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.
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.
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.”