Sirpa Aalto

Sirpa Aalto

PhD

Research Coordinator

Biography

I have graduated from the University of Eastern Finland in 2010. My research focus has been Old Norse-Icelandic saga literature, Icelandic and Norse Middle Ages, and interaction between Scandinavians and Sámi people in the medieval period. My research interests have also touched upon hunting in medieval Sweden and food culture in the early modern period in Finland.

 

Research interests

  • Medieval Scandinavia, Viking Age, Norse-Icelandic Saga literature, medieval Norse historiography, historical anthropology

Databases

Social media

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the University Collegium, University of Oulu

Selected publications

  • Aalto, Sirpa; Kanerva, Kirsi (2019) Johdatus saagakirjallisuuteen. - Studia historica septentrionalia 81. Rovaniemi
  • Aalto Sirpa (2019) Jómin saaren viikinkien saaga. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Kemi, Atrain&Nord. 1
  • Aalto, Sirpa; Lehtola, Veli-Pekka (2017) The Sami representations reflecting the multi-ethnic North of the saga literature. - Journal of northern studies 11 (2), 7-30 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Aalto, Sirpa; Hihnala, Harri (2017) "Saagat tuntevat Suomen kuninkaat" : pseudohistoriallisesta kirjoittelusta Suomen muinaisuudesta. - J@rgonia 15 (29), 1-30 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Aalto, Sirpa (2017) World view. The Routledge companion to the medieval icelandic sagas. Jakobsson, Ármann; Jakobsson, Sverrir. - Ei sarjaa/No series. London. 318-326
  • Aalto, Sirpa (2017) Finns in the sagas. Footprints in the Snow : the long history of Arctic Finland. Lähteenmäki, Maria. - Valtioneuvoston kanslian julkaisusarja 12/2017. Helsinki, Valtioneuvoston kanslia. 23-25. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Aalto, Sirpa (2016) Minnets möbler : toponymer som representationer av kollektivt och kulturellt minne inom sagaforskning. - Historisk tidskrift för Finland (1), 4-25
  • Aalto, Sirpa (2014) Jómsvíkinga saga as part of Old Norse historiography. Scripta Islandica : Isländska Sällskapets Årsbok 65/2014. -. - Scripta Islandica 65. Uppsala. 33-58. [Original]

Research visits

  • Research Fellow
    31.7.2014

    Uppsala universitet, institutionen för nordiska språk