Die Vorträge finden jeweils im Institut für Urgeschichte und historische Archäologie
(ehem. Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte) der Universität Wien
1190 Wien, Franz-Klein-Gasse, 3. Stock, Hörsaal 7 statt.
Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2013, 18 Uhr c.t.
Vesna Bikic, Institute of Archaeology Belgrad
Belgrade in Transformations:
Structures and Material Culture of Belgrade Fortress under the
Habsburg Government (1717–1739)
Incorporated in Habsburg Monarchy in 1717, Belgrade became the main frontier fortress in Christian Europe, with the intent to grow into cultural, political and commercial center. Many original documents relating to construction and reconstruction works in Belgrade during the Austrian occupation (1717-1739) are preserved in the Vienna War Archive. Combining the data from plans and blueprints with the results of archaeological investigation make it possible to
follow its transformation to the Baroque fortified city. Besides, material culture of Central European style and technology define the character of Belgrade in the best way. In this regard, recent excavations have provided number of various items (pottery and glass vessels, parts of clothes and adornments, objects of private piety etc.), thus allowing us to better understand the everyday life and activities of the inhabitants, as well as the Belgrade cultural milieu in whole.
Vesna Bikic made her her Master of Arts at the University of Belgrade in 1993 on Medieval pottery from Belgrade. 2001 she finished her doctoral thesis about Byzantine influences among stratified archaeological finds from Serbia (11th–15th c.). Since 1994 Dr. Bikic is employed at the Archaeological Institute in Belgrad, since 2002 Director of the Scientific–Research Project for the Belgrade Fortress. She is also collaborator on the Ssientific project: Urbanisation Processes and Development of Mediaeval Society (by the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Serbia). Her main fields of research are everyday life, housing and material culture: pottery and jewellery studies especially, pottery analysis.