Dr Jaakko Tahkokallio is a Senior Researcher in the National Library of Finland and the project leader. He is also a Docent of General history and collaborates closely with the history degree programme. Tahkokallio is interested in the production and use of Latin manuscript books in high- and late-medieval Europe and medieval intellectual history. He seeks to bring together palaeographical and quantitative approaches to medieval manuscripts.
Dr. Seppo Eskola is a postdoctoral researcher in the Books of the Medieval Parish Church project. His dissertation focused on the bookkeeping practices of the Swedish Crown in the mid-sixteenth century, and he is broadly interested in practical literacy in the late-medieval and early modern periods. He has previously worked in several digital humanities projects including Diplomatarium Fennicum (medieval charters) and Codices Fennici (medieval and early modern manuscripts). In the present project he will focus on the administrative processes that resulted in the dismantling of medieval manuscripts from the sixteenth century onwards.
Dr. Emilia Henderson is a postdoctoral researcher on the Books of the Medieval Parish Church project. Her PhD was a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership jointly supervised by the University of Leicester and the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts department of the British Library, and examined an under-studied category of ninth-century Carolingian manuscript decoration. More broadly, her experience and interests encompass medieval palaeography, codicology, and manuscript studies, as well as the promotion and curation of special collections material. In this project she will investigate the original production circumstances and subsequent use of the medieval Swedish manuscript fragments.
Holger Kaasik is a part-time technical assistant in the Books of the Medieval Parish Church project. He is finishing his PhD on medieval Italian calendars in the University of St Andrews and has previously worked as a researcher in the Finnish Institute in Rome. Kaasik's research interests include book history, the history of liturgy and the cult of saints, the social history of time and calendars, as well as the application of computer-assisted methodology to the study of medieval manuscripts.
Robert Stjernberg works as a technical assistant in the Books of the Medieval Parish Church project. He works primarily on creating metadata for the database from various resources. Robert has a master's degree in history from the University of Helsinki as well as a long experience in projects and teamwork. He has a broad interest in medieval and early modern Nordic history.
Maria von Hertzen works as a research assistant for the Books of the Medieval Parish Church project. Maria collects data from tax account covers for a provenance research database. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in history at the University of Helsinki.
Susanna Rämö works as a research assistant for the Books of the Medieval Parish Church project. She collects data from tax account covers for a provenance research database. Susanna is currently pursuing a master’s degree in history at the University of Helsinki.
Maarit Koivisto is a project coordinator for the Books of Medieval Parish Church project. She works as an information specialist in the National Library of Finland.
Daniela Fougstedt, research assistant, 3/2021 - 5/2021