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Description of research and teaching

Dr Elisa Uusimäki is a scholar of ancient Jewish literature and holds the title of docent at the University of Helsinki, currently working in the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and serving as the PI of the research project "Conceptions of Virtue in Early Judaism" (2018-2020). Uusimäki has published especially on wisdom and torah, the Dead Sea Scrolls, early biblical interpretation, the figure of the sage, ancient ethical discourses and exemplarity. Apart from Helsinki, she has studied and conducted research at the University of Manchester, Yale University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
 
Uusimäki's websites:
http://helsinki.academia.edu/ElisaUusimäki
https://blogs.helsinki.fi/jewishvirtue/
https://blogs.helsinki.fi/ancienttravel/

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Keywords

  • 614 Theology
  • 6121 Languages
  • 6122 Literature studies
  • 615 History and Archaeology

Publications 2009 2020

Sages as Mediators of Divine Knowledge in Jewish Antiquity

Uusimäki, E. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Textualization of Revelation. Stökl, J. & Tervanotko, H. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies).

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

Angels and Demons: Spiritual Beings in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Weissenberg von, H. M. & Uusimäki, E. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Bible and Magic.

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

Beatitudes (4QBeatitudes)

Uusimäki, E. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism. Gurtner, D. M. & Stuckenbruck, L. T. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

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

Blessings and Curses in the Biblical World

Uusimäki, E. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Bible and Magic.

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

In Search of Virtue: Ancestral Inheritance in the Testament of Qahat

Uusimäki, E. K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Biblical Interpretation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2014 2020

Activities 2009 2019

Hyvettä kohti: Filon Aleksandrialaisen luenta Jaakobin hahmosta

Elisa Uusimäki (Invited speaker)
10 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Tuukka Kauhanen (Participant), Elisa Uusimäki (Participant), Tero Alstola (Participant), Patrik Jansson (Participant), Gina Konstantopoulos (Participant)
11 May 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Perspectives on Virtue: From Qumran to the Qur’an and Beyond

Elisa Uusimäki (Chair of organizing committee), Anna-Liisa Rafael (Member of organizing committee), Siiri Toiviainen (Member of organizing committee)
8 May 2019

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

HCAS Fellows' seminar

Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker: Presenter)
9 Apr 2019

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

Perspectives on Virtue: From Qumran to the Qur’an and Beyond

Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker: Presenter)
8 May 2019

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

Press / Media

Haastattelu Yle Radio 1: Horisontti

Elisa Uusimäki

05/08/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media