Hieronymus noster: International Symposium on the 1600th Anniversary of Jerome’s Death

The Inter­na­tion­al Sym­po­sium on the 1600th Anniver­sary of Jerome’s Death, Hierony­mus nos­ter, will take place in Ljubl­jana, on Octo­ber 24th–26th, 2019, at the Sloven­ian Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and Arts. It is being organ­ised by the Sloven­ian Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and Arts; the Uni­ver­si­ties of Ljubl­jana, Zagreb, Graz, and War­saw; Cen­tral Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty (CEU); Inter­na­tion­al Net­work of Excel­lence “Europa Renascens”; DANUBIUS Project (Uni­ver­sité de Lille); and the Insti­tut des Sources chré­ti­ennes.

Call for Papers

Hieronyme, veni foras, “Jerome, come out,” Jerome him­self wrote in his let­ter to a friend (Ep. 4), stat­ing a per­son­al desire addressed to God. His own call will pro­vide the start­ing point of the inter­na­tion­al schol­ar­ly sym­po­sium in 2019, com­mem­o­rat­ing the 1600th anniver­sary of Jerome’s death. The encounter will high­light recent research trends relat­ed to Jerome’s life, to his opus, and to the recep­tion of this ancient ascetic, Bib­li­cal schol­ar, biog­ra­ph­er, trav­eller, epis­tolo­g­ra­ph­er, the­olo­gian, exegete, satirist, and con­tro­ver­sial­ist. The meet­ing will take place in Ljubl­jana, Slove­nia, among the archae­o­log­i­cal sites of Roman Emona from his let­ters (Ep. 11–12), whose genius loci remains influ­enced by the prox­im­i­ty of Jerome’s birth­place, Stri­don. While the exact where­abouts of Stri­don remain unknown, an excur­sion will be offered by symposium’s orga­niz­ers in order to dis­cuss some of its poten­tial loca­tions. The con­fer­ence will be inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and will present Jerome in the light of the lat­est dis­cov­er­ies; its par­tic­u­lar focus will be the archae­o­log­i­cal finds of Chris­t­ian Emona from 2018. The papers invit­ed will con­sid­er – but will not be lim­it­ed to – research­ing Jerome with­in the frame­work of his­tor­i­cal con­text, archae­ol­o­gy, bib­li­cal exe­ge­sis, patris­tics, clas­si­cal philol­o­gy, and the­ol­o­gy.

To Offer a Paper

Please email simpozij.hieronim@teof.uni-lj.si. Pro­vide a title and an abstract in 200 words for a twen­ty-minute paper, to be fol­lowed by a five-minute dis­cus­sion, in Eng­lish, Ger­man, French, or Ital­ian, until March 31st, 2019. Please make sure the title is con­cise and reflects the con­tents of the paper. There will be some funds avail­able for food and accom­mo­da­tion. — A sep­a­rate ses­sion will be ded­i­cat­ed to grad­u­ate stu­dents; their appli­ca­tions are par­tic­u­lar­ly encour­aged. — The Com­mit­tee will reply by April 30th, 2019. Papers will be pub­lished in Bogoslovni vest­nik: The­o­log­i­cal Quar­ter­ly — Ephemerides the­o­log­i­cae, and in Keria: Stu­dia Lati­na et Grae­ca. — A poster for your depart­men­tal notice­board is avail­able here

Organizing Committee

Pablo Argárate, Insti­tute of Ecu­meni­cal The­ol­o­gy, East­ern Ortho­dox Church and Patrol­o­gy, Fac­ul­ty of Catholic The­ol­o­gy at the Karl-Franzens-Uni­ver­si­ty Graz

Ivan Bodrožić, Depart­ment of the His­to­ry of Chris­t­ian Lit­er­a­ture and Chris­t­ian Teach­ing, Catholic Fac­ul­ty of The­ol­o­gy Zagreb

Jan Dominik Bogataj OFM, Patris­tic Insti­tute Vic­torini­anum, Fac­ul­ty of The­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ljubl­jana, sec­re­tary

Rajko Bra­tož, Sloven­ian Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and Arts

Alen­ka Cedil­nik, His­to­ry Depart­ment, Fac­ul­ty of Arts, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ljubl­jana

Anto­nio Dávi­la Pérez, Depart­ment of Clas­si­cal Philol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cádiz – Inter­na­tion­al Net­work Europa Renascens

Lau­rence Mel­lerin, Insti­tut des Sources chré­ti­ennes (HISOMA-UMR 5189 research cen­tre)

Dominic More­au, DANUBIUS Project (Uni­ver­sité de Lille/HAL­MA-UMR 8164 research cen­tre)

David Movrin, Depart­ment of Clas­si­cal Philol­o­gy, Fac­ul­ty of Arts, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ljubl­jana

Elż­bi­eta M. Ole­chows­ka, Fac­ul­ty of Artes Lib­erales, Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw

Katal­in Szende, Depart­ment of Medieval Stud­ies, Cen­tral Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty, Budapest/Vienna

Miran Špelič OFM, Patris­tic Insti­tute Vic­torini­anum, Fac­ul­ty of The­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ljubl­jana

Rafko Valenčič, Fac­ul­ty of The­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ljubl­jana