Dr Ville Walta

Project Coordinator, Researcher

E-Mail: ville.walta[at]finlit.fi

Research interests:

  • medieval manuscripts, libraries and literacy
  • medieval charters and archives
  • monasteries
  • the Birgittine order

Ville Walta is working on the Codices Fennici project funded by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and the Kone Foundation, the aim of which is to identify, describe and digitize Finnish medieval and 16th century manuscripts.

In his thesis Walta studied the library, manuscripts and book culture of the Birgittine Vadstena Abbey. In his earlier research, he focused on the Birgittine monastery of Naantali, medieval charters and archives, in addition to the shift from oral to written culture.

Publications (In Finnish)