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PhD, is Associate Professor and head of the Ethnoarchaeology section of the Arheoinvest Research and Training Platform from the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania. He is the main author of the first ethnoarchaeological study in Romania and of the first book on the ethnoarchaeology of the salt springs from Eastern Romania. He has coordinated three national research projects with international cooperation regarding the ethnoarchaeology of the salt springs and salt mountains from the Carpathian areas of Romania.
is a lecturer at Uzhhorod National University. His research interests are the Middle Ages, the history of the Late Middle Czech especially the formation and the development of the estate representative monarchy in the Czech Kingdom during the reign of the Jagiellonian dynasty (1471-1526). He is the author of 12 scientific articles concerned with Czech Kingdom under the rule of the Jagiellonian dynasty. Research interests: foreign and domestic policies of the Jagiellonians, the functions of the estate representative authorities, religious relations in the Czech Kingdom, diplomatic and dynastic politics of the Jagiellons.
received MA in Archaeology and Ancient History at the State University of Moldova. During 2013-2016 she worked as Museologist at the National Art Museum of Moldova, Department of Decorative Art and Sculpture. Irina was a Scholar at the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program in the academic year 2016/2017 and studied at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. At the same time, she is involved in activities and projects implemented by National Committee ICOM Moldova.
is a senior fellow at the Lithuanian Historical Institute in Vilnius. In 2015-16 he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Russian and East European Studies at Stanford University. During 2009-2013, he was a European Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin. He is the author of The Making of Modern Lithuania (Routledge, 2009). His articles have been published by Past and Present and Contemporary European History, among other journals. He has a particular interest in the modern history of the Baltics. His research fields include nation-building, population displacement and paramilitary violence.
is a research fellow II with the Institute of Archaeology and Art History of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is a specialist in the archaeology and history of the Sarmatian civilisation of the north-Pontic area, the Lower Danube and the Great Hungarian Plain. His expertise includes also aspects of ethnic, cultural, political and military interferences between the Graeco-Roman world and that Barbarian of Central and Eastern Europe. He has authored more than 85 studies in speciality journal and volumes. His books include Istorie şi civilizaţie. Sarmaţii în spaţiul est-carpatic (sec. I a. Chr. – începutul sec. II p. Chr.), Cluj-Napoca, 2006, awarded with the “Vasile Pârvan” prize of the Romanian Academy; Nomazi ai stepelor. Sarmaţii timpurii în spaţiul nord-pontic (sec. II-I a. Chr.), Cluj-Napoca, 2006; Călăreţiistepelor. Sarmaţii în spaţiul nord-pontic (co-authored with O. Symonenko); Alburnus Maior III, Necropola Romană de la Tăul Corna, Cluj-Napoca, 2008 (co-author) and Sarmatian vestiges discovered south of the Lower Mures River. The graves from Hunedoara Timișană and Arad, Cluj-Napoca, 2014. He is the editor of volume Orbis Romanus and Barbaricum. The Barbarians around the Province of Dacia and Their Relations with the Roman Empire Cluj-Napoca, 2016 and founder and editor of the Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology (http://www.jaha.org.ro), indexed Web of Science (ISI).
is a PhD research scholar, NIT Durgapur and Assistant Professor, Army Institute of Management, Kolkata. Her area of research is Heritage Management and Sustainable development. She has presented several research papers at different international conferences held in Jordan (WAC, 2013), Siem Reap (IPPA,2014), Stockholm (EASAA,2014), Paris (EurASEAA,2015), Cardiff (EASAA, 2016), Bern (EAA, 2019). The most important publication: “Sustainable Development- A challenge for Archaeological site management in the coastal areas of West Bengal in Eastern India.” In “Current Trends in Archaeological Heritage Preservation National and International Perspectives,” ed. Sergiu Musteata and Stefan Caliniuc. BAR International Series 274, no. 2: 5. 2015; Basu, A. (2020). Cultural Identity and Sustainability in Santal Indigenous Community of Birbhum District, India. Archaeologies, 16 (3), 492-504. Springer, Dec 2020, doi: 0.1007/s11759-020-09413-8, SCOPUS indexed; Basu, A. (2020). Contexts and Concerns for Sustainability of Cultural Heritage Sites of Bishnupur. PLURAL. History, Culture, Society, (2), 120-130. Orcid id: 0000-0001-9335-100X.
is PhD Student, lecturer at Moldova State University. Specialist in the archaeology of the Iron Age from the Carpathian-Pontic space. Scientific interests are especially focused on the study of the communities from the Midlle Dniester region in the XIIth-3rd centuries BC. Author and co-author ofmore than 20 scientific publications, including 1 monograph: Evoluţia habitatului din microzona Saharna în epoca fierului / Evolution of the Habitat in the Saharna micro-zone in the Iron Age, Chişinău, 2016 (co-authors Ion Niculiţă, Aurel Zanoci).
has received his bachelor’s degree in prehistoric archaeology from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, with a thesis about ancient grave disruptions at the early medieval cemetery Köln-Müngersdorf in 2016. He is currently a master’s student at the Freie Universität Berlin reading for prehistoric archaeology. He is especially interested in early medieval, iron age, grave disruptions and urbanisation. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is a member of the Russian group within the World Heritage Watch, St. Petersburg, Russia. She has graduated from Department of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University, and then studied at the European University at St. Petersburg and defended her candidate dissertation in political science in 2000. She has worked in 2000-2014 as a co-founder and researcher at the Centre for European Studies – EU Centre at the European University at St. Petersburg. In 2008-2013, she was working also as a Russian Deputy Director, Scientific Manager of the Center for German and European Studies, St. Petersburg State University. As a result of her academic activities, she has a list of published with more than 40 academic articles and books.
is a PhD, associate professor of the Department of Transport Technologies and Transportation Processes Operation, State University of Infrastructure and Technology (Kyiv, Ukraine). Author of 50 articles on the history. The sphere of scientific interests includes a wide range of issues in the fields of education and transport, as well as the history of science and technology in general and the history of transport in particular.
is an archaeologist with the State Heritage Service of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He holds the post of Manager, Digital Archaeology. His responsibilities include archiving digital archaeological data. David Bibby is a member of the Commission on Archaeology and Information Systems and the Commission on Excavation Techniques of the Association of German State Archaeologists and is chair of the Working Group for Archaeological Archives of the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium.
BLASEN, Philippe Henri
born in 1987, Luxembourg, has been a researcher with the A. D. Xenopol Institute of History in Iasi, Romania, for the past three years, as well as of the Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations humaines, Dudelange, Luxembourg, since 2006. Since 2009, Blasen has been studying the status of ethnic and religious minorities in Transylvania and Bukovina in 19th-century Austria-Hungary and 20th-century Romania. In 2020, he defended his dissertation regarding the labour rights of ethnic minorities in Romania during the regime of King Carol II (1938-1940). His tutor was Prof. Sorin Mitu from Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania. Blasen’s research focuses on the relations between Romanians and Ruthenians, as well as between the Orthodox and the Catholic Church in late 18th and early 19th-century Austrian Bukovina. Blasen is a member of the PLURAL association.
a PhD student at the Faculty of History, “Valahia” University, Târgoviște, Romania. President of the Association for Promoting Romanian Traditions. The PhD thesis work is on the history and urbanism of Dâmbovița county, titled “Tradition and modernity in the urbanization of Dâmbovița county”. A contributing author to the work called “The Romanian Government amidst the Paris Peace Conference” at the Doctoral Research Symposium that took place on 18-19 July 2019, organised by the Institute for Scientific and Multidisciplinary Technological Research of “Valahia” University.
is a senior scientific researcher at the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization, Deva, Hunedoara county, Romania. Scientific activity: 3 books (single author); 5 books in collaboration; 4 collective volumes; 80 articles/studies and chapters in national and international scientific journals/collective volumes; studies presented to over 150 de workshops/national and international conferences; coordination of 4 cultural projects and team member of other 7; organiser of 35 workshops/national conferences and 2 international conferences; coordinator of 20 exhibitions; involvement in 21 cultural and educational projects.
BROWN, Duncan H.
has been Head of Archaeological Archives with Historic England since 2010, before which he was Curator of Archaeology at Southampton Museum Service. He is also a member of the Working Group for Archaeological Archives of the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium. Duncan is the author of ‘Archaeological Archives. A guide to best practice in creation, compilation, transfer and curation’ and a co-author of ‘A Standard and Guide to Best Practice in Archaeological Archiving in Europe’.
is a research assistant with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Design Engineering and Robotics Department. He is specialised in computer-assisted modelling and 3D scanning. His expertise includes aspects related to the digitalizing and 3D reconstruction of historical monuments and artefacts. He is the author of more than 20 studies published in speciality journals and volumes among which 10 focus on digitalizing the cultural heritage objects.
is lecturer at the History, Archaeology and Museology Department of the University of Alba Iulia, Romania. She received her BA degree in Art History and Archaeology at the same university in 1996 and the MA degree in Medieval Studies at Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca in 1997. In 2010 she earned the PhD. in Visual Arts from the University of Arts in Bucharest. She has authored several studies on the medieval art and architecture of Transylvania and the Banat, co-edited several collective volumes, organized extensive field work, exhibitions, and conferences. She is currently the principal investigator of the multidisciplinary project Monastic life, art and technology at Bizere monastery” (2013-2016) (UEFISCDI-Romanian Research Foundation) and member of the research team of the Palace of Transylvanian Princes in Alba Iulia (from 2014). Her main areas of interest are: medieval art and architecture; medieval archaeology.
