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If you've been wondering whether you can afford to participate in the symposium in Poreč, Croatia, that the Hagiography Society is co-sponsoring with Hagiotheca on 27-30 May 2010, here's the information you have been waiting for. Our colleagues in Croatia have sent us the following information about the estimated costs for housing and other expenses during the symposium:
"As the result of our investigation in conditions and prices of available hotels in Poreč, we decided that hotel „Luna“ (cf. http://www.valamar.com/luna-resort-porec) would be the most appropriate choice. We received an official group offer from the hotel for 45 EUR/night (single room, half-board). The hotel is situated ca. 20 minutes walking distance (our estimation) from the historical centre with possibility of using tourist shuttle (ca. 1,5 EUR per ride). There is another hotel in the very centre („Neptun“ – the hotel is under reconstruction so there is no web site at the moment) but the same type of accommodation would cost around 100 EUR/night (breakfast only). If you agree, we would confirm the reservation for 30 persons in „Luna“.
"The average meal in Poreč would be ca. 12 EUR (coffee 1-2 EUR; sandwich 2 EUR; pizza 5 EUR etc.).
"As for the other expenses – Hagiotheca will cover the organisation of the episcopal palace, technical facilities and possibly excursion (including guidance and lunch). We expect the participation fee to be approx. 60/30 EUR (regular members/students)."
They have also extended the deadline for abstracts: the new deadline is 15 November 2009.
In case you've misplaced the original CFP, which came out during the summer, here's another copy of it:
This symposium, co-organized by the Croatian Hagiography Association (Hagiotheca) and the Hagiography Society, will be held 27-30 May 2010 in Porec, Croatia (ancient Parentium)-- a very appropriate venue because it's the site of the magnificent Euphrasian Basilica, built by a 6th-century bishop, and a historic episcopal complex. (For some enticing views of the site, see http://www.istra.hr/porec/en ).
This symposium is intended to focus on both bishops as the objects of cults and/or hagiography and bishops as the agents in the making of cults and/or hagiography. The final aim is to shed light on the relations between the two.
The first proposed direction of research is therefore to examine the development of the cult and hagiography of holy bishops, and the second, to examine the role of bishops in the promotion, suppression, interpretation, etc., of the cult of the saints in general. The topic fits into the broader stream of research on the diverse and changing roles of bishops in Mediterranean and European societies (including the Orthodox East) in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period. The chronological framework is meant to cover the period ca. 300-1600 AD– that is, from the emergence of the cult of the first Christian bishop-martyrs to the promotion of Post-Tridentine saintly bishops.
How did particular contexts as well as the development of the role of the bishop affect the cults and hagiography? The ambiguity of the title is meant to trigger diverse associations and invite different topical and methodological approaches. Thus possible topics include, but are not limited to
• models and constructs of episcopal sainthood,
• holy bishops and civic identity/memory,
• bishops in local hagiography and liturgy,
• the figure of a non-saintly bishop in hagiography,
• iconography of holy bishops,
• holy bishops' tombs– translations, miracles, architecture,
• bishops and female sanctity,
• bishops and lay sanctity,
• saintly friar-bishops between their two communities
Paper proposals should include an abstract (300 words maximum) and your current position and contact address, and should be sent to [log in to unmask] ; the contact person is Trpimir Vedriš.
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