Given the current geo-political situation, have you wondered which philosophers influenced Putin's perspective on Russia? Additionally, what alternatives does Russian thought offer to his "Russian World" ideology? Come explore the religious-philosophical sources which contribute to this discussion and the role of religion in present-day Russia.
Gain a unique understanding of the human condition as you embark on a transformative journey into the realms of Christian perspectives on disability. Challenge assumptions, broaden your horizons, and contribute to creating more inclusive spaces.
It's almost time! The ERC Conference on Rewriting Global Orthodoxy: Oriental Orthodox Communities in a Transnational World, 25-27 January 2024, focuses on the textual and visual culture as a (differentiated) religioscape that binds oriental Christian communities together, at the local, national and regional – European – level, as well as on the transnational level, connecting the communities in home and host countries.
Christos Veskoukis has been selected as a scholarship recipient from the Institute of Eastern Christian Studies. He is a final-year doctoral candidate in Theology at the University of Exeter, where he is researching the concepts of freedom and sin in the works of John Chrysostom (c. 347-407) and Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948). He holds a BA in Eastern Orthodox Theology from the University of Athens (Greece) and two master’s degrees, one in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from the University of Birmingham (UK) and one in Systematic Theology from Radboud University (Netherlands).
On Friday 16 June 2023, the Institute for Eastern Christian Studies (IvOC) celebrates the first anniversary of the Platform Oosters Christendom. The Platform was launched on 10 June 2022 and in a year’s time has grown into a lively and up-to-date website, full with new articles and opinion pieces on the theme of Eastern Christianity. Former Platform editor Nick Pouls handed over the reigns to our new editor Christel Jansen. Besides being the editor, she also produces the bi-monthly Platform newsletter.
IvOC is pleased to welcome Dmitry Biriukov to the institute as a visiting scholar this Spring. Biriukov got his Master’s degree in physics at St Petersburg Polytechnical University (2001) and his BA in Religious Studies (summa cum laude) at St Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy (2004). Thereafter he received the degree of Candidate of Philosophical Sciences in St Petersburg State University (2007) and a PhD in philosophy at Padova University (2016).
From 11-19 March it's Book Week in The Netherlands! Get your hands on some important literature featuring Eastern & Oriental Christianity, which you can use to fulfill your reading quota for Book Week and beyond. Check out our website for the list of titles (in Dutch and English) available for sale and details on how to order them.
The Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (IvOC) is pleased to announce the arrival of a new visiting scholar, Dr. Daria Elagina, from 1 to 31 March 2023. Dr. Elagina has an academic background in Ethiopian philology, manuscriptology, and textual criticism. Elagina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ethiopian Studies from the Faculty of Asian and African Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University, and a Master and PhD in Ethiopian Studies from the University of Hamburg (Asian-African Institute). During the last few years she has also garnered experience in digital humanities.