Jesse Keskiaho

Person

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 patristic texts and the early book culture of late medieval Finland.

I am currently Academy of Finland Postdoctoral researcher, studying the pre-tenth-century annotations in manuscripts of some of the major works of Augustine of Hippo.

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 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.

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Further information on the affiliationPostdoctoral researcher

Highlighted publications

  1. 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)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  2. 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

  3. 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)

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

  4. Accepted/In press

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

    Keskiaho, J. M. J., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Recherches augustiniennes et patristiques.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  5. 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)

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

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Highlighted activities

  1. Theories of dreams in the early middle ages

    Keskiaho, J. (Speaker)
    9 Feb 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Early Medieval Ideas about Dreams and Visions. Problems and Prospects

    Keskiaho, J. (Speaker)
    17 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Steering committee (External organisation)

    Keskiaho, J. (Member)
    Jun 20152017

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

  4. Mirator (Journal)

    Keskiaho, J. (Editor in chief)
    Oct 2006Jun 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

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Latest projects

  1. Crusades as Literature

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

    01/01/201331/12/2015

    Project: Research project

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