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“Historical Landscapes – Aquatic Habitats: Archaeology, Environmental History, Landscape Protection” - Poster Assembly and Workshop

Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The closing event of the series “Historical Landscapes – Aquatic Habitats: Archaeology, Environmental History, Landscape Protection”, organized jointly by Archaeolingua Foundation and the Cultural Heritage Studies Program of the Central European University

Wetland Restoration and Historical Reconstruction of Water Use – Poster Assembly

Presentation of projects dealing with native wetland restoration and historical reconstruction of water use

Contact: Zsolt Pinke, Szent István University Department of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology,

Central European University                     

1051 Budapest, Október 6. Street 7.

Groundfloor, October Hall

27 January 2017, 10:00–13:00


Workshop on the Csörsz Ditch

The Csörsz Ditch is an ancient ditch and dyke system that frames the wetlands that covered the central part of the Hungarian Plain along almost one thousand kilometres between two points of the River Danube. Its two endpoints and its certain elements that crossed the Plain from east to west lean on the Roman Limes. The broad discussion that once took place about the origin and the primeval function of the Csörsz Ditch concluded that it marked the border of Sarmatia in the Roman Period.

The workshop aims to interpret or reinterpret the ancient earthwork in the context of the spatial structure of the Hungarian Plain in the light of recent reconstructions of the route and settlement structure of the Carpathian Basin. It also attempts to present the results of the protection of cultural and natural heritage and outline a future perspective for heritage management, and aims to provide an international forum for experts and support partnerships and networks that may emerge in common projects in the fields of research and heritage management.

Contact: Zsolt Pinke, SZIE Department of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology,; Beatrix F. Romhányi, „Hungary in Medieval Europe” HAS DE Momentum Research Group,

Venue: Central European University

1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9.

Monument Building, Gellner Room

Time: 27 January 2017, 14:00–17:00