International projects

Title: The geopolitical character of the post-Tridentine apostolic nunciatures (1562–1605) – a prosopographical and comparative study

Project duration: 2021–2024
Provider: Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Beneficiary: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Investigator: dr. Dorota Magdalena Gregorowicz, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Collaborate institutions: Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Universita degli Studi di Trento
Team members: prof. Paolo Carta, Università degli Studi di Trento; doc. Tomáš Černušák, Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Abstract: Project comprises two main parts: a prosopographical study of apostolic nuncios’ community followed by a geopolitical study of the activity of papal diplomatic missions (1562–1605), in a comparative perspective. A crucial element of the project is to investigate if (and how) the aspect of personnel policy was the direct reason for the Holy See’s diplomatic, political and religious operations at the discussed time


Title: International Edition Project  The Acta Unitatis Fratrum – Acts of the Unity of Brethren

The series Acta Unitatis Fratrum. Letters and Tracts of the Bohemian Brethren is published by the Historical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Provincial Board of the Moravian Church, European Continental Province.

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International collaboration on the Acta Unitatis Fratrum – Acts of the Unity of Brethren project was established in 2014 between the IH, the University of Stuttgart, Dresden University of Technology, and Elstal University of Technology. This is an interdisciplinary project the goal of which is to publish the source corpus of European scholarly significance from historical, theological, philological, and cultural-historical disciplines. The first volume of the editions of regests was published in 2018 by German publisher Harrasowitz, and the first volume of the Czech-language version was completed in 2021. In 2022, a collective monograph Konfessionelle Geschichtsschreibung im Umfeld der Böhmischen Brüder (1500–1800). Traditionen – Akteure – Praktiken (eds. Joachim Bahlcke – Jiří Just – Martin Rothkegel) was published. The publication of the second German-language volume is planned for 2023, with more to follow over the next few years.