Sunday, May 3, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS: BOGOMILISM AND RELATED MOVEMENTS, THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND > CONTACTS OF > CIVILIZATIONS IN THE MIDDLE AGES

CALL FOR PAPERS
>
> BOGOMILISM AND RELATED MOVEMENTS, THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND
> CONTACTS OF
> CIVILIZATIONS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
>
> To be held at the International conference, Bulgarian
> Cultural Center in
> Skopje, Macedonia, September 30, 2009. Dead line: June 30, 2009
>
> In the time of an acute religious rivalry in the Middle
> Ages Bogomilism
> revealed itself as culture of non-violence, of spiritual
> development
> stimulating the communication of different cultures and
> civilizations. In
> many aspects it was a real process of syncresis among
> remote cultures and
> civilizations, close to the actual French notion
> “interculturalit√©,” and in
> some way a precursor of the actual intercultural dialogue
> of the European
> Union. The study and discussion on this experience could
> generate some
> practical approaches how to overcome the religious
> fanaticism which is one
> of the basic sources of contemporary terrorism.
>
> Plenary session (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
>
> Working panels (2-5 p.m.):
> 1st panel: New studies and publications on Bogomilism and
> related movements:
> Cathars, Patarenes, Beguines, Lollards
> 2nd panel: Dualist movements and the Reformation
>
> Final plenary session (6-7 p.m.)
> • Working languages: English and
> French.
> • The conference will commence at 9 AM,
> on Wednesday, September30, 2009, and
> will close at 7 PM. • The organizers envisage publishing of
> a collection of the papers
> presented. Expected size of each paper is 10 pages.
> • Travel and accommodation costs are
> the responsibility of the participants
> or the institution they represent. • Participation fee is
> 30 Euros which
> will cover coffee breaks, refreshing
> drinks and final dinner. If you have any further queries please contact the
> conference coordinator:
> Georgi Vasilev Ph.D., D.Litt.
> Professor of European and Medieval Studies,
> State University of Library Studies and IT
> Sofia 1784
> 119 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd.
> E-mail: g.vasilev (at) cust.skknet (dot) net
> Web: www.geocities.com/bogomil1bg
> Tel. +359 2 887 969087
>
> You can also contact Spas Tashev, Director of the Bulgarian
> Cultural Center in Skopje
> Skopje 1000
> 14 A, Petar Arsov Street
> Tel. +389 2 324 6676 Fax: +389 2 324 6675
> E-mail: lihnida@abv.bg

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