Museum Reserve

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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