Department of History and Ethnology
University of Jyvaskyla
Dr. Impola Petteri has completed his PhD and doing as a Doctoral Student in the university of Jyvaskyla in Finland. He belongs to History and Ethnology department. He works in the research field of study agency and work.
My main research interest is to study agency and work, which were on the margins and out of ideals of estate based society in early modern period. There were plenty of self-educated agents of crucial everyday work, whose significance have been underestimated or invisible in earlier studies. It is important to understand basis, practices and effects of unofficial agency based on self-education and semi-professionalism, not just ideal work and statuses of early modern estate society. I am interested in where these agents got their knowledge and skills, and what was the meaning of their agency for themselves, for local communities, and for the early modern state building as well.