CALAZANS, Marília Oliveira
is MA in History of Science at the University of Sãn Paulo, a History teacher at Prefecture of Cubatao, Brazil. Research interests: Shell Mounds; Industrial and Mining Archaeology; History of archaeology, Transhumanism. Recent publications on History of Archaeology and Neuroscience.
is affiliated with the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Romania. His research interests include, among others, archaeology and heritage.
holds the Canada Research Chair in Built Heritage at the University of Montreal where she directs a research program on heritage conservation in the School of Architecture, P.O. Box 6128, Station Centre-Ville, Montréal QC H3C 3J7. She has worked with the World Heritage Convention since 1987, chairing the Committee in 1990 and 2008, publishing on World Heritage concepts and co-authoring Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention (2013).
is a Researcher at the Art History Institute in Bucharest. She graduated from the Faculty of History in Bucharest and holds a PhD in Arts. Her current research topics include the social history of public education in 19th century Romania; the interconnections between the history of education and material culture; Romanian art and material culture of the 19th century. Organizer and collaborator in projects and exhibitions about the material culture. She authored Clădiri școlare din România, 1864-1914. Politică de construire și model spațial, Ed. Istros a Muzeului Brăilei „Carol I”, Brăila, 2020 and published several academic articles concerning the history of education in national and international journals and volumes. In the last years, she published extensively on topics concerning the history of art. Her most recent contributions: Dicționarul pictorilor din România. Secolul al XIX-lea, Adrian-Silvan Ionescu (ed.), București, 2020; „Imaginile războiului în „Revista Copiilor şi a Tinerimii”, in Cătălina Mihalache, Nicoleta Roman (eds.), Copilării trecute prin război. Povești de viață, politici sociale și reprezentări culturale în România anilor 1913-1923, Iaşi, Editura Universităţii „Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, 2020; „Practici alimentare în școlile urbane la sfârșitul secolului al XIX-lea”, in Historia Urbana, XXVIII/2020.
CASH Jennifer R.
holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the Indiana University, USA. She is currently an Associate of the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology. Jennifer Cash is conducting ethnographic research in Moldova since 1999 on a variety of themes: ethnicity and nationalism, cultural politics, and – more recently – the relations between Moldova's economic transition and religious revival. She authored a book: Village on Stage. Folklore and Nationalism in the Republic of Moldova, LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2011.
is Lecturer and Director of the Center for the Study of Totalitarianism at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, State University of Moldova, Chisinau. He received his Ph.D. in History from Jassy University in Romania in March 2000 and was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Lenoir University, NC, in 2000, and at Stanford University and Hoover Institution, in 2016. In 2010 he served as vice chairman of the Presidential Commission for the Study and Evaluation of the Communist Totalitarian Regime in the Republic of Moldova. Among his research interests are Soviet Nationalities Policy and Political Repressions, Violence and Resistance in Soviet Moldavia during Stalinism and after 1953. Among his recent publications are “The Fate of Stalinist Victims in Soviet Moldavia after 1953: Amnesty, Pardon and the Long Road to Rehabilitation”, in Kevin McDermott, Matthew Stibbe, eds., De-Stalinising Eastern Europe. The Rehabilitation of Stalin’s Victims, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 and The Class Enemy. Political Repressions, Violence and Resistance in Moldavian (A)SSR, 1924-1956, Chișinău: Cartier, 2015, 388 pp., with an introduction by Vladimir Tismaneanu (in Romanian).
former Minister of Internal Affairs (1998-1999, 2009-2011), the co-chair of the Unified Control Commission (1992-1997), he is currently an associate professor at the Technical University of Moldova. During the spring-summer of 1992, as deputy minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, he organized the defence of the constitutional bodies against the separatist paramilitary formations from Tiraspol. As Minister of Internal Affairs (2009-2011), he took steps to reform the Ministry of Internal Affairs and subordinate structures according to European standards. He was decorated with the supreme military state distinction “Order of Stephen the Great” and the supreme state distinction “Order of the Republic”.
is a Lecturer at the Faculty of History at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi. In September 2013 he defended his Ph.D in History at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi (Magna cum Laude). The title of his dissertation was Romanian-Russian Political and Diplomatic Relations (1878-1893). From January 2009 to September 2014, he was an Assistant Researcher at the Romanian Academy, within the A.D. Xenopol Institute of History in Iași. His fields of research interest focus on the following topics: history of international relations, history of Romanian-Russian relations (1866-1918), history of Romanian and European diplomacy in the 19th and 20th century. He has also been actively involved in the publishing and editing of diplomatic documents. He has published two books: Diplomați în Vechiul Regat. Familie, carieră și viață socială în timpul lui Carol I (1878- 1914) [Diplomats in the Old Kingdom. Family, Career and Social Life during the Rule of Charles I (1878–1914)], Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press, Iași, 2015, 374 pp; Politică și diplomație la sfârșitul secolului XIX. Din istoria relațiilor româno-ruse (1878- 1899) [Politics and Diplomacy During the Late 19th Century: From the History of Romanian-Russian Relations, 1878-1899], Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press, Iași, 2017, 464p., and numerous articles.
is a researcher at the Lithuanian Historical Institute, Associate Professor at Vilnius University, and lecturer at the European Humanities University. Her scholarly interests are cultural heritage conservation theories, world and Lithuanian historiographies, cultural (especially post-communist) memory studies. She has authored 4 monographs, including her last work “Cultural heritage in the global world” (2010, Russian and Lithuanian versions) and about 60 research papers. Research interests: cultural heritage and collective memory studies, Soviet culture and post-Soviet transformation.
is a PhD candidate at “Valahia” University in Târgovişte. The recent scientific concerns of the author, also found in the PhD thesis, focus on the management and protection of cultural heritage. Besides, attention is directed to capitalizing and promoting heritage, focusing on targeted communication with different stakeholder categories. With over 14 years experience in research, museology and heritage management, she has published a series of studies, articles and volumes (individually or as a co-author) in ethnography, archaeology, museum education and heritage management. Among these: Civilizația tradițională a sării în sud-estul Transilvaniei, Editura Angustia, Sf. Gheorghe, 2013; „Marketingul patrimoniului imobil abordat prin proiect cultural” și „Noțiuni de comunicare”. In: Managementul integrat al patrimoniului imobil. Note de curs. Editor Pîrvu Ionică. Sf. Gheorghe, 2013; „The Archaeology Steps into the Smartphone Era! An Application for Mobile Devices, for Signalling, Tracking and Informing on Archaeological Sites from South-East Transylvania — a joint public-private research project”. In: S. Musteață, Ş. Caliniuc (eds.), Current Trends in Archaeological Heritage Preservation: National and International Perspectives. Proceedings of the International Conference, Iași, România, November 6-10, 2013. British Archaeological Report. International Series 2741 (Oxford 2015), 67- 72 (coauthors A. Popa & M. Chiricescu).
is a historian, former secretary of the Romanian diplomatic mission in Moldova and Armenia, currently a professor at the Department of Archives of the “Al. I. Cuza” Academy in Bucharest. He published several books and articles on political changes in the Republic of Moldova.
is an archaeologist from Romania who carried out archaeological research on dozens of Neolithic sites, but also from the Bronze Age, Iron and Classical Period, especially on the Mureş Valley. In 2001, he defended the PhD thesis on a topic related to the early Neolithic from the Intracarpathian Transylvania, a thesis published in 2005. Since 2001, he is an Associate Professor at Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, teaching archaeology courses, and recently, courses linked with the protection of the national cultural heritage. He was part of several national and international research projects. Marius has published over 120 specialized studies and over 70 archaeological research reports, 3 author books and 2 collaborative books. Since 2006 he became a police officer specialized in the field of protection of cultural heritage (SSPCH), working in the judicial team led by Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar. Marius Mihai Ciută contributed to recover several stolen cultural heritage artefacts from the archaeological sites of the Dacian fortresses (golden bracelets, Koson coins, weapons and iron tools hoards, and gold and silver jewellery, etc.). He published over 20 articles in the field of the protection of the national cultural heritage, focused on the recovered artefacts, on the analysis of the poached contexts, but also on the study of the phenomenon of archaeological poaching.
holds a PhD in History, Associate Professor at Free International University of Moldova (ULIM), former Dean of the Faculty of History and International Relations (ULIM). Her areas of interest and expertise include Bessarabian history/Bessarabian Zemstvo, Soviet and post-Soviet history and politics, European Union foreign and security policy. She is the author of various scholarly articles on Bessarabian history and the Republic of Moldova’s domestic and foreign policy..
is an archaeologist from Romania. She is a PhD student at the `Alexandru Ioan Cuza` University from Iasi, Faculty of History and she studies the domain of forensic archaeology. She worked at the City Hall of Iasi as a speciality inspector in `Relations with Civil Society` Office. As a result of that, she is involved in organizing different cultural events like National Symposium `Cultural Heritage of Iasi District: evidence, preservation and revaluation` and till 2018 she was responsible for organizing the theme of Municipal Museum of Iasi. She has been involved in numerous projects on heritage protection since 2011 and her dissertation was on historical monuments dedicated to heroes of WWI from Vrancea County.
holds a PhD in history since May 25, 2003, with the thesis work on geopolitical situation of Romania during the Second World War. He graduated from the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest (the graduating class of 1994) and the National Defence College (the graduating class of 1998). He was an adviser for the Romanian Government Office for Relations with the Republic of Moldova (2004-2007) and a journalist for the Press Trust of the Ministry of National Defence within the TV Pro-Patria and „Observatorul Militar” newsrooms. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of international relation analysis, his area of expertise including foreign affairs and security policies, especially in the former Soviet region, as well as the relation between the Republic of Moldova and Romania. As an author, he published the following works: Sub povara marilor decizii (The Burden of Great Decisions), firstly edited by Editura Scripta, Bucharest, 2007, 591 p., Victorie însângerată. Decembrie 1989 (Bloody Victory. December 1989), edited by Editura Cetatea de Scaun, Târgovişte, 2014, 736 p.), Between August 17, 2018 – May 27, 2019, he served as Deputy Director of the Institute of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989 (IRRD 1989) and, later, as Scientific Director of IRRD 1989 (June 1 – December 31, 2019). Since January 2020, he is the editor-in-chief of the magazine „Enigmas of History”.
is an archaeologist from Romania. She is a PhD student at the `Alexandru Ioan Cuza` University from Iasi, Faculty of History and she studies the domain of forensic archaeology. She worked at the City Hall of Iasi as a speciality inspector in `Relations with Civil Society` Office. As a result of that, she is involved in organizing different cultural events like National Symposium `Cultural Heritage of Iasi District: evidence, preservation and revaluation` and till 2018 she was responsible for organizing the theme of Municipal Museum of Iasi. She has been involved in numerous projects on heritage protection since 2011 and her dissertation was on historical monuments dedicated to heroes of WWI from Vrancea County.
is an architect from Romania. He is a lecturer at the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu in Bucharest where he teaches heritage conservation and its legislation. As an attested specialist for architectural restoration, urbanism and historic parks & gardens and studies for historic monuments, he is member of the National Commission for Historic Monuments and chairman of one of its 12 zonal sections. He was general director for cultural heritage in the ministry of culture and personal advisor to several ministers and deputy ministers of culture. He was appointed team leader of a group that devised the Preliminary Theses of the new Code of Cultural Heritage, as part of the legal process of the legislative initiative of the Government; the Preliminary Theses were adopted by the Government and published in the Official Journal of Romania, part I. He is secretary-general of ICOMOS Romania.
graduated from the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Communication Sciences, University of Oradea. He holds an MA in the History of the Romanian West. He is currently an editor at Ratio and Revelatio Publishing House.
