News and reports about the project

On July 5th 2019 in the radio broadcast Kulturni fokus (Cultural Focus) of the Radio-Television of Slovenia the first Slovenian translation with commentary of the East Slavic literary texts from the 11th and 12th centuries titled Pismenost in kultura Kijevske Rusije: prevod in komentar izbranih tekstov [Literacy and Culture of Kievan Rus': Translation and Commentary of Selected Texts] was presented. This edition was published by the Scientific Publishing of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. As a co-author of the book, one of the participants in the mentioned broadcast was also Simon Malmenvall PhD. He particularly shed light on the meaning of the martyrdom of the Princes Boris and Gleb in a broader (literary-)historical and theological perspective.

On September 26th 2019 the public presentation of the first Slovenian edition of the main works of East Slavic medieval literature from the Kievan period – titled Pismenost in kultura Kijevske Rusije: prevod in komentar izbranih tekstov [Literacy and Culture of Kievan Rus': Translation and Commentary of Selected Texts] – was organized in the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Ljubljana. This book was published by the Scientific Publishing of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. As a co-author of the book, one of the participants in the mentioned presentation was also Simon Malmenvall PhD. He particularly shed light on the meaning of the martyrdom of the Princes Boris and Gleb in a broader (literary-)historical and theological perspective. For more details, read the report (in Russian language) on the official website of RCSC.

At the beginning of December 2019 Simon Malmenvall PhD published his scientific monograph titled Culture of Kievan Rus’ and Christian Historical Consciousness. This monograph was published by the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana. The entire length of the monograph is 313 pages. One of the most important chapters (pp. 203-243) within the central section of the monograph is dedicated to the Princes Boris and Gleb and the phenomenon of the ruler martyrs on the periphery of medieval Europe.

On December 17th 2019 Simon Malmenvall PhD held a lecture at the prestigious Historical Seminar of the Research Center of the Slovene Academy of Science and Arts titled “Ruler Martyrs on the Periphery of Medieval Europe: Kievan Rus’, Norway, and Dioclea.” This lecture brought an overview and accentuated the main (initial) results of the project.