David Hosaflook

Books:

• Lëvizja Protestante te shqiptarët, 1816–1908 (The Protestant Movement among the Albanians, 1816–1908). European University of Tirana, 2019 (in press), 480 pages.

• The Albanian Book and Protestant Enterprise: a 200-year Cultural Journey. Tirana: National Library of Albania, 2017, 200 pages.

• Albania and the Albanians in the Annual Reports of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2017, 472 pages.

• Albania and the Albanians in the Annual Reports of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2017, 200 pages. Books (editor):

• Udhëtari nga kjo botë në tjetrën (modern edition of the 1894 Albanian tosk translation of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress). Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2019.

• Proceedings from the Balkan Conference on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2018, 336 pages.

• Bibliografia dhe shkrime për Prof. dr. Xhevat Lloshin, me rastin e 80-vjetorit të lindjes (Bibliography and writings of Prof. Dr. Xhevat Lloshi, on the 80th Anniversary of his Birth) (co-editor). Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2018, 288 pages.

• Thesaret për gjuhën shqipe të Shoqërisë Biblike, 1815–1883 (Treasures of the Bible Society for the Albanian Language, 1815–1883) (co-editor). Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2017, 664 pages.

• My Life: the Autobiography of the Pioneer of Female Education in Albania, Sevasti Kyrias- Dako. Tirana and Skopje: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2016 (English and Albanian editions), 352 pages.

Books (translator and editor, with historical notes):

• The Siege of Shkodra: Albania’s Courageous Stand Against Ottoman Conquest, 1478. (Marin Barleti). Tirana: Onufri, 2012, 336 pages. Originals: De Obsidione scodrensi (Latin, 1504) and Rrethimi i Shkodrës (Albanian, 1962). Books (forthcoming):

• The History of George Castriot surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albania, containing his famous acts, his noble deeds of arms, and memorable victories against the Turks, for the faith of Christ (Zachary Jones’ 1596 English translation of Marin Barleti’s 1508 Latin original, transcribed and updated into modern English orthography), ca. 800 pages.

• Travels in Albania: Selected Writings from British Authoresses, 1717-1878. Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, ca. 450 pages. • The Albanian Evangelical Hymns, 1893–1929. Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, ca. 300 pages.

• Krestomaci: udhëheqës për çdo shtëpi shqiptari, 1902 dhe 1907 (two volume Albanian chrestomathy) (editor). Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, ca. 650 pages.

• Beteja e Kosovës, 1389 (The Battle of Kosovo, 1389) (Luan Malltezi). Tirana: Academy of Sciences of Albania, 2005 (translator, in press), ca. 70 pages.

Published Articles:

• “Parashqevi Qiriazi: Trëndafil mes burrave, yll mëngjesi” (“Parashqevi Qiriazi: a rose among men, a morning star”). Gazeta Shqiptare (November 25, 2018): 13–15.

• “Zbulohet origjina e panjohur e Himnit të Alfabetit” (“The Discovery of the Origin of Albania’s Alphabet Hymn”). Ex Libris (November 23, 2018): 12–13.

• “Alfabet i dashur, atdhe i dashur: origjina e panjohur e Himnit të alfabetit” (Precious alphabet, precious fatherland: the unknown origins of the Alphabet Hymn) (brochure). Skopje: Instituti i Trashëgimisë Shpirtërore dhe Kulturore të Shqiptarëve – Shkup (November 22, 2018).

• “Kristoforidhi dhe shkrimet e Mid’hat Frashërit për Shoqërinë Biblike” (Kristoforidhi and the Writings of Mid’hat Frashëri about the Bible Society). Konferenca shkencore “Lumo Skendo dhe themelimi i revistës DITURIJA” (6 November 2018).

• “Protestant Missions in the Balkans: Purposes, Policies and Perceptions.” Proceedings from the Balkan Conference on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 1517–2017. Tirana: Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, 2018, 21–41.

• “Zachary Jones’s Presentation of Scanderbeg to an English Readership, 1596.” In: Skopje for Skenderbeg Year (1468–2018), ed. Skender Asani. Skopje: Institute for the Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of the Albanians, 2018, 34–42, 99–107, 164–172.

• “The Theological and Geographical Origins of Protestantism in Albania.” Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe 38:1 (2018): 119–128.

• “The Archives of the Bible Society and Protestant Archives as a Source of Albanian Modern History.” Shejzat II:3–4 (July-December 2017): 201–211.

• “Emily Strangford: British lady in Albanian lands before Edith Durham”. Konferencë shkencore kushtuar Akademik Idriz Ajetit (Prizren: Universiteti “Ushkin Hoti”, 2015): 134–151. David Hosaflook CV, page 2 of 8 • “Edith Durham: Pse u interesova për fatin e Shqipërisë” (Edith Durham: Why I became interested in Albania’s fate). Tirana: Albanian Ministry of Culture Special Publication (2015): 55–61.

