Scholarly & Social Meeting: Professor Paul Shore, "A Tale of Two Outposts: Jesuit Communities in Levoča and Banská Bystrica, 1660-1773"
We are pleased to invite you to the first History Department Scholarly & Social Meeting in winter semester, which will take place next Thursday, February 3, in Hanák Room, starting at 17:30.
The aim of the Scholarly-Social Meetings is to provide insights into the research undertaken at our department, and they also represent an opportunity to bring our students and faculty together in an effort to establish an academic community reaching beyond the day-to-day academic activities.
The meeting will begin with a presentation by professor Paul Shore, entitled "A Tale of Two Outposts: Jesuit Communities in Levoča and Banská Bystrica, 1660-1773", followed by a discussion, and will continue with an informal socializing of students and faculty in Spájz Kocsma (in the VI. District, not far from CEU). We advise all students not to miss this opportunity to meet and talk with the speaker, faculty members, and fellow students.
Please be reminded that during winter semester 2011, the meetings will take place on Thursdays, not Tuesdays as it happened previously.
Also, please take into consideration that in the upcoming events we will be hosting professors: Mikhail Dmitriev (February 24), Gábor Gyáni (March 3), and István Rév (March 17).
17:30 - 18:15: Presentation by professor Paul Shore , entitled "A Tale of Two Outposts: Jesuit Communities in Levoča and Banská Bystrica, 1660-1773"
You can find an abstract of the talk at the end of this message.
Place: Hanák Room (Nádor 11, 2nd floor)
18:15 - 18:50: Discussion
19:00 - open end: Drinks and informal meeting of students and faculty.
Place: Spájz Kocsma (Lázár utca 7, see the link below).
We are looking forward to seeing you all,
(Head of Department)
Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič
A Tale of Two Outposts: Jesuit Communities in Levoča and Banská Bystrica, 1660-1773
As the Counter-Reformation advanced into Central Europe, Jesuit missionaries and teachers extended the network of communities that they had started to establish in the mid-16th century. The records of two of these communities, in modern-day Slovakia, shed light on the anxieties, hopes and preoccupations of these men, as well as on their interactions with the non-Catholic populations nearby. And an enigmatic document, perhaps written by a Jesuit brother, adds to our understanding of these outposts of Tridentine Catholicism struggling for survival in a hostile environment.
For the location of Spajz Kocsma, you can consult the map on their website: