The 8th Scientific Conference of the Mount Athos Center, with its 37 conference papers and one round table, constituted the first attempt to adopt a composite approach to the phenomenon of scholarship on Mount Athos.
The five thematic units of the conference, which served as a basis for the fullest possible approach to, and study of, the subject, were defined by the Conference Scientific Committee as follows:
- Scholarship on Byzantine Athos: agencies and currents
- Athonite scholars and libraries on Mount Athos: a two-way relationship
- Mount Athos: a cradle of scholarship during the period of Turkish rule
- Scholarship and art on Mount Athos
- Scholarship on Mount Athos in the most recent period of its history (19th-early 20th centuries)
The round table, which was moderated by Mr. Kriton Chryssochoidis, Director of the Institute for Byzantine Research at the Hellenic National Research Foundation, was on the theme ‘Spiritual currents, the Modern Greek Enlightenment and Scholarship on Mount Athos’.
The main paper of the conference, presented by Mr. Kriton Chryssochoidis, was on the theme ‘Athonite Scholarship (10th-19th Centuries): Attempt at an Historical Outline’.
The conference proceedings commenced at 1 p.m. on Friday 22 November and continued on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November 2013 in the Conference Hall of the Thessaloniki Central Municipal Library (Ethnikis Amynis 27).
On Sunday, before the final session, the conference speakers and organisers attended the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Vlatadon.
Date: 22-24 November 2013
Venue: Conference Hall of the Thessaloniki Central Municipal Library
Conference programme: click here
Summaries of conference papers: click here
Conference Scientific Committee
Symeon Paschalides, Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Hieromonk Nikodemos Lavriotes
Elder Nikodemos Agiopavlites
Panagiotis Sotiroudis, Professor, School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Zisis Melissakis, Palaeographer, Institute of Historical Research, Hellenic National Research Foundation
Phaidon Chatziantoniou, Architect – Restorer
Georgios Xeinos, Writer, President of the Imvros and Tenedos Studies Association, former President of the Thessaloniki Authors’ Society
Organisation of Conference
Director: Demetrios Salpistis, Director, Mount Athos Center
Supervisor: Anastasios Douros, Head of Administrative and Financial Services
Secretarial support: Maria Giannelou, Evangelos Tsikouras
Technical support: Costas Tachtsidis
Scholars and Scholarship on Mount Athos
Evgeniou Boulgareos Erga
(The Works of Evgenios Voulgaris) (phototype edition)
Logioi kai Logiosyne sto Hagion Oros
(Scholars and Scholarship on Mount Athos) (exhibition catalogue)
Hagioreitikon Panagion. Ton en Atho ho choros.
(Compendium of Athonite Saints: the Divine Athonite Chorus)
Hagion Oros kai Logioyne (Praktika tou H Epistemonikou Synedriou)
(Mount Athos and Scholarship: Proceedings of the 8th Scientific Conference)
From 2011 to 2015 the annual scientific conferences of the Mount Athos Center and their parallel events (exhibitions and publications) were included in, and funded by, the European Programme ‘National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013’ under the general title ‘The Great Spiritual and Cultural Legacy of Mount Athos’.