Conference Programme


Scientific Committee:


Professor Paul NIEDERMAIER, Corespondent Member of Romanian Academy,
Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu
Professor Zeno Karl PINTER, ”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu
Professor habil. Ioan Marian ȚIPLIC, ”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu
Senior Researcher I., Alexandru SIMON Ph.D. habil.,”Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca
Senior Researcher I., Tudor SĂLĂGEAN, Ph.D. habil., Transylvanian Ethnografic Museum, Cluj-Napoca


The Organising Committee:


Senior Researcher II., Ph.D. Maria Emilia ȚIPLIC, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu
Lecturer Silviu PURECE Ph.D., ”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu
Dr. George TOMEGEA, ”ASTRA” National Museum Complex, Sibiu
Dr. Cosmin Ioan IGNAT, ”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, ”ASTRA” National Museum Complex, Sibiu
Adrian Nicolae ȘOVREA, Ph.D student, ”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu



 Thursday, September 15, 2016


15.00 – 17.00 - Participants arrivals

18.00 – Opening ”Biritual Cemetery from Păuca/Sibiu Exhibition” - ”ASTRA” National Museum Complex, Sibiu

19,00 - Dinner – ”Hanul din Bătrâni”- ”ASTRA” National Museum Complex


Friday, September 16, 2016

08.30 – Breakfast - Apollo Hermannstadt Hotel
10.30 – 13.30 – Session I and II - ICSU Library
13.40 – 15.00 – Lunch - University Canteen
15.15 – 17.40 – Session III - ICSU Library
17.40 – 18.00 – Conclusion
19.00 – Dinner - Apollo Hermmannstadt Hotel


Saturday, September 17, 2016

09.00 - Breakfast - Apollo Hermannstadt Hotel
11.00 – Participants leaving


Medieval Changing Landscape –
Settlements, Monasteries and Fortifications

Session I: Settlement and Necropolis
(chairs: Dr. Adrian IONIȚĂ, Dr. Maria Emilia ȚIPLIC)
Friday: 10.30-12.45

Anca Nițoi, Contributions to the early medieval settlements of Brateiu (Sibiu County)
Vojislav Đorđević, Jelena Đorđević, The settlement from 8th-9th century on the site of Pančevo (Starčevo) – Livade
Zeno Karl Pinter, Claudia Urduzia, Unknowing followers or good neighbours? Remarks concerning the topography of a medieval site from Apoldu de Jos (Sibiu County)
Cristina Paraschiv-Talmațchi, Life on the right bank of Danube in Early Middle Age: archaeological evidence from Oltina
Valeri Yotov, The Landscape Change at Lower Danube in the Middle Ages. The Varna Example (late 9th – beginning of 12th centuries)
George Tomegea, The problematic link between bi-ritual cemeteries and their settlements in Transylvania
Aurel Dragotă, Preliminary considerations regarding the egg offering habit within burial grounds in Alba Iulia (10th – 11th centuries)
Adrian Ioniță, An overview of the Cemetery from Feldioara / Marienburg (Braşov County) in terms of Anthropological Analysis
Maria Emilia Țiplic, Silviu Istrate Purece, Medieval Churches and Churchyard Cemeteries in Transylvania in the Light of Coin Finds (11th century – 13th century)
Adrian Nicolae Șovrea, Medieval churchyard cemeteries along the Târnava rivers (12th-13th centuries)
Silviu Oța, Burials with belts (12th – 15th centuries). Status insignia or dress accessories?


Session II: Churches and Monasteries
(chairs: Dr. Daniela MARCU-ISTRATE, Dr. Ioan ALBU)
Friday: 12.55-13.40; 15.15-16.00

Daniela Marcu-Istrate, Researching the medieval urban churches in Transylvania: an archaeological perspective
Florin Mărginean, Csók Zsolt, Maria Tămășan, Archaeological Recoveries (I). The Medieval Church from Vărădia de Mureș (Arad County)
Corina Hopârtean, Changing monastic landscape during the 13th century. The Order of St. Paul the Hermit inside the Hungarian Kingdom
Alexandru Florin Cioltei, The administrative subordination of the provostship in Sibiu/Hermannstadt
Ioan Albu, „Nova capella a retro anexa” and the archaeology of St. Mary’s Church in Sibiu
Marco Merlini, When the Byzantine Mount Athos also prayed in Latin. The amazing history of the foundation of the Benedictine Monastery
Szőcs Péter Levente, Archaeological Evidences of Monastic Patronage


Session III: Archaeology, Architecture, Informatics
(chairs: Dr. Zeno Karl Pinter, Dr. Ioan Marian Țiplic)
Friday: 16.10-17.40

Botar Istvan, Dendrochronology of medieval churches in Transylvania
Maria Emilia Țiplic, Ioan Marian Țiplic, Ecclesiastic monuments in southern Transylvania: archaeology, architecture and religious material culture. From several case studies towards a data base:
Cosmin Ignat, Fortified churches from Transylvania in on-line
Dimitris Koutsogiannis, Anthi Chatzipapa, Margarita Skamantzari, The Church of Aghioi Saranta, Andros, Greece
Deyan Rabovyanov, The fortification of Trapezitsa fortress – the second citadel of Bulgarian capital Tyrnovo
Claudia Urduzia, Guarding the frontier of Transylvania. The defensive structures of the 15th-16th Centuries turned into Turnul Spart
Liviu Cîmpeanu, New data on the fortifications of Sibiu/Hermannstadt: the construction-account of the Ney Pasttey (New Bastion) in 1544
Mirela I. Weber-Andreșcov, The System of Water Mills along the River Zaya (Lower Austria) as an Element of Medieval Settlement