Dora Merai

Dora Merai
Central European University | CEU · Cultural Heritage Studies Program


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Publications (7)
This collection of papers presents the results of the international project “From Burden to Resource: Industrial Heritage in Central-Eastern Europe.” The authors – experts focusing on the preservation and reuse of industrial heritage from the Visegrad Group countries – were brought together with the aim to address challenges specific to the region...
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Graves for the deceased were usually cut into the floor of churches, created in churchyard cemeteries or in the newly established public cemeteries in Transylvania in the sixteenth century. Not all graves were marked with stone funerary monuments. Wooden memorials were presumably widespread, but no contemporary sources inform about these. Grave mar...
A 16. századi Erdélyben az elhunytakat általában a templomok padozatában vagy a templomok körül fekvő, illetve újonnan létesített köztemetőkben kialakított sírokba temették. Nem minden sírra került azonban kőből faragott emlék. Valószínűleg fából is készítettek sírjeleket, de ezekről nem rendelkezünk egykorú forrásokkal. A temetőkből sírkövek eress...
The paper presents stone funerary monuments known from the Saint Michael Cathedral in Alba Iulia (in Hungarian, Gyulafehérvár, in German Karlsburg or Weissenburg, today in Romania) from the second half of the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries, the period of the Transylvanian Principality. These memorials represented a broad variety in terms o...
The term "epitaph" has been used by researchers and the broader public for a range of stone memorials installed within the territory of the Transylvanian Principality during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, both in towns and at burial sites on the estates of the nobility. It is a challenge to find a clear definition of the genre called epit...
This paper reviews archaeology in Hungary by reflecting upon the relationship between archaeological praxis and theory in different historical settings over the last 140 years. Relations between archaeology and ruling ideologies have had a far greater impact on our discipline than intrinsic theoretical developments. By “relations”, we do not mean t...


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