Objectives

The valorisation and editing of the Romanian documents within the archives of the monasteries at Mount Athos (Iviron, Saint Paul, Vatopedi, and Hilandar) and of the documents concerning these connections preserved in the archives in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, the study of manuscripts and other Romanian precious assets preserved at Mount Athos, the research of the travels of the Athonite monks in Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, as well as of the Romanian pilgrimages at the Holy Mountain will represent important reference points in what concerns an important chapter within the history of Romanians and of the European East, namely the relations between the Romanian Principalities cu Mount Athos. To this end, the objectives (1) of this project are:

1. The publication of a volume of documents from the archive of the Iviron monastery.

2. The publication of a volume of documents from the archive of the Saint Paul monastery. So far, the documents are partially known, through the abstracts in Greek published by Florin Marinescu, in collaboration with Petronel Zahariuc and with other researchers, while a small part was published integrally in the recent years by the manager of this project.

3. The publication of Slavic and Romanian-Cyrillic from the archive of the Vatopedi monastery and the continuation of research concerning the history of the relations between the monastery of Hilandar and Wallachia.

4. The publication of a volume of Romanian-Athonite documents preserved in the archives and libraries in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, from mid-17th century to the Organic Regulations.

5. The research of the travels of the Athonite monks to Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, and of the Romanian pilgrimages at the Holy Mountain, as well as the publication of proschinitare of the Holy Mount Athos. For an overview of this phenomenon, we will also investigate the pilgrimages of Romanians to Jerusalem.


6. The organisation of an international colloquium, at the end of the second year, to continue those organised in September 2016 (The relations between Romanians and Mount Athos and Other Holy Places <14th–20th centuries>) and September 2019 (Romanians and Eastern Christendom <14th–20th centuries>), by developing the topics presented and by increasing the number of participants.

7. The publication, this time, of the suited resulted from the colloquium in a volume at an important publishing house. The volume will also comprise synthesis papers on the Romanian-Athonite relations in the 14th – 20th centuries, given the research experience of some of the project members, which will become significantly richer in the years to come. O.8. Participation to national and international colloquia, symposiums, and congresses, and elaboration of studies on the topic of this project.

8. Participation to national and international colloquia, symposiums, and congresses, and elaboration of studies on the topic of this project.