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Saints and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 9:45 am – Friday, May 19, 2023, 8:00 pm

Prof. Gábor Klaniczay’s (CEU, DI) 70th birthday was meant to be honored by a medievalist conference, but it could not happen in that year due to the pandemic. It is going to take place, however, on May 17-19, 2023 at ELTE and at CEU. The conference is organized by the Department of Medieval History of Eötvös Loránd University, the Hungarian Association for Hagiography, and the Medieval Central European Research Network (MECERN). The CEU Democracy Institute (DI) hosts the afternoon session on May 17 and the following reception.

Click here for the full program of the three-day conference.

Schedule at CEU DI:

15:00-16:30 Room 103 (Tiered Room)

  • Moderator: Beatrix Romhányi (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest)
  • Nicole Bériou (Lumière University Lyon 2) Clothes and Clothing in the Language of some Preachers in Thirteenth-Century France
  • Giacomo Mariani (Michele Pellegrino Foundation, Turin) An Italian Hagiographical Narrative in Budapest (ELTE Könyvtár Ms. lat. 128): Santa Giustina da Padova and a Vision of Afterlife
  • Ditta SzemereDávid Falvay (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) The Secret Protagonist: Saint Francis of Assisi in the Italian Vita Christi Literary Tradition

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:30 Room 101 (Quantum Room)

  • Moderator: Ottó Gecser (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
  • Edit Madas (National Széchényi Library, Budapest) Les tombes et les reliques de Sainte Marguerite de Hongrie
  • József Laszlovszky (Central European University, Vienna and Budapest) ...sed bene annos non scio computare, quia sum laica - The Memory of Life-Changing Events during and after the Mongol Invasion of Hungary (1241-42) Recorded in the Canonization Process of Saint Margaret
  • Levente Seláf (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) Saint Elisabeth of Hungary's Middle French Legend in the Context of Female and Mystical Saints' Biographies

18:30-19:00 Room 101 (Quantum Room)

19:00 Reception