CIHEC conferences and colloquia


Details of, and some papers from, CIHEC conferences and colloquia are posted here as appropriate.


Annual Conference

13.–14. Juni 2017

Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Salzburg



The World of Reformations - The Reformation of the World




Tuesday, 13.06.2017

09:00 Opening/Greetings

Vice-President Prof. Dr. Fatima Ferreira-Briza
(University of Salzburg)

Dean Prof. Dr. Dietmar W. Winkler
(Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Salzburg)

President Prof. Dr. Anders Jarlert

09:30 The Foundation of the imperial Church in the West:
A comparison between Charlemagne and Otto the Great
Peter Raedts (Nijmegen)

10:00 Jan Hus in the context of the Bohemian Reform movement
Peter Moree (Prague)

10:30 Roncevalles, 16th century Reform, 19th century catholic seularization,
and its repercussion on the pilgrimage to Santiago
José Andrés-Gallego (Madrid)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 Reforming Spirit:
The First Decade of the Jesuits in Vilnius (1569-1579)
Liudas Jovaiša (Vilnius)

12:00 The Modernization of the Russian Orthodox Church
in the First Half of the 20th century
Maria Petrova (St. Petersburg)

12:30 The Impact of the Protestant Reformation on
Estonian Society and Culture im Modern Times
Riho Altnurme (Tartu)

15:00 Gallicans, Anglicans and Arminians in early seventh century Europe
Philippe Denis (Durban)

15:30 Contexts as a factor in the Reformation:
An Anglican Spirituality and Liturgical Renewal
in Southern Africa 19th-21st century
Henry Mbaya (Stellenbosch)

16:00 Enlightenment and Catholicism in Salzburg –
The Role of Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo (1732-1803)
Elisabeth Lobenwein (Salzburg)

19:00 Public Lecture
Prof. Bernard Ardura OPraem (Vatican)
Head of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Science


Wednesday, 14.06.2017

09:00 The Lutheran Reformation: A theological or political Revolution?
Anders Jarlert (Lund)

09:30 Homo novus? Martin Luther’s new concept of man and ist consequences
Benedikt Brunner (Bonn)

10:00 The Reformation Ideal of the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland
Stewart J. Brown (Edinburgh)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 The Protestant Reformation in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg
A Survey of Source Material
Wolfgang Neuper (Salzburg)

11:30 The played Reformation: Implementation and reception of the Reformation in current computer games illustrated by the example Europa Universalis IV
Daniel Schmiedel (Magdeburg)

12:00 Paul VI. through British Eyes: Social Change and the Pope (1963-1978)
Gerulf Hirt (Jena)

14:00 Reformation meets Tradition:
The first black women converts to Reformed Christianity in South Africa
Christina Landmann (Pretoria)

14:30 Reforming the New World:
the Holy See and the renovation of religious orders
in America in the late 19th century
Antón M. Pazos (Santiago de Compostela)

15:00 The New Reformation of the 1960s
Hugh McLeod (Birmingham)






10th International Colloquium Compostela

~ Relics, shrines and pilgrimages in the European historical context ~

[26th - 28th September 2016, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)]




~ Monday, 26th September 2016 ~


10:30 - 11:00 hrs.

Opening remarks.


11:00 - 12:00 hrs.

Du sanctuaire au pèlerinage. La relique comme objet historique. Bilan, méthode et prospective.

Philippe George.

University of Liège [Belgium].


12:30 - 13:30 hrs.

En visitant l’Apôtre Saint-Jacques: les pèlerinages à Compostela, XVI-XIXe siècles.

Ofelia Rey Castelao.

University of Santiago de Compostela [Spain].


13:30 - 14:30 hrs.

La re-inventio des reliques de Saint Jacques au XIXème siècle.

Antón M. Pazos.

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) [Spain].




16:00 - 17:00 hrs.

The Apostolic Tomb of Santiago de Compostela: New Explorations and Epigraphic Discoveries.

Enrique Alarcón.

University of Navarra [Spain].


17:00 - 18:00 hrs.

The mysterious relics of the twelve peers of France at Roncesvalles.

José Andrés-Gallego.

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) [Spain].


~ Tuesday, 27th September 2016 ~



09:30 - 10:30 hrs.

Saint Jacques: les reliques en France.

Adeline Rucquoi.

C.N.R.S., Paris [France].


10:30 - 11:30 hrs.

The holy power. The cult of St. James and the legitimacy of the Commune of Pistoia (12-13 centuries).

Giampaolo Francesconi.

Istituto storico italiano per il Medioevo, Rome [Italy].


12:00 - 13:00 hrs.

St James in England: The Regional Character of a Continental Cult.

Simon Yarrow.

University of Birmingham [United Kingdom].


13:00 - 14:00 hrs.

Loot, Diplomacy, and the Rhetoric of Reliquaries in Medieval Europe.

Holger A. Klein.

Columbia University, New York [United States of America].




16:30 - 17:30 hrs.

Le vol des reliques au Moyen Âge. Intérêts, rivalités, arguments.

Edina Bozoky.

University of Poitiers and Centre d’Etudes supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, Poitiers [France].


17:30 - 18:30 hrs.

The Three Magi – Places of Worship in Cologne Cathedral.

Klaus G. Hardering.

Dombauarchiv Köln [Germany].


19:00 - 20:00 hrs.

Furta sacra in Southern Italy in the Middle Ages.

