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Visual Information Center (VIC)


The Visual Information Center (also known as the Visual Lab) in the Department of Medieval Studies serves two basic functions. On the one hand, it is an open library of visual and other sources on the European Middle Ages. On the other hand, as a research center for numerous projects investigating such sources it provides educational services.
As a library, the VIC provides access to major collections of visual resources on CD-ROMs, microfiche, and laser discs. The center monitors new visual publications in all media, and aims – as far as financial resources allow – to enlarge the collection. An ongoing subscription provides continuous updating of the Marburger Index, for example. It also holds a complete collection of all the miniatures from 6000 manuscripts of the Vatican Library. Those benefiting from these resources are mostly MA and PhD students of the department, but the VIC, being the only such collection in the East Central European region, maintains contacts with other institutions as well as independent scholars.

Part of the community services of the VIC are its scanning, CD burning, and microfiche printing facilities. Students of the department can further develop their visual projects using special softwares. A short introduction to this collection is organized during the pre-session.

If students have questions or problems concerning the materials and programs of the VIC, they can consult Professor Béla Zsolt Szakács by appointment: szakacsb@ceu.hu.



The Ravenna-Classe Project: Archaeology of a Deserted City


December 1, 2005 - November 30, 2006

The aim of the project is to carry out archaeological excavations in cooperation with European organizations in the harbour quarter of Classe, Ravenna. This area of the settlement has crucial importance from the archaeological and topographical point of view, because it is situated on the channel that connected Classe with the Adriatic Sea and the city of Ravenna. It is characterized by the presence of buildings used for storage, working, and the production of goods. The project, therefore, will add new data for our knowledge about the inner structure of an important European city, Classe, in the antique, late antique and early medieval period. This excavation will help to verify the quality and the degree of involvement of the city centers of Classe and Ravenna in the economic picture of the late Roman and Byzantine empires.

The project also aims at different activities in the field of cultural heritage. The excavation will contribute to the diffusion of advanced research technologies and methods by the exchange of skills and techniques between different groups of experts and students. Furthermore, the archaeological heritage of the late antique and early medieval period will be presented for the wider public with the help of multilingual websites and programs designed for the dissemination of new research data.
Teams of students and experts of the participating institutions will work together on the site and the research partners will organize seminars to summarize the project results.


The project participants are:
Fondazione Parco Archaeologico di Classe, Ravenna
University of Leicester
University of Barcelona
University of Bologna
Central European University, Department of Medieval Studies


The project is supported by the Culture 2000 programme of the European Comission.


The international team of experts and students from CEU:
project director: József Laszlovszky
project coordinator: Irene Barbiera
consultant for building archaeology: Gergely Buzás
project administrative coordinator: Annabella Pál


group of students at the excavation in Classe(July 10 - August 8, 2006):
Peter Bokody (Hungary), MA 2006
Christian Daniel (Romania), PhD
Ana Maria Gruia (Romania), PhD
Julia Jerdamski (Germany), MA 2006
Radu Lupescu (Romania), PhD
Elena Dana Prioteasa (Romania), PhD
Magdolna Szilágyi (Hungary), PhD
Peter Szőcs (Romania), PhD


Main events of the project:

Kick-off meeting:
PROGETTO CLASSE: ARCHEOLOGIA DI UNA CITTA' ABBANDONATA
Ravenna, November 28 - December 1, 2005
Hosting organization: Fondazione Parco archaologico di Classe

VRBES EXTINCTAE: ARCHAEOLOGIES OF ABANDONED CLASSICAL SITES
Leicester, Saturday, May 13, 2006
Hosting organization: University of Leicester
A one day conference on approaches to and results of archaeologies of ‘lost’ Roman towns

TRANSLATION, TRANSFORMATIO. CHANGES OF LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CULT PLACES AND SITES IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Budapest, Saturday, September 16, 2006
Hosting organization: CEU, Budapest

LA IGLESIA DE SAN SEVERO CLASSE - RAVENNA
Barcelona, Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Hosting organization: University of Barcelona

Final conference:
PROGETTO CLASSE: ARCHEOLOGIA DI UNA CITTA' ABBANDONATA
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Hosting organization: Ravennantica, Ravenna

CLASSE: ARCHEOLOGIA DI UNA CITTA' ABBANDONATA
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Indagini Archeologiche Presso il Complesso di San Severo
Hosting organization: University of Bologna



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