• “Prince Wied: A Protestant Prince for a Non-Protestant People.” Special Journal. Tirana: University of Tirana, Department of History (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 SPEECHES

• “ABCFM in European Turkey: a Strategic and Successful Westward Missionary Expansion.” American Society of Church History Winter Meeting (New York, January 3–6, 2020) (serving as Panel Organizer for the session entitled “On the 200th Anniversary of the ABCFM in the Ottoman Empire: American Protestant Missions in the Balkans, Anatolia, and the Middle East, 1820-1920,” with Prof. Omer Turan, Prof. Deanna Womack and Dr. Margaret Bendroth).

• “Translation Methodology – Practical Considerations.” Guest lecture, “Aleksandër Xhuvani” University (Elbasan) (May 21, 2019).

• “Holy Writings: the role of the Albanian book at the dawn of the National Awakening.” Academic conference “Integrating Societies through Religious Harmony and Coexistence: the Albanian Model”, sponsored by the Institute of Collaboration for Integration and Development and the National Museum of History, Albania (May 8, 2019).

• “Abetarja shqipe e Parashqevi Qiriazit: një burim arsimimi për shqiptarët” (P. Qiriazi’s Albanian Primer: an Educational Source for Albanians) (joint authorship with Bertina Salliu). Symposium on the 110th anniversary of Parashqevi Qiriazi’s Abetare (1909), The Bashkimi Congress Society (Bitola, North Macedonia: March 16, 2019).

• “Skënderbeu në librin e parë të Marin Barletit, De obsidione Scodrensi (1504)” (Scanderbeg in the first work of Marin Barleti, 1504). The “Scanderbeg in World Literature” Symposium, Albanian Community of Zagreb and Union of Albanians in the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb and Rijeka: December 18–19, 2018).

• “Fillesat e librit shqip” (Beginnings of the Albanian Book). Archival Expo, Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies and Kisha Biblike Baptiste (Shkodër, Albania: November 28, 2018).

• “Kryevepra e Marin Barletit” (Marin Barleti’s Masterpiece). Open Lecture, University of Tirana, Language and Literature Department (Tirana: November 26, 2018).

• “How Scanderbeg Became Known to the English-speaking World.” International Albanological Conference Dedicated to George Castriot Scanderbeg (Tirana: November 1–3, 2018). David Hosaflook CV, page 3 of 8

• “Libri Skënderbeu në vendet nordike” (The book Scanderbeg in Nordic Lands). International Seminal of Balkanology. (Skopje: Macedonia Ministry of Culture and Institute for Cultural and Spiritual Heritage of the Albanians, October 22–23, 2018).

• “Protestant Writings about the Official Recognition and Protection of Protestant Subjects in the Ottoman Empire (1839–1856).” International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK) (Tirana: October 17-20, 2018).

• “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 (Wisla, Poland: May 19-23, 2018).

• “The Archives of the Bible Society and Protestant Archives as a Source of Albanian Modern History”. The “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 (Tirana: December 15, 2017).

• “The Origins of Protestantism in Albania.” Conference on Protestantism in the Balkans. St Cyril and Methodius University, Institute for Sociological, Political, and Juridicial Research (Skopje: November 1, 2017).

• “In the Beginning was the Word: the Compatibility of Protestant Theology with the Spirit of the Albanian National Awakening.” Conference on the Albanian Book and Protestant Enterprise, a 200-year Cultural Journey, National Library of Albania (Tirana: October 27, 2017). • “Reformation: Albanians and Missionaries.” Conference on 500 Years Reformation, Kosovo Ministry of Culture (Prishtina: October 25–26, 2017).

• “Protestant Missions in the Balkans: Purposes, Policies and Perceptions.” Proceedings from the Balkan Conference on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 1517–2017. Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia (Tirana: 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. Institute for the Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of the Albanians, the Albanological Institute of Prishtina, and the Albanological Institute of Tirana (Skopje: November 20, 2016).

• “Prince Wied: A Protestant Prince for a Non-Protestant People.” Special Convocation for the 140th Anniversary of Prince Wilhelm Wied’s Reign. University of Tirana, Department of History (Tirana: March 26, 2016).

• “George Kyrias and the Protestant Movement.” Conference on George Kyrias and the Congress of Monastir. Albanian Alphabet Museum (Bitola, Macedonia: December 19, 2015). David Hosaflook CV, page 4 of 8

• “Emily Strangford and British Travelers in Albanian Lands.” Academic Conference in Honor of Prof. Idriz Ajeti. Universiteti “Ushkin Hoti” (Prizren: May 15, 2015).

• “The Siege of Shkodra.” Ambassador’s Convocation, Albanian Embassy (London: March 24, 2014). • “On the Translation of The Siege of Shkodra”. Convocation, National Museum of History of Albania (Tirana: January 19, 2013).