Amalia Galdi.

University of Salerno [Italy].


~ Wednesday, 28th September 2016 ~



09:30 - 10:30 hrs.

After Iconoclasm: The Resurgence of Relics and Shrines in Counter-Reformation Europe.

Alexandra Walsham.

University of Cambridge [United Kingdom].


10:30 - 11:30 hrs.

The life of dry bones: pilgrimage to relic shrines in Soviet Russia.

Stella Rock.

The Open University [United Kingdom] and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam [Netherlands].


12:00 - 13:00 hrs.

Relics of the True Cross - an initial study.

Thomas Higham and Georges C. Kazan.

University of Oxford [United Kingdom].


13:00 - 14:00 hrs.

St John’s relics from the monastery on Sveti Ivan island near Sozopol, Bulgaria: Archaeological and scientific research.

Kazimir Popkonstantinov and Rossina Kostova.

University of Veliko Tarnovo [Bulgaria].


14:00 - 14:30 hrs.

Closing remarks.







Lisbon, 16-17 June 2016


To Reform: Religious Reforms and Social Reformism




The religious views of Judaism and Christianity always valued historicity. The theological reflection and social proposals of Christianity seek to articulate time and eternity, history and scathology, incorporating and developing notions of tradition, utopia and reform. In this sense, the return to the sources, the search for new forms of mediation in the relationship between religion and society, ethics and politics, thought and action, are constant in the history of Christianity. The centrality of the religious reforms movement in modernity shows it very clearly, thus contributing to the development of various forms of Christian confessionality.


The search for links and forms of articulation between religious reform and social reformism before and after the Reformation era emerges as the central topic of this colloquium, open to communications on the various historical periods. Three lectures and three panels for papers’ presentations are programmed. The CFP this time is limited to the CIHEC Bureau members only.




Proposed Lectures:


José Adriano Freitas de Carvalho (Portugal) – “Antes de Lutero: as reformas da Igreja em Portugal no século XV - anseios e limites” [“Before Luther: the Church reforms in Portugal in 15th century”]


Sergio Rosas (México) – “ Iglesia y Estado en México después de la independencia, entre 1821 y 1847” [Church and State in Mexico before the independence, 1821-1847”]


Anders Jarlert  (Sweden)- [invited, theme to be designed]



Panel 1 – Reforms before Reformation


Panel 2 – Religious reforms in Modern Age


Panel 3 – Religious reformism in Contemporary Age





-        Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa- Universidade Católica Portuguesa (CEHR-UCP)

-        Commission Internationale d'Histoire et d'Études du Christianisme (CIHEC)




The CISH World Congress in Jinan, China, August 2015: The CIHEC sessions



Commission Internationale d'Histoire et d'Études du Christianisme (CIHEC)




Organizers: Prof. Yves Krumenacker, Université de Lyon; Prof. Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham; Prof. Raymond Mentzer, University of Iowa; Prof. Anton M. Pazos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC, Santiago de Compostela; Prof. Robert N. Swanson, University of Birmingham


Session 1:  Indigenisation

Thursday 27 August afternoon/Jeudi 27 août après-midi


Chair : Professor Hugh McLeod (University of Birmingham, Vice-President of CIHEC)


- Jeffrey Cox (University of Iowa): On Reconsidering the Usefulness of the Word “Indigenous”: Christian Encounters in Contact Zones


- R.N.Swanson (University of Birmingham, Member of the Bureau of CIHEC): Indigenisation and the longue durée: The English Medieval Experience


- Ronnie Po-chia Hsia (Pennsylvania State University): Indigenisation or Domestication? Christianity's Encounter with Buddhism and Popular Religion in Late Imperial China


- Kjell Lejon (Linköping University): The Role of the Church in Making a Neighbouring Enemy a Loyal Citizen. How Danes were turned into Swedes after the Peace Treaty in 1658: An Example of “Pseudo-Indigenisation” of Fellow Lutherans


- Gloria Tseng (Hope College, Michigan): The Indigenization of Christianity in Twentieth-Century China


- Julius Gathogo (Kenyatta University, Mombasa): Indigenization Strategy in the Works of Simon Kimbangu: A Historical Perspective


- Willie Samuel Zeze (Theological Education by Extension, Malawi): Confrontation, Syncretism or Christianization? The Attitude of the CCAP-Nkhoma Synod toward Pre-Christian Religious Beliefs and Practices in Malawi


- Michael Gladwin (Charles Sturt University, Canberra): The "Aussification" of Christianity'



Session 2: Science and Religion

Friday 28 August morning/Vendredi 28 août matin


Chair : Prof. Yves Krumenacker (Université de Lyon, Member of the Bureau of CIHEC)


- John Gascoigne (University of New South Wales): Church, State and the Patronage of Science in the Thought of Francis Bacon


- Etienne Bourdon (Université de Grenoble, France) : The Religious Discourse Faced with Early Modern Geographical Discoveries: A “Disenchantment”?


