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Description of research and teaching

My main areas of interest are early medieval intellectual history, manuscripts and the reception of patristic texts. I have studied early medieval ideas about dreams, the reception of the works of Augustine of Hippo and the early book culture of late medieval Finland.

My monograph, Dreams and Visions in the Early Middle Ages. The Reception and Use of Patristic Ideas, 400–900 (Cambridge, 2015) explores early medieval thought on dreams.

I am currently studying the pre-tenth-century annotations in manuscripts of some of the major works of Augustine of Hippo, funded by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

In early 2019 I spent three months as a visiting fellow at the Institut für Mittelalterforschung of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2015 - 2018 I held the post of an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki.  I spent the academic year 2014-2015 as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, fall 2015 as Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Kent, and spring 2016 at Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, Rome. In 2013 I worked on the textual histories of early chronicles the First Crusade for a project led by Dr Samu Niskanen. In 2013-2014 I co-ordinated the Codices Fennici -project for the Finnish Literature Society, mapping and cataloguing manuscripts produced and used in Finland before the seventeenth century.

Education information

FT (PhD) in General history in 2013.

FM (MA) in General history in 2003.

HuK (BA) in General history in 2001.

Keywords

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Medieval Studies
  • Manuscript Studies
  • History of Ideas

Publications 2003 2019

Dreams and Visions in the Early Middle Ages: The Reception and Use of Patristic Ideas, 400–900

Keskiaho, J., Feb 2015, Cambridge University Press. 329 p. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series)

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A widespread set of late-antique annotations to Augustine’s De Genesi ad litteram

Keskiaho, J., Feb 2017, In : Sacris Eruridi. 55, p. 79-127 49 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Annotation of Patristic Texts as Curatorial Activity? The Case of Marginalia to Augustine's De Genesi ad litteram in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Keskiaho, J., Mar 2018, The Annotated Book in the Early Middle Ages: Practices of Reading and Writing. Teeuwen, M. & Van Renswoude, I. (eds.). Brepols, p. 673-704 32 p. (Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy).

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Late-Antique or Early Medieval Annotations to Augustine’s De Genesi ad litteram in Novara, Biblioteca Capitolare, LXXXIII and Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 1804

Keskiaho, J., Apr 2018, Studi Medievali: III serie, Volume LIX. Spoleto (PG): Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo, p. 189-213 25 p. (Studi Medievali; vol. LIX).

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The chapter headings and annotations to Augustine’s De Genesi ad litteram in Paris BnF lat. 2112

Keskiaho, J. M. J., Mar 2019, In : Recherches augustiniennes et patristiques. 38, p. 97-164

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Projects 2008 2018

Activities 2003 2019

Institut für Mittelalterforschung der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Jesse Keskiaho (Visiting researcher)
9 Jan 201929 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Theories of dreams in the early middle ages

Jesse Keskiaho (Speaker)
9 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Early Medieval Ideas about Dreams and Visions. Problems and Prospects

Jesse Keskiaho (Speaker)
17 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Framing Augustine’s text: annotations in the early manuscripts of his works

Jesse Keskiaho (Speaker)
22 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Predestination and incorporeality: exploring early medieval ideas about the soul

Jesse Keskiaho (Speaker)
11 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Kansainvaellukset muovasivat Eurooppaa

Jesse Keskiaho

01/03/2017

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Viikon henkilö

Jesse Keskiaho

09/05/2019

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Puheen Iltapäivä

Jesse Keskiaho

24/06/2014

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Haastattelu - Fragmentit kielivät kulttuurivirtauksista

Jesse Keskiaho

28/03/2012

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