PhD, is Lecturer at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania and specialist on Greek and Latin epigraphy and bilingualism, and experienced researcher in the ethnoarchaeological investigation of the salt springs of Romania.
is a historian and archaeologist specializing in the research of the Central and Eastern European Middle Ages. Between 1990 and 1993 he worked at the “Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archeology, Romanian Academy in Bucharest. In 1998, he defended his doctoral thesis titled “Making an Early Medieval Ethnicity: the Case of the Early Slavs” at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, United States. Since 1999, he is a professor of history and medieval archeology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He is the author of four monographs, over 130 studies and articles, and over 60 reviews. He is also a co-author of a sociology dictionary. Professor Florin Curta also published six collective volumes, alone or in collaboration, lectured at several universities in North America, South America, and Europe.”
(b. 1982, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova) is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and Geography of the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University in Chișinău and a Researcher at the „A. D. Xenopol” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy in Iași, Romania. He holds an MA (2002) and a Ph.D. degree (2008) from the Department of History of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. For a number of years, he has been working on issues related to Bessarabia’s symbolic geography, the competing Russian and Romanian visions of this contested region in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century, as well as on broader issues of Russian and Romanian intellectual history. During the academic year 2006-2007 he was a Fellow at the New Europe College in Bucharest. From September 2008, he was a Lecturer at the Department of History and Geography of the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University. Between September 2015 and January 2016 Dr. Cusco was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of History, University of Maryland (College Park). From April 2021, he is a Fellow at the Imre Kertesz Kolleg (Jena). Dr. Cusco’s first major publication is a book on the history of Bessarabia as a borderland of the Russian Empire (Bessarabia as a Part of the Russian Empire, 1812-1917), co-authored with Victor Taki and published at the Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Press (Moscow) in 2012. His second book – A Contested Borderland: Competing Russian and Romanian Visions of Bessarabia in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century – was published at the CEU Press in October 2017.
holds an MA (2002) and a Ph.D. degree (2008) from the Department of History of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. His research interests focus on modern East European history, comparative history of the Eurasian empires, intellectual history and historiography. From September 2008, he was a Lecturer at the Department of History and Geography of the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University in Chișinău. From September 2016 he is an Associate Professor at the same department. Between September 2015 and January 2016 Dr. Cusco was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of History, University of Maryland (College Park). Dr. Cusco’s first major publication is a book on the history of Bessarabia as a borderland of the Russian Empire (Bessarabia as a Part of the Russian Empire, 1812-1917), co-authored with Victor Taki and published at the Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Press (Moscow) in 2012. He has also co-edited a volume on Romania and its neighbors during the early phase of World War I. His second book – A Contested Borderland: Competing Russian and Romanian Visions of Bessarabia in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century – was published at the CEU Press in October 2017.
has studied geography and archaeology at the Univerity of Warsaw. In 1993 she earned her PhD in Archaeology and founded in 1998 her own firm – ARCHEA – in Warsaw as a laboratory for archaeometric analysis and research. Currently she is research associate for archaeometry, Excellence Cluster Topoi, Berlin. Research interests: technology, production, provenance, function, classification of ceramics. Her main research interests are determinining the technology and provenance of archaeological ceramics using thin-section microscopy, chemical analyses and MGR-analysis as well as scientific research aimed at developing methods for determining the original firing temperatures. Research fields: Roman pottery in Germany and the Mediterranean, Neolithic to medieval pottery in Europe, Mesopotamia, and Sudan (joint databank of ca 30000 analyses with G. Schneider). Further interests are functional properties, production techniques and classification of bulk ceramic finds.
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DAVYDENKO, Aleksandr G.
the president of the International Association of Officers of Special Divisions for Combating Organized Crime “CENTRE”, Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated from Dneprodzerzhinsk Industrial Institute in 1980, and from Kyiv High School of Ministry of Interior of USSR in 1988. In 1981-1988, he worked at the Service of the Criminal Investigations. Started as a Criminal Investigations Officer of Special Commandant, and advanced to the Detective Officer of the Detective Department of Dnipropetrovsk Regional HQ of Ministry of Interior of Ukraine. In 1988-1998 - service in the Criminal Investigations - started as the Detective Officer and promoted to the position of the Deputy Chief of Special Department for combating organized crime in Dnipropetrovsk Regional HQ of Ministry of Interior of Ukraine. In 1993, he was one of the members of the Working Team on drafting the Law of Ukraine “On the institutional framework of the fight against organized crime”. In 1995, he served internship at the US Federal Bureau of Investigations for the creation of the National Bureau of Investigations in Ukraine. In 1995-1998 - member of the Working Group of the Presidential Administration to establish a National Bureau of Investigations in Ukraine. In 1998-1999 - Deputy Head of the Department of the Director of the National Bureau of Investigation of the Service of Ukraine. In 1998 - member of the Writing Team to design the draft Law of Ukraine “On the National Bureau of Investigations of Ukraine”. In 1999-2000, an Assistant to the Prime Minister of Ukraine within the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Since 2000, he is the president of the International Association of Officers of Special Divisions for combating organized crime “CENTRE”.
De MAN, Adriaan
is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Tourism and Heritage at the United Arab Emirates University. He was previously Chair of the Department of History and Archaeology. Before joining the UAEU, he taught at the Europeia and Nova universities, both in Lisbon, Portugal. He directed twenty-one excavation projects at Roman, late antique and early Islamic sites, and published more than one hundred texts, among which five books. He is a panel member for funding agencies in Belgium, the USA, the Netherlands, Croatia, Lithuania and Portugal, and was a visiting lecturer at the universities of Bordeaux and Leiden. He is a member of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management and ICOMOS, an expert member of the ICAHM-International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management, and a former board member of the Professional Association of Archaeologists.
PhD, Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Studies, NIT Durgapur. His research interests are Business, Finance. Some important Publications: „Identification of the internal reasons of public sector bank fraud in India by using confirmatory factor analysis”. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Volume 20, 2020, Pages 442-466, DOI:10.1504/IJEBR.2020.111104; Bhattacharjee, N., & De, A. (2019). A Perspective on Promoter Ownership and Market Reaction to Corporate News: Evidence from India. Iranian Economic Review, 23(4), 839-859.
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is a researcher in the area of International Relations, candidate of science (Russian equivalent of Ph.D.) and a research fellow at the Laboratory for Historical Geography and Regionalistics of the Tyumen State University. In 2012-2014 he was a visiting fellow and post-doc researcher in the New Europe College (Romania), Center for EU-Russian studies of the Tartu University (Estonia) and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Germany). He is an author of more than 40 publications on the issues like German Eastern policy, Transnistrian conflict settlement, Russian, Moldovan and Romanian foreign policy. One of his key publications is a monograph Challenged by Europeanization: Russian policy in the Transnistrian conflict settlement (1992-2012).
DOBRE Laurențiu Marin
graduated from the Faculty of History of the Ovidius University, Constanţa, in 2003. In 2007 he received an MA degree in European Studies at the Centre for European Studies, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi. Since 2008 he began a non-invasive exploration of marine remains. After receiving his qualification in underwater archaeology (2014), his interest shifted to the shipwrecks which occurred on the Romanian territory. In 2016 he became a diving instructor in the field of diving and underwater archaeology. At present, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Doctoral School in the Humanities of the Ovidius University, Constanţa, working on an underwater research project.
DOBRE, Laurențiu Marin
graduated from the Faculty of History of the Ovidius University, Constanţa, in 2003. In 2007 he received an MA degree in European Studies at the Centre for European Studies, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi. Since 2008 he began a non-invasive exploration of marine remains. After receiving his qualification in underwater archaeology (2014), his interest shifted to the shipwrecks which occurred on the Romanian territory. In 2016 he became a diving instructor in the field of diving and underwater archaeology.
is an Associate Professor of History at Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University of Moldova. Her first book on Great Britain’s role in the union of the Romanian Principalities was published in 2010, and she is currently finishing a book on the relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the Soviet Union and Romania between 1918 and 1945. Her articles have been published in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Cahiers du monde russe, and Yad Vashem Studies, among others. Her World Politics article, "Constructing Interethnic Conflict and Cooperation: Why Some People Harmed Jews and Others Helped Them during the Holocaust in Romania" received the 2012 Mary Parker Follett Award for the best article or chapter published in the field of politics and history.
is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures. Previously she taught at The National University “Kyiv Mohila Academy” in Kiev, Ukraine (2005-2012).
doctor of history, associate professor. Scientific publications in the field of media communication, history of culture, intercultural communication and media studies, author of textbooks, 40 scientific articles from the Republic of Moldova, the USA, Romania, Germany and Ukraine. Participant in congresses and scientific forums in the country and abroad. Recent publications: Enachi V. The values of humanism and transhumanism approached in the press of the Republic of Moldova in «Convergențe spirituale Iași-Chișinău”, no.16-17, 2020 Iași, Universitatea Apollonia, p.1 31-141; The female imaginary in the media context; Reflections on moral values in the Moldovan press in ‘’Patrimoniul cultural: cercetare și valorificare. Culegere de studii’’. Ursu V., Lisnic An. (coord.), Ch.: „Garomont Studio”, 2018, pp. 326-333; The values of the Soviet propaganda from the Moldovan SSR in the 70s of the 20th century in ‘’Promovarea valorilor sociale în contextul integrării europene’’. Resp. Ceban Cristina. Ch. : Topografia Lira, 2018, p. 294-304.
