Stiftelsen för verkningshistoriska studier
Vaikutushistoriallisen tutkimuksen säätiö
Foundation for Research in Effective History
Stiftung für wirkungsgeschichtliche Forschung
Fondation de recherche en histoire efficiente



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The Foundation for Research in Effectivce History has organised events on tradition, theatre, cinema, history and natural history, a series of trialogues with the general topic To Understand What is Happening / Das Geschehende verstehen / Comprendre ce qui arrive (in June 2021 published by Brill, further a conference on historical ontology (later published by Heidelberg University Press Winter Through the Centre for Historical Ontology ( the foundation has also contributed to the anniversary congress Aristotle today – Aristoteles heute – Aristote aujourd'hui (2400 years Aristotle).

Centre for Historical Ontology – Zentrum für historische Ontologie – Centre d’ontologie historique
The international Centre for Historical Ontology is today situated in the Department of philosophy of the University of Heidelberg. The ambition is to concentrate research projects to the Centre.

Several classical texts are still missing in Finnish and Swedish translation. It is a wish to do something about this lack. In collabaration with the foundation and the Centre for Historical Ontology the publisher Eithe has recently initiated the project Erga. With contribution from the Niilo Helander Foundation there has been an internet publication of Finnish and Swedish translations of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Lob der Theorie. Other texts will follow.
The curator of the foundation is currently engaged in a project funded by the academy Societas Scientiarun Fennica with the aim of publishing a Swedish edition of Aristotle’s  Metaphysics.

In future the foundation will also organise other cultural events.