INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR SCHOLARS THE RADZIWILL FAMILY CRYPT IN NESVIZH: HISTORY, ACTUAL STATE, RESEARCH, PROSPECTIVE USE

CALL FOR PAPERS

 October 4, 2019 The National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Niasvizh is arranging an international seminar for scholars titled 

The Radziwill family crypt in Nesvizh: History, actual state, research, prospective use. 

The Radziwill crypt is one of the largest family necropoli in Europe. It is rightly placed on a par with such objects as the Spanish Habsburgs’ Escorial and the Vienna Kapuzinergruft. During four centuries the vaults of the Corpus Christi Church house the crypt of the Radziwill family. Today, interest in the princely crypt has increased in connection with the restoration of the Nesvizh Catholic church. A roundtable to be held in the former Radziwill Palace will cover the history of its formation, its actual state, a summary of the previous research results and the prospects of its use as a museum and tourist site.

 The discussion points are:
  • The history of the Radziwill crypt in the Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh;
  • The funeral culture of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the funeral ritual of the Radziwill court;
  • The study of the Radziwill crypt in the 20th and the early 21st centuries: results and controversial issues;
  • The European experience in the restoration and use of funerary sites for museum and tourist purposes;
  • The Radziwill burial sites within the limits of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: their history and actual state.
 The seminar is open to new directions.
 

Historians, art historians, archeologists, restorers, anthropologists and museum workers are invited to participate in the seminar.

The event will take place at the sixteenth through the nineteenth-century Palace Ensemble in Nesvizh.

The event’s working languages will be: Belarusian, Russian, Polish, English-Russian interpretation will be available too. Applications for participation should be sent before August 23 to navukanhkmz@gmail.com.

The application shall include the name and surname of the participant, place of work, position, academic degree and title, the report’s full title and its main heads (up to 3000 characters) and a contact phone number.

The program of the event will be compiled and sent to the participants after the registration is over. Official personal invitation will be sent on request.

The Organizing Committee address:
The National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Niasvizh 19 Leninskaya St.
222603, Nesvizh, Minskaya oblast, Belarus.
E-mail: navukanhkmz@gmail.com.
Coordinator Blinets Andrey Vladimirovich, Senior Researcher +375 1770 2 42 81

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