The International Society for the History of Councils in cooperation with the Research Center for Comparative History of Religious Orders at the University of Dresden and the Saxon Academy of Sciences under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert Melville and PD Dr. Mirko Breitenstein, in the period from 20 September - 01 October 2021 organize a conference on the history of councils with the theme: "Konzilien und die Wely der Klöster" (Councils and the world of monasteries". The great importance of monasticism for the councils of the first millennium will be taken into account, as well as the contribution of the religious communities in the second millennium, where at the synods individual monks, but also theological schools that arose within the religious communities, have had great influence on doctrinal and disciplinary decrees. In addition, councils of all epochs have addressed the theological foundation and disciplinary order of religious life. The conference was originally scheduled for September 2020, but had to be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus crisis.
Contact addresses for registrations until September 1, 2021: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert Melville, Dresden (email@example.com) and Prof. Dr. Johannes Grohe, Rome (firstname.lastname@example.org).