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CONNEC SIGNED

CONNECTED CLERICS. BUILDING A UNIVERSAL CHURCH IN THE LATE ANTIQUE WEST (380-604 CE)

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Project "CONNEC" data sheet

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Coordinator
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE 

Organization address
address: EGHAM HILL UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
city: EGHAM
postcode: TW20 0EX
website: http://www.rhul.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙465˙316 €
 EC max contribution 1˙465˙316 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2022-12-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE UK (EGHAM) coordinator 1˙333˙336.00
2    OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN AT (WIEN) participant 131˙980.00

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 Project objective

In 380 CE, the Emperor Theodosius (d. 395) ordered all Roman subjects to follow Catholic Christianity and limited imperial patronage to the Catholic Church. Theodosius was the last ruler to reign over a united empire. At his death the realm was divided into two halves, and by the end of Gregory the Great’s papacy (d. 604), a mosaic of independent kingdoms had replaced the western part of the empire. Yet despite the political division, during this period western clerics built a supra-regional ecclesiastical structure with substantial levels of hierarchy and cohesion.

Up to the 1950s historians have largely conceived of these ecclesiastical institutions as organizations with widely accepted power. More recent scholarship, however, has revealed the social origin and fallibility of clerical authority. Nonetheless, this move away from the study of institutions has left unanswered the fundamental questions of how a ‘universal’ church was built at a time of political fragmentation, and how the transition from informal mutual aid to more formal hierarchical structures of law- and policy-making came about.

With innovative methods of social inquiry we can offer new answers to these historiographical questions. Our project (CONNEC) will use social network analysis and new institutional theory to trace four processes: how clerical networks adapted to the new secular contexts, how these interactions shaped the development of ecclesiastical law, how clerics constructed and disseminated discourses that supported different structures of the church, and how networks fostered compliance and a sense of accountability among clerics. CONNEC’s use of state-of-the-art methods will be enhanced by the implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies, adapting network analysis software for late antique sources. By bringing together digital tools with qualitative textual analysis, CONNEC will provide a more nuanced understanding of a key process of world history.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-05-31 10:02:20

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of CONNEC deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Victoria Leonard, Sarah E. Bond
Advancing Feminism Online
published pages: 4-16, ISSN: 2470-6469, DOI: 10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.4
Studies in Late Antiquity 3/1 2019-12-16

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