The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS) is an independent non-profit institution set up for the promotion of advanced scholarship and academic cooperation in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Learn more >
«February 2018»

International Workshop at CAS

11 November 2017

CAS Sofia is organizing an international workshop on the topic "Does Monastic Economy Matter? Religious Patterns of Economic Behavior." at 7, Stefan Karadzha Str., vh.3, fl.2.


11 November, 2017 (Saturday)

09:00 - 09:10 Opening: Roumen Avramov (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)

Panel I: The Monastic Economy: Contemporary Overview and the Recent Past
Chair: Aleksandar Fotic (Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)

09:10 - 09:30 Isabelle Jonveaux (University of Graz)
Models of Monastic Economy in Contemporary Europe

09:30 - 09:50 Michalis N. Michael (University of Cyprus, Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies)
When Ecclesiastical Power became ‘National': Church Property and the British Colonial Administration in Cyprus

09:50 - 10:10 Daniela Kalkandjieva (Sofia University)
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church and the Management of the Monastic Economy during the Interwar Period

10:10 - 10:30 Discussion

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

Panel II: The Economy of the Holy Mountain
Chair: Michalis N. Michael (University of Cyprus, Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies)

10:45 - 11:05 Dimitrios Kalpakis (Ioannina Ephorate of Antiquities, Archaeological Museum of Ioannina)
Athonite Estates of the Byzantine Era; Theoretical and Functional Framework Issues

11:05 - 11:25 Aleksandar Fotic (Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
How to Run a Big Monastic çiftlik? The Case of Hilandar's ʻBulgar metochionʼ in Karviya (Kalamaria), 16th - 17th centuries

11:25 - 11:45 Phokion Kotzageorgis (University of Thessaloniki)
Crisis and Survival of the Athonite Monasteries during the 17th and 18th centuries

11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 - 12:20 Nadia Danova (Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Religion, économie et politique: le monastère Zographe et la Russie (XVIe-XIXe siècles)

12:20 - 12:40 Christos P. Kakalis (Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
Representing Mountains: Printmaking and the Depiction of the Holy Mountain

12:40 - 13:10 Discussion

13:10 - 15:00 Lunch

Panel III: Managing the Monastic Wealth
Chair: Phokion Kotzageorgis (University of Thessaloniki)

15:00 - 15:20 Lidia Cotovanou (Institute of History "Nicolae Iorga", Bucharest)
La portée économique de la charité pratiquée par les Monti di Pietà catholiques et les monastères orthodoxes (XVe - XVIIIe siècles)

15:20 - 15:40 Preston Perluss (Graduate Business School Grenoble IAE, Université Pierre Mendès-France ; Laboratoire de recherche historique des Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA)
Monastic Properties in the Urban Environment: Parisian Examples

15:40 - 16:00 Styliani Lepida (University of Cyprus, Department of Turkish, and Middle Eastern Studies)
Aspects of the Transactional Activity of Kykkos Monastery in the 16th and 17th centuries. Real Estate Contracts.

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 - 16:35 Ioan-Augustin Gurita (University of Iasi)
Social and Economic Reasons for Founding New Monasteries and Sketes in the 18th Century Moldavia

16:35 - 16:55 Angelina Marou (University of Ioanina)
Monasteries in the Region of Ioannina during the Second Half of the 19th century: Land Acquisition and Property Rights Following the Tanzimat Reforms

16:55 - 17:15 Ivan Biliarski (Institute for historical studies, Bulgarian academy of sciences), Mariana Tzibranska (Institute for Bulgarian language, Bulgarian academy of sciences):
The Term "Komat" in the Context of Late Mediaeval Moldavian Texts about Monastic Property

17:15 - 17:45 Discussion

19:30 Dinner

12 November, 2017 (Sunday)

Panel IV: Managing the Monastic Activities
Chair: Isabelle Jonveaux (University of Graz)

09:00 - 09:20 Kalina Mincheva (Sofia University, Centre for Slavo-Byzantine Studies "Prof. Ivan Dujčev")
The Monastic Economy in the Sanjak of Kyustendil According to the Ottoman Tax Register of 1570-1573

09:20 - 09:40 George Lazar (Institute of History "Nicolae Iorga", Bucharest)
La gestion de la fortune monastique : le monastère de Rm. Sărat (Valachie) et son livre de comptes (1734-1739)

09:40 - 10:00 Marius Chelcu (Institute of History „A. D. Xenopol", Iasi)
Economic Status of Moldavian Monasteries in the 18th Century. Notes on income and expense lists

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 - 10:35 Petronel Zahariuc (University of Iasi)
Les monastères Neamt et Secu (Moldavie) et leurs activités économiques jusqu'au milieu du XIXe siècle

10:35 - 10:55 Eleonora Naxidou (University of Thrace, Komotini)
Orthodox Monasteries in the 19th century Balkans: The Emergence of Modern Ideas within a Traditional Spiritual and Economic Environment

10:55 - 11:25 Discussion

Panel V: Planning the future activities of the Network
Chair: Roumen Avramov (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)

11:25 - 12:30 General discussion


© 2009 CAS. All Rights Reserved.
7B, Stefan Karadja St., ap. 23, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria, tel.: (+359) 2 980 37 04, fax: (+359) 2 980 36 62, e-mail:
Made By WF