaupassa 1956–1982 Presentation at the meeting of research group Capitalism, State & Society, University of Helsinki, 14th October, 2013.


Interpreting Polish Marketing Practices from Transnational Perspective Forum Doktoranckie at Drugi kongres zagranicznych badaczy dziejów Polski: Polska w Europie Środkowej, 13-15th September, 2012.

Competition and the Socialist Integration – Contradictory Concepts? Economic Entanglements in East-Central Europe and the COMECONs Position in the Global Economy (1949-1991), Leipzig, November 14-16, 2012.

Telimena in Moscow 1961 – Marketing through Fashion Shows. Examining Polish Export Practices to the Soviet Union, in BASEES 2012, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Great Britain 31 March – 2 April, 2012.

Challenging the Narrative of Uncompetitiveness – Practices of Polish cloth Exports to the USSR, at Shared Past – Conflicting Histories. Historical Knowledge, Memory and Politics in the Baltic Sea Region, Symposium 28-29 September 2011, Turku, Finland.