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS

• “Kultura dhe Zoti” (Culture and God). TVSH1 (Albania), “Artes” (Elsa Demo), May 22, 2019.

• “Muzika e Himnit të Alfabetit” (The Music of the Alphabet Hymn). TVSH1 (Albania), “Në Tempull” (Anisa Ymeri), November 25, 2018.

• “Kongresi i Manastirit” (The Congress of Monastir). RTK1 (Kosovo), “Debat” (Ridvan Berisha), November 9, 2018. • “Lëvizja protestante përmes historisë” (The Protestant Movement throughout History) (with Bertina Salliu). TV7 (Albania), “Familja 7” (Enela Lamnica), November 3, 2018

• “David Hosaflook, amerikani që dashuron Shqipërinë” (David Hosaflook, the American who loves Albania). Voice of America (Ilir Ikonomi), July 20, 2018.

• “Kontribut i panjohur deri më sot” (A Heretofore Unknown Contribution) (with Prof. Persida Asllani). Vizion Plus (Albania), “7pa5” (Pranvera Borakaj and Nolian Lole), October 27, 2017.

• “Reformacioni Protestant – 500 vjet” (The Protestant Reformation – 500 years) (with Femi Cakolli, Artur Krasniqi, Gani Smolica), RTK1 (Kosovo), “Debat” (Ridvan Berisha), October 24, 2017.

• “Lëvizja Protestante ndër shqiptarë” (The Protestant Movement among Albanians). KTV (Kosovo), “Kosmo” (Durim Abdullahu), October, 2017.

• “Familja Qiriazi i Manastirit” (The Qiriazi Family of Monastir). TV21 (Macedonia) “Në mbrëmje me Agim Poshkën” (Agim Poshka), February 20, 2017.

• “Motrat Qiriazi, një model unikal i angazhimit femëror” (The Qiriazi Sisters, a Unique Model of Female Commitment”) (with Teuta Toska). ABC News (Albania), “Takimet e Kulturës” (Elsa Demo), February 14, 2017.

• “Lëvizja Protestante dhe 125-vjetori i Shkollës së Vashave” (The Protestant Movement and the 125th Anniversary of the Girls’ School). OraNews (Albania), “Ditë e re” (Etelina Nikolla), November 6, 2016.

• “Roli i Lëvizjes Protestante në Rilindjen Kombëtare” (“The Role of the Protestant Movement in the National Reawakening”). ALSAT (Macedonia), “Ditë e re”, November 22, 2016.

• “Rrethimi i Shkodrës” (“The Siege of Shkodra”). ABCNews (Albania), “ABCStory” (Ferdinand Dervishi), November 10, 2013. David Hosaflook CV, page 5 of 8

• Interview concerning orphans and adoption. Top Channel (Albania), “Vitrina e Librit” (Beti Njuma), May, 2013.

• “Vepra e Marin Barletit në anglisht” (Marin Barleti’s work in English). Top Channel (Albania), December 1, 2013.

• Interview about The Siege of Shkodra. Vizion Plus (Albania), “A Show” (Adi Krasta), January 22, 2013.

NEWSPAPER / MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS

• “Ndryshe me … David Hosaflook” (“Different with …”) (Delvina Kërluku). Koha, March 10, 2019 (North Macedonia).

• “Enriching Albanian History” (Marigo Dulaku). Tirana Times vol. 11, no. 31 (575): August 5–11, 2016 (Albania).

• “Të mos prisnim 500 vjet të tjerë për të përkthyer Rrethimin e Shkodrës” (Let us not wait 500 more years to translate The Siege of Shkodra). Metropol viti IX, nr. 2886: February 1, 2013 (Albania).

• “Rrethimi i Shkodrës ribotohet varianti i plotësuar pas 50 vjetësh” (A fuller version of The Siege of Shkodra is republished after 50 years). MAPO, January 19, 2013 (Albania).

• “The Siege of Shkodra—the story of the last Albanian bastion to fall while protecting Western Europe from Ottoman conquest” (Fatbardha Ajeti). Illyria nr. 2018: August 31– September 3, 2012 (New York).

• “David Hosaflook: amerikani që i mundësoi Barletit të flasë anglisht” (David Hosaflook: the American who Allowed Marin Barleti to Speak English) (Agron Sejamini). Rilindja Demokratike, February, 2013 (Albania).

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

• “The Albanian Book and Protestant Enterprise: a 200-year Cultural Journey” (academic conference with Bibles exhibit), in cooperation with the National Library of Albania; with guest scholars from five nations. Tirana: October 27-31, 2017.

