Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Hagiographica Septentrionalia


In Co-operation

Glossa ry.
The Classical Association of Finland
The Finnish Historical Society


The Trivium Centre, founded October 10th 2006, is a multidisciplinary network between researches and teachers of the University of Tampere. From January 2015 Trivium is an official research centre of The School of Social Sciences and Humanities at University of Tampere.

Our purpose is to increase dialogue and encourage study of classical, medieval and renaissance culture, society and everyday life. In addition to promoting networks between disciplines, departments and research groups, The Trivium Centre aims to strenghten relations in international level as well.

The Trivium Centre welcomes activities of all the disciplines concerning classical, medieval or early modern culture.


  • Professor Christian Krötzl's 60th birthday seminar and dinner 2 Sept. 2016
    Please click here to view the programme and how to register.
  • Workshop for PhD students and post docs, 1 Sept. 2016
    A day before Prof. Krötzl's birthday seminar, Trivium organises a workshop for PhD students and post docs. There will be two commentators for the papers: Professor Didier Lett (Université Paris Diderot) and Professor Kurt Villads Jenssen (Tukholman yliopisto). We kindly ask everyone interested in presenting a paper to contact jenni.kuuliala@uta.fi by 31 May 2016. For more information about the workshop, please contact Sari Katajala-Peltomaa (sari.katajala-peltomaa@uta.fi) or Jenni Kuuliala (jenni.kuuliala@uta.fi). It is also possible to attend the workshop without presenting a paper, about which we will inform later.
  • Seminar Multilingual Encounters in Antiquity
    Wednesday, 9 March 2016, at University of Tampere, Main Building, Room C8 Some slides of the presentations are now downloadable here.
  • Trivium seminar on multilingualism I
    In spring term 2016 Trivium organises a series of seminars discussing the theme multilingualism. The first seminar will take place on February 18, from 2pm till 5pm at Pinni B4115.
    Please click here to view the programme. Welcome!
  • The book Agents and objects. Children in Pre-modern Europe (Acta IRF, 42), ed. by Katariina Mustakallio and Jussi Hanska has now been published in the series of the Finnish Institute in Rome. The volume collects together the results of the work done by the research group during Katariina Mustakallio's term as the director of the institute. You can find the table of contents and a link to download a pdf of the volume at the website of the institute.
  • Dean, university lecturer and Trivium board member Katariina Mustakallio has been elected as one of the three vice-rectors of the University of Tampere.
  • The website of the new Ostia project is now online. Welcome to read about the research and activities!
  • Article compilation Infirmity in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Social and Cultural Approaches to Health, Weakness and Care (ed. by Christian Krötzl, Katariina Mustakallio and Jenni Kuuliala), which includes some of the papers held at the fifth Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages conference can now be ordered at the website of Ashgate.
  • Welcome to follow the new blog of Trivium! In the blog researchers affiliated with the centre will discuss various topics related to the pre-modern times in English and in Finnish.
  • New book Children and Family in Late Antiquity. Life, Death and Interaction ed. by Christian Laes, Katariina Mustakallio and Ville Vuolanto (Leuven: Peeters 2015) out now! For more information, see the publisher's website.

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