About Us

ISHA Turku/Åbo is the Finnish branch of the International Students of History Association – also known as ISHA. ISHA is a non-governmental organization, which aims to provide an international forum for discussion between students of history and other humanistic and social sciences. The main goal is to create interactions between students and therefore bring about intellectual conversation and debate. ISHA has annual international seminars that address historical topics and are accessible for participation. You can apply for the membership of ISHA from all disciplines and backgrounds with an fascination for history or historical study. For more information about us in ISHA International website.

ISHA Turku/Åbo consists of the five student associations based in Turku/Finland: Kritiikki, Kutu, Turun politiikan tutkimuksen klubi, Vare, F-Piste (University of Turku) and Kleio (Åbo Akademi). The associations cover a wide range of different subjects, but they are share in common interest in history and international cooperation between university students. Kritiikki is the student organization, which focuses on the subjects of general, Finnish and cultural history. Kutu is the student organization for the students of comparative religion. Turun politiikan tutkimuksen klubi is the student organization, which study contemporary history and political science. Vare is the student association for the students of archeology. F-Piste consists of the students of gender studies. Kutu ry represents the students of religious studies. Lastly, Kleio is the Swedish-speaking student association for the students of history. Although lot of the members of our association are Finnish, we welcome all exchange students to our events!

ISHA Turku/Åbo aims to provide our members opportunities to interact with and within the ISHA community both in Finland and globally. We organize lectures and seminars for our members and inform them for the upcoming events. Cooperation with the other Finnish ISHA branches, to mention ISHA Helsinki, is of great importance. We also offer more casual and easygoing events simply to aid the member students and associations to bond with one another and have joyous time. Welcome to ISHA Turku/Åbo!

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