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3rd Workshop of the Monastic Economy Network

18 October 2019


(Workshop III)

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia
18-20 October 2019

18 October, 2019 (FRIDAY)
“Boris Christoff” Museum (43, Tsar Samuil Str., Sofia)
18:00 – 19:30
Keynote Speech: Kostis Smyrlis (New York University): The great Byzantine Monastery: A Success Story

19 October, 2019 (SATURDAY)
CAS  Sofia (7, Stefan Karadzha Str., vh.3, fl.2)
09:00 – 09:10: Opening: Roumen Avramov (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)

Panel I. The Athonite Economy

Chair: Kostis Smyrlis (New York University)

  • 09:10 – 09:30: Fotić, Aleksandar (University of Belgrade): Monks in Business with Jews: Evidence from the Hilandar Monastery (15-17th c.)
  • 09:30 – 09:50: Bouroutis, Andreas (Department of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Supporting the Monastic and Local Economy: The Suflarion Çiftlik – Metochi of Vatopedion Monastery in Chalkidiki
  • 09:50 – 10:10: Zahariuc, Petronel (Université „Al. I. Cuza”, Iași): De nouvelles informations sur les relations des Pays Roumains avec le Monastère de Zographou du Mont Athos (les XVe-XIXe siècles)

10:10 – 10:30: Discussion

10:30 – 10:50: Coffee break

Panel II. Managing the Monastic Wealth (1st session)
Chair: Elias Kolovos (University of Crete)

  • 10:50 – 11:10: Chelcu, Marius (“A. D. Xenopol” Institute of History, Romanian Academy Branch Iaşi): Urban Incomes of the Metochions in Moldavia
  • 11:10 – 11:30: Cotovanu, Lidia (Institut d’Histoire “N. Iorga”, Académie Roumaine): Administrer, augmenter et faire durer les biens tirés des dons. Les activités économiques des métoques roumains des Patriarcats orthodoxes d’Orient (XVIe – début du XVIIIe siècle)
  • 11:30 – 11:50: Nikolau, Kyrillos (European University Cyprus): The Economic Power and Social Role of Four Great Monasteries of the Insular Space (Monastery of St. John the Theologian of Patmos, Leimonos Monastery of Lesbos, Kykkos Monastery and Monastery of Machairas of Cyprus) during the eighteenth and nineteenth century
  • 11:50 – 12:10: Lazar, George (Institute of History “N. Iorga”, Romanian Academy of Sciences): Entre les prières et la gestion de la fortune monastique: le cas du monastère Nucet (Valachie) et son livre de comptes (1731-1739)

12:10 – 12:30: Discussion
12:30 – 14:30: Lunch Break

Panel II. Managing the Monastic Wealth (2nd session)
Chair: Aleksandar Fotić (University of Belgrade)

  • 14:30 – 14:50: Perluss, Preston (Grenoble Graduate Business Institute, Université Grenoble Alpes): Urban Urban Catholic Monasteries and their Relation to Urban Development of the 18th c. European Cities
  • 14:50 – 15:10: Gurita, Ioan-Augustin (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi): The Assets of a non-Dedicated Monastery from Moldavia in the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • 15:10 – 15:30: Kalkandjieva, Daniela (Sofia University): The Patriarchate of Constantinople on Monastic Economy: Eeflections on the Statute of Monasteries (1864)
  • 15:30 – 15:50: Heffernan, Brian (Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, the Netherlands): The Price of Prayer. Two Snapshots (1874 and 1925) from the Financial History of the Carmel of ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands 

15:50 – 16:10: Discussion
16:10 – 16:30: Coffee break

Panel III. Dealing with Monastic Archives
Chair: Isabelle Jonveaux (University of Graz)

  • 16:30 – 16:50:
    Kakalis, Christos (School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape – Newcastle University):
    Cartographic Liminalities: Convention and Embodiment in Athonite Mappings
  • 16:50 – 17:10: Kolovos, Elias / Machairas, Efthymios (Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete):
    Lost in Translation: The Kapudan Pashas’ Ottoman-and-Greek Orders in the Archive of the Monastery of Saint John of Patmos.
  • 17:10 – 17:30:
    Kotzageorgis, Phokion / Laiou, Sophia N. (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Ionian University):
    The Ottoman Archive of the Great Meteoron monastery in Thessaly

17:30 – 18:00: Discussion
19:00: Dinner

20 October, 2019 (SUNDAY)
CAS Sofia (7, Stefan Karadja Str., vh. 3, fl. 2)
Panel IV. Contemporary Monasticism
Chair: Phokion Kotzageorgis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • 09:00 – 09:20:
    Jonveaux, Isabelle (Graz University):
    Interroger le futur de l'économie monastique en Europe: Quelles tendances?
  • 09:20 – 09:40: Sawicki, Bernard Łukasz (Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Ansemo, Rome):
    Networking as a Form of Modern Participation of Monasteries in Economy and Culture
  • 09:40 – 10:00: Depret, Isabelle (Department of Political Science, University of Marmara, Istanbul):
    Orthodox Christian Female Monasticism, Environmental Issues and Productivist Capitalism; the Case of the Orthodox Monastery of Ormylia (Greece), late XXth-early XXIst century.
  • 10:00 – 10:20:
    Aversano-Dearborn,Valentina (“ViA the Forum for Sustainable Visions in Action"):
    How Individual and Organizational Ethics Shape Economic Practices in Benedictine Monasteries

10:20 – 11:00: Coffee break

Panel V. The NETWORK: Summing-up and Publication Outlook
Chair: Roumen Avramov (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)

11:00 – 12:00: General Discussion
12:30 – Lunch


18 October 2019