The Hungarian Association for Hagiographical Studies concentrates upon the Christian cult of saints from the Biblical times until present days, from the East to the West. The cult of saints is the most richly documented area Christianity: next to textual sources (hagiographies, legends, sermons, list of miracles, liturgical feasts, canonizations) there are geographical, material and visual (relics, holy places, shrines, pilgrimage sites, ikons, statues, frescoes, etc.) vestiges. The hagiography researched in the context of theology, philosophy, religious history, church history, political history, art history, sociology, folklore and anthropology became the driving force of the interdisciplinarity and the reformation of methodology. The aim of the Hungarian Association for Hagiographical Studies is to boost Hungarian research on hagiography through critical editions, translations, monographies, lectures and conferences in cooperation with other scientific institutions and international research groups.
Gábor Klaniczay is University Professor at the Central European Universitz (CEU), Department of Medieval Studies. He studied at Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE), Budapest and EHESS, Paris. He has been teaching at ELTE since 1983, since 1997 only part-time, as Honorary Professor. His principal employer is, since 1993, CEU. Between 1997 and 2002 he was Rector […]
Dorottya Uhrin is currently a PhD candidate at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungarian Medieval History. Previously, she obtained two MA degree in Medieval Studies at CEU anf in Medieval History at ELTE (2014), as well as two BA degrees in History and Religious Studies (2011); and Eastern Languages and Cultures with Mongolian language and Buddhism specialization […]