|Is the King Arthur real or fake?
||King Arthur's existence is a question debated by historians. Geoffrey Monmouth's popular Historia Regum Britanniae from the 12th century is the first narrative account on Arthur's life. However, earlier mentions of him are made in some Welsh and Breton tales and poems.
Good starting point for further Arthur studies are following pages http://www.arthuriana.co.uk/ and
|This question addresses to the webmaster. Good morning, I am trying to find a kantele music heard years ago on the internet. Timo Väänänen plays "Mid the hills…
||The site Virtual Finland has changed and it's called thisisFinland now http://finland.fi/public/ . The links referring the the old Virtual Finland are broken. Unfortunately a great part of the old contents have disappeared. I tried to locate the Kantele recording of "Karjalan kunnailla" by Timo Väänänen on Internet, but i found only information about the records by Timo Väänänen. This piece was'nt on his reocrds. I found an older recording of the song accompanied by kantele from the 1950's in Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/, with the search Karjalan kunnailla kantele (Anna Mutanen Karjalan kunnailla). In a music store recordings of the song could be found, but not the kantele-version http://music.nokia.fi/IE/Search.aspx?titlesearch=…
|Where can I find an music Album named "Nostalgia" composed in 1979 by Mauri Viitala ?
||Did you mean an album or a song named Nostalgia? The song Nostalgia is found on an album called Consolation by Enzio Forsblom. You can find the album in Helmet-library. It should be available in the library of Kauniainen.
You can look it up at www.helmet.fi by using the music search and author ”Forsblom, Enzio”.
|Could you tell me the main area of the books in different libraries, for instance, library 10 is for music and ...? I would like to search books in language …
||I am not sure if I fully understand your question.
You are right, Library 10 is the library that has the largest collections of music, but they also have some books, especially on IT and travelling.
In every other library in the Metropolitan area there are books on languages and arts, and also some encyclopedias. The largest collections of arts books are probably at Rikhardinkatu Library
Pasila library is the Main library of Helsinki City Library, so there are the best collections of reference books like encyclopedias. They also have a multiligual library with books in about 70 languages, and a lot of books for learning different languiages.
|Good day ! I have a 1year work visa for Finland and am living in Hyvinkää. I would very much like to join the library to use study material for the Finnish…
||Welcome to Finland and to the library! You can get a library card in in your nearest library, take an id-card with you. Hyvinkää libary has an application available in the Internet, but it is in Finnish, http://www.hyvinkaa.fi/Tiedostot/Kirjasto/PDF/Ilmott.lomakev2suom.pdf , so it might no be of any use to you. Hyvinkää main library is located at Hämeenkatu 7, 05800 HYVINKÄÄ, (hope this map opens)
You are also welcome to use other finnish libraries, for instance the public libraries of the metropolitan area, the Helmet-libraries, see ex.g. http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ and the national library in Helsinki, http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html .
|What is the best library in the Helsinki area to use if I want to sit down with my own laptop for a few hours and get some work done? I'll need internet access…
||The wireless internet connection service named Stadinetti can be used in every city library in Helsinki. For using Stadinetti, you need a HelMet library card and PIN code. If you don’t have them, you can get them from your local library by showing your identification card (for example your passport or Finnish driving licence).
It’s really hard to say which library would be the best one for you, but all the libraries have certainly space for you and your laptop and a power plug. The nearest one would be Kallio Library (http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/kallio/), street address Viides linja 11 (see http://kartta.hel.fi/opas/indexen.html). Kallio Library is a big library, so there should be a lot of space.
My favourite library is Pasila Library (…
|Dear friends, would you, please, help me to find out any Master of Divinity level program in any of the Finnish seminaries or universities that would be needed…
||The Faculty of Theology at University of Helsinki provides higher education in theology. Besides the University of Helsinki, there are only two institutions of higher education in Finland where theology can be studied: the Swedish-speaking Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, and at the University of Joensuu in Eastern Finland.
In order to study theology you should contact University of Helsinki and from there you can get information if it is possible to study from abroad. The Faculty has good contacts with theological faculties in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Western Europe and North America. Contact Information is Faculty of Theology P.O.Box 33 (Aleksanterinkatu 7) FIN-00014 University of Helsinki Finland. The…
|Why the coffee taste is bitter?
||There is a good explanation, why the coffee taste is bitter, on this web page: http://www.coffeeresearch.org/science/bittermain.htm.
|Do you have a persian books?? thanks....
||At least in the bigger public libraries of Helsinki metropolitan area there are many books in Persian language. If your local library doesn't have many books in Persian, you can ask the librarian over there if they could order some books from other libraries for you.
You can browse the Persian language books in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa public libraries by choosing the advanced search here: http://helmet.fi/search~S9/X and selecting the Persian language from the language menu. If you want to browse all the available Persian books without restricting your search in any other way, you can replace query words by typing only two asterisks ** in the search field.
|I'd like to know about the Irish great famine in the 1840s. Also, I want to know about the causes and symptoms of potato blight.
||The great famine of Ireland took place in 1845-1849, and it is said that about a million people died of hunger during those years. In the early 1840's around a third of Irish people depended on the potato as their main source of food, and thus the destruction of the potato harvest because of potato blight in 1845 launched a catastrophe.