- Noémie Recous (Université de Lyon - Jean Moulin Lyon 3) : Scientific passion and religious commitment in the Republic of Letters : Nicolas Fatio of Duillier (1664-1753)


- Zhou Baowei (East China Normal University, Shanghai): Religion and Science in the Scottish Enlightenment


- Peggy Brock (Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia): Missionaries and Anthropology


- Norman Etherington (University of Western Australia): Missionaries and Science versus Superstition in Nineteenth-Century Southeast Africa


Session 3:  Migration of Religious Ideas

Friday 28 August afternoon/Vendredi 28 août après-midi


Chairs: Prof. Raymond Mentzer (University of Iowa, Member of the Bureau of CIHEC) & Prof. Robert N. Swanson (University of Birmingham, Member of the Bureau of CIHEC)


Li Huacheng (Shaanxi Normal University, Xian): Multiple Interpretations of Over-Enthusiasm: A Study Centering on the Flagellations of Medieval East and West


Stephen Warren (University of Iowa): Native American Migrations and the Transformation of Religious Identities in Early America


Yudha Thianto (Trinity Christian College, Illinois): Singing the Metrical Psalms in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch East Indies: Migration of Religious Ideas through Hymns


Peter James Yoder (Berry College, Georgia): The Transformation of Early Eighteenth-Century Lutheran Pietist Thought after the Danish-Halle Mission's Contact with India


Martin Millerick (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): Revising Whelan's Model of Tridentine Catholicism in Ireland: The Experience of Cloyne Diocese, County Cork, c.1700-1830


Catherine Refran Laririt (Polytechnic University of the Philippines): Beaterio de la Compañia de Jesus – In the Service of the Fatherland (1896-1899)


Kristy Nabhan-Warren (University of Iowa): The Cursillo Movement as Ushering in a New Lay-Focused and Globalized Catholicism





CIHEC Annual General Meeting in Stockholm, 11-12 June 2015


The theme is "Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Biographies - research, results, and

The conference is organised in cooperation with the The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (, in their house on Villagatan 3 in Stockholm on June 11-12 (11-13 for the Bureau).

It will start with lunch on June 11, and end in the afternoon of June 12. The Bureau meeting will end with lunch on June 13.

All hotel bookings will be made by Miss Helene Carson, Miss Carson can also arrange flights.

Accomodation, meals and travel costs are being paid for the speakers and accomodation and meals for the other Bureau members.

The deadline for the paper proposals is 15 February, and for participants the preliminary deadline is 15 March.

Paper proposals should be sent directly to Prof. Jarlert,






studia historiae ecclesiasticae


Adres/Address:                                                                   Tel:                                     (012) 429-4597

Research Institute for Theology and Religion                       Faks/Fax:                              (012) 429-4699

Navorsingsinstituut vir Teologie en Religie                           E-pos/E-mail:

Posbus/P O Box 392                                                                                                                     (Secretary: Erna Oliver)                          

University of South Africa






Annual Conference


North-West University


13-15 August 2015


Theme: The history of commemorations, celebrations and anniversaries

(including architecture)


This is a neglected topic and should bring interesting discussions to the academic table.  Members are invited to submit abstracts on the main theme or any of the following sub-themes.




  • Celebrating martyrs
  • Memory in the works of the Church Fathers
  • Conflicting views of the history of the Church in the age of the Reformation
  • The Jubilee in Christian history
  • Statues and monuments of Christian heroes in southern Africa
  • Saints or collaborators? The debate on the legacy of the missionaries
  • Commemorating Christian anti-apartheid activists in the post-apartheid era
  • African ways of celebrating the memory of spiritual leaders


The abstracts should be clear in terms of methodology (and the use of sources), as well as on its location within the field of Church History or Church Polity. The papers should be based on thorough research. The focus on one of the themes should be at the heart of all the papers.


Abstract relevant to the theme and sub-themes must reach the secretary not later than 2 March, 2015. The contributions must be based on original work. The Society cannot guarantee that all abstracts will be accepted. Authors are encouraged to send their abstracts promptly. Please send your abstracts to the following e-mail address: for attention of the Secretary, Erna Oliver.







 The Way of St. James as Model: Transformation, Inspiration and Imitation

(Santiago de Compostela, 27–28 November 2014)

N.B. More information and how to connect to attend virtually the colloquium at:



Thursday, 27 November 2014


09:30 – 10:00

The Way of St. James as a Changing Model

Antón M. Pazos

Instituto de Estudios Gallegos “Padre Sarmiento” (CSIC, Santiago de Compostela). Spain.


10:00 – 11:00

Walking the Camino and the Urge for the End: To Be or Not to Be... a Pilgrim?

Peter Jan Margry

University of Amsterdam / Meertens Institute. The Netherlands.


11:00 – 12:00

The Camino to Finisterre: Heritage Policies and Social Fractures

Cristina Sánchez–Carretero

Institute of Heritage Sciences, Spanish National Research Council. Spain.


12:00 – 12:30

Coffee break.


12:30 – 13:30

The Vie Francigene Network. A Smart Tourism Vision between Local Development and International Social Sustainability

Fiorella Dallari

Centre for Advanced Studies in Tourism, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. Italy.


13:30 – 14:30

St. Olav Ways – the Pilgrim Paths to Trondheim – History, Revival and Renewal

Hans Morten Løvrød

National Pilgrim Center. Norway.


17:00 – 18:00

The Pilgrim Paths Project – A Renewal of Ireland’s Pilgrim Past?

Beatrice Kelly

An Chomhairle Oidhreacha, Heritage Council. Ireland.


18:00 – 19:00

Reclamation, Contestation, Conciliation: The Multivalence of Pilgrimage in Glastonbury

Marion Bowman

The Open University. United Kingdom.


