Event 24 January 2022

RESILIENCE Webinar on the Collections of the Central State Archive of Albania

17 February 2022

“Albanian University” in collaboration with the General Directorate of Archives, Albania, invites you to join the upcoming webinar "The Central State Archive of Albania. A short history and its collection of religious documents", February 17, 2022.

Archives of Albania

Due to its complicated history, the archives of Albania are probably the less known part of the country. The social-realist past is still at the center of the attention in multiple ways. Ironically, even the history of the institution that preserves the religious documents of Albania is strongly connected to the social-realist past. The archives of the religious communities were gradually confiscated from the Central State Archive or donated to it in the period between WWII to the year 1967, when all religious activities and confessions were banned. The religious records and books, manuscripts and prints, cover a long period of time, dating between the 6th to the 20th century. Their content is, mainly, the Holy Scriptures (of the Christian and Islamic tradition), liturgical and theological, administrative and financial records, correspondences and decisions of the religious court (accordingly to each religious local organization).

In our presentation we will give a brief description of the history of the institution that preserves these records, and then will give a general description of the collections of documents and books preserved at the Central State Archive.

Source of Data

The General Directorate of Albania can be a source of data for all the users interested in the evolution of the religious sciences in Albania. They have digitalized their data, and of course these data can be a good source for all (future) RESILIENCE users.

Goals

  • You will gain some insight into the scope, objectives and relevance of RESILIENCE for Religious Studies;
  • You will gain some insight into RESILIENCE’s overall digital services;
  • You will gain some insight into the role of “Albanian University” in RESILIENCE (for those of the participants not familiar with the Research Infrastructure);
  • You will get a first impression of the General Directorate of Archives, Albania;
  • You will gain some insight into the history of the archives of Albania that preserves the religious documents of Albania;
  • You are aware of the collections of documents and books preserved at the Central State Archive.

Who

Invited speakers: Sokol Çunga, PhD(c) and Rezart Mezani, MA, from General Directorate of Archives, Albania.

How

Online Participation.

The Microsoft Teams meeting is open to anyone (academics, researchers, Religious Studies scholars, journalists, policy makers etc.) interested in the study of religion today. You will receive a link to the online meeting room after your registration.

Duration

1 hour starting 14:00 (CET).

Q & A

At the end of the webinar, there will be time for your questions.

Registration

Go here for registration.