Paula Hohti Erichsen
Department of Art

Paula Hohti Erichsen

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358504384180
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Paula Hohti is a professor of Art and Culture History at Aalto University. Her research focuses on Italian Renaissance dress and material culture, with a special focus on their role and function within the classes of artisans and shopkeepers. Since she gained her PhD at the University of Sussex in 2006, she has held research positions at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, EUI in Florence, Bard Graduate Centre in New York, and University of Copenhagen. She has been a principal investigator in two major international research projects, The Material Renaissance and Fashioning the Early Modern, led by Evelyn Welch. In 2016, she received the €2 million ERC Consolidator grant.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Apr 2017

ERC Consolidator Grant 2016 This 2 million euro grant awarded for my new 5-year research project, titled 'Refashioning the Renaissance: Popular Groups, Fashion and the Material and Cultural Significance of clothing, 1550-1650'. The aim of the project is to investigate transformations and dissemination of fashion across social groups in the Renaissance period, and develop new, experimental 'hands-on' methods in historical research of dress.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Jan 2010

HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) collaborative grant of 1 million euros, for Fashioning the Early Modern: Innovation and Creativity in Europe, 1500-1800 Responsible for the sub-theme ‘Social Groups and the circulation of fashion’. Awarded for years 2010-2013

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Art
Feb 2013

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship EU FP7 Framework

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Art
Jan 2019

EUA nomination for candidate for ERC Scientific Council 2019 Nomination for a candidate for European Scientific Council by EUA

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Art
Jan 2018

Nomination for Gerda Henkel Prize Nomination by Department of Art for Gerda Henkel Prize

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Art
May 2010

Academy of Finland Research Fellowship 3-year postdoctoral research fellowhip

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Art
Jan 2019

UNIFI nomination for a candidate for ERC Scientific Council Nomination for a candidate for the ERC Scientific Council, 2019

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Art
Jan 2019

Academy of Finland nomination for a candidate for ERC Scientific Council Nomination for ERC Scientific Council candidate by Academy of Finland

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Art
Jan 2007

Shortlisted for Coleman Prize

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Art
Jul 2019

Associate Professor, History of Art and Culture (tenured)

Publications

Department of Art
Publishing year: 2018 Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in Early Modern Italy
Department of Art
Publishing year: 2017 Fashioning the Early Modern
Department of Art
Publishing year: 2017 Pirta
Department of Art
Publishing year: 2017 Aalto University Magazine
Not published at Aalto University
Publishing year: 2010 RENAISSANCE STUDIES: JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR RENAISSANCE STUDIES
Not published at Aalto University
Publishing year: 2010 URBAN HISTORY