The Night of Science - Stories from the time before the truth

Event date
Thu 16.1.2020
19:00 to 20:30
The National Library
The Cupola Hall
Unioninkatu 36
Target audience
Open to all
Contact persons
Web Communications Specialist
National Library
P.O.Box 15 (Unioninkatu 36)
00014 University of Helsinki
+358 (0)50 415 6610
Accessibility information
Access for the disabled persons is available from the library's courtyard, University Street 1.

What did we have before fake news? Fake history, of course! The talks in the National Library’s Cupola Hall trace the footsteps of historical fraudsters from Medieval English manuscripts to our contemporary Finnish internet. All talks will be held in Finnish.


at 19.00-19.30
Pioneers of pseudohistory from the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Age.
DPhil  Jaakko Tahkokallio, The National Library 

at 19.30-20.00
How to spot pseudohistory?
DPhil  Inkeri Koskinen, University of Tampere

at 20.00-20.30
The ancient Kingdoms of Finland - pseudohistory in the 21st century
DPhil Heta Aali, University of Turku