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„Castle.Archaeology.Museum. The 100-th jubilee of archaelogist Jānis Graudonis”: the collection of presentations of the international conference held on August 29, 2013.


„Castle.Archaeology.Museum. The 100-th jubilee of archaelogist Jānis Graudonis”: the collection of presentations of the international conference held on August 29, 2013. Published by the Turaida Museum Reserve, publishing house JUMAVA, 2014, 128 pp., Latvian and English languages, ISBN 9-789934-116995.

Opening speeches: Tālavs Jundzis, Vice President, The Academy of Science of Latvia; Bengt Kylsberg, President of the Association of Castles and Museums around the Baltic Sea; Uģis Mitrevics, Chairman of Sigulda Regional Council.

Presentations: Anna Jurkāne, Director of the Turaida Museum Reserve. Archaeological Research and exhibitions in the museum; Guntis Zemītis, Dr.hist., Director of the Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia. Archaeological excavations in Turaida castle under the supervision of Jānis Graudonis; Zigrīda Apala, Dr.hist.h.c., Researcher of the Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia. Cooperation of two archaeologists in the research of medieval castles; Ēvalds Mugurēvičs, Dr.hab.hist. Archaeologist Jānis Graudonis: his life and scholary work; Aki Pihlman and Riikka Saarinen, archaeologists form the Museum Centre of Turku (Finland). Excavate, conserve and display – from pit into cabinets; Janus Møller Jensen, Dr.hist., Researcher from the Nyborg Castle Museum (Denmark). The world heritage potential of Nyborg Castle and city. Making history matter; Ugnius Budvydas and Tomas Petrauskas, archaeologists from the Trakai History Museum (Lithuania). Castle mseum as a tool for heritage dissemination; Aleks Pluskowski, Dr.archaeol., Researcher of archaeology department at the Unisversity of Reading (United Kingdom). The ecology of crusading: the environmental impact of conquest, colonisation and religious conversion in the medieval Baltic; Armands Vijups, Dr.hist.asoc.prof., Deputy director of the Ventspils Museum. The Ventspils Museum and the burial sites of historical times in Northern Courland; Jānis Ciglis, Head of Archaeological department of the National History Museum of Latvia. Contribution of Jānis Graudonis to the research of the pre-history of Latvia.

All presentations are published also in the English language.

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