Regulations of the Ceraneum Centre

30 December 2011

We would like to inform you that the Rektor of the University of Łódź, Prof. Dr. Hab. Włodzimierz Nykiel approved on 27 December 2011 the Rules of operation of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Basin and South-East Europe, Ceraneum.

We invite you to read the following documents:

Rector’s Ordinance no. 30 from 27.12.2011 concerning: introduction of Rules of operation of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Basin and South-East Europe, Ceraneum

Annex to Ordinance no. 30 of the Rector of UŁ from 27.12.2011 – Rules of operation of the Ceraneum Centre.

Photo gallery from a lecture

28 December 2011

Please have a look at the photo gallery from the lecture of Prof. Georgi Minczew from the Department of Paleoslavistics and Folk Culture of the UŁ, the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum Centre.

The lecture, entitled: „Sacred art as sermon. The interaction of iconographic text with a literary text” was held at the premises of the Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe on 13 December 2011.

Christmas wishes

21 December 2011

 

The latest publication by the Ceraneum Centre

21 December 2011

We are proud to announce the release of the first issue of the academic journal „Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe”.

The journal was established by a decision of the Prorektor of the University of Łódź for Science, prof. dr. hab. Antoni Różalski, in June 2011. The Editorial Board of the „Studies” is international and consists of experts in the history of Byzantium and the Eastern and Southern Slavs.

The first volume of „Studia Ceranea” includes the English texts of eleven papers that were delivered at the University of Łódź by the employees and visitors from Poland and abroad from the founding bodies of the Ceraneum Centre: the Department of the Byzantine History and the Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture. Moreover, the journal includes reviews written in congressional languages, reviews of newly published monographs and the publishing instruction for the journal itself.

This publication was made possible thanks to a grant received by the Ceraneum Centre from the Łódź City Hall, as part of a competitive tender for the promotion of Academic Łódź.

The release has been funded by the Dean of the Faculty of Philology of UŁ, prof. dr. hab. Piotr Stalmaszczyk and the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History of UŁ, prof. dr. hab. Zbigniew Anusik.

„Studia Ceranea” vol. 1/2011 may be purchased from the Wydawnictwo Uniwersystetu Łódzkiego (University of Łódź Publishing House) book shop.

„Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe”, vol. 1/2011, red. M. J. Leszka, G. Minczew, Dom Wydawniczy TIP-POP PRESS sp.z o.o., 2011, ISSN 2084-140X, pp. 246

Editorial page, table of contents, introduction

Publishing instruction

List of abbreviations

 

Photos from prof. Marek Dziekan’s lecture

21 December 2011

We invite you to view the gallery of photographs that were taken on 15 December 2011, during the lecture „Biblical Characters in the Qur’an”, given by prof. Marek Dziekan from the Department of Middle East and North Africa of the UŁ.

The audience arrived at the seminar room of the Ceraneum Centre in particularly large numbers. Members of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum from Łódź were also present.

 

Invitation to an open lecture

9 December 2011

The Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum is honoured to invite you to an open lecture entitled “Biblical Characters in the Qur’an”, which will be delivered by prof. dr. hab. Marek Dziekan from the Department of Middle East and North Africa of the UŁ.

The lecture will take place on 15 December from 5PM in room 1.29 of the Department of Law and Administration in the UŁ building at 8/12 Kopcińskiego street in Łódź.

 

Academic meeting

5 December 2011

The Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum is pleased to inform you about an academic meeting which is going to take place on 13 December 2011 (Tuesday) at the Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe at 11 Skłodowska-Curie street.

Two papers will be presented during the meeting:

Problems with “generosity”, or why is excessive modesty worse than pride?

by dr. hab. Joanna Sowa from the Department of Classical Philology of the UŁ

and

Sacred art as sermon. The interaction of iconographic text with a literary text

by dr. hab. Georgi Minczew from the Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture of the UŁ, the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum Centre

A detailed plan of the meeting is available on the ŁTN website.

