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18th October. International scientific conference “The 500th Anniversary of Reformation: New Trends of the Early Modern Period in Latvia and Europe”

In the Turaida Museum Reserve the historical period relating to the beginning of ecclesiastical reforamtion is being studied in the frame of research theme “Turaida as Part of the Riga Archbishopric,” whereas  research of the diverse results of reformation are closely connected with research theme: “The Spiritual Heritage, Wisdom of Life and the Role of Religion in Human Life”.

The Turaida Stone Castle (1214-1776) and the Turaida Church (1750) are historical monuments around which have intertwined trends of ideas of different epochs leaving their imprints in architecture, interiors and historical evidences discovered during archaeological investigations. It is very important for museum to study the interfaces of ideas and applied historical sources in an interdisciplinary manner, including also reflections of reformation ideas in the monuments of architecture and archeology and environment, which closely resonate with political and cultural expressions characteristic to European cultural space.

Conference programme

10.00 – Opening of the conference

Anna Jurkāne, director of the Turaida Museum Reserve
Juris Austris Rāviņš, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Krimulda

10.15 – 10.45 – Andris Priede – Continuity of the Reformation Movement in Western Europe and Livonia
10.45 – 11.15 – Erki Rusovs (Erki Russow) – Combining the Old World with the New Faith. The Age of Reformation through the material culture studies
11.15 – 11.45 – Ieva Ose – Reflections of German Reformation in the Stove Tile Ceramics of the 16 th Century
11.45 – 12.05 – Inta Dišlere – Dietrich Buttlar and the Livonian officials in the context of Reformation
12.05 – 12.25 – Vija Stikāne – Evangelical Grouping of Vassals: the loyal ones to the Archbishop of Riga Wilhelm von Brandenburg in 1530s-1560s

12.25 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 –13.30 – Ojārs Spārītis – Confession in the Lutheran liturgical practice and its artistic outfit
13.30- 13.50 – Ieva Pauloviča – Reflection of the lutheran music development in the archives of the 17th century
13.50 – 14.05 – Egils Jemeļjanovs – The Turaida Lutheran Church and Cemetery:  Research
14.05 – 14.25 – Edgars Ceske  – Lutheran Pastors of Vidzeme Region in the Context of Latvian Education in the First Half  of the 19th Century

14.25 – 14.45 – Discussion

15.00 – 15.30 – Exhibition “Bibles and Song Books in the Collection of the Turaida Museum Reserve” in the Turaida Church

15.30  – 17.00  – Guided tours in the exhibitions of the Turaida Museum Reserve with museum’s guides

Brief information on lecturers:

Ceske, Edgars, Dr. hist.,  Chief specialist, Historian, the Turaida Museum Reserve
Dišlere, Inta, Dr. h.c.hist., Director of the Durbe Manor, the Tukums Museum, Historian
Jemeļjanovs, Egils,  Chief specialist, Archaeologist, the Turaida Museum Reserve
Kreišmane, Līga, Mag.hist., Chief keeper of a collection, the Turaida Museum Reserve
Ose, Ieva, Dr. hist. Full Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Researcher, the Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia, Chief specialist, the Turaida Museum Reserve
Pauloviča, Ieva,  Dr. art., Society “Idoves mantojums”, Historian
Priede, Andris, Dr. hist. Eccl. Associate Professor, the Faculty of Theology of the University of Latvia, Church Historian
Rusovs, Erki (Erki Russow), Dr. hist.,  Tallinn University, School of Humanities, Institute of History, Archaeology and Art History, Senior Researcher
Spārītis, Ojārs, Dr. art., President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Professor, the Art Academy of Latvia
Stikāne, Vija, Dr. hist., Deputy Director for  Scientific Research,  the Turaida Museum Reserve


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