Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Korhonen, Anu
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Northern Nightmares, 1400-2020
Beslutnr 322953
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 480 000
Beskrivning av projektet
"Northern Nightmares 1400-2020" crosses boundaries between disciplines and opens a new view towards understanding the past and present of the populations in Finland. Historical research mostly focuses on human beings when they are awake, even if we humans sleep approximately one third of our lives. This project steps outside the mainstream and emphasises the societal and cultural dimensions of dreaming. The aim is to explore nightmares from a historical perspective and to clarify and interpret changes and continuities in them. The research results will be useful for several disciplines as they cast light upon the historical contexts and social construction of nightmare experiences. The project focuses on Finland but pays attention to the ethnic and cultural heterogeneity of the population, and expands its interpretative reach towards the European and global contexts. The project is significant internationally also because a similar long-term study has not been carried out elsewhere.