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Elina Räsänen

Docent

  • 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

Fields of Science

  • 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 2019

  • 26 Chapter
  • 18 Article
  • 5 Anthology or special issue
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

From Passion to Bereavement: The Klaus Holma Memorial Collection at the Lahti City Museum, Finland

Räsänen, E. & Immonen, V., 2019, In : Journal of the History of Collections. May 2019, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

The Panopticon of Art History: Some Notes on Iconology, Interpretation, and Fears

Räsänen, E., 2019, Locus of Meaning in Medieval Art: Iconography, Iconology and Interpreting the Visual Imagery of the Middle Ages. Liepe, L. (ed.). Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, p. 46-66 20 p. (Studies in Iconography: Themes & Variations).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Abstraktia kultaa ja kissankultaa

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Betlehemin imettävä Neitsyt Klaus Holman muistokokoelmassa

Translated title of the contribution: ’Virgen de Belén’ in the Klaus Holma Memorial CollectionRäsänen, 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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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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

Historiallinen Aikakauskirja (Journal)

Elina Räsänen (Reviewer)
2019

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

Suomen Kirkkohistoriallisen Seuran Vuosikirja (Journal)

Elina Räsänen (Reviewer)
2019

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

[no title] NORDIK XII 2018

Elina Räsänen (Speaker: Chair), Elina Gertsman (Speaker: Chair)
24 Oct 201827 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Maria Lactans – a Small Painting in the Klaus Holma Memorial Collection in Lahti

Elina Räsänen (Speaker)
1 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Press / Media

Furuhjelmin kokoelma osana uudenlaista opetusta

Elina Räsänen

20/07/2020

1 media contribution

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Katsaus: Museoviraston kokoelmat ja yliopistojen tutkimustavoitteet

Elina Räsänen

26/09/2019

1 item of media coverage

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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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