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Aims
The Evergetis Project, adopted by the
British Academy in 1996, seeks to assess the significance of Evergetis in the development of middle Byzantine monasticism, and make available its dossier of texts.

Objectives and Methods
The project has a twelve-year plan to prepare translations and commentaries of all texts, and editions of Synaxarion and Katechetikon, together with a volume of conclusions. Work has currently come to the end of the second phase when individual teams were concentrating on individual texts and communicating their findings to the project in general, and reached the third phase, of the publication of individual texts. Three international meetings of scholars of all disciplines have been held, in Murlough House, Dundrum, Co. Down from 1-4 May 1992 (the third Belfast Byzantine International Colloquium) to pose the problem, another at Portaferry, Co. Down from 14-17 September 1995 (BBIC,4) to assess work in progress, and the third there from 18-20 September 1998 (BBIC, 5).

Outputs
Eighteen volumes, some of which will also be available electronically, and three databases.

Dissemination
The Evergetis News, the website, day-schools for the public, articles in scholarly journals, reports in Bulletin of British Byzantine Studies, conference sessions and papers at the Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Patristics conferences in
Oxford and Maynooth, have publicised the project.

Financial backing
This project has been supported by The British Academy, the Humanities Research Board, the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the Bank of Ireland, the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Hellenic Foundation, and the London Hellenic Society. Grants to individuals have been made by the Queen’s University
of Belfast, Manchester University, the British School at Athens, the British Institute at Ankara, the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trust, the Cotton Foundation, the Dujcev Centre in Sofia, the Society of Antiquaries and the Gladys Krieble-Delmas Foundation.

Management Structure
Four teams, each led by an adviser, each focusing on one or more texts or the material evidence, meet annually to share findings and to set targets. A British Academy Committee, composed of Director, Assistant Director, the four Advisers (Dr Morris for administration, Professor Taft for liturgy, Dr Munitiz for spirituality and Dr Rodley for art-archaeology), the Academy Representative (Professor Averil Cameron), and Dr Ken Emond for the Academy.

 

 
       
 
 
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