FEDUNYAK Sergiy G.
is Professor of International Relations at Chernivtsi National University. He has conducted his research at the Kennan Institute (2010-2011), where he studied the basic parameters and principal factors forming US-European joint security policy in the Newly Independent States of Europe and Eurasia region. He has published European security dimensions on the post-soviet space: Formation of integrated security system of West and the Newly Independent States (Chernivtsi, 2005), as well as numerous articles on democratization, European integration and security, and Ukraine’s foreign policy.
is a PhD candidate in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, a graduate from PhD program at the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, and a Central European University History Department alumna. She has written on the intellectual construction of Russian literary pantheon in 19th and 20th centuries and is currently working on the topic of (mis)management of Jewish built heritage in the urban environment of Eastern Europe. Her academic interests include: Russian and East-Central European studies, the intersection of literature and politics, the politics of commemoration, cultural heritage studies and protection, etc.
is a researcher at the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (Cluj-Napoca). She holds a PhD in history (2013) at the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, with a published thesis titled Cărturarii provinciei. Intelectuali și cultură locală în nordul Moldovei interbelice [The Scribes of the Province. Intellectuals and Local Culture in Northern Moldavia] (Iaşi, European Institute, 2015). A. Filipovici is also the author of articles and studies exploring the topics of ethnicity, Jewish history and anti-Semitism, and the history of youth and education. She was a fellow of European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (2018) and New Europe College (2018/2019), conducting research projects on secondary schools, youth organizations and the social control of the adolescents in 20th century Romania.
is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). He is also a professor by courtesy in the Department of Political Science. He was previously at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, where he was the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and director of SAIS' International Development program. Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning democratization and international political economy. His book, The End of History and the Last Man, was published by Free Press in 1992 and has appeared in over twenty foreign editions. His most recent book is Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in Political Science. He was a member of the Political Science Department of the RAND Corporation, and twice member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State. From 1996-2000 he was Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. He served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001-2004. Dr. Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of The American Interest, which he helped to found in 2005. He holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), and Kansai University (Japan). He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pardee Rand Graduate School, and of the Volcker Alliance. He is a member of the American Political Science Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is married to Laura Holmgren and has three children.
has two degrees: the Bachelor of Justice in civil law and the Master of Art in History of Art and Architecture, and finished postgraduate studies of Department of History and Theory of Art, Lomonosov MSU. She is a former adviser of Moscow City Heritage Department, art curator and at present works as an expert in heritage preservation. She has been the member of the Board of Russia NC ICOMOS till 2019 and is Russia Rep. in ICOMOS EPWG.
is associated professor, dr. habil. at the University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Faculty of History and Philosophy teaches classes on preserving and protection of Cultural Heritage, Roman Economy and Numismatics, Security Systems in World History. Since 2014, he supervises PhD theses at the Doctoral School of Security Studies within the same university. He a undertook a doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford in Ancient History. Among the main directions of my research has been to establish the monetary policies in these regions at critical moments in the history of the Roman Empire. On this line, he created the monograph series Coins from Roman Sites and Collections of Roman Coins from Romania (16 volumes). In connection with my research activity on Cultural Heritage and Ancient History he spent over 25 years of research at the Archaeological Park Carnuntum (Austria) where beside fieldwork, he has also published a series of books and articles on various topics on Ancient History and Cultural Heritage. He was involved in a large number of expertise focused on recovering trafficking artefacts from Romania. On this direction, he is the author of studies on recovering artefacts and counterfeits and co-editor of the series Combating the criminality against the European archaeological heritage. He was/is member of international research projects on Cultural Heritage and Ancient History topics at Universities such as Oxford, Vienna, Frankfurt, Padova. He is the winner of the Barclay Head Prize, University of Oxford (2001).
is a cultural anthropologist and experimental archaeologist whose studies focus on the process of cognition, material culture and art. His recent publications deal with the problem of immersion in reconstructed contexts in Augmented and Mixed Reality. Professor Gheorghiu is secretary of the UISPP Neolithic Commission, member of EAA, and Paul Mellon Fellow at CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
is a Ph.D. in history (PhD thesis title – The Roman Catholic Press in Romania in the First Half of the 20th Century). He is a teacher of History and Civic Education, Deputy Director of Bogdan Vodă Theoretical High School from Hălăuceşti and associate researcher at the Center for the Study of Totalitarianism within the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the State University of Moldova. He authored two books (The Romanian Village in the Communist Period, Case Study of Răchiteni Commune, Performantica Publishing House, Iaşi, 2007, and Catholics in the Public Space:, The Romanian Catholic Press in the First Half of the 20th Century, Publishing House of the European Institute, Iasi, 2013). He coordinated two scholarly volumes (History and International Relations Studies, Performance Publishing House, Iaşi, 2009 and Between Democracy and Totalitarianism: Romanians and Europe in the Contemporary Period, Junimea Publishing House, Iaşi, 2012). Author of more than 40 articles published in various specialized journals from Romania and the Republic of Moldova; beneficiary of a research scholarship in the Vatican archives. He participated in more than 35 scholarly national and international conferences and symposia.
is Associate Professor of World Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Alba Iulia (Romania). His main publication consists in Aşezarea neolitică şi eneolitică de la Alba Iulia-Lumea Nouă în lumina noilor cercetări, Ed. Mega, Cluj-Napoca, 2009, which has received the ‘Vasile Pârvan’ Award of the Romanian Academy (2011). Mihai Gligor is the author of around 50 articles related to archaeology, archaeometry and osteoarchaeology. He, is the main organizer of International Symposium on Funerary Anthropology Homines, Funera, Astra, held at ‘1 Decembrie 1918’ University of Alba Iulia.
is a AFP lecturer at the World History Department, Pedagogical University, Chisinau. Her scholarly interests are medieval literacy, social and cultural history. She authored several articles, and her book on Moldavian and Wallachian Transition from Oral Culture to the Written Word is forthcoming at Brepols Publishers.
is a PhD candidate at the European University at Saint Petersburg. The topic of his thesis is The Bessarabian question and Moldavian nationalism in the early XX century. Author of several papers on nationalism in Bessarabia, co-author of the volume Bessarabia v sostave Rossiiskoi imperii, 1812-1917 (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2012) with Andrei Cușco and Viktor Taki. Author and editor of a Russian language site on the history of Moldova and Romania (http://dacoromania.net). Research interests: modern Bessarabia and Romania, national movements in Eastern Europe and the Russian Empire, the borderlands of the Russian Empire, ethno-confessional policy in the region.
PhD, is senior research fellow and head of Twentieth Century History Department at the Lithuanian Institute of History. Grybkauskas has 20 years’ experience of research in Soviet history, focusing on national conflicts in the centralized command economy and the Soviet multi-national state. His PhD dissertation (defended in 2007) received an honourable mention for Lithuania’s prize for best dissertation of the year. His PhD research resulted in a book “Sovietinė nomenklatūra ir pramonės valdymas Lietuvoje 1965-1985 metais“ (Vilnius, 2011, Soviet Nomenklatura and Management of Industry in Soviet Lithuania, 1965-1985). The monograph discusses the management of Soviet industry, analysing conflicts over ideology and power among groups with an identity defined technologically (engineers) or ideologically (party leaders, KGB informers). He has continued to work on centre-periphery issues within the Soviet empire as a part of a long term project on the Second Secretaries of communist parties in the Soviet republics, who were appointed by the Kremlin in order to carry out Moscow‘s will at the periphery. A book resulting from the project – “Sovietinis generalgubernatorius”: Komunistų partijos antrieji sekretoriai Sovietų Sąjungos respublikose” (Soviet “Governors General”: Communist Party’s Second Secretaries in the Soviet Republics) – was published in 2016 in Lithuanian. It is forthcoming in English and Latvian. Currently Grybkauskas is involved in the research project “Engineers in Soviet Lithuania: Socialization, Professional Education, Activity and Ideology”.
studied Prehistoric Archaeology, European Ethnology and Pre-Columbian Studies in Berlin. 2012 M.A. at Humboldt-University Berlin. Besides heading an expert bureau for archaeological services in Buchholz (Lower Saxony), the author confers a doctorate in Berlin (Free University) on “Animal Bone Finds of the Przeworsk Culture. A comparative study of faunal materials from Germany and Poland”.
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the scientific director of the Roman City Carnuntum (Austria), since 2001, studied classical archaeology, ancient history and history of art at the Paris-London-University of Salzburg (1983-1988). During his academic training, he worked as an assistant at the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Salzburg. In 1988, he completed his master’s degree in archaeology with the thesis “Hypostyle halls in Greek architecture”. In addition to excavation and research activities in Austria, Franz Humer undertook extensive archaeological study tours to Albania, Algeria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and UK. Next to the implementation of scientific research and excavations since 1987 and administrative functions, he played a vital role in the organization of the opening of the Archaeological Park Carnuntum on 9 June 1996. He was entrusted with the financial and administrative agenda of the entire Roman archaeology affairs of the Province of Lower Austria. In 2013, Franz Humer was conferred the honorary title “Hofrat”.
