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Danièle Hervieu-Léger

Director of Studies at EHESS

Research Themes

  • sociology of advanced religious modernity: secularization and religious renewal;
  • forms of religiosity, conversions, modalities of communalization and religious institutions in contemporary societies;
  • sociology of Catholicism;
  • monasticism and religious reforms.

Luciano Manicardi

Prior, Monastery of Bose

Born in 1957 in Campagnola Emilia (RE), graduated in Classical Literature at the University of Bologna, since 1981 he is part of the monastic community of Bose. He collaborates with various magazines of biblical and spiritual subjects, holds seminars, conferences and preaching. After being master of novices and later vice-president, from January 2017 he is prior of Bose.

Michel Van Parys

Abbot of Chevetogne, ex-Igumen of the Abbey of Grottaferrata

Michel Van Parys was born in Gent (Belgium) in 1942. He entered the Benedictine Order where he made his monastic profession in 1960. Licensed in Philosophy in 1965, he later received his doctoral degree at the Sorbonne. In 1968 he graduated in Literature at the Sorbonne with a thesis on Grégoire de Nysse. He was ordained a priest on May 29, 1969 and appointed as novice master. In 1971 he was elected Prior of Chevetogne and in 1991 he received the abbatial blessing as the first Abbot of Chevetogne. Since 1993 he has collaborated with the Congregation for the Oriental Churches carrying out various missions, and in a stable form from 1997 to 2002, becoming a Consultor. From 2008 to 2013 he held the office of Pontifical Delegate for the Armenian Mechitarist Congregation in Venice. In recent years he was igumen of the Basilian monastery of Grottaferata and until 2019 the spiritual father of the Greek College in Rome.

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Duccio Demetrio

Founder and Director of the Studio and Research Center

Duccio Demetrio, already a full professor of Philosophy of education and Theories and practices of narration, is now the scientific director of the Libera Università of the Autobiography of Anghiari (AR), which he founded in 1998 with Saverio Tutino and of “Accademia del silenzio”.

He deals with social pedagogy, lifelong education, intercultural education and epistemology of knowledge in adulthood.

He is the author of numerous texts.

James Clark

Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer, Professor of History

My historical interests are focused on the period between the Black Death and the Break with Rome. While a medievalist by training, I explore themes in religion, intellectual and cultural life which reach across the traditional boundaries of medieval and early modern; likewise, my approach is informed not only by the sources and methods of the historian but also by those of researchers in literary, artistic and material culture.

Christopher Jamison

Abbot President of the EBC, President ICBE

Dom Christopher Jamison OSB is a Benedictine monk and former Abbot of Worth Abbey in West Sussex, England. He became well-known through the BBC TV series The Monastery. In the summer of 2017, Jamison was appointed Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation. He is also the president of the International Conference on Benedictine Education which facilitates dialogue between Benedictine secondary schools across the world.