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Gastvortrag Dr. Ana Šimić: „Slavonic legacy of Cyril and Methodius: yesterday, today and tomorrow“

The greatest Slavonic story ever told is one of two noble and high-ranking Greek (Byzantine) brothers who relinquished their rightful privileges and embarked on a mission that changed the face of Europe: bringing the light of the written word to the illiterate Slavs.

The lecture presents the history and highlights of the Cyrillo-Methodian mission, its outcomes with respect to literacy and its impact on the later-established realms of Slavia Orthodoxa and Slavia Latina. The unexpected fate of two Slavonic scripts (Glagolitic and Cyrillic) as well as modern representations of the holy brothers and their heritage are also addressed.

The lecture emphasizes the idea of continuous practice of basic literacy as a ground zero for any kind of growth, development and empowerment, whether individual or collective.


Dr. Ana Šimić, Staroslavenski institut, Zagreb

ana [dot] simic [at] stin [dot] hr

Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2020 – 14:00 Uhr, über ZOOM