ju bi4f8850Irma Talakhadze is a professor of history from Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is realizing her three-month long research stay at our Faculty of Arts and Letters, Catholic University in Ruzomberok thanks to the generous support of the National Scholarship Program of the Slovak Republic.

 

She is the author of two books and several other publications focusing mainly on various aspects of religious orders, monasteries and monastic lifestyle. Her interest in religious orders and monasteries has been the main reason for her visit in Ruzomberok. Excellent resources of our university library allowed her to study several religious orders such as the Franciscans, the Premonstratensians and the Carthusians in order to compare them with the Georgian monastic reality.

 

During her research, she had a chance to travel to various monasteries and religious sights in Slovakia and she studied mainly the history of Cerveny Klastor associated with the Carthusian order. Irma Talakhadze has endeavored to compare some of the features of life in this monastery with the lifestyle in the famous Georgian Vanis Kvabi monastery.

 

 

During her visit, Irma Talakhadze also discussed her research with historians from our university. The results of her work will be published in various articles focusing on monastic lifestyle and monastic typica. She plans to continue her research and will be happy to come back to Ruzomberok to make further progress in her study of the Catholic religious orders.

We are happy to have a chance to welcome her at our faculty and university. Moreover, in this way, we could strengthen our cooperation with Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University, one of our partner institutions within the Catholic Universities Partnership and, recently, also our partner in the Erasmus + exchange program.