Ohio State’s Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies will host the 6th International Hilandar Conference, July 19 – 21, 2013 at the Blackwell Inn. The conference theme is Medieval Slavic Text and Image in the Cultures of Orthodoxy.
The opening reception takes place on Friday evening, July 19 at 6 pm and will feature keynote speaker Mirjana Živojinović, Serbian Academy of Sciences and David Manderscheid, the new dean and vice provost of the College of Arts Sciences. Ohio State’s Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies is the only center in the U.S. dedicated to the study of medieval Slavic Studies, housing the largest collection of medieval Slavic manuscripts on microfilm in the world.
The last International Hilandar Conference was held 11 years ago, in Serbia with Ohio State as host.
20 papers will be presented at the 6th International Hilandar Conference in six panels on Saturday, July 20th (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) and July 21 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm). The panel topics include "Hilandar Monastery," "Image - Visual Theology," "Focal Points of Culture," "Medieval Textual Tradition," "Liturgical Tradition," and "Reinterpreting the Textual Tradition." The presentations will be 20 minutes in length with time for questions at the end of each session.
6th International Hilandar Conference Keynote Speaker
The keynote speaker for the 6th International Hilandar Conference is Mirjana Živojinović, who is the President of the Hilandar Committee, a member of the Institute for Byzantine Studies, and a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
She will present the keynote address on July 19th at the welcome reception for conference participants and guests. Her topic will be related to the medieval history of Hilandar Monastery as shown through historical documents, a subject to which she has devoted much of her scholarly life.
RCMSS has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Blackwell Inn at a discounted rate. Please mention the "6th International Hilandar Conference" to receive the discount.
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