PV2B103 Interpretative Seminar III – Sigillography and Heraldry

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Lukáš Führer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:30–14:05 G11
Students are assumed to have a basic orientation in sigillography, diplomatics and heraldry and appropriate language skills (Latin).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the seminar is to acquaint students with techniques for analysing and interpreting sigillography material from the perspective of sigillography itself, but also of diplomatics and heraldry. In addition, undergraduates in the seminar will also acquire the edition methods to make sigillography material available in critical editions and databases.
Learning outcomes
Upon finishing the course students will be able to:
- formally describe a Medieval seal
- understand, describe and interpret the iconography of Medieval seals
- analyse and interpret a seal using other sources, particularly from diplomatics
- apply their knowledge of seals in a wider context and in other auxiliary disciplines, especially Medieval diplomatics and heraldics
- make a seal critically available within a series
  • Iconography and interpretation of a seal image
  • Between sigillography and diplomatics – the seal as an integral part of documents
  • Historical descriptions and depictions of seals as sources for sigillography
  • Seals from the perspective of heraldry
  • Edition method for making sigillography material available; editions and databases of seals
  • KREJČÍKOVÁ, Jarmila and Tomáš KREJČÍK. Úvod do české sfragistiky. Ostrava: Klub genealogů a heraldiků, 1989. 86 s., obr. info
  • KREJČÍK, Tomáš. Pečeť v kultuře středověku. Vyd. 1. Ostrava: Tilia, 1998. 365 s. ISBN 8070424990. info
  • MARÁZ, Karel, Dalibor HAVEL, Lukáš FÜHRER, Martina SMOLOVÁ, Jana NECHUTOVÁ and Jan KALIVODA. Codex diplomaticus et epistolaris regni Bohemiae. Tomi VII fasciculus sextus inde ab a. MCCLXXXIII usque ad a. MCCCVI sigilla continens (Bohemian diplomatary, the sixth volume of seventh tomus including the seals of the Years 1283-1306). Brno: Matice moravská pro Výzkumné středisko pro dějiny střední Evropy: prameny, země. kultura, 2013. 92 pp. CDB VII/6. ISBN 978-80-86488-86-8. info
Teaching methods
Through a seminar paper and active participation, undergraduates on the course will become acquainted with the basic procedures for processing sigillography material. Students will be assigned individual tasks which will form the framework for the next lesson.
Assessment methods
The awarding of credits is dependent upon active participation in seminars, completing assigned tasks, presenting an essay and submitting it in the form of an academic article.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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