16.10.2014 - 18.10.2014

Monastic Life, Art and Technology in 11th-16th Centuries

Monastic Life, Art and Technology in 11th-16th Centuries

In close connection with some of the objectives of the project: Monastic Life, Art and Technology at Bizere Monastery (Arad County, Romania), the research team members warmly invite scholars from different fields of research to submit proposals for the international conference entitled:



The conference will be held at University 1 Decembrie 1918 of Alba Iulia, Romania, Department of History, Archaeology and Museology, in 16-18 October 2014.


We welcome proposals for individual papers (15-20 minutes in length) and poster presentations (10 minutes in length) on the following topics:

1. Monastic landscape; spatial organization of monastic complexes

2. Monastic wealth sources

3. Monastery as production centre; resources, craft and technology

4. Usage of art in the monastic milieu; artistic connections


The conference will include plenary lectures (to be announced) and thematic sessions for papers and posters of registered delegates.

Working languages: English

Please include the following information with your proposal:

a) full title of your paper or poster presentation;

b) abstract (ca. 250 words);

c) name of the author, position, institutional affiliation, a short biography (ca. 150 words), and five publications related with the subtopics of conference.

The proposals saved in MS Word or PDF format will be sent by e-mail to:; subject header: Paper abstract or Poster presentation abstract.

Posters provide an alternative to presenting a new research or a study case at the conference. They could be displayed during the session posters. Individuals will have then the option to introduce themselves and their poster in during maximum 10 minutes.

Deadline for proposals: 20 March 2014

Notification of acceptance: 28 April 2014

Registration fee: 40 Euros. Accepted speakers should pay the registration fee after the acceptance notification. Enrolment deadline and payment methods are to be specified later.

Student fee: 20 Euros.

All speakers are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation; relevant information about hotels will be provided later.