International Workshop: Heraldry and Art Patronage (Cluj, Romania, 8-9 November 2013)

This workshop had already taken place, but this initiative (and the project behind it) is very interesting so that it seems to be of great interest to announce it on the blog nevertheless. Here the text from the invitation and the list of participants and their respective contributions:

The Faculty of Sciences and Arts of Sapientia University Cluj-Napoca
cordially invites you to the international workshop

on 8-9 November 2013

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the meaning and the function of armorial bearings displayed on medieval works of art and buildings in a larger European context. We look forward to receiving your applications by 30 June 2013.
On the second day of the Workshop we plan to visit the Cathedral of Alba Iulia and the Castle of Hunedoara, both of them with rich heraldic displays.
The organizers will provide accommodation for the participants from abroad. We will also cover the travel costs to some extent. The field trip and participation in the workshop is free of charge.
The workshop is part of the research project “To the Glory of God and Personal Pride. Monuments with Heraldic Programmes as Expression of Art Patronage in Late Medieval Transylvania”

Please visit our website for more details about the project:

List of contributions:

  • Ioan ALBU (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania) Heraldry and Epigraphy. Armorial Bearings on Funerary Monuments in the Medieval and Early Modern Town of Sibiu.
  • Silviu ANDRIEŞ-TABAC (Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Institute of Cultural Patrimony. Chişinău, Moldova) The Beginnings of the Moldavian Funeral Heraldry: the Escutcheons with the Aurochs Head of the Princely Graves of Rădăuţi (15th Century).
  • Marco BOGADE (Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im Östlichen Europa. Oldenburg, Germany) Armorial Bearings within the Representative Iconographic Programs of Emperor Charles IV.
  • Ciprian FIREA (Romanian Academy. Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca. Romania) Monuments with Heraldic Programmes in Late Medieval Transylvania: New Identifications and Interpretations.
  • Fr. Nenad M. JOVANOVICH (Centre for Study the Orthodox Monasticism. Serbia) The Development of Heraldry in Medieval Serbia.
  • Pál LŐVEI (Gyula Forster Centre for Heritage Management and Service. Budapest, Hungary) Mythological Motifs and Kin Heraldry: Some Results Based on the Investigation of Funerary Monuments and Multi-sealed Charters of Medieval Hungary.
  • Radu LUPESCU (Sapientia University. Cluj-Napoca, Romania) Royal Heraldic Display in Transylvania in the Middle Ages.
  • Szilárd PAPP (Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest, Hungary) The Usage of Community Heraldry in Private Sphere.
  • Attila István SZEKERES The Coats of Arms of the Reformed Church in Daia.

If someone was there and could write a report on the workshop for the blog, this would be of course very welcome.

Cite this blog post
Torsten Hiltmann (2013, November 20). International Workshop: Heraldry and Art Patronage (Cluj, Romania, 8-9 November 2013). Heraldica Nova. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from

Torsten Hiltmann

Torsten Hiltmann is Juniorprofessor for the High and Late Middle Ages and Auxiliary Sciences at the University of Münster. He is interested in medieval and early modern visual communication and heraldry, the medieval notion of kingship and the methods and technologies of Digital Humanities.

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