ISHA Turku has a new board for 2016

ISHA Turku elected its new board for 2016 few weeks ago at bar Proffan Kellari. The board consists of the following members:

President Marjaana Tuominen & vice-president Väinö Kuusinen.

The other members of the board are Juho Kankare, Tommi Kippola, Maria KnaapiJere Markkanen, Dita Tammivaara and Joakim Wennström.

Best of luck to the new board!


ISHA Turku 15th Anniversary Celebration was held on the 19th of March

ISHA Turku held its very first anniversary celebration on the 19th of March – in 2015 ISHA Turku turned 15. The event was held in restaurant Julinia in Turku.

“The event symbolizes the beginning of a new dynamic ISHA Turku”, said ISHA Turku president Henri Vanhanen in his welcoming speech at the event. “…and I have had the pleasure to participate in the building process”, he added.

A new ISHA Turku is indeed developing. Since the summer seminar of 2011 in Turku, the action had been slowly deteriorating. The board of 2014 led by Daniel Sahlgren and the current board have had clear goals which aim at raising the profile of ISHA Turku into an active international organization not only inside Turku but also Europe-vise. In Finland ISHA Turku has also began an active cooperation with the other Finnish ISHA section from Helsinki. During the fall of 2014 ISHA Turku and ISHA Helsinki held a seminar in Helsinki themed “Borders”. The seminar was a success and was able to attract international students and visitors from ISHA Graz as well.

The board of 2015 is basically continuing the work of the earlier board. This means more activity in Turku and in the international field in Europe and in Turku as well. ISHA Turku members are participating in the ISHA Annual Confence in Bucharest in April. The board will also be taking part in the International “Vappuviikko” held by the Student Union of Turku. In May ISHA Turku will tighten its cooperation with ISHA Helsinki by attending their 25th anniversary ball. Autumn especially will be an active period for ISHA Turku for we are organizing a seminar in Turku which will have cooperation with HOL (Union for students of history). The seminar will also include a Sitsit-party!

As the guest of honor doctoral-candidate Olli Kleemola stated in his speech at the anniversary celebration: “Internationalism is an important value”, we at ISHA Turku strive for a more international University of Turku. Therefore one of our ways to achieve internationalism is to actively participate in the international events of the Student Union of Turku.

All in all, ISHA Turku is taking big steps towards beign an active international organization and pursues to provide versatile events for its members and international students – stay on the lookout!

ISHA Turku would like to thank all the invited organizations for showing ISHA Turku support by their greetings or presence at our anniversary ball:

Turun Historiallinen Yhdistys, Turun yliopiston ylioppilaskunta, P-klubi, Kritiikki ry, F-piste, Vare ry, Kleio, Turun Eurooppanuoret

ISHA Turku 2015 Board has been elected 26.1.2015

The new ISHA Turku board has been elected:

President Henri Vanhanen & Vice President Petra Arki

The other members of the board: Sara Valli, Daniel Sahlgren, Anni Roivas, Karoliina Kariluoma, Tiina Nissinen, Sanna Oksanen, Vilppu Kuusipalo and Ida Berghäll.

Congratulations to the new 2015 ISHA Turku Board!

ISHA-Turku vuosi-/vaalikokous – ISHA-Turku Annual Conference & Board Election

The Annual Conference of ISHA-Turku will be held on January the 26th and will take place at Ravintola Proffan Kellari’s cabinet room – starting at 16:00. In the Conference a new board for ISHA-Turku will be elected and the 2015 term action plan will be processed and gone through. The 2015 term will be a busy one for ISHA-Turku for diverse action shall take place: 15th Annual celebration and intensified co-operation with ISHA-Helsinki and HOL!

The Conference is open for all willing to participate so you are all welcome to join in!

ISHA-Turun vuosikokous järjestetään tammikuun 26. päivä ravintola Proffan Kellarin isossa kabinetissa kello 16:00 alkaen! Kokouksessa valitaan ISHA-Turun uusi hallitus, sekä käydään läpi kauden 2015 toimintasuunnitelma. Ensi kaudella ISHA-Turulla tulee olemaan jälleen paljon tapahtumia ja aktiviista toimintaa, kuten 15v-Vuosijuhlat ja yhteistyö ISHA-Helsingin ja HOL:in kanssa!

Kokous on kaikille avoin, joten tervetuloa paikan päälle!

Year 2014 board welcomes you to join in!
Year 2014 board welcomes you to join in!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Famous statue “Posankka” in Turku wearing a christmas cap as well!

We want to wish behalf of our board all the best christmas holidays and funny new year parties! See you next year, soon we will form a new board as well…

P.S: Rest of the board notes of this year will come here as soon as our sectary has time in holidays to put them here!

Improvements with the website


So in order to keep up with us and what to do we have now added our board meeting notes to read for everyone. The link is found under “board” page, “board meeting notes” and it opens in a new window. We will add all notes from this autumn before Christmas. Unfortunately the notes are only in Finnish.

We have also done some other modifications, for example the pictures of associations which are part of ISHA-Turku. So be patient with us, this website will slowly but surely come alive!

Sanna the secretary

Call for a new Carnival Cover-Design!

“ISHA International invites all members and friends to send in their ideas for a new Cover of ISHAs annual journal Carnival.

Since 1999 ISHA publishes a yearly academic journal called Carnival. The journal is a rare opportunity for students to share their ideas and the results of their research.

The five best designs will be presented to the General Assembly at the New Years Seminar in Olomouc (CZ) in January 2015! The new cover design will be chosen by ISHA-members present.

Everyone interested can send his or her proposal to until December 15th, 2014!”

More information from ISHA International website: