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The Assemani Seminar for Eastern Catholic History |

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Institute of History, the Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw Max Weber Programme, European University Institute, Florence


History Other Religious studies




Tomasz Hen-Konarski (Institute of History, the Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw), Jared Warren (Max Weber Programme, European University Institute, Florence)

The Assemani Seminar for Eastern Catholic History is a series of online events that aims to create a common platform for conversation between scholars interested in the history of various Eastern Catholic communities from the Middle Ages until today. The main goal of this initiative is to enable exchange between scholars specialised in different periods and regions, most prominently the ones studying the Eastern European Uniates/Greek Catholics and experts in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities of non-Latin Catholics and other Christians. Each seminar will take place in a roundtable format with two or three informal presentations followed by a general discussion.


Online – via Zoom (the link will be disseminated by email after registration).


For all events, please register here.


Session 1 - Schism

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 │ 5:30-7:00 PM CET

Tia Kolbaba (Rutgers University) and Christian Raffensperger (Wittenberg University)

Session 2 - (Re)union(s)

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 │ 5:30-7:00 PM CET

Marie-Hélène Blanchet (CNRS), Heleen L. Murre-van den Berg (Radboud University) and Anastacia Wooden (Catholic University of America)

Session 3 - Transfers and encounters

Thursday, 10 March 2022 │ 5:30-7:00 PM CET

Bernard Heyberger (EPHE) and Lucy Parker (University of Oxford)

Session 4 - Monasticism and knowledgeWednesday, 6 April 2022 │ 5:30-7:00 PM CET

Ivan Almes (Ukrainian Catholic University) and Carsten Walbiner (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

Session 5 - EcumenismWednesday, 4 May 2022 │ 5:30-7:00 PM CET

Thomas Bremer (University of Münster) and Katherine Younger (IWM Vienna)

Session 6 - Modern identities and politicsTuesday, 7 June 2022 │ 5:30-7:00 PM CET

Kathryn David (Vanderbilt University), Georges Fahmi (EUI - RSCAS) and Candace Lukasik (Washington University St. Louis)

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