BSL Black Sea Link
Central European University, Budapest
Ph.D. Candidate, NEC BSL Alumna
This research will examine the way of organizing memorial space by Moldavian nobility during the second half of the 15th and in early 16th centuries. Both visual and literary evidence pertaining to the organization of such spaces will be examined for the purposes of offering a more complete picture of this phenomenon and its reception by medieval audience. Being part of my doctoral dissertation, which is dedicated to Ktetorial Practices of Balkan Nobility in the Late-Medieval Period, the present project is aimed at examining Moldavian acts of piety and their contextualization. Although some of these monuments or their votive portraits were studied separately, a synthetic image of private memorial spaces by members of the Moldavian nobility, which is regarded as a religious, social, and political practice, is much less studied.