The vice director of HEX and the leader of the lived welfare state team Professor Pirjo Markkola was awarded the Eino Jutikkala History Prize by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
The prize is awarded every third year for distinguished scholarly work in the field of historical research. The Finnish Academy describes Markkola as nationally and internationally distinguished scholar, who has made a strong contribution in research, academic teaching and leadership of research groups.
The Finnish Academy states, for instance, that Professor Markkola belongs to the generation that has renewed historical research in a way that gender, everyday life and welfare state have gained a strong foothold in it in Finland.
More information in Finnish at the webpage of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.