PhD student at the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2007-2010 she was the representative of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Azerbaijan and in 2010-2012 worked as Country Director of the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation. Her main research interests include urban anthropology; ethnicity; diasporic studies, transnationalism and trans-local communities. She co-authored the book “Beyond the Karabakh Conflict: The Story of Village Exchange” and has authored many academic articles.
has received his bachelor’s degree in prehistoric archaeology at the “Ion Creangă” Pedagogical State University in Chișinău. He is research at the Freie Universität Berlin. Dissertation 2014 at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Research focus: Late Pre-Roman Iron Age; Poienești-Lukaševka culture; intercultural relations.
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is a German historian and professor at the University of Haifa. His major publications include Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination (Harvard University Press, 2014), Justifying Genocide – Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler (Harvard University Press, 2016), as well as his book on nationalism, national identity and history in Post-Soviet Moldova (in German, Wer sind die Moldawier?, Ibidem Press, 2008).
was a Law graduate in 1997. Since then, he has been actively involved in the cultural field: drafting Romanian cultural legal framework, being a parliamentary expert, developing and implementing over 30 national and international cultural projects. He is specialised in cultural management and professional training. Since 2011, he has been the doctor of Romanian Academy with the thesis dealing with legal protection of intangible heritage. He is the author of 6 literary and scientific works and of over 20 articles.
was a senior research fellow in the Lithuanian Institute of History. He holds a Ph.D. degree in History. In 2012-2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley (US). His newest book, focusing on nationalism and Soviet writers (Framed Identity: Lithuanian Writers in the "Friendship of Nations" Empire) was published in 2015. His first book (The Lithuanian Nomenklatura in the Bureaucratic System: Between Stagnation and Dynamics (1969-1988)) was published in 2011. An article on writers was also published in the international journal Europe-Asia Studies (66, 2014). His research interests deal with Soviet intellectuals, nationalism on the Soviet peripheries, cultural elites and transformations in Lithuania.
is a Lecturer in the Department of French Language and Literature at the University of Bucharest and coordinator of the Doctoral School for Social Sciences at the CEREFREA Villa Noël. He earned his PhD at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris) in 2012, with a dissertation entitled La canonisation littéraire et l’avènement de la culture de masse. La collection « Les Grands Écrivains Français » (1887-1913), which was published in 2016 with Peter Lang. His main research interests include the history of literary disciplines, cultural diplomacy, and French-Romanian relations.
is the Regional Director of Russia and Moldova at American Councils for International Education and a Visiting Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. His scholarly interests include the study of civil wars, post-war state-building, and the role of ethnic identity in conflict. His work has been published in International Security, World Politics, and Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.
Johnson, A. Ross
is a History and Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and Senior Adviser at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Johnson was a senior executive of RFE/RL from 1988 to 2002, serving as director of Radio Free Europe, director of the RFE/RL Research Institute, acting president, and counsellor of RFE/RL. He was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 2002 to 2016 and senior staff member of the RAND Corporation from 1969 to 1988, where he specialized in East European and Soviet security issues. He is author of the book Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. The CIA Years and Beyod. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010 and coeditor of Cold War Broadcasting; Impact on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; A Collection of Studies and Documents. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010. He has overseen the deposit of the RFE/RL archives at the Hoover Institution, the Blinken Open Society Archives, and other archives. He initiated the Cold War Broadcasting Research Google Group, which brings together interested scholars to share ideas, research, and new publications.
JOVANOVIĆ, Srđan M.
is an interdisciplinary historian and political scientist, living and working in Tianjin, China, as an Associate Professor at the College of History, Nankai University. Before moving to China, he taught and/or research at Lund University (Sweden), the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute for Advanced Study (Poland), Palacky University Olomouc (Czech Republic), University of Košice (Slovakia), New Europe College (Romania), and Istanbul Sehir University (Turkey). He is the author of several research articles and several books, as well as the holder of numerous fellowships on an international level. He speaks English, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, and Swedish, with working knowledge of Russian, German, Polish, Slovak, Italian, and Mandarin.
is a founder and editor of the online publication “The Post-Soviet Post” at Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Belarusian State University. She was a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of the first independent feminist newspaper “The Women’s Newspaper” in Belarus. Her research interests include gender and mass media, the history and theory of the Soviet school of journalism, and political communication. She is the author of several articles on these topics.
as an employee of the Agency for Military Science and Memory, Department of Strategic Defence and Security Studies, he is working on a post-doctoral thesis in the field of Political Sciences and International Relations, with the topic “The Republic of Moldova in the context of evolution of the geopolitical space”. The most recent publications: Moldova in the context of the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood: the problem of the regional security architecture. // Studia Securitatis, Sibiu, Romania, no. 1/2017, p. 32-43; Transnistrian conflict in the context of Russia – West contradictions // Anuarul Laboratorului pentru analiza conflictului transnistrean, no. 1/2017, Sibiu, Romania, p. 41-45; Difficulties of the Integration of the Russian-Speaking Community in the Republic of Moldova: Consequences on National Security // International Journal of Communication Research, Iasi, Romania, Jul-Sep. 2017, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p. 177-183; Information security of the Republic of Moldova in the context of Russia – West contradictions International // Journal of Communication Research, vol. 9, issue 2, April/June 2019, Iasi, Romania, p. 107-112; The reform of the armed forces of the Republic of Moldova in order to ensure the resilience of the national defence system [in Romanian] // Revista Militară, no. 2/2018, p. 41-47; The Role of the Intercultural Dialogue in preventing Separatism at the EU Eastern Border: the Moldovan Cas // The Image of the Other in the European Intercultural Dialogue, (Dana PANTEA, Ioan HORGA, Mircea BRIE, coordinators), Oradea, 2017, Romania; Separatist state formations without international community recognition – instruments in the context of hybrid warfare // International Scientific Conference Strategies XXI. Complexity and dynamics of the security environment, Bucharest, 2019, p. 28-40.
is an historian and Full Professor in Conservation at Department of Art History, Uppsala University Campus Gotland. He recently led an innovative research project exploring the motives of attacks on heritage sites, and is currently heading the Research Node Cultural Heritage at Uppsala University. Legnér has published widely on management and use of built environment, and is one of the authors of the recent article ”Heritage under attack: motives for targeting cultural property during armed conflict”, International Journal of Heritage Studies 23:3 (2017). Among other recent publications are ”Kulturarvsbruk i väpnade konflikter” (Uses of heritage in armed conflicts), Historisk Tidskrift 136(4) (2016), and ”Valorization and management of the built heritage of fortified towns: The cases of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sabbioneta, Italy, and Visby, Sweden” (together with D. Del Curto), in Sguardi ed esperienze sulla conservazione del patrimonio storico architettonico: Proceedings of the International Conference Preventive and Planned Conservation Monza, Mantova - 5-9 May 2014, Milano, 2016.
is a professor at the Minsk City Institute for Development of Education, is an expert in the field of Social stigma. The main directions of scientific activity: methodology of social cognition, theoretical foundations of the humanities, social forecasting, sociology of management, socio-cultural communication. As a result of her academic activities, she has a list of published with more than 250 academic articles and books. Among the most important publications are the following: “Social stigmatization” (2008), “Sociological approach to the study of polylingualism” (Ukraine, 2012), “Multilingual Education in Russia” (Republic of Costa Rica, 2012), “Social space and time as a condition for posing and solving socio-cultural problems “(2013),” Youth Employment Trends in Post-Soviet Countries “(Poland, 2014), “The culture sharing between India and Central Asia: A study of the Exchange of Scholars and Poets (India, 2014), “Domestic Violence in Rural Areas of Russia and Australia “(Switzerland, 2015),” Networking projects: Project “What Youth believe - Interfaith Dialogue in Youth Work ”(Italy, 2017),“ The COVID-19 pandemic: depression, anxiety, stigma and impact on mental health”(2020). She participated in many international, European, regional and national projects, conferences and multiple projects in the field of youth policy, social work, empowerment of women, inter-cultural and inter-religious education, migration and others. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9186-9806.
is senior researcher at the Institute for Political Studies of Defence and Military History, Bucharest, Romania. He received the PhD in 1997 at the University of Bucharest, and a Fulbright post-doctoral scholarship at Ohio State University (2002-2003). Besides military history, his expertise includes late ancient and medieval history and archaeology of Romania and South-Eastern Europe. His recent publications are: Expansiunea maghiară în Transilvania, Editura Cetatea de Scaun, Târgovişte, 2019; Organizarea militară bizantină la Dunăre în secolele X-XII. Ediţia a III-a, Editura Cetatea de Scaun, Târgovişte, 2018; Asăneştii. Istoria politico-militară a statului dinastiei Asan (1185-1280), Cetatea de Scaun, Târgovişte, 2014; Byzantine Military Organization on the Danube, 10th-12th Centuries, Brill, Leiden, Boston, 2013; Împăratul Galerius, Cetatea de Scaun, Târgovişte, 2012; Istoria militară a Daciei post-romane, 275-614, Cetatea de Scaun, Târgovişte, 2011.
MAKARYCHEV Andrey S.
is Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow in the Institute for East European Studies, Free University of Berlin. He is the author of the book Russia and International Society: Conceptual Models and Policy Strategies (Lambert Publishers, 2011) and numerous articles in journals including International Spectator, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, and Cooperation and Conflict. He has lectured in the Universities of Nizhny Novgorod and Syktyvkar (Russia), Malmo (Sweden), Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, and other institutions.
(Ph.D., University of Warwick) is a lecturer at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece. She was a Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.; Director of Studies and Research at the International Center for Black Sea Studies, Athens; and Secretary of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Istanbul. She is the author of The dynamics of Black Sea subregionalism (2012).
