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MONASTIC ECONOMY: Research Allowances granted

29 January 2019

A panel of three senior scholars in the field reviewed the proposals for research allowances granted in the frame of the NETWORK DEDICATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE MONASTIC ECONOMY. The deadlines of the succesive rounds were on: February 1, 2018, June 30, 2018, January 1, 2019. 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, Romania, “N. Iorga” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy (conducted in two stages with two research grants): The metochia of the Patriarchates of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria and Antiochia in the Romanian Principalities (1565-1714). Historiographical, archival and bibliographic guide (Archival studies; description and documentation of the dependencies in situ).
  • Darko Dimitrovski, Serbia, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism, University of Kragujevac: The Role of Tourism in Monastic Economy with the Reference to Moral Economy (Field research in Kykkos monastery, Cyprus, for the gathering of statistical data and interviews with monks).
  • Daniela Kalkandjieva, Bulgaria, Scientific Research Department of Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”: Female Monasticism in Interwar Bulgaria (Participation at a conference on monasticism in Sweden and archival work in Bulgaria).
  • Konstantinos Giakoumis, Greece, Department of Communication and Public Relations, European University of Tirana: Monastic Finances and Land Regimes in the Metropolis of Dryinoupolis and Gjirokastra, South Albania (1867-1873) (Research trip to Albania for the collection of data through archival research and interviews).
  • Maria Litina, Greece, National Bank Cultural Foundation, Center for History and Palaeography: Faith, power and economy: the metochia of the Holy Sepulchre in the Balkans (1845-1900) (Processing of unexplored archival data in three different institutions in Greece, Bulgaria and the Republic of Madeconia (FYROM) and building of a digital database).
  • Ivan Biliarsky, Bulgaria, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Historical Studies: Holiness – Economy – Identity. The Continuity of an Idea of Solidarity Creation;
  • Andreas Bouroutis, Greece, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: In a close society: Economic relations and national antagonisms in Mount Athos on the late 19th - early 20th century;
  • Elias Kolovos, Greece, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Crete, Rethymno: Research at the Archive of the Monastery of St. John on the Island of Patmos, Greece – Cataloguing the Ottoman Documents of the Archive;
  • Efthymios Machairas, Greece, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete: An Insular Monastery. The Network Structure and the Economy of the Monastery of Saint John in Patmos during the Ottoman Period.
The next selection round for Research allowances will evaluate projects submitted until June 30, 2019. Applications from scholars interested in the field are warmly welcome!
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