 

Invitation to the promotion of the book

28 November 2011

We would like to invite you to attend a promotion event for the newest publication by Professor Georgi Minczew Слово и обред. Тълкуванията на литургията в контекста на други културно близки текстове на славянското средновековие (Word and rite. Explanation of the liturgy in the context of other culturally similar mediaeval Slavic texts), which is going to take place on 5 December 2011 at 5PM in room 2 of the St. Clement of Ohrid University of Sofia.

Invitation

 

A publication by a Łódź paleoslavist

28 November 2011

It is our pleasure to announce the appearance of the latest publication by the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum Centre, prof. Georgi Minczew.

The text of Слово и обред. Тълкуванията на литургията в контекста на други културно близки текстове на славянското средновековие (Eng. Word and rite. Explanation of the liturgy in the context of other culturally similar mediaeval Slavic texts) focuses on the theological problem of coexistence between the earthly and the heavenly liturgy, usually portrayed as a presence of the heavenly powers in the temple and their participation (celebrating together with the priest) in the liturgy. The work takes the form of a fascinating essay on relics of culture, literature, iconography and the living “folk” faith. As Dr Małgorzata Skowronek writes in her review: “The word and rite is a study, contrary to appearances, not only about the sometimes tangled fortunes of mediaeval monuments of literature, impressive iconography and the depth of faith in its practical terms. One could argue that it is a story about how and why it is worth reading carefully and what possibilities of understanding the world such intertextual reading offers to the reader. In this way, the deeply humanistic book by Georgi Minczew could become a guide to the various levels of even modern life”.

Г.Минчев, Слово и обред. Тълкуванията на литургията в контекста на други културно близки текстове на славянското средновековие, Cофия 2011.

 

Vienna Dialogues – talks and cooperation

14 November 2011

We are pleased to announce that a member of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum Centre, the head of the Department of the Byzantine History Prof. Maciej Kokoszko took part in the Vienna Dialogues on 12 November, where he presented the history, aims and concepts of operation of the Centre, and spoke about the possibilities of inter-university cooperation.

The Vienna Dialogues are intended to last for three years and were initially hosted at the University of Vienna.These talks on all aspects of Byzantine culture are conducted by researchers and institutions from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. They lay foundations for long-term cooperation based on shared academic interests and intercollegiate associations.

Researchers from the following countries took part in the meeting on November 12th 2011: Albania, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia. As envisaged, brief presentations of individual research interests were the prelude to a general discussion about the possibilities of cooperation in research and teaching; including joint projects, conferences and summer schools.

 

An open lecture by Prof. Skupińska-Løvset

8 November 2011

The Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Basin and South-East Europe, Ceraneum, the Department of Byzantine history of the UŁ and the Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture of the UŁ are pleased to invite you to an open lecture entitled “Cults of ancient Bethsaida. The research by the University of Łódź”. It is going to be delivered by Prof. Ilona Skupińska-Løvset of the Institute of Archaeology of the UŁ.

The lecture will take place on 16 November at 5PM in room 1.29 of the Law and Administration Building of the UŁ on 8/12 Kopcińskiego street.

 

Photos from an exhibition

2 November 2011

We would like to invite you to browse the photograph gallery of the grand opening of the exhibition of publications by Łódź Byzantinists and Paleoslavists.

The exhibition, which will run until November 4th 2011, can be seen at first floor of the new building of the Library of the University of Łódź.

 

Grand opening of the exhibition of publications by Łódź Byzantinists and Paleoslavists

26 October 2011

A grand opening of the exhibition of publications by Łódź Byzantinists and Paleoslavists, organised by the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Basin and South-East Europe, Ceraneum, the Library of the University of Łódź and the Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego took place at 1PM on October 24th 2011 in the new building of the Library of the University of Łódź.

The ceremony, led by the Rektor’s Proxies for creation and organisation of the Ceraneum Centre, Dr. Paweł Filipczak and Dr. Ivan Petrov, was attended by lecturers and staff of the Łódź University, family of the late Prof. Waldemar Ceran, directors and employees of the Library of the University of Łódź and students.

The presentation of Paleoslavists’ publications was launched by Mgr. Zofia Brzozowska, relating the contents of the book Disciples of the Apostles of the Slavs. The Seven Holy Men. The next speaker was Dr. Małgorzata Skowronek, who presented the latest work of Prof. Georgi Minczew Тълкуванията на литургията в контекста на други културно близки текстове на славянското средновековие.

