A glimpse of the “new” Old Nieszawa

As reported earlier, the work on the publication about 15 years of search for the Medieval first location of Nieszawa is being completed. Beside the historical documents query, reports on excavations, aerial survey and documentation, and non-invasive geophys survey a brand new digital reconstruction of the Medieval settlement has been prepared. The new digital model of medieval Nieszawa has been created by J. Zakrzewski and S. Rzeźnik and is based on current state of knowledge about the spatial organisation of the city. Presented below are few samples of the digital model that give a taste of the upcoming book, about which you can read more on the projects site: staranieszawa.pl

   Source: Staranieszawa.pl

Monograph publication about medieval Nieszawa’s discovery coming soon

The publication summarizing the past 15 years of research that led up to the discovery and reconstruction of the forgotten medieval city of Nieszawa is being completed. The monograph publication represents all aspects of research conducted in the past decades, ranging from test trenching, through long-term aerial observations, and finally geophysical prospection. The publication was financed by The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. You can read more about the project at it’s site both in English and Polish. The cover of the upcoming book is presented below.

okladka2aSource: staranieszawa.wordpress.com

Report about the Workshop in Hungarian Archaeology E-journal (Winter ed. 2012)

Gábor Mesterházy and Máté Stibrányi have prepared another publication about the Workshop. It has been published in English in E-journal of Hungarian Archaeology (winter edition 2012) and we would like to invite our readers to read it. The article is currently available on the page of the journal and on our page in the Publications section.

Panoramic picture taken from the Bronze Age Hillfort site.

Panoramic picture taken from the Bronze Age Hillfort site.

Reading Landscapes in Central Europe: A Documentary – World Premiere

01. TytułProject’s latest feature – a movie documentary is here! Welcome to the world premiere of Reading Landscapes in Central Europe: A Documentary. Put together from numerous clips produced by the Workshop’s participants an 8-minute-long movie has emerged. Produced by Stanisław Rzeźnik of Archeomap, edited by Jakub Zakrzewski, the documentary focuses on crucial elements of the 2012 Workshop, depicting through participants’ footage the true side of wide-range survey and non-invasive methods of prospection. Some of the material consists of footage taken through digital cameras air-lifed by a multicopter belonging to Hungarian Interspect.Net company, whose staff has been aiding the Workshop.

The documentary introduces the following themes present at the Workshop in Hungary:

  • Preparations,
  • Surface Artefact Collection,
  • Lectures,
  • Kite Aerial Photography,
  • Preparing the Multicopter for Flight.
  • Geophysical Survey,
  • Hillfort Survey,
  • Roman Villa Survey,
  • Multispectral Imagery.

We would like to invite you to this night’s premiere directly here or on any of the websites providing hosting services for the movie (below). We wish you a pleasant journey into the world of archaeology, geophysics, fast cars and beautiful Hungarian landscapes.

YouTube Version

Vimeo Version

Archeowiesci.pl on the Workshop

ImageThe most popular Polish archaeological portal Archeowiesci.pl which focuses on news about current research in country and abroad done by Polish scientists has published an extended version of the article on the 2012 Workshop. You can read if by following the link below:


Múlt-kor documentary about the Workshop online!

The official site of Hungarian MTV has released the online version of the Múlt-kor show, that featured over 8 minutes of documentary about the Workshop for Reading Past and Present Landscapes in Central Europe. You can see it on the original page by clicking this link or the link below. This cultural show’s aim in this episode was to present the activities of the Hungarian National Museum – National Heritage Protection Centre (official partner of the Workshop), among which there are excavations, laboratory analysis, archeometry, exhibitions and so on. Among them a special notice was made of the Workshop project. The part about our activity is between 8:13-16:30.

Link to the movie:

TV Documentary about the Workshop

The first documentary about the Workshop is going to be aired this week! Hungarian TV channel M1 will show the documentary on November 28th at 23:05. Later the show will be available online and the links will be provided from this site. So save some time on Wednesday evening and check for further updates on this matter on this page.

Wednesday, November 28th
Hungarian TV – M1

Welcome to the Workshop’s site!


Welcome to the official site of the Workshop for Reading Past and Present Landscapes. The workshop in 2012 is held in Hungary. It’s aim is to create a platform for an international think-tank exchanging experience and methods of reading historical landscapes. The project involves public institutions, private companies and scientists from Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The Workshop is being financed partially by the International Visegrad Fund.