„Eftimie Murgu” University in Resita and the Museum of Highland Banat have recently had a special guest. Professor dr. Martyn Rady from the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies has held a public lecture at the University of Reșita. The subject of the
conference, “Customary Law and customary Law Courts in Hungary, Transylvania and Banat (13th to 20th Centuries)” has provided an opportunity for reflection about the evolution of a legal institution over a long period of history. In his works, he approached problems of medieval social history of Central Europe, lingering with predilection on medieval elites in Hungary and Transylvania. We find in his studies concerns and issues of Habsburg history, the history of Romanians, Croats and Czechs, cultural and social interactions manifested in a space evidently marked by ethnic and religious cleavages.
Professor Martyn Rady is also a member in the Scientific Board of Banatica, overseeing Central European history studies.
Professor dr. Martyn Rady’s lecture at the „Eftimie Murgu” University in Reșita, along with the discussions he had with researchers and historians from the Museum of Highland Banat, marks an important scientific and cultural moment in the city from the Bârzava banks.