• “Balkan Conference on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation,” hosted by the Speaker of Parliament in cooperation with the Institute of National History, Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies, Institute for the Cultural and Spiritual Heritage of the Albanians, and Balkan Institute for Faith and Culture; with guest scholars from eleven nations. Skopje, Macedonia: October 5–8, 2017

• The Girls’ School: National Nest in its 125th Anniversary,” in cooperation with the Fan Noli University of Korça and the A. Xhuvani University of Elbasan. Korça, Albania: October 26, 2016. HISTORICAL EXHIBITS AND CULTURAL EVENTS ORGANIZED

• “Fillesat e librit shqip” (Beginnings of the Albanian Book) (archival exhibit), in cooperation with Kisha Biblike Baptiste. Shkodra, Albania: November 28–30, 2018. David Hosaflook CV, page 6 of 8

• “Sevasti Kyrias: the 125th Anniversary of the Education of Albanian Women” (exhibit with symposium), in cooperation with the National Library of Albania. Tirana: November 7-11, 2016.

• “Java kulturore në Nju Jork” (Albanian Cultural Week in New York), sponsored by the Republic of Macedonia’s National Council Commemorating the 550th Anniversary of the Death of George Castriot Scanderbeg (co-organizer). New York, July 2, 2018.

• “200th Anniversary of the Protestant Movement Among the Albanians” (exhibit with symposium), in cooperation with the National Library of Kosovo. Prishtina: October 24– 25, 2016.

• “Kostandin Kristoforidhi (Bible translator) on the 190th Anniversary of his Birth” (exhibit with symposium), in cooperation with the National Library of Albania. Tirana: June 6, 2017.

• “Albanian-American Schools, 1891–1933” (archival exhibit). In cooperation with the National History Museum of Albania and the Nationwide Center of Albanian Collectionists, Tirana: March 7–12, 2016.

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND MEMBERSHIPS

• Editorial Council member for Albanalogical Studies (Studime albanologjike), the academic journal of the Institute of Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of the Albanians – Skopje.

• Editorial Board member for the “Harmony in Diversity” Series of the “Za bukvite – O pismeneh” Academic Publishing House, in cooperation with the National Council of Religious Communities (Sofia, Bulgaria) and the State University of Library and Information Technologies in Sofia. The series deals with cultural diversity, religious tolerance, ethnic coexistence, and the protection of human rights (2018–present).

• Advisory Board member of LinkAcross, an NGO in Macedonia serving to advance healthcare, economic, and local community development in the Balkans (2016–present).

• Board member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation, an NGO in Albania serving to develop leaders through educational excellence (2016–present). helping them maximize their impact in education and leadership.

• Board member of the Southeastern Europe Theological Seminary (2016–present).

• Board member of Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies (2014–present).

• Founding board member of Fjala Foundation, an Albanian NGO involved in churches and humanitarian projects in Albania (1996–present).

• Member, the Politics and Society Network of the European Leadership Forum (2018– present).

• Appointed by the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia to serve on the National Board Commemorating the 550th Anniversary of the Death of George Castriot Scanderbeg (2018). David Hosaflook CV, page 7 of 8

EDUCATION

• University of Tirana, Ph.D., History, 2017. Earned degree with highest honors: a GPA of 4.0 in both course work (60 hours) and the dissertation on the history of the Protestant Movement among the Albanians (ca. 165,000 words).

• Masters level completed at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary and Bob Jones University (1993, 1995, 2003). In 2011, the accumulative course load to date was deemed equivalent to a Masters degree according to the European Bologna Process.

• Bob Jones University (1987–92), B.A., Bible/Interpretative Speech. Also President, Epsilon Zeta Chi; and “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” MISCELLANEOUS

• Archival Research Undertaken:

American Research Institute of Turkey in Istanbul; Harvard University (Houghton Library); Central State Archives in Albania; National Archives of the Republic of Macedonia; Archives of National Library of Kosovo; Archives of National Library of Albania; Archives of the Institute of Linguistics and Literature (Tirana); Institute of Turkish Bible Society Archives; Cambridge University Library (British and Foreign Bible Society Archives); School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London (Religious Tract Society archives); Public Records Office (London); Columbia University (Rare Book & Manuscript Library).

• Archives and Library Founded:

Built the Institute for Albanian and Protestant Studies’ Archives (Tirana), currently with approximately 10,000 items, most notably the acquisition of the Albanian Evangelical Mission library and the Edwin Jacques papers on Albanian history, with books, photos, correspondence, etc., in the process of digitization.

• Languages: English (native) and Albanian (native). • Family: married with six children (three by adoption). • Interests: theology, reading, adoption advocacy, sports strategy, multiculturalism, leadership, mentorship.

• Research interests: Protestant missions history (general, Balkan, and Albanian), Albanian history, the history of Christianity, Albanian education (especially for females), Ottoman- Albanian military history, international Bible translation, Albanian language, the British and Foreign Bible Society, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, missiology.

• For academic papers and book samples, see: https://gov-al.academia.edu/DHosaflook.