Elisa Uusimäki


Description of research and teaching

Dr Elisa 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.
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Latest publications

  1. Michael Legaspi: Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Traditions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018 [Book Review]

    Uusimäki, E. K., 19 Feb 2019, In : Reading religion: RR : a publication of the American Academy of Religion.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  2. Podcast: Sukupuoli Raamatun maailmassa

    Nikki, N. K. (ed.), Vanhoja, A. E. (ed.), Uusimäki, E. K. & Asikainen, H. J. S., 6 Feb 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsProfessional

  3. STECA blog: Co-authoring Academic Publications: A Conversation with Ben Wright

    Uusimäki, E. K., Jan 2019, In : Second Temple Early Career Academy (STECA) blog.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesProfessional

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Latest activities

  1. HCAS Fellows' seminar

    Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker: Presenter)
    9 Apr 2019

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

  2. ANEE Workshop: ‘How to Get Research Funding?’

    Elisa Uusimäki (Speaker)
    27 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Wisdom and Torah in Jewish Antiquity: What Can We Learn from the Dead Sea Scrolls?

    Elisa Uusimäki (Invited speaker)
    12 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest projects

  1. Conceptions of Virtue in Early Judaism

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


    Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

  2. Wisdom and Paideia: A Study on Hellenistic Jewish Sages

    Uusimäki, E.



    Project: Research project

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