Meet the BOMPAC project team.
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.
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.
Daniela Fougstedt works as a research assistant for the Books of the Medieval Parish Church project. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in history at the University of Helsinki and has worked at museums and archives before joining the BOMPAC group. She is excited to study the medieval fragments and collect information about their provenance together with the rest of the team.
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 at the National Library of Finland. Maarit works as an assistant librarian at the library as well. She is currently part of the Ephemera collection team.