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Pantokrator 900

PANTOKRATOR 900: CULTURAL MEMORIES OF A BYZANTINE COMPLEX International Conference Koç  University ANAMED Research Center, Istanbul, 7-10 August 2018 The Christ Pantokrator Complex that included the mausoleum of the imperial dynasty, a monastery, a hospital, an...

The Saints of Rome – Conference Program

6TH HAGIOTHECA CONFERENCE   THE SAINTS OF ROME: DIFFUSION AND RECEPTION FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD Programme & Abstracts   Conference organized by   Hungarian Association for Hagiographical Studies and Croatian Hagiography Society...


Call for papers The Hungarian Hagiography Society and the Croatian Hagiography Society HAGIOTHECA organize the 6th international Hagiotheca Conference   THE SAINTS OF ROME : DIFFUSION AND RECEPTION FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO THE  EARLY MODERN PERIOD Rome, 4-6 October 2017...


Public lecture by Stanislava Kuzmova

The Hungarian Society for Hagiographic Studies, the Medieval and Early Modern World History Department at Eötvös Loránd University and the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU cordially invite you to a public lecture

Saints, Jagiellonians, and dynastic rhetoric


Stanislava Kuzmova
Comenius University, Bratislava (Faculty of Arts, Deparment of Slovak History)

4 pm on Nov 19, 2018

ELTE BTK, Szekfű Gyula Library (Múzeum körút 6-8. 1st floor)


Symeon Paschalidis

Károli Unniversity, Department of Humanities and the Hungarian Patristic Society

would like to invite you to a talk by

Symeon Paschalidis

(Professor of Patristics and Hagiography at the Theology Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Director of the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies)

Modes of Communication between East and West

through the Veneration of Common Saints

Three elements contribute favourably to the ecclesiastical relations between Rome and Constantinople until after the Schism in the late Middle Ages: first, the preservation of Greek in the West; second, Latin and Greek translations, from one language to the other, favoured in part by the emigration towards the West of Byzantine scholars and the travels of pilgrims to Rome, Thessaloniki and Constantinople; third, in a decisive manner, the translation of the saints calendar. The discovery and edition of hagiographical texts still today enrich the knowledge of this common patrimony. We can then observe how the common cult of martyrs and saints constitutes a place of communion, despite divisions and the changing historical circumstances. The circulation of relics, with all its political ambiguity, also constitutes a manifest sign of this communion during the Middle Ages.

Time: June 8 (Friday), 2018, 15:00

Location: Károli University, Faculty of Arts, Auditorium 104

                  (1088 Budapest, 4. Reviczky utca)



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The new president of the Society

Due to the tragical death of our former president, Marianne Sághy, the Hungarian Society for Hagiographical Studies elected the new president. The new president of the Society is Gábor Klaniczay.   Gábor Klaniczay is University Professor at the Central European...

Tools and Methods for the History of Churches between East and West (5th-19th century)

Tools and Methods for the History of Churches between East and West (5th-19th century) Doctoral Workshop Rome, 10-15 September 2018 Doctoral_Workshop_Rome_Call_for_Applications Organization Frédéric Gabriel (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS de Lyon) Camille Rouxpetel (CRM-Université...