Sofia 2024 Call for Papers
In recent decades, important research has developed on the Slavonic Bible tradition of the 15th and 16th centuries, examining the activities of writing and printing centers, as well as some personalities. So far, mainly certain manuscript and printed sources have been studied, such as, for example, the Gennady's Bible, the Ostrog Bible, the Makarije Gospel or the Peresopnice Gospel, or the activity of figures, such as Francysk Skaryna (Skorina), Matfej Desjatyj or Maximus the Greek.
At the time, the problem of reconstructing a correct Slavonic version of the Bible reflecting the initial Cyrillic-Methodian ideal was primarily posed. At the same time, a linguistic update was considered necessary, considering the distance that had matured between Slavonic and the spoken languages. Some also posed the problem of dealing with the originals of the Slavonic Bible, which from the very beginning was oriented towards the Greek text.
We would like to invite all those who have dealt with these issues to take part in a workshop that would particularly highlight the influence of modern biblical philology and the spread of the printed Bible in the Eastern Slavic and Balkan area, trying to reconstruct an overall panorama of the Slavic world of Eastern Christian tradition between the 15th and 16th centuries.