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Theology, Education, Scholastic Institution and Scholars-network: dialogues between the University of Paris and the new Universities from Central and Eastern Europe during the Late

Final Report Summary - THESIS (Theology, Education, Scholastic Institution and Scholars-network: dialogues between the University of Paris and the new Universities from Central and Eastern Europe during the Late)

The project was extremely successful, even leading to unexpected discoveries that will have a significant impact on our field. Some of the results have already been published, consisting of 3000 pages of articles, books, and critical editions. To this we can add circa 5000 pages of transcriptions of incunabula of Sentences questions from the fourteenth century, published in open-access on the project website (see under ‘Corpus’ at www.thesis-project.ro). The project also launched the book series Studia Sententiarum, another permanent mark of its contribution to scholarship: at the end of the project, three volumes in the series have already appeared in conjunction with material from the THESIS project, and three others are in production.
While endeavoring to maintain her own scholarly productivity throughout the period of the project, the PI also became a research enabler. She created opportunities for herself (obtaining a permanent position) and opened doors for other young colleagues from the field, for instance arranging for their frequent participation in the various workshops that have been organized during the project. The extraordinary success of this investment is reflected in the fact that all ten of the students involved in the THESIS team chose their MA, PhD or post-doc topics from the corpus of the THESIS project.
The five years of research in THESIS project opened up new perspectives and constituted the point of departure for discoving a fascinating unexplored topic (principia, a mandatory exercise practiced in the medieval universities) that provided the topic of the consolidator ERC project DEBATE that has been funded for the period 2018-2023.