Save Classics in the land of the Fenni!
News have just reached us of the planned abolition of the professorship in Ancient Languages and Cultures at University of Turku. Unfortunately, this is just one in a series of urgent dangers facing Classics research and teaching in Finland at present.
University of Oulu, too, now plans to terminate its lectureship in Classics and Classical culture when the present lecturer retires later this year. If the plans are carried out, higher education teaching in Classics will effectively come to an end in the whole of northern Finland.
If you disagree with these actions, please spare a moment to sign the petition against the abolition here:
https://www.change.org/p/save-oulu-classics?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_35495439_en-GB%3A4&recruiter=27005388&recruited_by_id=bb560b10-cf91-012f-1e1f-40401bfb750c&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=petition_dashboard&share_bandit_exp=initial-35495439-en-US (if this link does not work, please copy and paste into a browser)