David Hosaflook

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Dr. David Hosaflook has resided in Albania since 1992, initially working in orphanages and then working with churches mostly in Northern Albania. He completed his Ph.D. in history from the University of Tirana, writing a 165,000 word dissertation with the theme “The Protestant Movement Among the Albanians, 1816–1908.”

Books:

Articles:

  • The Theological and Geographical Origins of Protestantism in Albania,” Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 38 : Iss. 1, Article 9 (March 2018).
  • “Zachary Jones’s Presentation of Scanderbeg to an English Readership, 1596,” Skopje for Skenderbeg Year (1468–2018), Instituti i Trashëgimisë Shpirtërore e Kulturore të Shqiptarëve – Shkup, 2018.
  • “Prince Wied: A Protestant Prince for a Non-Protestant People.” Tirana: University of Tirana History Department Special Journal, 2015.
  • “The Archives of the Bible Society and Protestant Archives as a Source of Albanian Modern History” (Tirana: “Shedding Light on the Archives” Conference, sponsored by Shejzat, the Albanian Ministry of Culture, the Central State Archives of Albania, and the Albanian National Library, 2017).
  • “Emily Strangford: British lady in Albanian lands before Edith Durham”. Konferencë shkencore kushtuar Akademik Idriz Ajetit (Prizren: Universiteti “Ushkin Hoti”, 2015): 134–151.
  • “How Edith Durham Became a Philo-Albanian.” Tirana: Albanian Ministry of Culture Special Publication, 2015.
  • “1913: Missionary Phineas Kennedy and the Situation on the Ground in Albania.” Gazeta Shqiptare (March, 2015).
  • “Marin Barleti’s Masterpiece The Siege of Shkodra: A Historical Review.” Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Special Issue, vol. 3, no. 8 (April 2012): 79–84.

Lectures and keynote speeches:

  • From Edinburgh to Albania: how Alexander Thomson introduced the Scriptures among one of Europe least-known peoples, 1860–1899. Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity (Edinburgh: June 28–30, 2018).
  • “The Bible is the Ultimate Catalyst for Literacy: the Case of Albania.” European Leadership Forum (scheduled) (Wisla, Poland: May 19-23, 2018).
  • “The Archives of the Bible Society and Protestant Archives as a Source of Albanian Modern History” (Tirana: “Shedding Light on the Archives” Conference, sponsored by Shejzat, the Albanian Ministry of Culture, the Central State Archives of Albania, and the Albanian National Library, 2017).
  • “The Theological and Geographical Origins of Protestantism in Albania.” Conference on Protestantism in the Balkans (Skopje: St Cyril and Methodius University, Institute for Sociological, Political, and Juridicial Research, November 1, 2017).
  • “In the Beginning was the Word: the Compatibility of Protestant Theology with the Spirit of the Albanian National Awakening.”  The Albanian Book and Protestant Enterprise, a 200-year Cultural Journey (Tirana: National Library of Albania, October 27, 2017).
  • “Reformation: Albanians and Missionaries.” 500 Years Reformation (Prishtina, Kosovo: Ministry of Culture, October 25–26, 2017).
  • “Protestant Missions in the Balkans: Purposes, Policies and Perceptions.”  Balkan Conference on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 1517–2017 (Skopje: Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, October 5-8, 2017).
  • “The Albanian Movement Among the Albanians, 1816–2016”.  200th Anniversary of the Albanian Protestant Movement” (Prishtina: National Library of Kosovo, November 24–25, 2016).
  • “The Beginnings of Albanian Schools in Macedonia and Kosovo.” Academic Conference on the 75th Anniversary of the First Albanian Schools in Kosovo and Western Macedonia. (Skopje, Institute for the Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of the Albanians, the Albanological Institute of Prishtina, and the Albanological Institute of Tirana, November 20, 2016).
  • “George Kyrias and the Protestant Movement.”  Conference on George Kyrias and the Congress of Monastir. (Bitola, Macedonia, the Albanian Alphabet Museum, December 19, 2015).
  • “Emily Strangford and British Travelers in Albanian Lands.” Academic Conference honoring prof. Idriz Ajeti (Prizren: Universiteti “Ushkin Hoti”, May 15, 2015).
  • “The Siege of Shkodra”. Keynote presentations in London (Albanian Embassy, March 24, 2014) and Tirana (National Museum of History, January 19, 2013).