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Workshop & Buchpräsentation: Kyivan Christianity

Kyivan Christianity as Concept of Religious History and Publishing Series

22. Februar 2024
16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Leibniz Institute of European History

The workshop focuses on the concept and publishing series »Kyivan Christianity«, which pretends to reconceptualize the religious (and broader cultural) history of Central-Eastern Europe seen from the Kyivan perspective. Kyiv – not Moscow, Rome, or Constantinople – is thus, in this new historiographic view, the centre and not the periphery. From Kyiv, the culture spread to the north (up to the territory of Courland – modern Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia), to the south (Slavo-Vlachia – modern Moldavia and Northern Romania), to the west (towards Poland) and the East (to 18th-century Russia). The speakers from Lviv (Ukraine) and Leipzig will present the monumental series consisting of 32 volumes of documents in Church Slavonic, Latin, Italian, and Old Polish published from archival collections in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Serbia, Austria, and Vatican archives.

Leibniz Institute of European History
Ukrainian Catholic University
Ihor Skochylias Centre for Religious History
Leibniz Science Campus »Byzantium between Orient and Occident«, Mainz
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

16:00-16:10 Introduction
Mihai-D. Grigore, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz

16:10-17:00 “Kyivan Christianity”: a new concept for early modern religious history?
Ivan Almes, Ukrainian Catholic University / Goethe University

17:00-17:50 “Kyivan tradition” and the description of Kyiv’s “sacral space” in the the Religiosæ Kijovienses Cryptæ of Johannes Herbinius (1675)
Nataliia Sinkevych, Leibniz Institute of the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig

17:50-18:00 Chair and closing remarks
Jan Kusber, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

About the publication series “Kyivan Christianity“
Launched in 2013, the publication series Kyivan Christianity presents the scientific results of the educational and research program of the Department of Humanities and the Department of Philosophy and Theology at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and the Kyiv Academy of Sciences.

More information about the publishing series

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