The most memorable moment
The moment of receiving my doctoral hat and sword is unforgettable.-A conferred doctor

Stories behind the cover graphics

The paricipants in fhe Conferment Ceremony were interested in the old photos which formed the base for the design-concept of the conferment graphics. Photo credits and thanks to Helsinki University Museum, Helsinki City Museum and National Museum. Hover mouse over the images to see the original versions.
Conferment Act

Conferment Act

Conferment Actin the Great Hall of the university. The first master conferring after the independence of Finland was held on 31th of May 1919. The General Wreat-weaver was Sophie Mannerheim.

Invitation letter

Invitation letter

The Conferment Ceremony of the University of Helsinki from the Main Building to Helsinki Cathedral. Helsingin yliopiston filosofisen tiedekunnan promootiokulkue yliopiston päärakennuksesta Tuomiokirkkoon in 1957.

Flower's Day

Flower's Day

Katri Danielson (later Lehtonen), the General Wreath-weaver of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1900.

Information booklet

Information booklet

The Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1919. Erik Lönnroth and his wreath-weaver and sister Gertrud Lönnroth (later Wichmann).

Matricula

Matricula

The Conferment Committee of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1919. From the front left: Väinö Nuorteva ("Olli"), Helmi Arneberg-Pentti, Bruno Suviranta. Takana vasemmalta: Paul Nyberg, Eino Waronen, Erik Lönnroth, Folke Mustonen.

Wreath-weaving

Wreath-weaving

The Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1950. Pre wreath-weaving at home of the General Wreath-weaver, SInikka Linkomies.

Poster

Poster

The Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1919. The General Wreath-weaver Sophie (Sophy) Mannerheim.

Song booklet

Song booklet

Edwin Linkomies, professor of roman literature in 1923-62, rector of the university in 1956-62, chancellor in 1962-63. Edwin and Sinikka Linkomies in the Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Filosophy in 1950. Daughter Sinikka was the General Wreath-weaver and father Edwin the Conferrer.

Sword-sharpening

Sword-sharpening

A group portrait of 10 doctors in an atelier with their hats and swords in 1927. Niilo Kallio on the right.

Excursion

Excursion

Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Filosophy 1919. The Conferment Excursion to Suomenlinna. Harry Holma (to the left) and Erik Lönnroth enjoying their refreshments.

The Conferment Dinner

The Conferment Dinner

Emma Irene Åström (1847-1934), the first Finnish woman to be a master, after being conferred as an honorary doctor in the Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Filosophy in 1927.

Poem leaflet (not used)

Poem leaflet (not used)

Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Filosophy in 1919. Erik Lönnroth with his wreath-weaver and sister Gertrud Lönnroth (later Wichmann).

Ball

Ball

The Conferment Ball of the University of Helsinki in 1950.

Facebook cover

Facebook cover

Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Filosophy in 1932. The General Wreath-weaver, Miss Helena Brotherus and primus magister Bengt Gösta Englund in a convertible at the Senate Square.

Thesis Network

Teesiverkko

The Thesis Network describes the connections between the theses, i.e. pro gradu's and doctoral dissertations, created by the newly conferred participants. The material obtained from the public database of the University Library has been filtered with keyword seraches, which are the basis in determining how close the contexts of two theses are. As a result, we get a network of theses. i.e. the Thesis Network, which describes the connections between the studies, showing them from the nearest colleague and extending across majors and faculties.  

The network shows both those focusing deeply in their own subject inside the faculty and those 

interdisciplinary pioneers going beyond the faculty borders. The network promotes the unifying spirit of science: the individual, precisely focused studies expanding the amount of knowledge, which enables others to continue with new ideas or to combine the old ones in innovative ways. The research performed by the conferred is thus connected to a longer continuum of science. Due to challenges regarding translations and the various postfixes of the Finnish language, the Thesis Network only shows those theses where at least the abstract is in English.

 

It is easy to navigate in the interactive Thesis Network. Individual theses can be located either by moving the mouse over them, or by performing a search with the author's name in the search field to the top of the page. After choosing a thesis, its most important connections will be highlighted and its information, including the abstract by which the network has been created, will be shown in the left side bar. The network sometimes takes a short while to load, so please be patient and wait a couple of seconds if nothing is showing.

In addition to the network, there are also some statistics collected out of the theses. Those show for example the comparison of the page counts or distinct words between each faculty.

To the Thesis Network To the statistics

Conferment Ceremony by numbers

498
Conferred people
1067
Individual guests
7006
DIshes of food
72
Speeches
Facsimile of the book

Conferment Ceremony in social media

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