Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu

Prof. Zeno-Karl Pinter, Scientific Researcher I

Research fields 
  • Medieval archaeology, Spiritual and material culture of medieval Transylvania
Main research interests 
  • Coordination of archaeological research at the Orăştie – Fortress site
  • Coordination of research at the Orăştie – Pemilor Hill, X2 point
  • Orăştie - Franciscan Monastery, Orăştie – Bisericu, Hunedoara – St. Nicholas Church and Râul de Mori archaeological sites
Curriculum Vitae 

Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu
Bd. Victoriei 40, RO-550024
Phone: 0269-212604; Fax: 0269-216605

Current projects 
  • Archaeological evidence of habitation and cohabitation in southern Transylvania in the 8-13th centuries. Spirituality and material culture in Transylvania - rite and ritual, worship monuments. In collaboration with Aurel Dragotă, "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu; George Tomegea, Astra Museum Sibiu; Prof. Vida Tivadar, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest and Mathias Beer, Institute of Danube Swabian History and Regional Studies, Tübingen.
Completed projects 
  • Medieval settlements (12th century) in the Secaş valley. Toponymy and habitat – In collaboration with Aurel Dragotă, Sebastian Corneanu, Gheorghe Natea, Claudia Urduzia, George Tomegea, Beatrice Kelemen and Prof. Vida Tivadar.

Prof. Zeno Karl Pinter attended the courses of the Faculty of Philology and History of the Sibiu Institute of Higher Education, specializing in History and German studies. In 1997, he defended the doctoral thesis entitled "The medieval broadsword and backsword in Transylvania and Banat. 9-14th centuries".

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