Schlagwort-Archive: Štěpán

Town Olomouc Archive – Catalogue of Seals

by Karel Müller, Jan Štěpán and Hana Seichterová

PhDr. Vladimír Spáčil made available the unique collection of charters of fond Town Olomouc Archive, deposited in the State District Archive in Olomouc, in the form of abstract catalog. PhDr. Vladimír Spáčil intended to make the edition of seals, but the idea has just recently come to realization. The catalog of seals has gradually been created thanks to initiative of PhDr. Karl Müller, the director of the Regional Archives in Opava. A total of 2,528 seals will be divided into thematic groups, e.g. Rulers and Ruling Princes, Nobility, Towns, etc. The dividing of the seals will make the orientation in sigillographic material easier. There were demonstrated examples of individual groups and example of the abstract, which accompanies every seal, at the workshop. The researcher gains the basic information about the seal, the frequency and the picture of the seal, which is indispensable. Photographs will be available on the website of archive.

Jan Štěpán

Jan Štěpán. © Jan Štěpán

Jan Štěpán was born in Olomouc in 1974. He graduated in History from the Faculty of Arts of the Palacký University Olomouc and then he started to work as an archivist in Olomouc in local branch of the Regional Archive in Opava. He became a deputy head in 2001.

His work and publications are focused on history of the end of 16th century – mainly on the diocese of Olomouc, sigillography and local history.