19:00 – 20:00

Kumano Kodo, the Sister Pilgrimage in Japan of Santiago de Compostela

María Dolores Rodríguez del Alisal

Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Jesús Maestro (Madrid) / Fundación Instituto de Japonología. Spain.

Friday, 28 November 2014


10:00 – 10:30

Academic Researchs of the IEGPS - CSIC on Pilgrimages


10:30 – 11:30

Scotland’s Pilgrim Journeys: Recovery, Rediscovery, and Reinvention

Donald Smith

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Scotland.


11:30 – 12:30

Camino – Taking the Pilgrim Trail from Santiago Spain, to Subiaco Australia

Duncan Jefferson

Pilgrim Trail Foundation. Australia.


12:30 – 13:00

Coffee break.


13:00 – 14:00

From the Declaration of Santiago to the Enlarged Partial Agreement: the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes as a Model for Intercultural Dialogue and Sustainable Development

Penelope Denu

Council of Europe – European Institute of Cultural Routes. Luxembourg.







Concilium Lateranense IV

Commemorating the Octocentenary of the Fourth Lateran Council 1215

Rome 25–29 November 2015

Committee: Peter Clarke, (Southampton) Chair:  Danica Summerlin (München) Secretary;  Brenda Bolton (London); Barbara Bombi (Kent); Maureen Boulton (Notre Dame IN); Christoph Egger (Wien); Damian Smith (Saint Louis MN); Lila Yawn (Rome)



On Monday 30 November 1215 in the Basilica of St John Lateran, Innocent III brought the first assembly of the whole Church since the Council of Chalcedon (451) to a rousing finale by summoning all the delegates to unite in faith and by issuing Ad Liberandum, an encyclical calling for a crusade to liberate the Holy Land. This Council, fourth in the Lateran series but the twelfth ecumenical gathering of the Church in the Western tradition, included the five patriarchs or their representatives, together with more than one thousand bishops, abbots and other dignitaries, both ecclesiastical and secular. At each of the three plenary sessions held on 11, 20 and 30 November respectively, Innocent preached a set-piece sermon whilst, behind the scenes, delegates debated such major issues as who was more worthy to lead the Empire and how to contain the Albigensian heresy.

The accounts of eyewitnesses reveal that Innocent’s consecration of Santa Maria in Trastevere and celebrations for the anniversary of the dedication of the Vatican Basilica served not only to emphasize the history, majesty and ritual of the Church but also offered a welcome respite from the intensive discussions in the Lateran Palace. The Fathers of the Council promulgated seventy decrees, covering topics as diverse as heresy, Jewish-Christian relations, pastoral care and Trinitarian theology as well as ecclesiastical governance. Monks and secular clergy were to be reformed, the nascent mendicant orders welcomed to the Church and diocesan bishops instructed to implement far-reaching conciliar decisions across Christendom.

Eight hundred years on, Lateran IV still stands as the high-water mark of the medieval papacy, its political and ecclesiastical decisions enduring down to the Council of Trent whilst modern historiography has deemed it the most significant papal assembly of the Later Middle Ages. In November 2015, we have a unique opportunity to re-evaluate the role of this Council in the reform of the universal Church. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, we shall investigate how its decisions affected the intellectual, cultural, social and religious life of the medieval world. We particularly encourage individual papers from disciplines such as art history, theology, canon law, crusade studies and literature, as well as from those who work on relations between Jews and Christians, which we hope will broaden current interpretations of the events of the Council, their subsequent importance and long-term impact. Alternatively, three-paper session proposals on a common theme will also be most welcome. Papers may be delivered in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish but must be limited to 30 minutes. Abstracts of no more than 200 words with all the necessary contact details should be sent no later than 1 November 2014 to OR visit our website





Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche

in collaborazione con

l’Accademia di Ungheria in Roma

e la

Commission Internationale d’Histoire et d’Études du Christianisme




15-17 ottobre 2014


Mercoledì 15 ottobre

Aula San Pio X, via della Conciliazione



Bernard ARDURA, Presidente del Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche

Apertura dei lavori

Sua Eminenza il Cardinale Pietro PAROLIN, Segretario di Stato

di Sua Santità

Discorso inaugurale



Antal MOLNÁR, Direttore dell’Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma

Antón M. PAZOS, Presidente della Commission Internationale d’Histoire

et d’Études du Christianisme


Massimo DE LEONARDIS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano

San Pio X, Benedetto XV: i loro tentativi di pace nel contesto politico


Andreas GOTTSMANN, Direttore dell’Istituto Storico Austriaco

di Roma

La Santa Sede e gli Episcopati dell’Impero Asburgico all’alba del


Roberto MOROZZO DELLA ROCCA, Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”

Le divisioni dei cattolici di fronte ai tentativi di pace.


Giovedì 16 ottobre

Aula San Pio X



Presiede e modera

Philippe CHENAUX

Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche,

Pontificia Università Lateranense

Johan ICKX, Segreteria di Stato – Archivio Storico

La sollecitudine di Benedetto XV verso la nazione belga.

Xavier BONIFACE, Université de Picardie – Jules Verne – Amiens

La Santa Sede, i cattolici e la guerra dal punto di vista della Francia.

Jörg ZEDLER, Universität Regensburg

L’Augusterlebnis e i cattolici tedeschi: la situazione nel Reich

e a Regensburg.


ORE 11.00

Keith ROBBINS, University of Wales Lampeter

I cristiani britannici nella Prima guerra mondiale.

