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MONASTIC ECONOMY: Research Allowances granted

30 June 2018

The first round of selection of applications for Research allowances granted in the frame of the NETWORK DEDICATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE MONASTIC ECONOMY was completed. A panel of three senior scholars in the field reviewed the proposals submitted as of February 1, 2018. They were evaluated according to the three core criteria formulated in the call (scientific excellence; relevance of the proposal; qualification of the candidate). The appropriateness of the budget was also considered.

The panel decided by consensus to grant Research allowances to the following projects:

  • Lidia Cotovanu, Romania, “N. Iorga” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy (conducted in two stages with two research grants): The metochia of the Patriarchates of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria and Antiochia in the Romanian Principalities (1565-1714). Historiographical, archival and bibliographic guide (Archival studies; description and documentation of the dependencies in situ).
  • Darko Dimitrovski, Serbia, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism, University of Kragujevac: The Role of Tourism in Monastic Economy with the Reference to Moral Economy (Field research in Kykkos monastery, Cyprus, for the gathering of statistical data and interviews with monks).
  • Daniela Kalkandjieva, Bulgaria, Scientific Research Department of Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”: Female Monasticism in Interwar Bulgaria (Participation at a conference on monasticism in Sweden and archival work in Bulgaria).
  • Konstantinos Giakoumis, Greece, Department of Communication and Public Relations, European University of Tirana: Monastic Finances and Land Regimes in the Metropolis of Dryinoupolis and Gjirokastra, South Albania (1867-1873) (Research trip to Albania for the collection of data through archival research and interviews).
  • Maria Litina, Greece, National Bank Cultural Foundation, Center for History and Palaeography: Faith, power and economy: the metochia of the Holy Sepulchre in the Balkans (1845-1900 (Processing of unexplored archival data in three different institutions in Greece, Bulgaria and the Republic of Madeconia (FYROM) and building of a digital database)..
The next selection round for Research allowances will evaluate projects submitted until January, 1, 2019. Applications from scholars interested in the field are warmly welcome!
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