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Study day: Dominican Missions in the Modern Era

Study day: Dominican Missions in the Modern Era

The Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers in Rome, Instituto Histórico de la Provincia Dominicana de Hispania and Institut d’Histoire des Missions (Institut Catholique de Paris) are jointly organising a study day dedicated to the Dominican Missions in the Modern Era. The event will take place on 11 June 2024 at the Santa SabinaRead more about Study day: Dominican Missions in the Modern Era[…]

CfP: Travelling to the East. Marco Polo and the Mendicant Friars

CfP: Travelling to the East. Marco Polo and the Mendicant Friars

A conference “Travelling to the East. Marco Polo and the Mendicant Friars” will be held on Friday 25 – Saturday 26 October 2024 ( Istituto di Studi Ecumenici “San Bernardino”, Biblioteca monumentale, Sestiere Castello 2786 – 30122 Venezia). The Conference Scientific Committee is inviting proposals for the conference. Subjects of specific interest for the thematicRead more about CfP: Travelling to the East. Marco Polo and the Mendicant Friars[…]

A Closer Look at the ‘Earliest’ Constitutions of the Order of Preachers

A Closer Look at the ‘Earliest’ Constitutions of the Order of Preachers

The presentation of the book, A Cathedral of Constitutional Law. Essays on the Earliest Constitutions of the Order of Preachers, with an English Translation of Fr Antoninus H. Thomas’s 1965 Study edited by Anton Milh, OP, and Mark Butaye, OP, was held in Rome at the National Institute of Roman Studies on 15 February 2024Read more about A Closer Look at the ‘Earliest’ Constitutions of the Order of Preachers[…]

History, Tradition and Spirituality of the Dominican Order. Course for novices and sisters in temporary vows

History, Tradition and Spirituality of the Dominican Order. Course for novices and sisters in temporary vows

The Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers, in collaboration with Dominican Sisters Europe, hosted a formation course on the ‘History, Tradition and Spirituality of the Dominican Order’ for novices and junior professed sisters from 10-15th November 2023 in Rome. The conference was a classic Dominican balance of study, prayer and community shared between twenty-threeRead more about History, Tradition and Spirituality of the Dominican Order. Course for novices and sisters in temporary vows[…]

Invitation to the Conference on the Archives of Religious Orders

Invitation to the Conference on the Archives of Religious Orders

Invitation to the conference “Archives of Monasteries and Orders from the Middle Ages to the Present: Between Governance, Authority of Knowledge and Historical Research” (Archive der Klöster und Orden vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart: Zwischen Verwaltung, Wissensautorität und historischer Forschung), with the participation of members of the Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers. ConferenceRead more about Invitation to the Conference on the Archives of Religious Orders[…]

Meeting of the Dominican History Students, Ávila 6-11 September 2023

Meeting of the Dominican History Students, Ávila 6-11 September 2023

In a non-representative survey of my sisters about how many times an event should be held to establish a tradition, the answer was clear: three times. Considering that this is indeed a revived tradition of several previous meetings between 1996 and 2006, the regular conferences of Dominican history students, organised by the Historical Institute ofRead more about Meeting of the Dominican History Students, Ávila 6-11 September 2023[…]

Domenico di Caleruega alle origini dell’Ordine dei Predicatori. Le fonti del secolo XIII

Domenico di Caleruega alle origini dell’Ordine dei Predicatori. Le fonti del secolo XIII

We are pleased to announce a new publication on St. Dominic: Domenico di Caleruega alle origini dell’Ordine dei Predicatori. Le fonti del secolo XIII. Edited by Gianni Festa, Agostino Paravicini Bagliani and Francesco Santi (Millenio medievale 121, Testi 33), Firenze 2021. One of the editors, Brother Gianni Festa OP, is the former Postulator General ofRead more about Domenico di Caleruega alle origini dell’Ordine dei Predicatori. Le fonti del secolo XIII[…]

Dominic and Bologna: Genesis and Development of the Order of Preachers

Dominic and Bologna: Genesis and Development of the Order of Preachers

International conference on the occasion of the eighth centenary of the death of Dominic of Caleruega (1221-2021). Bologna 22-25 September 2021 The international symposium, organized on the occasion of the eighth centenary of the death of Dominic of Caleruega, who died in Bologna on 6 August 1221, is the official conference of the Order ofRead more about Dominic and Bologna: Genesis and Development of the Order of Preachers[…]

Br. Augustin Laffay OP appointed as a member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Br. Augustin Laffay OP appointed as a member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Brother Augustin Laffay, O.P., Archivist of the Order of Preachers and member of the Historical Institute of the Order (Rome), has been appointed by the Holy Father as a member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences. The news was published in the Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office on Monday, February 22, 2021.Read more about Br. Augustin Laffay OP appointed as a member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences[…]

Lectures: Garrigou-Lagrange between History and Theology

Lectures: Garrigou-Lagrange between History and Theology

The Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers and the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas invite you to the series of conferences Garrigou-Lagrange fra storia e teologia dedicated to Brother Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP (1877-1964), professor at the Pontifical College Angelicum. The conferences will take place on 25 February and 18Read more about Lectures: Garrigou-Lagrange between History and Theology[…]

