Monday, May 24, 2010

CFP: Everyday Life in Eastern and Western Monasticisms (4th-10th C.), II, Comparative Studies, French Institute of Eastern Archaeology, Cairo, 10-13 April 2011

Source : Calenda. Call for papers : English / Français

We are happy to announce the second colloquium of the programme “Everyday life in Eastern and Western monasticisms (4th to 10th c.)” supported by the French Institute of Eastern Archaeology (Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Cairo), the French School of Archaeology in Athens (École française d’Athènes, Greece) and the Centre for Byzantine History and Civilisation (Centre d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, UMR 8167, Paris)1.

A first conference (I : Written and archaeological sources) was held in Athens on 14-16 May 2009 and focused on specific geographical areas2. The second international colloquium (II : Comparative studies) will take place in Cairo on 10-13 April 2011 and deals with comparative and thematic studies.

We invite scholars specialized in the history of monasticism in Ireland, Gaul, Anglo-Saxon and Germanic regions, Wisigothic Spain, Italy, Byzantium, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Nubia and North Africa.

Papers will be in English or French and 20 minutes long. They will focus on daily life and draw on a broad range of sources, comparing various aspects of daily monastic life in the same region or in different geographical areas. Paper topics should fit into one of the following workshops themes:
  1. The body and domestic life: food, hygiene, clothing, sleeping
  2. Supervising, enclosing, punishing: constraints as a bond in monastic life
  3. Monastic architecture, landscape archaeology
  4. Personal and collective prayer: words, gestures and places
  5. Social reproduction or equality in Christ: monastic sociology
  6. Subsistence or surplus: the monastery as a productive unit
  7. Sayings, rules, collections and rewritings: production, use and spreading of monastic rules

We hope that you are interested in the project and we are looking forward to receiving the title of your communication mentioning your workshop) if possible by 10 June 2010. Please send it to the following address:

The organisers

Dr. Olivier Delouis, Chargé de recherche au CNRS, Centre d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, UMR 8167 – Orient et Méditerranée, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris – France. +33(0)1 44 27 17 77. 

Dr. Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert, Chercheur associé, Institut français d’archéologie orientale,  37 rue Cheikh Aly Youssef, B.P. Qasr al-Ayni 11562, 11441 Cairo – Egypt. +(202) 279 71 656.

Directors of participating institutions
Prof. Jean-Claude Cheynet (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, directeur de l’UMR 8167)
Dr. Sylvie Denoix (Institut français d’archéologie orientale, directrice des études)
Prof. Dominique Mulliez (Ecole française d’Athènes, directeur)