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  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

1990 …2022
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Curriculum vitae

I am Senior Lecturer in Art History. My research focuses on late medieval art of Northern Europe, particularly around the Baltic Sea region. The material consists of altarpieces with sculptures and panel paintings, effigies, embroideries and various objects of material culture in general. Issues of spatial, corporeal and material aspects of art, multi-sensory reception processes and iconography are empasized in my research. My recent scholarly interest is in the 'second life' of medieval sculptures: what happened to them after their active use as part of the Catholic liturgy? What kind of iconoclasm took place in Finland after the Reformation? Related to this, I am interested in fragmentation and breakage.

As a member of the project Carving Out Transformations - Wood Use in North-Eastern Europe, 1100-1600 (2018-2022) funded by the Academy of Finland, I am appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Turku 1.9.2019-31.7.2020.

 

Education information

Doctor of Philosophy, Art History

Keywords

  • 6132 Visual arts and design
  • Art history, Medieval and Early Modern art and material culture, iconography, iconoclasm, wood sculptures

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1990 2018

  • 25 Chapter
  • 17 Article
  • 5 Anthology or special issue
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

The Vast Complexities of the Small. Miniatyrisations in Nordic Late-Medieval Material and Visual Culture

Räsänen, E. & Immonen, V., Jan 2018, In : Finskt Museum. 2018, p. 28-50 23 p.

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Abstraktia kultaa ja kissankultaa

Räsänen, E., Oct 2017, In : Eidote. p. 16-17 2 p.

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Betlehemin imettävä Neitsyt Klaus Holman muistokokoelmassa

Räsänen, E., 2017, Kauneus, arvo ja kadonnut menneisyys: Näkökulmia Klaus Holman muistokokoelmaan. Räsänen, E. & Immonen, V. (eds.). Helsinki: Taidehistorian seura - Föreningen för konsthistoria, Vol. 49. p. 225–239 14 p.

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Edustuskodista surun monumentiksi: Klaus Holman muistokokoelman taidehistoriallinen luonne

Räsänen, E. & Immonen, V., 2017, Kauneus, arvo ja kadonnut menneisyys: näkökulmia Klaus Holman muistokokoelmaan. Immonen, V. & Räsänen, E. (eds.). Helsinki: Taidehistorian seura - Föreningen för konsthistoria, p. 9-21 13 p. (Taidehistoriallisia tutkimuksia - Konsthistoriska studier; no. 49).

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Gestures, Positions and Pictorial Communication in the Late-Medieval Visual Life of Saint Barbara

Räsänen, E., 2017, Meister Francke Revisited: Auf den Spuren eines Hamburger Malers. Nürnberger, U., Räsänen, E. & Albrecht, U. (eds.). Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, p. 79-93 15 p. (Edition Mare Balticum; no. 1).

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Projects 2010 2022

WoodEN: Carving Out Transformations– Wood Use in North-Eastern Europe, 1100–1600

Räsänen, E., Immonen, V., Vuola, K., Leskelä, I. A., Harjula, J. & Lempiäinen-Avci, M.

01/09/201831/08/2022

Project: Research project

Klaus Holman muistokokoelman tutkimusprojekti

Räsänen, E. & Immonen, V.

01/03/201401/03/2018

Project: Research project

Activities 1996 2019

Suomen Kirkkohistoriallisen Seuran Vuosikirja (Journal)

Elina Räsänen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (Journal)

Elina Räsänen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Supervisor of doctoral thesis: The Good, the Bad and the Truly Evil - Morals depicted in medieval church paintings in the kingdom of Sweden

Elina Räsänen (Supervisor)
2018 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Art historical study visit to Athens, Greece

Elina Räsänen (Participant)
7 Mar 201819 Mar 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Press / Media

Kalannin alttarikaappi on ikkuna myöhäiskeskiaikaan

Elina Räsänen

22/07/2016

1 media contribution

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Participation in interview: Kun silmät eivät riitä

Elina Räsänen

20/07/2014

1 media contribution

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Participation in interview: Yritys kopioi - entä sitten?

Elina Räsänen

02/10/2013

1 media contribution

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Panelist in radio programme: Culture programme Kultakuume

Elina Räsänen

02/01/2012

1 media contribution

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Radio interview

Elina Räsänen

06/09/2011

1 media contribution

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