In English

Glossa ry

Glossa, the Society for Medieval Studies in Finland, was founded in 1996 to bring together scholars working in medieval studies along with others with an interest in medieval life and society. Glossa itself means a commentary or interpretation, reflecting our members’s own activities in studying the medieval world. The aims of the society are to develop the teaching of medieval studies in Finland; to promote general awareness of the Middle Ages (both Eastern and Western); and to promote the common interest of scholars and students in Finland working on the Middle Ages. Glossa is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

Glossa, the Society of Medieval Studies in Finland, publishes Mirator, a multilingual peer-reviewed electronic journal devoted to medieval studies. Glossa publishes the journal and supports it financially, but the editorial board of the journal decides on the reviewers and acceptance of articles based on scholarly criteria. The editorial board of Mirator functions independently from the society and is directed by the editors-in-chief.

How to Become a Member?

If you wish to become a member of the society, please contact Glossa’s treasurer (glossatalous(at) When contacting the treasurer, please include your name, home region, (kotipaikkakunta), e-mail and type of membership. The membership fee can be paid to our account (Glossa ry., FI67 7997 7995 9782 98). The annual membership fee is €15 (€10 for undergraduates; family membership is €23).

The society’s mailing list can be joined by sending (from the address you wish to join to the list) the e-mail message ”subscribe glossa-list” to majordomo(at)

Board (2024)

  • Anna-Stina Hägglund PhD (TaY), president: puheenjohtaja(at)
  • Antti Ijäs, PhD (HY), vice-president: antti.ijas(at)
  • Tia Niemelä, MA (HY), treasurer: taloudenhoitaja(at)
  • Anni HellaPhD (TY), skokesperson: tiedottaja(at)
  • Katri Vuola, PhD (HY), secretary: katri.vuola(at)
  • Anita Geritz-Zhuang, MA (HY): anita.geritz-zhuang(at)
  • Taneli Puputti, MA (JY): taneli.puputti(at)
  • Jyrki Nissi, PhD (TaY): jyrki.nissi(at)
  • Lauri Ockenström, PhD (JY): lauri.ockenstrom(at)

Substitute members:

  • Sara Norja, PhD (TY): skmnor(at)
  • Kirsi Salonen, PhD, LL.D. (TY): kirsi.l.salonen(at)
  • Anna lehto, MA (HY): anna.f.lehto(at)
  • Saku Pihko, PhD (TaY): saku.pihko(at)