the lost patriarchs project in action
The Lost Patriarchs Project will develop over the course of the next decade in three distinct phases. In Phase 1, the editor will conduct the research necessary to give the project a firm foundation. This will include charting the parameters of the survey with the aid of instruments of reference, like the Clavis Patrum Graecorum, and digital manuscripts; compiling the alphabetical table of contents of all of the Greek authors and their works to be included in the survey; composing 4-6 sample entries to serve as models for contributors; drawing attention to the project through international presentations and publications; and soliciting contributors to write entries in their areas of expertise. In Phase 2, the editor and co-editors will continue the research agenda outlined in Phase 1, while also organizing international conferences to publicize the project and its contribution to the widest possible audiences and to provide venues for contributors to share the progress of their work. Phase 3 will involve the preparation of the contributions for publication with an internationally recognized press that specializes in medieval studies. Needless to say, a project of this magnitude demands international collaboration. The purpose of this website is to spread word about the project to the widest possible audience of specialists on Greek patristic writings and their reception and to sollicite the participation of scholars and their students who would like to contribute their expertise to this publication.
Scott G. Bruce (Fordham University) General Editor
Scott G. Bruce is Professor of History at Fordham University. A specialist on the history of early medieval monasticism, his research interests include hagiography and the reception of the classical tradition. He has written three books about the abbey of Cluny: Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition, c. 800-1200 (Cambridge UP, 2007); Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe (Cornell UP, 2015); and (with Christopher A. Jones) The Relatio metrica de duobus ducibus: A Twelfth-Century Cluniac Poem on Prayers for the Dead (Brepols, 2016). He has also edited two historical anthologies for Penguin Classics, most recently The Penguin Book of Hell (2018). His essay "The Dark Age of Herodotus: Shards of a Fugitive History in Early Medieval Europe" appeared in Speculum 94 (2019). For more information about his research, visit www.medievalimagination.com.
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