The Kalevala has been awarded with the European Heritage Label

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11.4.2024 – News

The European Commission has awarded the Kalevala with the European Heritage Label

22.2.2024 – News

A new comprehensive volume on current international trends in genetic criticism

21.11.2023 – Book press releases

The first comprehensive English-language book of the Finnish case system

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The word “kirjallisuus” was coined in 1831 for the name of SKS

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SKS is a unique network of humanistic expertise and activities

The aim of the Finnish Literature Society is to conduct and promote research and awareness of Finnish culture and cultural heritage. We work for enlightenment, cultural self-understanding, and dialogue. We are committed to increasing understanding based on scientific knowledge and deepening knowledge of the diversity of cultural phenomena.

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Week 16

Monday 15.4. 10.00–18.00
Tuesday 16.4. 10.00–18.00
Wednesday 17.4. 10.00–18.00
Thursday 18.4. 10.00–18.00
Friday 19.4. 10.00–16.00
Saturday 20.4. Closed
Sunday 21.4. Closed

On the eves of holidays, SKS closes at 4 PM.

On holidays and weekends, SKS is closed.

Exceptions to the opening hours:
28 Mar, 30 Apr, 8 May and 1–30 Jun open 10–16
1–31 Jul closed
1–31 Aug open 10–16

The Joensuu office is open Wed–Fri 10 AM12 noon and 1 PM–4 PM.