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Globale Strategie oder Belange lokaler Verwaltung? Anmerkungen zu den bischöflichen Dekreten im vorkonstantinischen Abschnitt des Liber Pontificalis

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Almost two years after the Görres Conference in Rome, the conferecene anthology is now published. It is entitled Das Buch der Päpste: Der Liber Pontificalis – ein Schlüsseldokument europäischer Geschichte edited by one of the ultimate authority on papal history, Klaus Herbers and a jung but very sharp scholar Matthias Simperl. I would like to […]

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Bones in Motion: Long Distance Relic Translations in Late Antiquity

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My dear colleague, Maijastina Kahlos from the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invited me on a symposium entitled “Mediterranean flows: People, ideas and objects in motion”. According to the conference description, the “the symposium seeks to gather discussions set chronologically in antiquity towards current issues about movement of people, goods and ideas. […] As an […]

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Reliquienimport als Kultzirkulation. Papst Symmachus, das Laurentianische Schisma und die Dynamik der Einbürgerung nicht-römischer Heiligen in Rom

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The German Archaeological Institute together with the renowned Bibliotheca Hertziana organise a quite interesting workshop on ‘imported relics’ in Rome in October 2020. While I already dealt with the distribution of Roman relics in the Carolingian Franca, the relics, which were imported to Rome, is indeed a intriguing aspect worth looking into. This is the […]