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Author(s): Rudolf Gräf
Subject(s): History, Modern Age, 19th Century
Published by: Academia Română – Centrul de Studii Transilvane
Keywords: Josef Wolf; historical regions; Banat Swabians; cartography; exhibitions; Babeș-Bolyai University

Summary/Abstract: On 18 May 2018, researcher Josef Wolf of the Institute of History and Regional Studies of the Danube Swabians, Tübingen, was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Babeș-Bolyai University. The Laudatio delivered by Professor Rudolf Gräf, vice-rector of the university, highlights the main aspects pertaining to the biography and the scholarly activity of the recipient of the honorary degree, from his formative years in Cluj to his later activities in Germany. Particular attention is given to the publication of maps and to the exhibitions curated by Josef Wolf, chief among the latter being the one entitled Floating Spaces: Maps of the Danube Region 1650–1800, organized in cooperation with Babeș-Bolyai University and the National Archives.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 50-59
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English