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The Assemani Seminar for Eastern Catholic History

Convened by Tomasz Hen-Konarski and Jared Warren

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 prominentlythe 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.

All events start at: 05:30 PM (CET)/11:30 AM (EST)

Please register here:

26 January: Session 1 - Schism
Tia Kolbaba (Rutgers U), Christian Raffensperger (Wittenberg U)

15 February: Session 2 - (Re)union(s)
Marie-Hélène Blanchet (CNRS), Heleen L. Murre-van den Berg (Radboud U), Anastacia Wooden (Catholic U of America)

10 March: Session 3 - Transfers and encounters
Bernard Heyberger (EPHE Paris), Lucy Parker (U of Oxford)

6 April: Session 4 - Monasticism and knowledge
Ivan Almes (Ukrainian Catholic U), Carsten Walbiner (Catholic U of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

4 May: Session 5 - Ecumenism
Thomas Bremer (U of Munster), Katherine Younger (IWM Vienna

6 June: Session 6 - Modern identities and politics
Kathryn David (Vanderbilt U), Georges Fahmi (European U Institute), Candice Lukasik (Washington U St. Luis)