(PhD,) is associate professor of the Early Iron Age at the Museum of Cultural History, Department of Archaeology since 1999. Before that he was executive officer (archaeologist) at the Swedish National Board of Antiquities (Riksantikvarieämbetet) in Lund (1996-1999) and before that he held scholarships at the University of Copenhagen (1992-1996) and the National Museum of Denmark (1990-1992). Martens finished his MA at the University of Aarhus in 1990, including a year at the University of Warsaw (1982-1983). The PhD was obtained at the University of Copenhagen in 1998. Martens has held several scholarships such as the Carlsberg foundation, Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst, NorFa, the Danish Research Council of the Humanities and Queen Margrethe II foundation. Martens has taught archeology at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Oslo and has delivered guest lectures at a number of universities in Northern Europe. Martens has functioned as censor at the Universities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Tromso. The main focus of his research is on the subjects «The Early Iron Age in Northern and Northern Central Europe» and «settlement archaeology». He has published more than 60 papers in national and international journals, books and enciclopediae (in English, German, Italian, Polish, Danish and Norwegian) and has edited or been coeditor of five books. In addition he has presented papers at more than 50 international conferences as well as being the initiator of more than 10 such events.
MARTÍNEZ FERNÁNDEZ, Andrea
is currently finishing a Master’s in World Heritage Studies in BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. Originally from Spain, she completed her Bachelor’s in Archaeology at Complutense University in Madrid in 2017 but has also a background in Cultural Anthropology. During her last year of her Bachelor’s, she was granted with an ERASMUS scholarship to attend the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, where she focused her studies in material culture, cinema and communication. She has followed the path of heritage and community engagement not only in the university but also with the undertaking of several internships, not only in her home country but also in France, Mexico and Cuba. During the summer of 2018, she was granted with a DAAD scholarship to attend Helwan University in Cairo, helping her on specialization on heritage and conflict, which she hopes can help her resolve community conflicts in the future. In 2019, she was selected to participate on the US/ICOMOS IEP in San Antonio, Texas and also completed an exchange semester in Tunis with a focus on cultural and sustainable tourism.
is holding a Ph.D. degree in History and is currently Leading Researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
is Assoc. Prof. at the Department of Romanian History, World History and Archeology, State University of Moldova; Dean of the Faculty of History and Philosophy, State University of Moldova; He is a specialist in the history and archeology of the Roman period of the Carpatho-Dniester space. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications, including monograph Ethno-cultural processes in the Carpathian-Dniestrian area in the 2nd-14 th Centuries. Soviet historiography (Chişinău 2009). He is member of the editorial board of the Preventive Archeology in the Republic of Moldova and Historical heritage.
has a doctor’s degree from „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania and he is doing research on the Eurasian space, and the study of geopolitical transformations, contradictions, crises and conflicts in the post-Soviet space / Eastern Europe, are part of his scientific concerns as well. Among the contributions in the field of research to the study of conflicts in the post-Soviet space, can be listed the activity of the Laboratory for the Transnistrian Conflict Analysis (LACT) – a research program of the Center for Research in Political Science, International Relations and European Studies (the research institution of the Department of International Relations, Political Science and Security Studies - Faculty of Socio-Human Sciences of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu), writing the monograph Chronology of the Transnistrian Conflict, annotated bibliographically (with Russian version), Armanis Publishing House, Sibiu, 2018, and publication of scientific articles. The most recent published articles are: The telecommunications issue in the Transnistrian conflict settlement process, Yearbook of the Laboratory for Transnistrian Conflict Analysis, Vol. IV, no.1, Sibiu, 2020; Aspects of religious identity in the Transnistrian region. Retrospectives and perspective, Yearbook of the Laboratory for Transnistrian Conflict Analysis, Vol. IV, no.1, Sibiu, 2020 (co-author Marius Șpechea); The Relationships Between Russia and the West in the New International Context, Vestnik Uchenykhov - Mezhdunarodnikov, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, no. 4 (14), Moscow, 2020; Foreign policy directions and instruments of the Russian Federation in the Transnistrian issue, Yearbook of the Laboratory for Transnistrian Conflict Analysis, Vol. III, no.1, Sibiu, 2019.
is Professor of Prehistoric Archeology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since February 2011, he has been director of the Excellence Cluster Topoi. Dr. phil. (University Marburg 1990), Habilitation (Humboldt-Universität Berlin 2005). Various posts at Hessian Archaeological Research Institute in Büdingen, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Brandenburg Heritage Management. Michael Meyer is Chairman of the AGIBB (Archaeological Society in Berlin and Brandenburg) and member of the Römisch- Germanischen Kommission of the Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Currently he heads projects on the origins of iron-smelting and on migrations during the Iron Age and leads the excavations in the Roman battlefield at the edge of the Harz Mountains (Lower Saxony, Germany). Within Topoi, Michael Meyer works on the analysis of late Iron Age ceramics which help us understand better technology transfer and economical spaces in Antiquity. Research interests: European Iron Age and the archaeology of the barbaricum, economic and settlement archaeology, battlefield archaeology.
is an Associate Professor at Institute of Archaeology Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Historical Sciences Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Vice-President of the General Board of the Scientific Association of Polish Archeologists, Corresponding member of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Römisch-Germanische Kommision. His research interests include the Pre-Roman Iron Age and the Roman Period in the Central Europe; prehistoric building construction; settlement archaeology, contacts between Jastorf- and Przeworsk-Culture circle, pottery study. For a year 2015 implementing the project Past closed in clay. Geochemoarchaeological indicators of Greater Poland pottery from the younger pre-Roman iron age as a source for understanding the cultural diversity of age (National Science Centre, Poland, UMO-2014/15/B/HS3/02279). Author and co-autor of over 90 studies published in specialty journals and monographs, and also of several books, as well: Osady kultury przeworskiej z terenów ziem polskich, Poznań 2003; Budownictwo kultury przeworskiej, Poznań 2011; The Jastorf Culture in Poland, Oxford 2013 (with Z. Woźniak, M. Grygiel, H. Machajewski); Przemiany osadnictwa I środowiska przyrodniczego Poznania i okolic od schyłku starożytności do lokacji miasta, Poznań 2016 (with M. Kara, M. Makohonienko), Grabkowo, Gm. Kowal, stanowiska 7 i 8. Źródła archeologiczne do studiów nad okresem przedrzymskim na Nizinie Wielkopolsko-Kujawskiej, Poznań 2017 (with W. Kaczor, M. Teska, M. Żółkiewski). He is the editor of the volume: Viator per devia scieniae intinera. Studia nad problematyką okresów przedrzymskiego, rzymskiego, wędrówek ludów i wczesnego średniowiecza, Poznań 2015 (with M. Teska, M. Żółkiewski); Settlements Pottery of the pre-Roman Iron Age in Central European Barbaricum – new research perspectives, Poznań 2017 (with M. Teska, P. Niedzielski, M. Żółkiewski); Archeologia sarbskich lasów, Sarbia 2017 (with M. Strawa, R. Bartkowiak, M. Teska). Editor-in-chief of the Journals Slavia Antiqua and Wielkopolskie Sprawozdania Archeologiczne. PL61-614 Poznań.
(b. 1973), PhD, senior researcher at the Cultural History Department, “A.D. Xenopol” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy, Iaşi (Romania). Participant to the international projects: Remembering Communism: Methodological and Practical Issues of Approaching the Recent Past in Eastern Europe (2006-2009), coordinated by Maria Todorova and Stefan Tröbst; Joint History Project Phase II – Extending the proven tool for Reconciliation to the sensitive recent history of Southeast Europe (2015-2016), coordinated by Center For Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (Thessaloniki, Greece). Recent publications: Copilărie, familie, şcoală: politici educaţionale şi receptări sociale, Iaşi, “Al. I. Cuza” University Press, 2016, 354p.; (co-edited with Nicoleta Roman), Copilării trecute prin război. Povești de viață, politici sociale și reprezentări culturale în România anilor 1913-1923, Iaşi, “Al. I. Cuza” University Press, 2020.
is an Associate Professor & Ph.D. at Institute of History, Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Over a decade (2000-2010) worked in Greece, in Athens obtaining research grants. As editor of the first newspaper in Romanian in Greece, he worked for the weekly "Courier of Athens" (2002-2003), later the "Week" („Săptămâna”, 2005). Within the European program ENTER was employed as a researcher at the Institute for Neohellenic Research / F.N.R.S. in Athens (KNE). Author of 12 books and a wafer of poetry, published in Chisinau, Iasi, Athens and Thessaloniki. Key area of research is the period of transition from the medieval to the modern: the history of international relations in Southeast Europe (18th century – early 19th century), Phanariotes genealogy, heraldry, Romanian-Greek relations.
is a professor of history in pre-university education and a PhD student in the field of history at the Doctoral School at Valahia Târgoviște University. He has been a member of the Romanian Society of Historical Sciences since 1998 and a school inspector, for the history field, within the Dâmbovița County School Inspectorate. He participated with his papers in numerous scientific communication sessions and published articles and studies in specialized publications. The main areas of interest are: educational policies, Bessarabian and Bukovinian refugees and the Holocaust.
MOUDOPOULOS ATHANASIOU, Faidon
is a PhD student at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. His research focuses on the early modern (Ottoman) Zagori, NW Greece, funded by the White Rose College for the Arts and Humanities (AHRC) and the A.G. Leventis Foundation. He holds a BA in history and archaeology from the University of Crete and MAs in Aegean Archaeology and Heritage Management from the Universities of Sheffield and Kent, respectively. His research interests range from post-medieval and early-modern archaeology to archaeological theory, the history of archaeology and cultural heritage management.
is Associate Professor at History and Geography Department of Ion Creanga State Pedagogical University of Moldova, PhD in Archaeology (1996, Cluj-Napoca). Member of the Archaeological Research Centre from Moldova (from 2016 – vice president); member of the Scientific Council of the Orheiul Vechi Cultural-Natural Reserve; associate-member of the Archaeological Committee of the Moldovan Ministry of Culture; Corresponding member of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Römisch-Germanische Kommision. Member of the editorial board of the journals Plural. History. Society. Culture and Arheologia Preventivă în Republica Moldova. His major scientific interests are determined by the Latene era issues in the South-East Europe, especially those linked with the Germanic population in the East-Carpatian forest steppe and their relations with the local population.
