Carving Out Transformations– Wood Use in North-Eastern Europe, 1100–1600

  • Räsänen, Elina (Deltagare)
  • Immonen, Visa (Projektledare)
  • Vuola, Katri (Deltagare)
  • Leskelä, Ilkka A (Deltagare)
  • Harjula, Janne (Deltagare)
  • Lempiäinen-Avci, Mia (Deltagare)



Wood was a ubiquitous material for premodern communities living in the subarctic region. The interdisciplinary project focuses on the uses and transformations of wood in North-Eastern Europe from the 12th to the 17th century. We will take a long-term perspective on the changing significance of wood, embodied in both material and metaphorical movements of the substance from forest to households and markets, and from blocks of wood into ecclesiastical sculptures. How these movements were entangled with different ways of life and interactions between humans, animals, the environment, and the divine? The project belongs to the cutting-edge trend of the environmental humanities, and addresses the complexities of material networks that cross through local and global cultures, economic and social practices, and political discourses. The research team consists of archaeobotanists, archaeologists, art historians, and historians.
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/09/201831/08/2022


  • 119 Övrig naturvetenskap
  • 6132 Bildkonst och formgivning
  • 615 Historia och arkeologi