Reima Välimäki
PhD

Cultural History and European and World History (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)

rsmval@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3478
+358 50 329 0913

Kaivokatu 12
Turku
Historicum Sirkkala
Office: 324




Areas of expertise
Medieval History; History of Heresy and Inquisition; History of Hate Speech; Digital Humanities; Authorship Attribution

Biography

I am a postdoctoral
researcher at the Department of Cultural History. I am currently working in a
digital humanities consortium Profiling
Premodern Authors
, applying computational authorship attribution on ancient
and medieval Latin literature. I obtained my PhD in Cultural History at the
University of Turku in 2016. My doctoral dissertation was on late medieval
heresy and the German inquisitor Petrus Zwicker, and I did my research in the
Finnish Doctoral Programme of History and in the Academy of Finland project Modus vivendi: Religious Reform and the Laity in Late
Medieval Europe
. During my doctoral studies, I spent one academic year as a
visiting scholar at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal in Germany and several
research periods at the Finnish Institute in Rome. Since 2016, I have also been
a part-time secretary of the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae Foundation. In addition, I actively engage in
public history: since 2015, I have worked as the historical expert of the Medieval
Market event in Turku, and I am currently taking part in two public history
projects: Vihan pitkät jäljet on the
long history of hate speech (2017–2018), and Vammaisuuden vaiettu historia on disability history (2017–2019).



Research























My main research interests are history of heresy, inquisition, and polemical literature. A book based on my dissertation, Heresy in Late Medieval Germany: The Inquisitor Petrus Zwicker and the Waldensians is going to be published by York Medieval Press in early 2019. Recently, I have started to combine computational stylistic analysis with the methods of history and manuscript studies. My future project is about textual influences, compilation, imitation and originality in late medieval polemical treatises. This will be my three-year postdoctoral project at the Turku Institute for Advance Studies, starting in January 2020. In 2019–21 I lead a project PSEUDOHISTORIA, studying medievalism, history culture and history politics in Finland and Russia. The project is funded by Emil Aaltonen Foundation. In addition, I am currently also finishing a smaller project on Thomas Laurentii, a parson of Turku who visited the University of Tübingen in 1585. In 2019, I will also be working on disability history in the Middle Ages.



Teaching

I work as a seminar instructor in a postgraduate research seminar on premodern cultural history. I have taught introductory courses to digital humanities; both individual lectures and whole courses (Online course at the University of Turku in 2017, lectures and online course at the Åbo Akademi University in 2018). In 2018, I co-ordinated a course on suffering in premodern cultural history. I also regularly teach Zotero workshops to both students and research staff.



Publications
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Bishops and the inquisition of heresy in late medieval Germany (2018) Dominus episcopus. Medieval Bishops between Diocese and Court Reima Välimäki
(
A3 Book chapter)

Transfers of anti-Waldensian material from a polemical treatise to a didactic text (2018)
Medieval Worlds
Reima Välimäki
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Vihan pitkät jäljet (2018) Reima Välimäki, Niko Nikkilä, Sami Nyberg, Dita Tammivaara, Karoliina Sjö, Satu Lidman, Matti Peikola, Hanna Salmi, Mari-Liisa Varila, Marjo Kaartinen, Kurt Villads Jensen, Maijastina Kahlos, Jenni Kuuliala, Raisa Maria Toivo, Ikaros Ainasoja, Kari Karen, Mika Kurkilahti
(
I1 Audiovisual material)

Vihan pitkät jäljet ja historian pelillistäminen (2018)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Reima Välimäki
(
B1 Journal article)

Inkvisiittorit, sorron tutkimus ja empatian mahdollisuus (2017) Historiantutkimuksen etiikka Reima Välimäki
(
A3 Book chapter)

Keskiajantutkijan vita activa (2017)
niin & näin
Reima Välimäki
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Modus vivendi: maallikkojen uskonnollisen elämän reformi 1350-1430 (2017)
Suomen Kirkkohistoriallisen Seuran Vuosikirja
Välimäki Reima, Immonen Teemu, Heinonen Meri, Räsänen Marika, Kaartinen Marjo
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Väitöskirjatutkimusta aineistojen saatavuuden murroskohdassa (2017)
Hiiskuttua: Turun yliopiston humanistisen tiedekunnan verkkolehti
Välimäki R
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Hallintoreformista pyhään sotaan. Prahan reformiliikkeet myöhäiskeskiajalla (2016) Pohjoinen reformaatio Reima Välimäki
(
B2 Book chapter)

Kirja-arvio: Kirsi Kanerva ja Marko Lamberg (toim.), Hyvä elämä keskiajalla (2016)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Reima Välimäki
(
B1 Journal article)

Propagandasotaa kerettiläisiä vastaan (2016)
Historiallinen Aikakauskirja
Reima Välimäki
(
B1 Journal article)

Bookreview: Chris Sparks: Heresy, Inquisition and Life-Cycle in Medieval Languedoc. ISBN: 9781903153529 (2015)
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Reima Välimäki
(
B1 Journal article)

Imagery of disease, poison and healing in the late fourteenth-century polemics against Waldensian heresy (2015) Infirmity in antiquity and the middle ages: social and cultural approaches to health, weakness and care Reima Välimäki
(
A3 Book chapter)

Maallikoiden ääni ja kirkkotila myöhäiskeskiajalla (2015) Hiljaisuuden kulttuurihistoria Marika Räsänen, Reima Välimäki
(
A3 Book chapter)

Pestis heresis – harhaoppi, rutto ja hengen sairaus (2015)
Ennen ja Nyt : Historian Tietosanomat
Reima Välimäki
(
B1 Journal article)


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