Mgr. Andrzej Kompa spoke in detail about the publication by Byzantinists From studies on early Byzantine Constantinople in “Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Historica” 87. The presentation of publications was concluded by a slideshow by Prof. Teresa Wolińska, documenting work on the book Constantinople. New Rome. The city and the people during the early Byzantine period.

The opening of the exhibition was accompanied by a book fair of the Wydawnictwo Uniwersystetu Łódzkiego.

Please have a look at a brief press material prepared by TVP Łódź.

The exhibition will run until 4 November 2011.

Photos from the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies

26 October 2011

We invite you to browse the photograph gallery from the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies Byzantium without borders, held on 22-27 August 2011 in Sofia.

The papers were delivered by Byzantinists from the Department of the Byzantine History of the University of Łódź, associated with the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum.

 

Invitation to an exhibition

14 October 2011

The Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Basin and South-East Europe, Ceraneum, the Library of the University of Łódź and the Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego are pleased to invite you to the opening of an exhibition of publications by Łódź Byzantinists and Paleoslavists, which will be held at 1PM on October 24th 2011 in the new building of the Library of the University of Łódź (32/38 Jan Matejko street), in room 102.

The opening will be accompanied by the presentation of recent publications by Łódź Byzantinists and Paleoslavists:

  • M. J. Leszka, T. Wolińska (eds.), Constantinople. New Rome. The city and the people during the early Byzantine period, ed. M. J. Leszka, T. Wolińska, Warszawa 2011

  • A. Kompa, M. J. Leszka, K. Marinow (eds.) From studies on early Byzantine Constantinople in: “Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Historica” 87, Łódź 2011

  • M. Skowronek, G. Minczew (eds.), Disciples of the Apostles of the Slavs. The Seven Holy Men, Kraków 2010

  • Г. Минчев, Слово и обред. Тълкуванията на литургията в контекста на други културно близки текстове на славянското средновековие, София 2011.

The opening of the exhibition will also be accompanied by a book fair of the Wydawnictwo Uniwersystetu Łódzkiego.

The exhibition will run until November 4th 2011.

Photos from an open lecture by Prof. Pikulska-Radomska

14 October 2011

Yet another open lecture, “Roman ‘tributum’ as in instrument of international policy” by Prof. Pikulska-Radomska from the Chair of Roman Law of the UŁ, was given on 12 October 2011 at 5PM.

The lecture was delivered by Dr. Ireneusz Jakubowski from the Chair of Roman Law of the UŁ.

Please see photos from the lecture:

 

Studia and Seria Ceranea

5 October 2011

On 13 June 2011, Prorektor of the University of Łódź for Science, Prof. Dr. Hab. Antoni Różalski, established an annual, academic journal entitled „Studia Ceranea” and an editorial series „Seria Ceranea”. Both will be published by the Ceraneum Centre.

The Editorial Committees for „Studia Ceranea” and „Seria Ceranea” have been appointed on the same occasion.

 

An open lecture by Prof. Anna Pikulska-Radomska

29 September 2011

Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum, Department of the Byzantine History of the UŁ and the Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture of the UŁ are pleased to invite you to an open lecture entitled “Roman ‘tributum’ as in instrument of international policy”, which will be delivered by Prof. Pikulska-Radomska from the Chair of Roman Law of the UŁ.

The lecture will take place on 12 October 2011 at 5PM in room 1.29 of the building of Department of Law and Administration of the UŁ on 8/12 Kopcińskiego street.

Publication by the Ceraneum Centre

22 September 2011

We are pleased to announce the appearance of the first publication endorsed by the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum.

The book is entitled Uczony, czyli Wspomnienia o Profesorze Waldemarze Ceranie (The Scholar, or remembering Professor Waldemar Ceran) and was published in memoriam of Ceraneum’s Patron. It consists of 20 articles-recollections, written by co-workers from the Department of Byzantine History, Byzantinologist friends and Professors’ students.