Jérôme AAN DE WIEL, University College Cork

I cattolici irlandesi nella Prima guerra mondiale.




Presiede e modera


Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche,

Università degli Studi di Padova

Filippo LOVISON, Pontificia Università Gregoriana

I Cappellani militari nell’Europa in guerra.

Giancarlo ROCCA, Dizionario degli Istituti di Perfezione

Religiosi e religiose di fronte alla guerra: assistenza e servizio alla Patria.

Antoine FLEURY, Université de Genève

La Svizzera e l’opera d’assistenza.


ORE 17.00

Luigi Michele DE PALMA, Segretario del Pontificio Comitato di Scienze


Un Ordine militare torna al fronte. L’Ordine di Malta nella Grande


Cecilia DAU NOVELLI, Università degli Studi di Cagliari

Le donne cattoliche nella Prima guerra mondiale.

Claude PRUDHOMME, Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche,

Université de Lyon II – Lumière

La Prima guerra mondiale e le sue conseguenze sulle missioni.



Venerdì 17 ottobre

Accademia d’Ungheria, via Giulia, 1


Presiede e modera


Direttore dell’Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma

András FEJÉRDY, Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma

Il Vescovo di Alba Reale, Ottokár Prohásrka, e la Grande Guerra.

Stanislaw WIŁK, Università “Giovanni Paolo II” – Lublino

I polacchi e la Santa Sede prima della Prima guerra mondiale.

Massimiliano VALENTE, Università Europea di Roma

La Santa Sede e la Serbia nella Grande Guerra.


ORE 11.00

Marko TROGRLIC´, Università degli Studi di Spalato

La Prima guerra mondiale vissuta dai cattolici croati.

Emilia HRABOVEC, Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche, Università

“Comenius” – Bratislava

I cattolici slovacchi nella Prima guerra mondiale.



Presiede e modera


Pontificia Università Gregoriana

Cristóbal ROBLES MUÑOZ, CCHS, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones

Científicas – Madrid

I cattolici spagnoli e l’imparzialità della Santa Sede.

Antón M. PAZOS, IEGPS, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas,

Santiago de Compostela

Le posizioni degli ordini religiosi in Spagna, nei confronti degli Stati

belligeranti, a partire dai servizi di censura postale.

Cosmin Cristian OPREA, Istituto di Storia “Nicolae Iorga” – Bucarest

La Chiesa ortodossa romena durante la Prima guerra mondiale.


ORE 17.00

Alexey BEGLOV, Istituto di Storia Universale, Accademia Russa delle

Scienze – Mosca

La restaurazione del Patriarcato ortodosso russo nel 1918: le sue cause

e conseguenze nell’ambito della Prima guerra mondiale.

Daniele MENOZZI, Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa

Strumentalizzazione della religione, sacralizzazione della guerra e

delegittimazione religiosa dei conflitti.

Gianpaolo ROMANATO, Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche, Università

degli Studi di Padova



Per informazioni: Segreteria Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche

Piazza Pio XII, 3 – 00120 Città del Vaticano

Tel. + 39 06 698 84 618 – Fax. + 39 06 698 73014







Trogir, Croatia, 5-7 June 2014


Četvrtak, 5. lipnja / Thursday, 5 June 2014

9.30–10.00: Otvaranje znanstvenog skupa / Opening  /Pozdravni govori : Welcoming speeches

Nadbiskup Splitsko-makarske nadbiskupije / His Excellency Archbishop of Split-Makarska

Dekan trogirske katedrale Sv. Lovre / Dean of the Trogir St Lawrence cathedral Pontificio Commitato di Scienze Storiche; Commission Internationale d'Histoire et d'Etudes du Christianisme  - C.I.H.E.C.


Session I: Trogir i benediktinski red /Trogir and the Benedictine order


10.00 - 10.30: RADOSLAV BUŽANČIĆ, Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske, Konzervatorski odjel Split:

Biskupi i benediktinci, graditelji crkava 11. do 13. stoljeća u Trogiru / Bishops and Bendictine Monks, Builders of Trogir Churches from 11-13th C.

10.30- 11.00: VANJA KOVAČIĆ, Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske, Konzervatorski odjel Split:

Benediktinski samostan sv. Nikole u Trogiru / St Nicholas Benedictine Abbey of Trogir

11.00 – 11.30: JADRANKA NERALIĆ, Hrvatski institut za povijest, Zagreb, C.I.H.E.C.:

Trogirski biskup Ivan (1064-1111) osnivač benediktinskog samostana Sv. Nikole u Trogiru / John of Trogir (1064-1111) founder of the St Nicholas Benedictine Abbey of Trogir

11.30 – 12.00: S. ALOJZIJA DORVAK, Samostan Sv. Nikole, Trogir:

Ženska osnovna škola u samostanu Sv. Nikole u Trogiru od 1826. do Prvoga svjetskoga rata / Female elementary school at the St Nicholas abbey in Trogir from 1826 to the First World War

12.15 -14.00 : Posjet trogirskoj katedrali Sv. Lovre : kapele sv. Ivana Trogirskog, sv. Jerolima, krstionica, zvonik, katedralni trg sa crkvom sv. Marije, sv. Sebastijana, gradska loža, komunalna palača / Visit to the St Lawrence cathedral: chapel of St John of Trogir, St Gerome, baptistry, belfry, cathedral square with churches of St Mary de Platea, St Sebastian, town lodia, communal palace


14.00 – 15.45 Pauza ručak (Lunch)


16.00 – 19.00 : Session II: Biskupi: crkvene karijere i pastoralne aktivnosti: srednjovjekovno razdoblje / Bishops: careers and pastoral activities : Middle Ages and Renaissance


16.00 - 16.20: GERT MELVILLE, University of Dresden, Research Centre for the Comparative History of Religious Orders (FOVOG) and Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche:

Bishops, religious movements and their institutionalisation to claustral entities in the Central Middle Ages. A tense relationship / Biskupi, vjerski pokreti i njihova institucionalizacija u samostanske zajednice u razvijenome srednjem vijeku. Napeti odnosi                                  

16.20 - 16.40: ROBERT SWANSON, University of Birmingham, C.I.H.E.C.:

Regulars as bishops in late medieval England / Redovnici kao biskupi u srednjovjekovnoj Engleskoj                     

16.40 – 17.00: ANÍSIO MIGUEL DE SOUSA SARAIVA, Center of Religious History Studies - Univ. Católica Portuguesa Lisboa:

Bishops from religious orders and bishops who resigned: religion, faith and politics in the construction of Portuguese medieval dioceses / Biskupi iz redovničkih zajednica i biskupi koji podnose ostavku: vjera i politika u izgradnji portugalskih srednjovjekovnih biskupija 

17.00 – 17.20 : MARKO JERKOVIĆ, Sveučilište Zagreb, Hrvatski studiji:

Benedictine monk John Alben: Ecclesiastical and Political Career in the Age of King Sigismund / Benediktinac Ivan Alben: Crkvena i politička karijera u doba kralja Sigismunda                      

17.20 – 17.40 : JOSÉ-ANDRÉS GALLEGO, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Madrid, C.I.H.E.C.:

La singolarità filippina: il conflitto e la comprensione tra i vescovi, clero secolare e religiosi missionari / Osobitost redovnika Sv. Filipa Nerija: sukob i suradnja između biskupa, dijecezanskog klera i redovnika misionara


17.40 -18.15 Diskusija / Discussion


19.00 – 20.15 : Koncert u katedrali sv. Lovre Trogir / Concert in the St. Lawrence cathedral

20.30 Večera (Dinner)


Petak, 6. lipnja / Friday, 6 June


Session III: Redovničke zajednice / Religious communities


9.30-9.50: GERGELY KISS, Pécsi Tudományegyetem BTK: 

Bishops and religious communities at Pécs in the Middle Ages / Biskupi i redovničke zajednice u srednjovjekovnoj pećkoj biskupiji.

9.50-10.10: STÉPHANE GIOANNI, École Française de Rome:

The Croatian Courts and the Reform of the Dalmatian Church (IXth-XIth centuries)/Hrvatski dvorovi i reforma dalmatinske Crkve (IX.-XI. stoljeće)

10.10-10.30: ANITA BRAKUS, Split:

Early Christian and Medieval layers of Split monasteries / Ranokršćanski i srednjovjekovni slojevi splitskih samostana        

10.30-10.50: MARIA DO ROSÁRIO MORUJÃO - Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras:

Bishops, cities and monasteries in 13th century Portugal: the case of Bishop Aymeric d’Ébrard and the foundation of Saint Clare’s monastery in Coimbra / Biskupi, gradovi i samostani u Portugalu tijekom 13. stoljeća: biskup Aymeric d’Ébrard i osnivanje samostana Sv. Klare u Coimbri


10.50 – 11.15: Pauza / Coffee break


11.15–11.35: ANDREA BARTOCCI, Università di Teramo, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza:

Conventi francescani e organizzazione diocesana nell’Abruzzo medievale / Franjevački samostani i dijecezanska organizacija u srednjovjekovnoj pokrajini Abruzzo / Franciscan convents and the diocesan organisation in the Medieval region of Abruzzo

11.35-11.55: PAOLO DI SIMONE, Università di Chieti, Facoltà di Lettere, Arti e Scienze Sociali:

Monasteri femminili in Abruzzo tra Medioevo e Età Moderna: una panoramica / Povijesno-umjetnički pregled ženskih samostana u pokrajini Abruzzo između srednjega vijeka i ranoga modernog razdoblja / A survey of female monasteries in Abruzzo between Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

11.55-12.15: ALESSIA LIROSI, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Dipartimento di Storia Moderna:

Reading and writing in the sixteenth century Roman Benedictine nunneries: correspondence between nuns and their cardinal protector / Čitati i pisati u rimskom ženskom benediktinskom samostanu u 16. stoljeću: korespondencija između redovnica i njihovog kardinala zaštitnika

12.15-12.35: AUŠRA VASILIAUSKIENĖ, Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas, Faculty of Arts:

The Interior of Kaunas St. Nicholas Benedictine Church (17th-18th Centuries) / Unutrašnjost benediktinske crkve Sv. Nikole u Kaunasu, 17. i 18. stoljeće

12.35-12.55: S. GABRIELE-AUSRA VASILIAUSKAITE, Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas:

Kaunas Benedictine Sisters’ Monastery and Archbishop T. Matulionis in 1936-1942. / Benediktinke u samostanu sv. Nikole u Kaunasu i nadbiskup T. Matulionis od 1936. do 1942. godine


12.55 – 13.15: Diskusija / Discussion


13.15– 14.15 Posjet izložbenom prostoru Samostana sv. Nikole / Visit to the St. Nicholas Abbey Museum


