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Projects

RUNNING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Support: Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. Academic Grant Agency (VEGA)

Celts, Romans and Germans. Countryside settlements and seats of nobility. (VEGA 1/0243/17, 2017-2020). Head of the project: doc. PhDr. Vladimír Varsik, CSc.

More about the project: Recent excavations of Roman architecture at the former acropolis of Bratislava’s oppidum (at Bratislava Castle) were astounding discoveries for the general public as well as experts. They confirmed that the new Mediterranean empire (Romans) had very early interest in occupying Middle Danube region. Towards the beginning of the 1st century AD, the Empire reached the south bank of Danube. Attention of Rome turned towards regions north of the river due to activities of Germanic tribes (Quads). Relative to previous Celtic civilisation, arrival of this Germanic population initially represented a cultural regress. However, the Quads eventually established contacts with the Roman world and thus acquainted themselves with comforts of their culture. The aim of this project is to evaluate the influence of Roman culture and acculturation of the Quadic world. We do this by focusing on utilisation of Roman products and imitation of Roman lifestyle in various Celtic, Roman and German settlements in SW-Slovakia.

Roman Camp at Iža.  (VEGA 1/0358/18; 2018-2021 – in co-operation with Slovak Academy of Sciences - SAV). Head of the project: prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc. (TU)

Fords, bridges, waterways and settlement patterns in Považie and Ponitrie. Pilot project for utilisation of the archaeological underwater methods in Slovakia. (VEGA 2/0146/18 – in co-operation with Slovak Academy of Sciences - SAV). Head of the project: PhDr. Klaudia Daňová, CSc. (SAV), Mgr. Miroslava Daňová, PhD (TU)

The presented idea is the pilot project focusing on the territory of Slovakia. Its ambition is to explore, document and evaluate the archaeological potential of the underwater enviroment, in cooperation with scientific partners. The selected area are the basins of rivers Váh and Nitra, which, in light of the previous findings, seem to be extremely perspective. However, amounts of technical works and vessels depicted on vedutas or historical maps, written sources and sets of solitary finds do not provide enough informations about their importance. The key to the detailed understanding of a river, as an important element in the life of every society, is its comprehensive research. The possible fulfilment of such research is presented in this project. It would like to bring new informations that will be useful for the future projects relating to communications and mobility of the society in
different historical periods. The project draws attention to the protection of underwater cultural heritage in Slovakia.

 

Support: Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. Cultural and Educational Grant Agency. (KEGA)

Digital Humanities in History and Archeology - building of new academic course. (KEGA 013TTU-4/2020). Head of the project: Mgr. Peter Labanc, PhD. (TU - Department of History); Mgr. Miroslava Daňová, PhD (TU - Dep. of Classical Archaeology), Mgr. Milan Hrabkovský (TU - Dep. of Classical Archaeology).
The project is aimed at building a background and launching an interdisciplinary subject Digital Humanities in History and Archaeology. During the project, a digital lab will be built and teachers will be trained under the supervision of external specialists for the application of digital technologies in historical and archaeological research. The following will be the preparation of multimedia teaching aids — educational videos, assignments and exercises that reflect the specific needs of the disciplines and will be available for the public. In the final part of the project, the course will be tested by a group of students whose comments will be taken into account in the final output.

 

Some of our finished RESEARCH PROJECTS

Support: Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. Academic Grant Agency (VEGA)

„Prehistorical Metalurgy, a Historical and Archaeological Analysis“ (VEGA No. 1/823/08, 1998-2000). Head of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, DrSc.

“Prehistorical Metalurgy, Society and Economy of the Bronze Age” (VEGA No. 1/8223/01, 2001-2003). Head of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, DrSc.

„The Bronze AgeSociety and Economy in Slovakia II. Metalurgy“ (VEGA No. 1/1219/04, 2004-2006). Head of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, DrSc.

