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MONASTIC ECONOMY: Research Allowances granted

01 March 2018

The first round of selection of applications for Research allowances granted in the frame of the NETWORK DEDICATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE MONASTIC ECONOMY was completed. A panel of three senior scholars in the field reviewed the proposals submitted as of February 1, 2018. They were evaluated according to the three core criteria formulated in the call (scientific excellence; relevance of the proposal; qualification of the candidate). The appropriateness of the budget was also considered.

The panel decided by consensus to grant Research allowances to the following projects:

  • Lidia Cotovanu (“N. Iorga” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy) - The metochia of the Patriarchates of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria and Antiochia in the Romanian Principalities (1565-1714). Historiographical, archival and bibliographic guide.  Approved budget  of 2,285 EUR for research trips in Romania and handling of archival documents and images;
  • Darko Dimitrovski (Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism, University of Kragujevac) - The Role of Tourism in Monastic Economy with Reference to the Moral Economy. Approved budget  of 2,000 EUR for two research trips in Cyprus;
  • Daniela Kalkandjieva (Scientific Research Department of Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”) - Female Monasticism in Interwar Bulgaria. Approved budget of 1,040 EUR for attendance (participation fees, travel costs, accommodation, handling of archival materials) of an academic conference at Uppsala University.
The next selection round for Research allowances will evaluate projects submitted until July, 1, 2018. Applications from scholars interested in the field are warmly welcome!
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