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Description of research and teaching

This website has been updated until the end of 2019. Currently, Elisa Uusimäki serves as an associate professor at Aarhus University (Denmark).
 
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

Fields of Science

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

Publications 2009 2020

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

Weissenberg von, H. M. & Uusimäki, E. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Bible and Magic.

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

Atleetti ja harjoitteleva mieli: Jaakobin matka hyveeseen

Uusimäki, E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Jumalan kaltaisuuteen? . Seppälä, S. (ed.). Helsinki: Suomen patristinen seura

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

Blessings and Curses in the Biblical World

Uusimäki, E. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Bible and Magic.

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

Casual, Cosmopolitan, Cosmic: The Mobility of Scribes in the Bible and Beyond

Uusimäki, E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Scribe in the Biblical World: A Bridge between Scripts, Languages and Cultures. Eshel, E. & Langlois, M. (eds.). Leuven: Peeters, (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis).

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

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

Uusimäki, E. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Biblical Interpretation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2011 2020

Conceptions of Virtue in Early Judaism

Uusimäki, E., Rafael, A. & Yli-Karjanmaa, S.

01/12/201831/12/2020

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Activities 2009 2019

The Scribe in the Biblical World: A Bridge between Scripts, Languages and Cultures

Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
19 Jun 2019

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

Fringe Orientalisms

Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker: Chair)
6 Jun 2019

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

Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting 2019

Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Jul 2019

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

Conference on ‘Jewish Wisdom from the Judean Wilderness to Diaspora’

Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Dec 2019

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

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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

Press / Media

Haastattelu Yle Radio 1: Horisontti

Elisa Uusimäki

05/08/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media