1995 …2022
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Curriculum vitae

Dr Samu Niskanen is Associate Professor of Medieval History. His research is mainly concerned with intellectual life in the Middle Ages and medieval literature, its publication, transmission, and reception, which he has studied in the contexts of letters, monastic theology, and the crusades. His books include The Letter Collections of Anselm of Canterbury (Brepols, 2011), the collaborative edition Ralph von Battle: Dialoge zur philosophischen Theologie (Herder, 2015), and Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury: The Bec Correspondence (Oxford University Press, 2019).

 

Niskanen is currently the Principal Investigator of two projects: Medieval Publishing from c. 1000 to 1500, funded by the European Research Council and to end in 2022, and Authorial Publishing in Early Medieval Europe (c. 400–1000), funded by the Academy of Finland and to end in 2023. He manages the Medieval Studies programme, supervises doctoral students, and mentors postdoctoral researchers in the fields of medieval history and medieval Latin literature.

Keywords

  • 615 History and Archaeology

Publications 1995 2019

Copyists and redactors: Towards a prolegomenon to the editio princeps of Peregrinatio Antiochie per Vrbanum papam facta

Niskanen, S. K., 2019, Transmission of Knowledge in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Merisalo, O., Niiranen, S. & Kuha, M. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols, p. 103-114

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

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Letters of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury: The Bec Correspondence

Niskanen, S., 2019, Oxford University Press. 631 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Christian Høgel and Elisabetta Bartoli (ed.): Medieval Letters Between Fiction and Document [Book review]

Niskanen, S., 2017, In : Journal of Medieval Latin. 27, p. 356-359 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Medieval Publishing from c. 1000 to 1500

Niskanen, S., 2017, In : Gazette du livre médiéval. 63, p. 86-87 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesScientific

William of Malmesbury as librarian: the evidence of his autographs

Niskanen, S., 2017, Discovering William of Malmesbury. Thomson, R. M., Dolmans, E. & Winkler, E. A. (eds.). Boydell Press, p. 112-122 11 p.

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

Projects 1998 2022

The Manuscripts of Jesus College, Oxford

Niskanen, S.

01/12/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Crusades as Literature

Leinonen, L. & Niskanen, S.

01/08/201531/10/2015

Project: Research project

Crusades as Literature

Niskanen, S., Tucker, A. & Keskiaho, J.

01/01/201331/12/2015

Project: Research project

Activities 2009 2019

Kansalliskirjaston kulttuuriperintörahasto (External organisation)

Samu Niskanen (Board member)
20192022

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Historical Research (Journal)

Samu Niskanen (Reviewer)
2019

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

Canon, Lib­rary, and Me­di­eval Pub­lish­ing

Samu Niskanen (Member of organizing committee)
25 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

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

Anselm (†1109), publishing, and apostolic authority

Samu Niskanen (Speaker)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Authorial publication, the papacy, and related crises

Samu Niskanen (Speaker)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Pyhän maan pahat vuosisadat

Samu Niskanen

03/01/2019

1 media contribution

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Keskiajan perintö

Samu Niskanen

04/07/2016

1 media contribution

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Oikeutetun sodan periaate - hyökkäys on paras puolustus

Samu Niskanen

21/04/2016

1 media contribution

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Lobbauksen historia: Magna Carta

Samu Niskanen

03/02/2014

1 media contribution

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Horisontti

Samu Niskanen

01/04/2009

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media