MUSSO, Stefano Francesco
is an architect, a PhD and a full professor of Architectural Restoration; he is the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Genoa and the Director of the School of Specialization for Architectural Heritage and Landscape. He is the President of SIRA-Italian Society for Architectural Restoration. He teaches Studio Class of Restoration and Fundaments of Architectural Restoration and the member of the Board of the PhD Program in Conservation of Architectural Heritage of the Politecnico di Milano. He is the President of EAA-European Association for Architectural Education and a co-coordinator of its Thematic Network on Conservation. He is also the member of the Scientific-Technical Committee for Landscape of MiBACT-Ministry of Cultural Goods and Activities and Tourism. He is the member of the Scientific Committees of ANCSA-National Association for Historic and Artistic Centres and many cultural associations, congresses, books series and magazines. He is the visiting professor in foreign universities, an external examiner at the UCD-University College Dublin and at the Jon Mincu University in Bucharest and taught on the courses organized by UNESCO and other international organizations. He is an expert for the Research Assessment for Italian, Romanian and Greek Universities. His scientific and research activity is mainly focused on doctrinal principles of architectural and landscape heritage preservation, conservation and restoration methods and techniques, conservation of historical centres, maintenance and renewal of rural architecture. He is an academic person responsible for research programs of local interest, of national relevance, of European level or granted by State or local authorities and administration. He is the member of several juries for international design competitions. He is the author of Restoration projects of some monumental buildings and a consultant for others. He is the author of more than 270 scientific publications in Italy and abroad. Presently, he is the coordinator of an Expert Group activated by ICOMOS-European Commission for the flagship initiative “Cherishing heritage: developing quality principles for interventions on cultural heritage” within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage-2018.
is currently a Professor at the History and Geography Department of “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University of Moldova. He is the author of 8 monographs and more than 300 articles on history, archaeology, cultural heritage preservation and textbooks analysis. The most recent work is Anul 1918 în emisiunile Europei Libere (1955-1991), Chișinău: Editura ARC, 2018; Noi despre vecini şi vecinii despre noi. Manualele de istorie în Republica Moldova, România şi Ucraina, Târgoviște: Cetatea de Scaun, 2018 and D. Cimpoieșu, S. Musteaţă, BASARABIA LA UN SECOL DE LA MAREA UNIRE. O istorie politică a Republicii Moldova (1991-2018), Târgoviște: Cetatea de Scaun, 2018, 308 p. He is the editor of two monograph series – ANTIM monographs and Unknown Documents and Histories (25 volumes published), and the editor of the young historians’ annual journal (14 volumes published). He delivers over 20 presentations and public lectures in various academic centres around the world every year. Hence, in the recent years, he has been a visiting scholar and a visiting professor in many universities in the US, Germany, Romania, Sweden, etc.
NAIMARK Norman M.
is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, a Professor of History and (by courtesy) of German Studies, and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and (by courtesy) of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. Norman formerly served as the Sakurako and William Fisher Family Director of the Stanford Global Studies Division, the Burke Family Director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program, the Convener of the European Forum (predecessor to The Europe Center), Chair of the History Department, and the Director of Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Norman earned his Ph.D. in History from Stanford University in 1972 and before returning to join the faculty in 1988, he was a professor of history at Boston University and a fellow of the Russian Research Center at Harvard. He also held the visiting Catherine Wasserman Davis Chair of Slavic Studies at Wellesley College. He has been awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (1996), the Richard W. Lyman Award for outstanding faculty volunteer service (1995), and the Dean's Teaching Award from Stanford University for 1991-92 and 2002-3. Norman is interested in modern Eastern European and Russian history and his research focuses on Soviet policies and actions in Europe after World War II and on genocide and ethnic cleansing in the twentieth century. His published monographs on these topics include The History of the "Proletariat": The Emergence of Marxism in the Kingdom of Poland, 1870–1887 (1979, Columbia University Press), Terrorists and Social Democrats: The Russian Revolutionary Movement under Alexander III (1983, Harvard University Press), The Russians in Germany: The History of The Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945–1949 (1995, Harvard University Press), The Establishment of Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe (1998, Westview Press), Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing In 20th Century Europe (2001, Harvard University Press), and Stalin's Genocides (2010, Princeton University Press). Moreover, he is the author and editor of numerous additional articles, books, and chapters. In his latest book, Genocide: A World History (2016, Oxford University Press), Norman builds upon his earlier work by presenting the entire history of genocide in a single comprehensive but concise volume. The book examines numerous genocides that occurred between those in ancient civilizations and the post-Cold War genocides in the Balkans and Darfur including the warrior genocides such as during the expansion of the Mongolian empire, communist genocides such as those under Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot, and anti-communist genocides as occurred during the Guatemalan civil war. This book contributes to the literature not only by providing a single, complete presentation of the history of genocide but also by its inclusion of social and political groups as subjects of mass extermination. In so doing, Norman is able to identify additional episodes of genocide throughout history, thereby facilitating a better understanding of how mass murder has been used as a political tool and how it has developed over time. Having completed Genocide: A World History, Norman is turning his attention to his other major research stream: the pos-twar history of Europe and, in particular, the period from the end of WWII to 1948/49. He is currently working on a book manuscript that builds upon earlier work in which he examines what happens after war and genocide.
is an Assistant Professor at the University of Bucharest. She is the co-author of Education, Politics, and Propaganda: Romanian Students in Nazi Germany (in Romanian, 2016) and Culture and Propaganda. The Romanian Institute in Berlin, 1940-1945 (in Romanian, with Lucian Nastasă-Kovacs, 2018). Postdoc grant holder: “Forms of soft power in Cold War Europe. Humboldt fellowships for Romanian scholars (1967-1989)”.
is a Professor with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Design Engineering and Robotics Department. He is specialised in 3D scanning, computed aided modelling and the design and simulation of production systems. His expertise includes aspects related to the digitalizing of cultural heritage objects in 3D format and their digital restoration. He authored more than 100 studies in speciality journals and volumes of which 25 focus on various aspects related to the digitalizing of the cultural heritage objects and their promoting. He is the editor of two journals indexed Web of Science (ISI) Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology (http://www.jaha.org.ro) and Acta Technica Napocensis Series: Applied Mathematics, Mechanics and Engineering (https://atna-mam.utcluj.ro/index.php/Acta).
is a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Georg Forster Program) at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung - IOS) in Regensburg, Germany. Negura held an MA and a PhD in Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He authored the book Ni héros, ni traîtres. Les écrivains moldaves face au pouvoir soviétique sous Staline (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009), translated and re-edited in Romanian in 2014 (Cartier Publ., 2014). Petru Negura is an Associate Professor at Free International University of Moldova (Chisinau) and Researcher at the Centre for Sociology and Social Psychology within the Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research. He has been invited scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris (EHESS) and invited lecturer at the Ecole Doctorale en Sciences Sociales of Bucharest (EDSS, the University of Bucharest). Negura was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of California in Berkeley, a research fellow of the New Europe College (Bucharest), a fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, and Returning Scholar of the Academic Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute. He served as Moldova country coordinator of the Academic Fellowship Program - OSF and has been leading the PLURAL Forum for Interdisciplinary Studies in Chisinau. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of PLATZFORMA - Revista de critica sociala. Negura has been a board member of the Society for Romanian Studies and continues to act as the chair of the SRS Website Committee. His academic interests deal with the sociology / social history of intellectuals, public education and social welfare in Eastern Europe and the former USSR.
is a scientific researcher within the Agency for Military Science and Memory of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova. Member of the Association of Military Historians. His major academic interests are recent history and military history of the Republic of Moldova. Among his recent works are Cojocaru Gh., Ciobanu V., Balan Gh., Noroc Al., Chirilenco Al., Omagiu și recunoștință: În memoria eroilor căzuți în luptele de la Nistru, Chișinău: Bons Offices, 2017, and Noroc L., Al. Noroc, „Mass-media, metode de influență versus dreptul la informare și formarea gândirii critice”, Educația în spiritual valorilor naționale și universal din perspective dialogului pedagogic, Chișinău: UPS „Ion Creangă”, Garamond Studio, 2020, 403-412.
Ph.D., head of the History and Geography Department, Faculty of Philology and History of the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University of Moldova. She is the author of more 60 scientific publications. Her major academic interests are Culture of Bessarabia in 1918-1940, political history.
is a heritage consultant at the National Heritage Institute (INP) in Bucharest. An archaeologist and former Deputy Director of the Institute for Cultural Memory–CIMEC (1993-2011), she has worked for the national cultural heritage inventories for the last 30 years, being among the pioneers of computerization in the field of cultural heritage, archaeology and museum collections. She participated in many international, European, regional and national projects, conferences and working groups on topics regarding databases, digitization and the use of new information and communication technologies in the field of cultural heritage, aerial archaeology, access to cultural heritage, European heritage networks, policies, standards and thesauri. She published five books, and 45 papers and handbooks, edited several volumes and CD-ROMs, and developed the main website for the Romanian cultural heritage (www.cimec.ro), while also being active in international organization (ICOM/CIDOC, EAA, CAA, AARG).
is a young historian from the Republic of Moldova. In 2015, she received her MA degree in comparative history from the Ion Creangă State Pedagogical University of Moldova. Her specific research interests are: Soviet history, social history in Eastern Europe, linguistic and cultural history.
is known in the country and abroad as one of the best Romanian experts in the field of museography and cultural heritage. In 1983, he passed his doctoral thesis defense in history on the subject “The Historical Monuments Commission - Transilvania Section. History and Activity “. Professor Ioan Opris approached the field of museography from a multiple perspective, like the boos Transmuseographia, Museum Management, New Museography Challenges, Collection, Museology, Patrimonization, Old and New Museograms, which became reference books. Professor Ioan Opris is the author of over 30 monographs and about 400 studies and reviews.
