Cuius patrocinio tota gaudet regio. Saints’ Cults and the Dynamics of Regional Cohesion

October 18, 2012 - 09:30 - October 21, 2012 - 19:00
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Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, University of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Open to the Public
Cuius patrocinio tota gaudet regio. Saints’ Cults and the Dynamics of Regional Cohesion




18-20 October 2012


Conference organized by Croatian Hagiography Society HAGIOTHECA and CULTSYMBOLS Project of the ESF EuroCORECODE Programme with OTKA Saints Project Budapest






THURSDAY, 18 October 2012


8.00-9.30 Registration


9.30-10.00 Introductory remarks

Gábor Klaniczay (Central European University, Budapest - CULTSYMBOLS Project / OTKA Saints Project)



Thomas Head (Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York): Saints' Relics and Community in the Earlier Middle Ages (400-1100)




11.30-13.00 SESSION 1

Kathleen Ashley (University of Southern Maine, Portland): Conques - Ideological Center of Sainte Foy's Territories

Anne Doustaly (Groupe d'Anthropologie historique de l'Occident médiéval – EHESS): Local Uses and Universal Identities: Cult and Iconography of Female Saints in Late Medieval Provence

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (University of Pittsburgh): Saint Pierre de Thomas (d. 1366) and Cyprus: Defining the Eastern Mediterranean in the 14th Century




14.30-16.30 SESSION 2

Ana Munk (University of Zagreb): Center, Parrocchia and Colony: Some Patterns of Relic Acquisition in Late Medieval Venice

Clemena Antonova (Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna): The Cult of St Catherine of Alexandria in the Thirteenth Century: Between Mount Sinai and Pisa

Irina Oryshkevich (Columbia University, New York): St Lucy and a Tale of Two Cities

Eleonora Lombardo (Instituto de Estudos Medievais - Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Instituto de Filosofia - Universidade do Porto): The Development of Devotion to Saint Anthony of Padua Between Localism and Universalism




17.00-19.00 SESSION 3

Christian Krötzl (University of Tampere): Per totam provinciam. Saints, Propagation and Regional Identities

Faye Taylor (Cumberland Lodge, Windsor): Beyond the Patrimony: the Spatiality of Miracle-Stories

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa (University of Tampere): Demoniacs and Devotees – Defining the Boundaries of Cultic Communities

Graham Jones (St John's College, Oxford): Shepherd of His Flock, Guardian of the Polis: the Geography of Regional Identity as Expressed in the Dedications of Churches


19.00 Book launch

Saintly Bishops and Bishops’ Saints, ed. John S. Ott and Trpimir Vedriš (Zagreb: Hagiotheca, 2012)

Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe (Tenth to Twelfth Centuries), ed. Gábor Klaniczay, transl. and annotated by Cristian Gaşpar and Marina Miladinov. Central European Medieval Texts Series, Vol. 6 (Budapest: CEU Press, 2012)



FRIDAY, 19 October


8.30-10.00 SESSION 4A

Hana Breko Kustura (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Department for the History of Croatian Music): Inter-regional and Local Saints' Cults: Examples of Significant Liturgical Chants from Medieval Region of Istria

Emanuela Elba (University of Bari): The Saints Across the Sea, the Overseas Saints. The Cult and Images of St Michael and St Nicholas Between Apulia and Dalmatia in the Middle Ages

Etleva Lala (University of Elbasan): The Cult of St Nicholas in Albania


8.30-10.00 SESSION 4B

Anu Mänd (Institute of History, University of Tallinn / CULTSYMBOLS Project): The Cult and Depiction of St Olav and St Canute in Medieval Livonia

Maria Craçiun (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj): Elizabeth and the Saxons of Late Medieval Transylvania

Kathrin Wagner (Liverpool Hope University): The High-Altarpieces in the Hanseatic City of Rostock in Northern Germany - a Hagiographic Approach to Create Collective Identities




10.30-12.00 SESSION 5

Gerhard Jaritz (Institut für Realienkunde, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Krems / Central European University, Budapest / CULTSYMBOLS Project): Images of Saints - Images of Community

Ivan Gerát (Institute of Art History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava): Visual Cults of Saints between the Kingdoms of Hungary and Poland – the Case of Medieval Spiš (1412 – 1526)

Kateřina Horníčková (Institut für Realienkunde, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Krems / CULTSYMBOLS Project): Intercessores pro natio. Visual Constructions of Central European Christian Pantheons


12.00-13.00 POSTER SESSION

Maja Cepetić (University of Rijeka): The Cult of St Ladislas as the Idea of Medieval Regional Cohesion

Doina Elena Craçiun (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales - Groupe d'Anthropologie Historique de l'Occident Médiéval): From “Adoption” to Appropriation: Three Hungarian Holy Kings in the Churches of the Nobility in Medieval Hungary (14th-15th centuries)

Joaquim Eusebio (University of Montréal): Anthony of Padua or Anthony of Lisbon?

