Everyone has a personal connection to the past, independent of historical inquiry. So, what is the role of the historian? Exploring the relationship between history and society, Kalela argues for a more participatory research culture and provides practical guidance on planning research projects with greater public impact.
JORMA KALELA Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Turku, Finland. His book Historiantutkimus ja historia (The Study of History) is the leading introductory historiography textbook in Finland. Over his forty-year career he has published 11 monographs and 142 scholarly articles and has an international reputation for his work on history and society.