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On Tuesday, 14.11.2023, the classical archaeologist Dr Sascha Priester - consultant for archaeology at the RIGG - and the New Testament scholar Cedric Büchner will form the lecturer duo. Using short lectures with archaeological information on the exhibits of the "Museum for Casts of Classical Works of Art" and selected passages from philosophical and literary texts from antiquity, they will take the participants on a journey into the world of ancient images and ideas - and offer the opportunity for exchange and discussion following the expert talk.

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by Britta Kägler

As usual, the - this time 125th - General Assembly of the Görres Society took place at the end of September. Tübingen presented itself in sunny autumn weather, which at most made the sunny Romans still freeze in the morning. The programme was tightly timed and traditionally began with a lecture on the conference venue. Under the title "Reflecting on Eberhard", the regional historian Prof. Dr. Sigrid Hirbodian took up the intense debate about the name of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and contextualised the life and work of Eberhard im Barte, Duke of Württemberg and founder of the University in Tübingen.

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For exactly ten years now, the Römertreffen, i.e. the informal meeting of former or active members of the RIGG, has been held at the General Assemblies of the Görres Society. The first time in 2013, the General Assembly was in Tübingen, the chosen venue for the evening round was Ranitzky am Markt. This year the General Assembly will - how appropriate! - will be in Tübingen again and the meeting will be held this time in the Neckarmüller restaurant. In all those years - except in Covid times - the meetings were held, always on Saturday evenings after the reception. But the tradition of such meetings goes back much further, to the time before the Second World War.

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After the conference in February 2018 on the papal historian Ludwig Pastor (1854-1928), which was also partly held at the RIGG (here on the book), Andreas Sohn and Jacques Verger (both Paris) are organising another conference on Pastor on 14-15 September at the Premonstratensian Abbey of Wilten in Innsbruck. Bernard Ardura, Andreas Gottsmann, Volker Leppin, REinhard Meßner, Christof Paulus, Christine Grafinger and Paolo Vian are among the speakers. Winfried Becker speaks about "Ludwig von Pastor and the Görres Society".

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The Gesellschaft zur Konziliengeschichtsforschung (Society for Research on the History of Councils), led by Prof. Dr Johannes Grohe (Rome) and Prof. Dr Thomas Prügl (Vienna), is holding an outstanding conference at the University of Bamberg in the run-up to the 1700th anniversary of the first ecumenical Council of Nicaea (325). Among the speakers are Thomas Graumann, Evangelos Chrysos, Josef Rist, Hanns Christof Brennecke, Matthias Simperl, Giulio Maspero, Winfried Büttner, Petar Vrancic, Alberto Ferreiro, Johann Anton Zieme, Ralf van Bühren, Uwe Michael Lang, Ansgar Frenken, Ulli Roth, Peter Bruns, Szilvia Somogyi and Federica G. Giordani.

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The volume by Stefan Heid "Altar und Kirche. Prinzipien christlicher Liturgie" (2019) will be published in English this autumn by the Catholic University of America Press in Washington (translator Susan Johnson), in co-edition with the publishing house Schnell & Steiner in Regensburg. In this way, the third German edition can appear simultaneously in the same layout. The new English and German editions are heavily revised.