14.15 – 15.45 Ručak (Lunch)


16.00–18.00: Session IV: Biskupi : crkvene karijere i pastoralne aktivnosti -  Suvremena povijest / Bishops: careers and pastoral activities - Modern and Contemporary period


16.00-16.20: VINCENC RAJŠP, Slovenski znanstveni inštitut na Dunaju / Slowenisches Wissenschaftsinstitut in Wien, C.I.H.E.C.:

Bishop Anton Mahnič (1896-1920) and the Slavic liturgy in Istria and Slovenia / Biskup Anton Mahnič (1896.-1920.) i uvođenje slavenske liturgije u Istri i Sloveniji

16.20-16.40: ANA BIOČIĆ, Sveučilište Zagreb, Katolički Bogoslovni fakultet:

Biskup Strossmayer i skulptura dubrovačkih dominikanaca "Vrata nebeska" / Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer and the Sculpture „Heaven's Door“ of the Ragusan Dominicans       

16.40- 17.00: DANIEL PATAFTA, Sveučilište Zagreb, Katolički Bogoslovni fakultet:

Franjevac Rafael Rodić na čelu Beogradske nadbiskupije / Franciscan Friar Rafael Rodić and the Belgrade Archbishopric

17.00 - 17.20: SLAVKO SLIŠKOVIĆ, Sveučilište Zagreb, Katolički Bogoslovni fakultet, C.I.H.E.C.:

Odnosi biskupa Josipa Jurja Strossmayera s dominikancima i dominikankama /Relations of Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer with Dominican fiars and nuns


17.20- 17.40: Diskusija i zaključna razmatranja / Discussion and Conclusion  18.00- 20.00: Posjet crkvama i samostanima otoka Čiova / Visit to churches and monasteries of Čiovo              


20.30 Večera (Dinner)


Subota,  7. lipnja / Saturday 7 June


9.00-10.30: Godišnja skupština delegata Commission Internationale d'Histoire et d'Etudes du Christianisme / Annual meeting of Commission Internationale d'Histoire et d'Etudes du Christianisme delegates

10.30 – 11.00: STÉPHANE GIOANNI, École Française de Rome:

New archeological researches of the École Française de Rome on the site of the St Peter’s Benedictine abbey in Osor / Nova arheološka istraživanja École Française de Rome na lokalitetu benediktinske opatije Sv. Petra u Osoru

11.00-12.00: Anísio Miguel de Sousa Saraiva – Maria do Rosário Morujão: Project “SIGILLVM PORTVGALIAE: corpus of Portuguese seals”: ( presentation / Predstavljanje projekta


12.30-20.00 Posjet lokalitetima: tvrđavi Klis, Salona, Dioklecijanova palača (Split) / Visit to the sites in the vicinity of Trogir: Fortress of Klis, Salona, Diocletian's palace (Split).


950th Anniversary of the Benedictine Nunnery of St Nicholas


Trogir, Croatia, 5-7 June 2014

The history of many European cities was shaped by the figure of a bishop whose ties to the city had both spiritual and more tangible secular consequences. The topography of the city, its economy, its institutions, its liturgy, its reputation as well as its citizens’ sense of civic pride could be shaped by and were dependent upon his association with the city. Bishops and lay élites could not remain passive observers in the central decades of the 11th century, during the major ecclesiastical reform that changed the regular and diocesan environments in the Latin West. Their active involvement in the religious renewal was confirmed in the first place by the flourishing of the new foundations ranging from the great urban abbeys to minor churches and hospices promoted by the pious bishops, influential intellectuals and rich merchants.

During the papal legate’s visit to Dalmatia in 1062 Benedictine monk John from St Peter’s abbey in Osor was elected to succeed the deceased bishop of Trogir and to promote the reform movement. In 1064, helped by the noble citizens of Trogir, Bishop John founded the first Benedictine nunnery in Dalmatia on the site of the early medieval church of St Doimus close to the southern city gate. One of the major civic ecclesiastical institution, the still active de clausura nunnery of St Nicholas survived the extinction of two nunneries founded somewhat later, and that of the major male abbey of St John the Baptist.

The aim of this conference is to gain clearer understanding of the construction, enhancement and expression of episcopal office in relation to the religious communities, the impact on religious, political and cultural practice and institutions at local level in the Mediterranean, Central, Western and Northern Europe.

We welcome contributions dealing with aspects of the bishop’s activities and interactions at a local level in different parts of Europe. Potential topics include relationships between a bishop and representatives of religious communities (preferably Benedictine female, but other orders are not excluded); successful careers of bishops who came from/or retired to a religious community, or bishops who founded/reformed a religious house/order, role of religious communities in the urban settlements in history, history of art, architecture, canon law and episcopal jurisdiction from the Middle Ages to the present. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers, in English, of approximately twenty minutes in length to: Jadranka Neralic (

Deadline for Submissions: 28 February 2014


CIHEC in China: Jinan, August 2015
The five-yearly international historical conference organised by CISH (Comité international des sciences historiques/International Committee for Historical Sciences) will be held at Jinan, China, in August 2015. Preliminary information and calls for papers for the main sessions can be found at<>. The deadline for submission is 30th September. Several of the sessions have potential for accommodating papers by ecclesiastical historians, and historans of Christianity and other religions.
As usual, CIHEC is organising a series of three half-day sessions alongside the main conference, with a focus on aspects of ecclesiastical history. The selected themes are:
  * Indigenization of Christianity
* Science and Religion
* Migration of Religious Ideas
The formal call for papers for these sessions appears below. As these sessions are organised independently of the main CISH proceedings, the deadline will not be 30 September, but 15 January 2014.


