Mikko Tolonen is a tenure-track professor of digital humanities at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki. His background is in intellectual history and he is the PI of Helsinki Computational History Group at the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG). In 2015 – 2017 he worked also in the National Library of Finland and its project on digitized newspapers as professor of research on digital resources. He is the subject head of digital humanities and he has designed the DH teaching modules at the Faculty of Arts. He is the chair of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN) and he is part of the executive committee of the European Association of Digital Humanities (EADH). His current main research focus is on an integrated study of public discourse and knowledge production that combines metadata from library catalogues as well as full-text libraries of books, newspapers and periodicals in early modern Europe. In 2016, his research group was awarded an Open Science and Research Award by Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.