2nd Workshop on Monastic Economy (10-11 Nov. Sofia)






(Workshop II)

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)

9-11 November 2018


The aim of the NETWORK dedicated to the history of the monastic economy is to nurture research in the field, namely by fostering contacts and bringing together academics from different thematic and institutional backgrounds. The key events are the three workshops held in 2017-2019. They intend to provide a forum for discussion of completed or ongoing studies covering a wide range of topics related to the monastic economy. The comparative approach and the long-term relevance are expected to take shape in the course of the debates over the case studies and the general trends in South-Eastern and Western Europe.

Schedule. The workshop will be held on 9-11 November, 2018. The workshop will open with a Keynote speech by Assoc. Prof. Elias Kolovos (University of Crete) at 6 PM, on November 9, 2018 (Friday)

Venue. The workshop will take place at the conference hall of CAS – 7B, Stefan Karadja Str., Sofia 1000 (www.cas.bg)

For further information: WORKSHOP Monastic economy II – Info



Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (7, Stefan Karadja Str., vh.3, fl.2)

18:00 – 19:30 Keynote Speech: Kolovos, Elias (Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete)

Monasteries, Economy, and Politics from Medieval to Modern Times


CAS  Sofia (7, Stefan Karadzha Str., vh.3, fl.2)

09:00 – 09:10 Opening: Roumen Avramov (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)
Panel I. Athos Outside Athos: the Economics of the Holy Mountain’s Dependencies

Chair: Elias Kolovos


09:10 – 09:30 Dimitrios Kalpakis (Archaeologist at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina) 

Towards a Classification of the Athonic Estates in the Byzantine Era

09:30 – 09:50 Evanghelos Chekimoglou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law and Economics)

Athonite Real Estate Property in Thessaloniki

09:50 – 10:10 Phokion Kotzageorgis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Managing Monastic Assets in a Time of Trouble. Lemnos Island in the Context of the Athonite Economic Policy during the Ottoman period.

10:10 – 10:30 Aleksandar Fotić (University of Belgrade)

Coping with Extortion on a Local Level: The Case of Hilandar’s Metochion in Zdravikion (Draviskos, Strymon Region) in the 16th Century

10:30 – 10:50 Isabelle Depret (Marmara University, Istanbul and Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres Department)

The monastery of Iviron’s dependencies-properties (metochia) in Moldova-Vallachia during the late Ottoman period. Autarchy or transterritorial network-based economy?

10:50 – 11:10 Discussion
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break
Panel II. The Holy Mountain: Images and Documents

Chair: Phokion Kotzageorgis

11:30 – 11:50 Christos Kakalis (School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University)

Moving through Orders: Athonite Monastic Taksis and the Mappings of Vasilij Gregorovic Barskij

11:50 – 12:10 Ivan Biliyarski (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences); Petronel Zahariuc (Faculté d’Historie, Université “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi), George Lazar (Institut d’histoire “N. Iorga” de l’Académie Roumaine), Dimitar Peev (Sofia University)

Romanian Documents of the Archives of the Hagiorite Monastery of Zographou (A General Survey)

12:10 – 12:30 Discussion
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
Panel III. The Monastic Economy in the Urban Environment

Chair: Aleksandar Fotić

14:00 – 14:20 Lidia Cotovanou (Institute of History “N. Iorga”, Romanian Academy of Sciences)

Migrants, villes, monastères, commerce. La concentration urbaine des lieux de culte «roumains » dédiés aux Lieux Saints de l’Orthodoxie (XVIe – XVIIe siècles)

14:20 – 14:40 George Lazar

Marchands grec et leurs établissements religieux en Valachie. Le cas des frères marchands Pepano et leur fondation monastique de Codreni (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)

14:40 – 15:00 Preston Perluss (LARHRA Research Center, University of Grenoble)

Benedictine Urban Asset Management : A comparative study

15:00 – 15:20 Antoine Roullet (French National Centre for Scientific Research)

Economic Patronage and Conventual Freedom, Some Cases from post-Tridentine Catholicism

15:20 – 15:40 Stéphane Descazeaux (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)

The Monastic Economy of the Conventual Communities of Agen in the 18th century.

15:40 – 16:00 Discussion
16:00 – 16:20 Coffee break
Panel IV. Managing Monastic Wealth

Chair: Preston Perluss


16:20 – 16:40

Georgios Nikolaou (Marc Bloch University of Strasbourg)

Land Properties of Orthodox Monasteries in the Peloponnese in 1700 (period of the second Venetian domination): Comparative Observations

16:40 – 17:00 Kyrillos Nikolaou (European University of Cyprus)

Le rôle économique des metochia de trois grands monastères du monde orthodoxe (monastère de Kykkos, monastère de Saint-Jean le Théologien de Patmos et Néa Moni de Chios) au cours du XVIIIe siècle: observations comparatives.

17:00 – 17:20 Konstantinos Giakoumis (European University of Tirana)

Monastic Financial Management in the Provinces of the Patriarchate of Constantinople (1867-1873): The Case of the Metropolis of Dryinoupolis and Gjirokastra

17:20 – 17:40 Michalis Michael (Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cyprus)

Capital Accumulation and Wealth Management in an Orthodox Monastery of the Ottoman World

17:40 – 18:00 Despina Iosif (Hellenic Open University and Department of Religion, College Year in Athens/DIKEMES)

Healing Monks and the Economy of Curing

18:00 – 18:30 Discussion

CAS Sofia (7, Stefan Karadja Str., vh. 3, fl. 2)

Panel V. The Monastic Economy in the Modern World

Chair: Isabelle Depret

09:00 – 09:20 Daniela Kalkandjieva (Sofia University)

Female Monasticism in Bulgaria between the Two World Wars

09:20 – 09:40 Darko Dimitrovski (University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism)

The Role of Tourism in Monastic Economy with the Reference to Moral Economy

09:40 – 10:00 Isabelle Jonveaux (University of Fribourg)

Monastic economic networks and its impact on the global economy

10:00 – 10:20 Discussion
10:20 – 11:00 Coffee break
Panel VI: On the Network’s Activities

Chair: Roumen Avramov (Centre for Advanced Study Sofia)

11:00 – 12:00 General Discussion




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