„History of classical studies (classical philology & archaeology, medieval and Neo-Latin studies, Byzantine studies, Roman law studies, Church history up to 600 AD, history of sciences and ancient philosophy) with special regard to the 20th century.“(VEGA No. 1/1007/11, 2011-2013). Head of the project: Mgr. E. Juríková, PhD; Project co-operation: prof. PhDr. K. Kuzmová, CSc

 Projects realized in co-operation with the Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV)

“Romans and Germans in the Middle-Danubian Region in the Light of Archaeological Sources” (VEGA No. 1/0456/03, 2003-2005).Head and subhead of the project: prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc. (TU), PhDr. Ján Rajtár, CSc. (SAV)

“Romans and Germans on the North-Pannonian Frontier and behind it: Archaeological Sources from the South-West Slovakia” (VEGA No. 1/3749/06, 2006-2008). Head and subhead of the project: prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc. (TU), PhDr. Ján Rajtár, CSc. (SAV)

“Inovation and Tradition in the Late Neolithicum and in the Bronze Age in Slovakia” (VEGA No. 1/4535/07, 2007-2009). Head and subhead of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, CSc. (TU), PhDr. Marián Soják, PhD. (SAV)

„Settlement of the Middle-Danubian Region before the Slavic Period. Continuity and Discontinuity“ (VEGA No. 2/7114/20, 2000-2002). Head and subhead of the project: PhDr. Karol Pieta, DrSc. (SAV), prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc. (TU)

„Archaeological Monuments of Slovakia“ (VEGA No. 2/7116/20, 2000-2004). Head and subhead of the project: PhDr. Ladislav Veliačik, DrSc. (SAV), prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc. (TU)

“The First Historical Nations in the Territory of Slovakia” (VEGA No. 2/3172/23, 2003-2005). Head and subhead of the project: PhDr. K. Pieta, DrSc. (SAV), prof. PhDr. K. Kuzmová, CSc. (TU)

“Important Archaeological Sites in Slovakia as a Part of the European Cultural Heritage” (VEGA No. 2/5061/25, 2005-2007). Head and subhead of the project: PhDr. Ladislav Veliačik, DrSc. (SAV), prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc. (TU)

“Celtic and Germanic Settlementin the Northern Part of the Carpathian Basin“ (VEGA No. 2/6126/26, 2006-2008). Head and subhead of the project: PhDr. K. Pieta, DrSc. (SAV), prof. PhDr. K. Kuzmová, CSc. (TU)

Support: Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. Cultural and Educational Grant Agency (KEGA)

“History and Culture of the Ancient Greece and Rome” (2003-2004). Head and subhead of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, DrSc., prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc.

„Ancient Monuments in Pictures: New Methodology of the Computer Education in Classical Archaeology“ (KEGA No. 3/3118/05, 2005-2007). Head and subhead of the project: prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc., prof. PhDr. M. Novotná, DrSc.

„ResearchMethods and Techniques in the Field of Classical Archaeology“ (KEGA No. 3/5105/07, 2007-2009). Head and subhead of the project: prof. PhDr. M. Novotná, DrSc., prof. PhDr. Klára Kuzmová, CSc.

 International projects

Projects supported by the programme „Action Austria - Slovakia“ (Slovak Academic Information Agency / Austrian Exchange Agency), realized in co-operation with the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Vienna:

„Centres and Provinces of the Ancient World“ (Project No. 35s9, 2001). Head of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, DrSc., Ass. Prof. Dr. Verena Gassner. Result: publication „Zentren und Provinzen der Antiken Welt. Anodos - Supplementum 1. Trnava, 2001.

„City and Landscape in the Antiquity“ (Project No. 41s8, 2003). Head of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, DrSc., Prof. Dr. Renate Pillinger. Result: publication „Stadt und Landschaft in der Antike“.Anodos - Supplementum 3. Trnava, 2003.

“The Amber Route” (Project No. 48s5, 2005). Head of the project: prof. PhDr. Mária Novotná, DrSc., Prof. Dr. Werner Jobst. Result: Excursion to Austria and Slovakia

 Projects supported by the International Visegrad Fund, realized in co-operation with the Institute of Archaeology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Nitra) and the universities of Prague (Czech Republic), Cracow (Poland), Budapest and Piliscsaba (Hungary):

„Touching the Antique – Summer School“(Small Grant No. 06238, 2002).

„Retracing the Romans – Summer School“ (Standard Grant No. 4109-2003-IVF, 2003)

„Touching the Antique II – Summer School“(Standard Grant No. 2004-03-6137-2004-IVF, 2004)

“The Kelemantia Project - Summer School of Archaeology” (Standard Grant No. 12027-2007-IVF)

“Kelemantia 2008” (Small Grant No. 10820119, 2008)