Restoration and Promotion of Architectural Monuments in Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and First Half of the 20th Centuries

Venue: Room RZ F 21, IFW RZ Building, Clausiusstrasse 59, CH-8092, Zürich


7 July 9.00 – 16.15

9.00 – 9.20: Welcome and introduction

9.20 – 10.30: Ottoman Empire and the Turkish State

1. Belgin Turan Özkaya, Middle East Technical University

Hagia Sophia as “cosmopolitan heritage” in the nineteenth century

2. Ümit Firat Açikgöz, American University of Beirut

Predicaments of Heritage: Negotiating Architectural Preservation in Post-Ottoman/Early Republican Istanbul (1923-1949) 

10.30 – 10.50 Coffee Break

10.50 – 12.35: Habsburg Galicia

3. Magdalena Kunińska, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

The political and theoretical context for the activities of Paweł Popiel (1807‒1892) as the as the conservator in Galicia against the discourse of the multinational empire

4. Tomasz Torbus, Gdansk University

Reconstructions, Deconstructions, (Over)Interpretations – the case of the Royal Castle at Wawel in Cracow 1908-1945.

5. Olha Zarechnyuk, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv, Ukraine)

History is More than Beauty: Reassessing Lviv’s Architectural Heritage in the Late Habsburg Period

12.35 – 13.35 Lunch

13.35 – 14.45: Habsburg Dalmatia

6. Jiayao Jiang, ICCROM (International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), Rome

Vicko Andrić and the restoration projects for Split: The Italian approach in the Dalmatian context

7. Jonathan Blower, Independent Researcher

The Episcopium Question

Imperialism and Irredentism in the Custodianship of Diocletian’s Palace, 1850–1924

14.45 – 15.05 Coffee Break

15.05 – 16.15: 20th Century Hungary

8. Deodáth Zuh, LERN, Institure of Philosophy, Budapest

Heritage destruction, heritage creation, and the lost art of classicism.

Reshaping early 19th-century Hungarian cityscapes before and after the First World War

9. Helka Dzsacsovszki, Technical University of Munich

Restoration of the Medieval Royal Palace of Esztergom, 1934-1938:

Methodological influences and ministerial patronage for the promotion of national identities

17.30 – 19.00 Optional Walking Tour of Zürich

19.00: Dinner

8 July: 9.00 – 12.45

9.00 – 10.45: The Balkans in the 19th and 20th Century

10. Katarina Jevtic-Novakovic, Academy of Technical and Art Applied Studies Belgrade, Gordana Fontana-Giusti, University of Kent, UK

The Restoration and Promotion of Architectural Monuments in Serbia and the Role

of Jovan Sterija Popovic and the National Museum

11. Cosmin Minea, ETH, Zürich

Restorations, the Politics of Heritage and Studies About Historical Monuments in Modern Romania (1860-1940)

12. Laura Demeter, Otto Friedrich University Bamberg

Heritage restoration and protection in Romania’s changing political context (1919-1948)

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.45: The Russian Empire and the Russian State

13. Natia Natsvlishvili, George Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Imperialism and Architectural Restoration: The Case of Manglisi Cathedral

14. Igor Demchenko, University of Kassel

The Rise of “Scientific Restoration” in the First Soviet Decade

15. Katharina Schwinde PhD; Ettersberg Foundation, Weimar

Monument Protection and Promotion of Architectural Monuments in the Solovetsky Forced Labour Camp 1920–1939

12.45: Lunch followed by an optional trip nearby Zurich