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Eastern Christians and the Republic of Letters between the 16th and 18th centuries. Correspondences, journey, disputes (II)

Event info

  • today from 19/07/2021 to 22/07/2021
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Prof. Marcello Garzaniti, Firenze

    Prof. Vassa Kontouma, Ecole pratique des hautes études, PSL, Paris

    Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides, Erfurt   


The Republic of Letters, a wide network of intellectuals representing an important and fruitful moment within European modernity, also has an Eastern side with numerous actors communicating in Greek, Latin, Arabic or Slavic languages. Despite the existence of extensive sources, this topic has rarely been studied from an interdisciplinary perspective and especially from that of “entangled history”. To enable a more complete cartography of this multifaceted East-West exchange, this research project brings together scholars of modern Greek, Slavic and Oriental studies, as well as (East European) historians. Within this framework, the second conference (20-21 July 2021) is devoted to the topic “Languages and Transmissions” and takes a closer look at the use of languages in the context of the Republic of Letters on various levels: the learning of languages, multilingualism, translations and translators, philological commentaries, printing houses and typographical techniques, as well as languages as communication means and mediating instances between East and West.

  • today from 15/07/2019 to 18/07/2019
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • login Invitation Only