During the 2003-2004 academic year, the IAC welcomed visiting Fulbright scholar Dr. Matyas Havrda who came to us from Charles University and the Center for Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts (Palacky University) in the Czech Republic. Havrda arrived in August 2003 with his wife Mai Havrdova Fathi and remained with Institute through June 2004.  

Dr. Havrda’s research specializations include Christian gnosticism and Hellenic Judaism. He became interested in the Institute though Czech scholar Dr. Petr Pokorný, a colleague of former IAC director James Robinson and expert in the research field of gnosticism.

During his residence here, the IAC was pleased to assist Dr. Havrda’s research on the topic of “Hippolytus’s Refutatio Omnium Haeresium: Investigating the Sources and Intentions of Heterodox Christianity and Hellenic Judaism in the First Two Centuries A.D.”

Dr. Havrda gave a public lecture at the IAC during our Spring 2004 IAC Public Lecture Series on Thursday, April 22, 2004, where he spoke on:  “The System Of Basilides: ‘Process Theology’ of the Second Century C.E.”


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