Meeting of the Dominican Students of History (Rome 22-25 September 2020)

Meeting of the Dominican Students of History (Rome 22-25 September 2020)

A meeting of Dominican students of history, organised by the Historical Institute of the Order in collaboration with the General Archives and the General Postulation, was held in Rome from 22 to 25 September 2020. After the last meeting of this kind in the Jubilee Year 2016 in Toulouse, the cradle of the Order, theRead more about Meeting of the Dominican Students of History (Rome 22-25 September 2020)[…]

Obituary: Fr Wolfram Christian Hoyer (* 09/06/1969 † 30/07/2020)

Obituary: Fr Wolfram Christian Hoyer (* 09/06/1969 † 30/07/2020)

Fr Wolfram Hoyer, historian, archivist of the Dominican Province of Southern Germany and Austria, former member of the Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers and member of the Academic Committee of the journal Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, was snatched from this life in a tragic car accident.   Christian Walter Hoyer was born in AugsburgRead more about Obituary: Fr Wolfram Christian Hoyer (* 09/06/1969 † 30/07/2020)[…]

Necrology: Prof. Dr Walter Senner OP (30 July 1948-03 July 2020)

Necrology: Prof. Dr Walter Senner OP (30 July 1948-03 July 2020)

On Friday, 3 July 2020, Fr Walter Senner OP died of lung failure in Mainz University Hospital at the age of 71. The Dominican Order loses a true friar and priest and an internationally renowned scholar – a historian of philosophy. Many lose a good colleague and friend.   Biography Walter Senner was born inRead more about Necrology: Prof. Dr Walter Senner OP (30 July 1948-03 July 2020)[…]

New Publication on the Relations between the Dominicans and Russia

New Publication on the Relations between the Dominicans and Russia

On the occasion of the second centenary of the entrustment of the parish church of St. Catherine of St. Petersburg to the Order of Preachers and the arrival of the first friars in the capital of the Russian Empire in the years 1815-1816, the Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers organized an International HistoricalRead more about New Publication on the Relations between the Dominicans and Russia[…]

Book Presentation: Santità, miracoli, osservanze nel medioevo. L’Ungheria nel contesto europeo

Book Presentation: Santità, miracoli, osservanze nel medioevo. L’Ungheria nel contesto europeo

The Dominican Historical Institute together with the Italian Society for the Study of Sanctity, the Cult of Saints and Hagiography (AISSCA) invites to the presentation of the book Santità, miracoli, osservanze nel medioevo. L’Ungheria nel contesto europeo of the Hungarian medievalist Gábor Klaniczay, professor at the Central European University in Budapest. Some essays from thisRead more about Book Presentation: Santità, miracoli, osservanze nel medioevo. L’Ungheria nel contesto europeo[…]

Building Bridges and Paving the Way: Dominicans at the Frontiers of Catholic Christianity. Conference report

Building Bridges and Paving the Way: Dominicans at the Frontiers of Catholic Christianity. Conference report

A historical colloquium named after brother Isnard Wilhelm Frank OP († 13.10.2010), Dominican priest, medievalist and historian of the Order, was held already for the fourth time already in the hospitable atmosphere of the priory of Vienna; for the second time as a cooperation between the priory, the Historical Institute of the Order of PreachersRead more about Building Bridges and Paving the Way: Dominicans at the Frontiers of Catholic Christianity. Conference report[…]

The Conference “Dominicans and Russia“: A Historical Journey from the Past to the Present

The Conference “Dominicans and Russia“: A Historical Journey from the Past to the Present

The Conference “Dominicans and Russia“: A Historical Journey from the Past to the Present The Russian Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825) assigned the friars of the Dominican Province of Lithuania to the pastoral care of the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria in Sankt Petersburg at the end of 1815. The following year, 1816, the firstRead more about The Conference “Dominicans and Russia“: A Historical Journey from the Past to the Present[…]

International Historical Conference on Bible Study and Preaching in the Dominican Order

International Historical Conference on Bible Study and Preaching in the Dominican Order

International Historical Conference on Bible Study and Preaching in the Dominican Order Bible Study and Preaching in the Dominican Order – History, Ideal, Practice (Bibelstudium und Predigt bei den Dominikanern – Geschichte, Ideal, Praxis) was the title of the Third Isnard Frank Colloquium which took place on 27-29 October 2016 in the venerable Dominican prioryRead more about International Historical Conference on Bible Study and Preaching in the Dominican Order[…]

Meeting of Dominican Students of History

Meeting of Dominican Students of History

Meeting of Dominican Students of History

The Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers recently held a meeting of Dominican history students which took place in the very hospitable atmosphere of the St. Thomas Aquinas Priory in Toulouse from the 14th to the 16th of September 2016. In organising this meeting, the Institute has taken up the former tradition from 1998–2006. Ten friars from eight provinces of the Order (Hispania, Toulouse, Colombia, Holy Rosary, Argentina, St. Joseph in the USA, Malta and Switzerland) who are historians-in-training or potential historians of the Order participated in the seminar. In light of the Jubilee year, Toulouse was chosen as a fitting location because of its role as the cradle of the Order.

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