Call for Publications: "The middle clergy in East-Central and South-Eastern Europe, 19th – early 20th centuries"

The clergy played a central part in many East-Central and South-Eastern European societies from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, in more fields than simply that of spiritual shepherding. Their broad spatial dissemination, their contacts with, in theory, all layers of society, their ties to various political environments made them apt intermediaries between the state and communities or individuals. Especially in areas where institutional scaffoldings were scarcely constructed, the parish clergy – the most numerous – often acted as de facto administrators of individuals’ concerns, lobbying for their flocks’ betterment, and overseeing matters outside the purely pastoral.

This call for publication is for a collective volume, to be published at a prestigious, English-language press. More information on specific issues the articles should focus on is available at https://networks.h-net.org/node/9669/discussions/1735358/middle-clergy-east-central-and-south-eastern-europe-19th-%E2%80%93-early

Titles, abstracts along with brief 2-page CVs and author descriptions should be sent by 30th June 2018 to Dr. Marius Eppel (mariuseppel@yahoo.fr) and Dr. Ovidiu Iudean (ovidiu.iudean@gmail.com). Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 31st July 2018.

Completed papers, written in English, between 6000 and 8000 words including footnotes, should be sent by 31st of March, 2019.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Ovidiu Iudean, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Contact Email: ovidiu.iudean@gmail.com