Uczony, czyli Wspomnienia o Profesorze Waldemarze Ceranie, D. Ceran, P. Filipczak (eds.), Łódź 2011.

International symposium Byzantium and the Arab World

5 September 2011

An international symposium Byzantium and the Arab World. An encounter of civilizations will be held in Thessaloniki on 16-18 December 2011, organised by the Aristotle University.

Dr. Hassan Badawy, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum and of the symposium’s Organizing Committee is extending an invitation to all wishing to participate in the symposium.

For more detailed information please see the event’s website.

 

Publication by Łódź Byzantinists

5 September 2011

The newest publication by the staff members of the Department of Byzantine History of the UŁ associated with the Ceraneum Centre Z badań nad wczesnobizantyńskim Konstantynopolem (From studies on early Byzantine Constantinople) is now available for purchase. The book can be bought at the online bookstore of the Łódź University Publishing House (Wydawnictwo Uniwersystetu Łódzkiego).

22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies in Sofia

5 September 2011

The 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies. Byzantium without Borders took place in Sofia between 22-27 August 2011. Members of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum participated in the Congress’ Organizing Committee, while Byzantinists from Łódź University, affiliated with the Centre, were present there to deliver their papers.

 

Publication by Łódź Byzantinists

5 September 2011

The newest publication by the staff members of the Department of Byzantine History of the UŁ associated with the Ceraneum Centre: Konstantynopol – Nowy Rzym. Miasto i ludzie w okresie wczesnobizantyńskim (Constantinople – the New Rome. The city and the people in the early Byzantine period) is now available for purchase. The book can be bought at the online bookstore of the Łódź University Publishing House (Wydawnictwo Uniwersystetu Łódzkiego).

 

Composition of the IAB

26 July 2011

We invite you to take a look at the composition of the International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum Centre, appointed by the Prorektor of the University of Łódź for Science, Prof. Dr. Hab. Antoni Różalski.

Posters from the open lectures

5 July 2011

We invite you to visit the gallery of posters from open lectures held at University of Łódź since 2008 by the Department of Byzantine History and the Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture.

The posters were designed by Mgr. Zofia Brzozowska from the Department of Byzantine History.

 

International Advisory Board of the Ceraneum

9 June 2011

On 3 June 2011, Prorektor of the University of Łódź for Science, Prof. Dr. Hab. Antoni Różalski, accepted the composition of the International Advisory Board of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum.

The Board is to consist of a 35-person committee of eminent scholars, associated not only with the University of Łódź, but coming from other academic centres of Europe: Oxford, Paris, Munich, Thessaloniki, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Florence, Prague, Belgrade, Frankfurt.

More information about the responsibilities of the Board and the academic CVs of the Board’s members will soon be available in the International Advisory Board tab.

 

Lectures by foreign guests at the Ceraneum Centre

26 May 2011

On 19 May 2011, in the building of the Department of Law and Administration of the UŁ, in the seminar room of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum, the first lecture organised by the Ceraneum Centre, Department of Byzantine History of the UŁ and Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture of the UŁ took place. It was an open lecture by Prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova from Sofia University, entitled A Lost Byzantine Chronicle in Slavic Translation, which began after the speaker was introduced by Prof. Georgi Minczew. The lecture was complemented by chronological tables and lists of judges of Israel, kings of Judaea, Israel and Persia, rulers of the Ptolemaic and Seleucid dynasties and kings of Rome, prepared by Prof. Totomanova. At the end of the lecture, Prof. Totomanova answered questions from the audience, and having satisfied the curiosity of listeners interested in the subject, thanked everyone for coming and participating in the meeting. She also expressed hope for further cooperation with the University.