More information about the famine:
Potato blight is a potato disease caused by a fungus. Its origins are in America, from where it spread to Europe by a shipment of seed potatoes destined for Belgian farmers in 1845. Potato blight first affects the leaves and later the actual…
|Can you tell me the best way to locate someones address and telephone number in the Helsinki area please? Is the telephone book available on the internet?
||The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in Väestörekisterikeskus (Population Register Centre). You can make inquiries in english by telephone or by mail.
Contact information to address service, https://vrk.fi/en/address-service
|1. In which places in Finland can I study as a librarian? Where I can find some information/Link? 2.In Finland are the most libary users in europe! What do you…
||1. You can study information and library studies in many places in Finland depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies in three universities: Tampere, Oulu and Åbo Academy (=Swedish speaking uviversity in Turku).Tampere University is maybe the most wellknown of these.
You can also do the business school level studies in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. There are also various open university courses for basic level information studies after which you can continue your studies in the above mentioned places, but you have to pass the entrance exam. You can find the details in the following link.
2. Library is an old institution in Finland. The…
|What were the cultural and historical influences on itailan opera around 1700-1800?
||Töölö Library Music Department/Helsinki 30.3.04
All opera stems from Italy - and according to this fact there is a vast variety of books and writings. Your question is very interesting and challenging and I try to give you some ideas where to find the information for your study and also I can outline some characteristics of Italian opera which I found when I looked up to answer your question.
I have mainly used these two:
1) The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Volume 2.
(searchword is "Italy" and you can find very accurate and meticulous articles on different centuries in Italian opera)
-usually this encyclopedia is in bigger libraries which have separate music departments.
2) Digital database in the web:
|I'm living in Kuopio and I would like to learn Finnish language, pls let me know where I can find the course class in Kuopio.
||You can get information on Finnish courses in Kuopio on the following web pages:
(here you can also find links to online courses)
http://kansalaisopisto.kuopio.fi/fi/etusivu/ (Kuopio Community College)
Kuopio City Library also offers a wide range of Finnish language courses. You're welcome to have a look!
|Where does the last name "Leija" come from? Is it from Finland?
||Word "leija" is a Finnish word indeed. In English it is translated as "a kite". The noun "leija" comes from the verb "leijata" or "leijua" (to flow). In the old or dialectal Finnish language "leija" can also mean "a bridal veil". Leija is not a very much used word as a surname but surely it can be used. In the telephone catalogue of Helsinki there is only one person with the family name Leija. Leija can also be used in compound family names such as Leijavuori (a rough translation: Kite Mountain). There is no record of Leija as a first name.
|Would you please recommend an English translation of the Kalevala I could obtain in the US?
||Please contact the Library of Congress (adress=http://marvel.loc.gov/ ). There You can find at least this edition of the English translation of Kalevala:
The Kalevala : an epic poem after oral tradition / by Elias Lönnrot ;... LC Control Number: 89179615
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Brief Description: [Kalevala. English.]
The Kalevala : an epic poem after oral tradition / by Elias Lönnrot ; translated from the Finnish with an introduction and notes by Keith Bosley ; and a foreword by Albert B. Lord.Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.lvi, 679 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
|Can you please tell how i find a friend of mine living in oulu. But I have lost their address.
||The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in
Väestörekisterikeskus (Population Register Centre)
The telephone number is 0600 0 1000
(only in Finland)
The mailing address of Population register centre is
|I am looking for infomation about the Finnish author Auni Nuolivaara. But I could hardly find anything in the net. She wrote the books: Paimen, piika ja emäntä…
||Unfortunately there's not much information about the author Auni Nuolivaara in English or German.
Here's some information I found from books:
Auni Elisabeth Nuolivaara was born in Korpilahti 22.5.1883 and died in Tampere 26.10.1972. Her parents were Selim Johan Evert Hirvensalo and Lydia Alexandra Dahlström. Auni was married to Armas Isak Nuolivaara.
Her studies and career:
secondary school graduation 1903
teachers' college 1905
art studies in Rome 1914 - 1915
singing studies in Geneva 1916 - 1917
elementary school teacher in Savonlinna 1905 - 1907
administrator of Keski-Savon kansanopisto (Keski-Savo folk high school) 1907 - 1914, 1918 - 1925
music teacher in Suomen nuoriso-opisto (youth college of Finland) 1923 - 1925
teacher in Oreveden…
|Hallo! I'm looking for English translations of two pieces of poems by Eino Leino. Could you please help me? The poems I'm looking for are "Kun kello seisoo"…
||The poem "Kun kello seisoo" can be found in English in a sheet music "Moment musical : Heikki Sarmannon lauluja Eino Leinon runoihin". The translation of the poem is When the clock stands still by Aina Swan Cutler. The sheet music is available at HelMet-libraries http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/X .
The verses: "Aika voitetahan joka kerta, jolloin aatos miehen mieless syttyy" are from Eino Leino's poem "Aika" (Time). It has been published e.g. in the collection called Kangastuksia. We looked up anthologies which contain English translations of Finnish poetry and searched from The database Finnish literature in translation (see below). Unfortunately, we didn't find an English version of the poem.
The database Finnish literature in…
|Where can I find military archives for Vora? Thank you.
||If you are looking for data from Finnish military archives, the correct starting point is Finnish National Archives.
By contacting National Archives with your family's names and other details known, we bet that you can get more information and maybe other sources as well.
Vora communal information (english version via Google Translate):