Ewelina Kaczor (Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce): Prinicipis Silesiae et Maioris Poloniae in 15th-century Sermons on St. Hedwig of Silesia. State of Research and Primary Sources

Fernand Peloux (University of Toulouse II – le Mirail): Hagiography and Territorial Cohesion in South Medieval France: the Case of the Diocese of Mende

Karolina Wiśniewska (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies 'Artes Liberales', University of Warsaw): Proliferation of St Ladislas Images in Matthias Corvinus’ Visual Politics: The Case of the Augsburg Edition of Thuróczy’s Chronicle




14.30-16.30 SESSION 6A

Isolde Thyret (Kent State University): One Town's Saint is Another's Worst Nightmare: Saints Cults and Regional Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Russia's Upper Volga Region

Adelina Angusheva-Tihanov (University of Manchester): Serdica/Sofia – a Memoir of Saints: Negotiating Public Memories and Space through the Saints’ Cults in the Medieval Bulgarian Culture

Diana Atanassova (University of Sofia): Memory and Identity: Recycling of the Historical and Geographical Knowledge in the Passio of St. Arethas in South Slavic Context

Lado Mirianashvili (Udabno Science Association, Tbilisi): How Did a Eulogy Brought from Jerusalem in the 6th Century Assist in Promoting Lavra of St Davit to the Regional Caucasian Significance


14.30-16.30 SESSION 6B

Elizabeth Dawson (Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin): The Vita Patricii by Tírechán and the creation of St Patrick’s National Status in Seventh-Century Ireland

Christian Oertel (University of Jena): St Eric of Sweden. A Saint between Regional and National Importance

Sebastián Salvadó (Institute for History and Classical Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim / CULTSYMBOLS Project): The Historiae of Saints Oswald and Edmund: Forging the King's Image, Defending the Community's Identity

Juliana Dresvina (King’s College, London): St Margaret - a Saint for Medieval East Anglia?




17.00-19.00 SESSION 7

Cristian Gaşpar (Central European University, Budapest / CULTSYMBOLS Project - OTKA Saints Project): Reichsheiliger or Regional Patron? Imported Hagiography and Local Adaptation in the Cult of St. Adalbert of Prague

Alexander O'Hara (Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna): Saint Formation in a Marcher Society: The Cult of St Coloman and the Babenbergs

Stanislava Kuzmová (Central European University, Budapest / CULTSYMBOLS Project - OTKA Saints Project): Preachers and Regional Saints in Late Medieval Krakow

Marco Bogade (Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichteder Deutschen im östlichen Europa, Oldenburg): Dorothy of Montau († 1394). Remarks on the Cult of a Mystic and Teutonic Knights’ Saint



SATURDAY, 20 October


8.30-10.00 SESSION 8A

Carmen Florea (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj): Patrons in the Diocese: the Transylvanian Episcopate and the Channelling of Saints' Cults


Sara Ellis Nilsson (University of Gothenburg, Göteborg): Holy Validation. Scandinavian Bishoprics and Their Saints

Martin W. Jürgensen (Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, University of Copenhagen / CULTSYMBOLS Project): Pitting Saints against Saints: The Battle for Status and Supremacy in Medieval Danish Dioceses


9.00-10.00 SESSION 8B

Marina Miladinov (Theological Faculty “Matthias Flacius Illyricus”, Zagreb): Invocation of Saints and the Virgin as Protectors against the Turks: Its Partisans and Critics in the Age of Confessionalization

Ivana Prijatelj Pavičić (University of Split): On the Veneration of the Virgin Mary's Icon from Sinj in the 18th Century and Its Transformation from the Regional Anti-Ottoman Symbol to the Symbol of National Identity




10.30-12.30 SESSION 9

Thomas Heffernan (University of Tennessee): Volitional Suffering as the Mark of Regional Identity in the African Church from Tertullian through Augustine

Robert Wiśniewski (Institute of History, University of Warsaw): Local and Overseas Saints in the Religious Identity of Late Antique Roman Africa

Marianne Sághy (Central European University, Budapest): How to Be an Alien: From Foreigner to Patron Saint in Late Antiquity

Maya Maskarinec (University of California, Los Angeles): Foreign Saints at Home in 8th- and 9th-century Rome


12.30-13.00 visit to the Franciscan convent at Danče




14.30-16.00 SESSION 10

Nicolas Bock (Université de Lausanne): Saints in the City. Angevin Religious Politics and Problems of Regional Identification

Dávid Falvay (ELTE University, Budapest): Multiple Regional Identity of a Neapolitan Queen: Mary of Hungary’s Readings and Saints

Sabina de Cavi (Getty Research Institute / University of Córdoba): From Amalfi to Bari: Itinerary of Sanctity in Early Modern Southern Italy under the Early Spanish Habsburgs




16.30-18.00 SESSION 11


Juan Luis González García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): The Cult of Spain's Regional Saints in Counter-Reformation Madrid

Zrinka Blažević (University of Zagreb): Natales Divo Ladislavo restituti: “Nationalization” of the St. Ladislaus Cult in the 17th-century Croatia

Relja Seferović (Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dubrovnik): Rational Clergy and Irrational Laity: an 18th-century Biography of St Blasius in Service of State Promotion





SUNDAY, 21 October


9.00-13.30 The Old City of Dubrovnik and the Benedictine monastery on the island of Lokrum

13.30-19.00 The city of Ston (lunch), Arboretum in Trsteno



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