Hieronim

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