Katja RITARI

Research Fellow
Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies
University of Helsinki
Graduate of UCC
Research Fellow of the ‘De finibus: Christian representations of the afterlife in medieval Ireland’ project, UCC
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Research Interests:
Hagiography, holiness, eschatology, narrative theology

Select Publications:
Saints and Sinners in Early Christian Ireland: Moral Theology in the Lives of Saints Brigit and Columba. Studia Traditionis Theologiae, 3  (Turnhout: Brepols — forthcoming, 2010)

‘”Pilgrims in the World”: Monastic Life in Early Medieval Ireland’, in Pilgrimage in Life: Studies in Honour of Professor René Gothóni, eds. Tuula Sakaranaho, Heikki Pesonen, Riku Hämäläinen & Mari-Johanna Rahkala. (Helsinki: Suomen Tiedeseura — forthcoming, April 2010)

‘Theology of Holiness in Early Medieval Ireland’, in Approaches to Religion and Mythology in Celtic Studies, eds. K. Ritari & A. Bergholm (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008), pp. 264-291

‘Image of Conversion in Early Irish Saints’ Lives’, in Frontiers in the Middle Ages. Proceedings of the Third European Congress of Medieval Studies, ed. O. Merisalo with P. Pahta. Textes et Études du Moyen Âge, 35 (Brepols: Turnhout 2006), pp. 718-727

’Images of Ageing in the Early Irish Poem Caillech Bérri’, Studia Celtica Fennica III (2006), 57-70

Funded Projects:
‘From This World to the Other: Eschatological Thinking in Early Medieval Ireland’
3-year postdoctoral project funded by the Academy of Finland

De finibus: Christian representations of the afterlife in medieval Ireland’ (University College Cork)

‘Religion, Society, and Culture: Defining the Sacred in Early Irish Literature’. 3-year project headed by Docent Tom Sjöblom, funded by the Academy of Finland.

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