Commission Internationale d’Histoire et d’Études du Christianisme

XXII Congress of Historical Sciences

JINAN (China) 27-28 August 2015

CIHEC announces a Call for Papers for its three sessions in connection with the CISH World Conference in Jinan, China, in August 2015. The themes of the sessions are as follows:

1. Indigenisation

From its earliest location around the Mediterranean, Christianity has spread during its two--‐ thousand--‐year history to each of the world’s continents. At some times, Christian missionaries have been assisted by political power or even direct military force and, at others the faith has been propagated by entirely peaceful means. In either case, missionaries and converts have faced the task of presenting Christianity in languages and with arguments that make sense to local people and of considering how far forms of worship and even ethical norms can be adapted to local cultures. A key question in such situations has always been the relationship of Christianity to previously dominant religious traditions, and the answers have ranged widely from the extremes of confrontation or adaptation, to the many variations in between. Some examples of such problems and solutions are well--‐known, as for instance with the Jesuits in seventeenth--‐century China or the Celtic and Roman missions to Anglo--‐Saxon England. Equally well known are the ‘independent’ churches of nineteenth--‐ and twentieth--‐century Africa and Asia which aimed to present a more authentically indigenous form of Christianity than that available in the ‘mission churches’. But even in countries with a centuries--‐long Christian history there have been attempts to construct a Christianity that would be more genuinely ‘of the people’. This was one of the objectives of the sixteenth--‐century Reformers, and, to take a particularly controversial twentieth--‐century example, it was also one of the aims of the so--‐called ‘German Christians’ in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. As with this latter example, indigenization has sometimes gone so far that hostile observers have asked whether the results are any longer Christian. But one can also speak of an unconscious indigenization. In many overtly Christian- ‐dominated societies, there have been critics, both inside and outside, who have accused the church of being too much at home in its environment. This session aims to look at all of these various forms of ‘indigenisation’.

We invite proposals relating to any period of Christian history and any region of the world. Comparative studies will be especially welcome.

2. Science and Religion

Connections between Science and Religion are numerous throughout Christian history. This session aims to explore three of these:

• Christianity in favour of science. Since the earliest period, Christians have embraced a relationship with science. Most of the Church Fathers were interested in aspects of medicine, cosmography, zoology, history and botany. Science not only played an important place in the ratio studiorum, both in the Carolingian schools and the Jesuit universities but also today in the Catholic or Protestant universities. As long as science does not appear to be a danger for the faith, everything moves along smoothly. On the other hand, if science is seen to threaten the dogmas of Christianity, a Christian ‘science’ which we may term ‘concordism’ comes into being, in which science must prove the reality of the faith. This theme will include the study of these various aspects, from the reception of ancient Arabic and Asian science to the institutionalisation of science as a part of Christian knowledge, and the desire to exploit the role of science in assisting the faith.

• Christianity against science. When scientific data appears to contradict the faith, the churches have often condemned scientists or science. Examples include the acceptance of Aristotelian concepts by many Christians, the trial of Galileo and the difficulties experienced in admitting to a scientific exegesis. In this section, the discussion will focus on why and how the churches were opposed to scientists, even if these scientists were Christians, and whether or not differences existed between churches on this topic.

• The use of science by Christianity. In Asia, Jesuits used science in order to convert people to Christianity. Therefore science became a means to missionary work. In Europe too, science is used by apologetics to show the superiority of Christianity to other religions or to atheism. Many other examples could surely be found. It will be rewarding to study this distinctive use of science.

3. Migration of Religious Ideas

The migration of religious ideas touches upon a fundamental historical process. How and why, when and where do understandings of the sacred circulate? The principal analytical approaches focus on vectors, reception, interaction and transformation. Migrations of religious views are the most readily apparent aspect, via the endless peregrinations of people, determined missionary activity, forceful coercion, trading and commercial contacts, and the broad range of textual media. Issues of reception are vital. External beliefs and related practices can be readily incorporated into new environments, but also steadfastly rejected. What makes some “foreign” notions attractive and acceptable, but others dangerous and threatening? At the interface of indigenous and alien, what are the processes of selection and accommodation? How do religious ideas blend --‐ or fail to do so? Do some dominate to the exclusion of others? Finally, how does the migration of religious ideas also transform them? Is it merely a question of movement between cultures? How far is the transformative process an inevitable blending of different religious understandings? How does even resistance to change act, in reality, to modify religious notions?

These brief comments only begin to address the many and complex issues, yet suggest the possibilities for analysis and discussion.

Please send abstracts of papers of 300 words maximum to the organisers of the sessions: 1. Prof. Hugh McLeod (; 2. Prof. Yves Krumenacker (; 3. Prof. Raymond Mentzer ( and Prof. Robert Swanson (

The deadline for the proposals is 15 January 2014. Each session will comprise 5–6 papers at 15 minutes each. CIHEC, founded in 1952, is the international organisation of historians of Christianity, and is affiliated to CISH--‐ICHS – the International Committee of Historical Sciences. CIHEC comprises thirty--‐two national commissions. More:


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