On 24 May 2011, the Institute of History of the UŁ hosted an open lecture by Doc. Dr. Ivelin Ivanov of St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, entitled Tsar Samuel against Emperor Basil II: Why did Bulgaria Lose the Battle with the Byzantine Empire at the Beginning of the 11th Century? It was organised by the Department of Byzantine History of the UŁ, Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture of the UŁ, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the UŁ and Ceraneum Centre. The speaker was introduced by Prof. Maciej Kokoszko. Doc. Dr. Ivelin Ivanov then discussed the course of the Byzantine-Bulgarian conflicts from the turn of the tenth and eleventh centuries, complementing his words with numerous slides depicting, i.a., Bulgarian weapons, the range of areas subordinate to Bulgarians during this period and the present condition of some of the buildings relevant to the conflict. After he finished speaking, Doc. Dr. Ivelin Ivanov answered questions from the numerous listeners, thus complementing previously presented information. In conclusion, he thanked the audience for the attention and interest in the topic.

 

Opening Ceremony of the Ceraneum Centre

25 May 2011

On 18 May 2011, at 10.30AM, the grand opening of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum took place in the new building of the Library of the University of Łódź.

The ceremony, led by Rektor’s Proxies for creation and organising of the Ceraneum Centre Dr. Paweł Filipczak and Dr. Ivan Petrov, was attended by the authorities, lecturers and staff of the University of Łódź, family of the late Prof. Waldemar Ceran, directors and employees of the Library of University of Łódź, many guests from other academic institutions and students.

The ceremony began with a brief presentation by the Proxies of the Centre on the planned activities and the structure of the Ceraneum. Following that, a short film Ale to już było, which consisted of fragments of a television series – philosophical discussions between Prof. Waldemar Ceran and Bronisław Wrocławski.

Later, Prof. Dr. Hab. Kazimierz Ilski of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań delivered the inaugural lecture entitled State interventionism in the Byzantine economy.

Following that, Prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova of the Sofia University in Bulgaria was presenting the possibilities of Polish-Bulgarian cooperation in the field of humanities.

The ceremony was preceded by the donation of the late Prof. Waldemar Ceran’s books by his wife to the Ceraneum Centre and signing of the donation act by the Rektor of the University of Łódź, Prof. Dr. Hab. Włodzimierz Nykiel.

The ceremony was recorded by TVP Łódź.and will be aired on 19 June.

We invite you to browse the official photo gallery of the ceremony and a short media release, prepared by TVP Łódź along with the film.

 

Lecture by Doc. Dr. Ivelin Ivanov

16 May 2011

Department of Byzantine History of the UŁ, Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture of the UŁ, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the UŁ and the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum are pleased to invite you to an open lecture by Doc. Dr. Ivelin Ivanov of the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University in Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), entitled “Tsar Samuel against Emperor Basil II: why did Bulgaria lose the battle with the Byzantine Emprire at the beginning of the 11th century”, which will take place on 24 May 2011, at 10AM in the Institute of History on 27a Kamińskiego street (the meeting hall of the Council of the Faculty of Philosophy and History).

 

Lecture by Prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova

16 May 2011

The Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum, Department of Byzantine History of the UŁ and Unit of Paleo-Slavic Studies and Folk Culture of the UŁ are pleased to invite you to an open lecture by Prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova of the Sofia University (Bulgaria), entitled “A Lost Byzantine Chronicle in Slavic Translation”, which is going to take place on 19 May 2011 at 5PM, in the building of the Department of Law and Administration of the UŁ, on 8/12 Kopcińskiego street (room 1.29).

 

Opening of the Centre

25 May 2011

Rektor of the University of Łódź, Prof. Dr. Hab. Włodzimierz Nykiel and the Rektor’s Proxies for creation and organising of the Ceraneum Centre, Dr. Paweł Filipczak and Dr. Ivan Petrov, are pleased to invite you to the gala opening of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum, which will be held on 18 May 2011, at 10.30AM, in the new building of the Library of the University of Łódź on 32/38 Jan Matejko street, in room 102.

The expected order of the ceremony:

10.30AM – Start

  • presentation of the planned activities and the structure of the Ceraneum Centre
  • presentation of the life and work of Professor Waldemar Ceran
  • lecture by Prof. Dr. Hab. Kazimierz Ilski entitled State interventionism in the Byzantine economy.
  • presentation by Prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova on Polish-Bulgarian cooperation in the field of humanities

 

Welcome

20 April 2011

Welcome to the website of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, Ceraneum.

The website is being constantly developed and expanded with new sections.