TitleBuilding and Breaking Cultural Barriers on Medieval Mount Athos
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorERC Project MAMEMS 'Mount Athos in Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Society: Contextualising the History of a Monastic Republic, c. 850-1550'
OrganiserZachary Chitwood, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Moderator/ChairZachary Chitwood, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Paper 840-a From the Caucasus to Mount Athos: Language Barriers in Iviron Monastery
(Language: English)
Tinatin Chronz, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index Terms: Liturgy; Monasticism
Paper 840-b OpenAtlas: Open Software for Overcoming Borders between Disciplines
(Language: English)
Alexander Watzinger, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH), Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies
AbstractAs a microcosm of the Christian Orthodox world, medieval Mount Athos attracted monks, patrons, and pilgrims from throughout Southeastern and Eastern Europe, Asia Minor, and the Caucasus. The monasteries of the Holy Mountain, which formed what was in essence a monastic confederation, over the course of the medieval period saw different approaches to negotiating cultural differences: from the creation of so-called 'ethnic monasteries' to complex internal regulations which determined the space and scope for each culture of Orthodoxy. The papers in this session will explore how these cultural boundaries were formulated, maintained, and sometimes even broken in this unique environment.