holds a Ph.D. in History from the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi (2002) and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Moldova State University (USM), since 2005. Dr. Pâslariuc benefitted from a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Bologna (2008-2009). He specializes in medieval and modern Romanian history, with a particular focus on the fields of cultural history and historical anthropology. His research interests include, among other topics, the issue of the evolution and dynamics of the Romanian nobility during the modern period, as well as the status and trajectory of the Bessarabian elites under Russian imperial rule (1812-1917). Among his most important recent publications, one could mention the following works: Raporturile politice dintre marea boierime şi domnie în Ţara Moldovei în secolul al XVI-lea [The Political Relations between the Great Boyars and the Princely Institution in Moldavia in the Sixteenth Century], Chişinău, PONTOS, 2005 (monograph); ”Moldavian SSR’s Border Revision Question: From the Project of “Greater Moldavia” to the Project of “Greater Bessarabia” and the Causes of their Failure (December 1943-June 1946), in: Archiva Moldaviae, II (2010), p. 275-370 (with Igor Cașu); „Apocalipsa după Ştefan”: temeri eshatologice şi violenţă ritualică în timpul domniei lui Ştefan cel Mare [„The Apocalypse According to Stephen:” Eschatological Fears and Ritual Violence during the Reign of Stephen the Great], in: PONTES. Review of South-East European Studies, Nr. 7-8, 2011-2012, p. 89-108.
is a researcher within the Study Center of Dacica Foundation, holder of a PhD in Philology and another one in History. The main domains of interest are Dacian history and civilization and cultural heritage. Since 2009, President of Dacica Foundation, whose object of activity is the research, protection and promotion of the cultural heritage. Her latest book, “Sarmizegetusa Regia – The Rediscovery of the Fortress” (2018) is the most comprehensive work dedicated to this monument in the last decades.
is a University Professor at the Department of World and Romanian History, within the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the State University of Moldova (since 1999). In 1986, he defended his PhD thesis on the topic of Romanian-Italian Relations in the 1970s and the first half of the 1980s. In 1998, he was awarded a Habilitation with a thesis discussing Romania’s policy regarding Bessarabia during 1940-1944. From 1990 to 1992, Anatol Petrencu served as Head of the Faculty of History at the State University of Moldova. Since 2010, he has also been Director of the Institute of Social History „ProMemoria.” Between 1998 and 2006, Professor Petrencu was President of the Association of Historians of the Republic of Moldova. In 2010, he was a member of the Commission for the Study and Evaluation of the Totalitarian Communist Regime in the Republic of Moldova. Professor Petrencu’s main fields of research interest focus on the contemporary history of Western Europe and the US, the history of post-1945 international relations and the comparative study of totalitarian regimes. He has authored six books and three schoolbooks. He has edited three collections of documents and one collective volume. Professor Petrencu has written over 400 articles and research papers.
is lecturer at the Department of History and Educational Theory, “B. P. Hasdeu” Cahul State University. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați (Romania). Among his research interests are: communist subversive activity in Bessarabia between 1918 and 1924, the Communist International and soviet “active espionage” in Romania, with a particular focus on the activity of the Zakordot.
is an archaeologist, specialising in the study of the Roman Time in south-eastern Europe. He studied History and Archaeology at the State University of Moldova (Chişinău/Moldova), “Al.I. Cuza” University of Iaşi/ Romania, J.-W. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and Justus Liebig University in Giessen/Germany. He holds his habilitation degree at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn/Germany (2013). Since 2016 he is associate professor for “Vor- und Frühgeschichte” at the University of Regensburg/Germany. Between 2005 and 2010 he worked at the Roman-Germanic Commission of the German Archaeological Institute in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2011 he is a scientific researcher at the National Museum of Eastern Carpathians in Sfântu Gheorghe/Romania.
is an Adviser for Strategic Development within the Public Association “Promo LEX” and also a scientific researcher at the Institute of Legal and Political Research of the Republic of Moldova. He worked as Director of the Human Rights Program of the Public Association “Promo LEX” for 18 years. Alexandru Postica was the pleading lawyer before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Catan and others against Moldova and Russia (January 25, 2012), he was also the pleading lawyer in the case of Mozer v. Moldova and Russia before the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR (04.02.2015). Together with the team of the Promo LEX Association, he represented the plaintiffs before the ECtHR in over 90 cases, in over 70 out of them, the ECtHR already issues decisions in favor or the plaintiffs regarding the violation of human rights in the Transnistrian region. The most relevant cases won before the ECtHR together with the Promo LEX team are: the case of Catan and others, Moldova and Russia (the cause of Romanian language schools in the Transnistrian region); Mozer v. Moldova and Russia (reference case on detention conditions in the region and illegal arrest); The case of Sandu and others against Moldova and Russia (case regarding the violation of the property right of over 1600 applicants from Dubasari district of Moldova); Pisari against Moldova and Russia (the case of the murder of a young man by a soldier of the Russian peacekeeping forces in 2012). He is the author and co-author of several research and reports in the field of human rights.
doctor of history, senior scientific researcher, Institute of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research. Areas of concern: recent history of the Republic of Moldova, history of national / ethnic minorities, history of the Armenian community, interethnic relations in the (ex) Soviet space; addressing the Transnistrian dispute; daily life in Soviet Moldova, the history of science and education.
PhD in the arts and cultural studies. Member of the Social, Economic, Humanities Sciences and Arts Section of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova; Senior Scientific researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation of the State University of Moldova, research project The culture of promoting the image of the cities of the Republic of Moldova through the prism of art and mythopoetics. Areas of concern: decorative art, painting, dressing design. Books published: Batik from Moldova, Chisinau: Balacron, 2017; N. Procop, V. Negru, L. Sârbu, M. Cercașin. The clothing terminology. Romanian-English illustrated dictionary (Chisinau: Gunivas, 2019). Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4900-1787.
is a PhD Student at the „1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania. His major research topics are archaeology and cultural heritage preservation.
is a Doctor of Science (in History), Professor, State University of Infrastructure and Technologies (Ukraine). Oleh Yaroslavovych Pylypchuk worked as the head of the Department of history of science and education at the Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Kyiv, and since 1996 he has headed the Department of Ecology and Life Protection at State University of Infrastructure and Technologies (Kyiv, Ukraine). Oleh Pylypchuk is the author and co-author of more than 300 publications, study guides. O. Ya. Pylypchuk was one of the initiators of running all-Ukrainian scientific conferences “Topical issues of the history of science and technology” and conferences of young historians of science, technology and education. Since 2011 he has headed the editorial board of the journal “History of Science and Technology” (indexed Scopus). He is also a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals.
is an research assistant at Landesamt für Kultur und Denkmalpflege Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Studied Prehistoric Archeology, Classical Archeology and European Ethnology at Universities of Rostock, Kiel and Berlin. 2002 M.A. at Humboldt-University Berlin on “Crown shaped Torques of the Pre-Roman Iron Age”. Doctoral researcher at Free University Berlin on “Late Bronze Age and Pre-Roman Iron Age at Western Pomerania”.
is very well known as one of successful Azerbaijan sociologist who is going to defend his second dissertation in history under Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt University in Berlin. During last decade Sergey Rumyancev was involved in the research projects of changes in Azerbaijan post-independence period, studying nationalism, identity and diaspora transformation after collapse of URSS and published more than 40 studies (books, chapters and articles).
is an architect based in Bucharest and co-founder of the Bureau for Art and Urban Research (B.A.C.U.). He studied at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Polytechnic Institute in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. In 1995, he relocated to Romania and graduated from ”Ion Mincu” Institute of Architecture in Bucharest in 2003. In 2014 he completed a post-graduate degree in the conservation of built heritage at the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj. Since 2014, he has been a member of B.A.C.U. Association, ICOMOS Romania Member, ICOMOS-ISC20C Associate Member, ICOMOS-ICOFORT Associate Member. His efforts, directed through B.A.C.U. Association and projects like ”Socialist Modernism”, ”Social Heritage”, ”SocMonumental Art”, ”Socialist Mosaics” and ”Defense Architecture”, focus on the listing and protection of buildings, ensembles, and other 20th-century architecture objects both locally and internationally. Besides conservation initiatives, he also works in architecture design and planning..
has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. She is currently doing research and consulting work for environmental NGOs in Chișinău, Moldova. Her research focuses on environmental activism in Moldova and Romania, and she has presented the results of her work at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the American Ethnological Society, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, and the Society for Applied Anthropology.
is Associate Professor at the King’s University College, Edmonton, Canada. His main publications include A Short History of Soviet Socialism (London: UCL Press, 1999) and Brezhnev Reconsidered (edited with E. Bacon, Palgrave, 2002).
is a University of Koblenz-Landau professor emeritus, dr. habil. He had a distinguished career as a professor of political science at the Educational College, University of Kiel (1988-1995), at the Institute of Journalism and Media Research, University of Zürich (2002). He was a professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau (1995-2013) and vice-president of the University of Koblenz-Landau (2009-2013). Some of his most important recent publications are Zur Glaubwürdigkeit von Politik und Medien in postfaktischen Zeiten. In: Universitas, vol. 2017/853, pp. 4-19; Politische Kommunikation in Deutschland, Wiesbaden 2011 (3th ed.); Politikherstellung und Politikdarstellung, Köln 2008 (author and editor with Jens Tenscher); Machtdarstellung und Darstellungsmacht, Baden-Baden 2003 (author and editor with Jens Tenscher); Politische Kommunikation in der demokratischen Gesellschaft. Ein Handbuch mit Lexikonteil, Opladen / Wiesbaden 1998 and 2002 (author and editor with Jarren, Otfried / Saxer, Ulrich).
is a research fellow at the Slavic Research Centre of Hokkaido University. He is a PhD in social-cultural studies (Kyushu University), wrote his dissertation on analysis of ethnic mobilization at the end of Soviet period. He currently works as a visiting research fellow at the Davis Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies of Harvard University (June 2011 – March 2012). His recent publications are “The Analysis of the ‘Matrioshka’ Structure of Ethnic Problems during the Decline of the Soviet Era: The Case Study of the Problem of Polish-Lithuanians (in Japanese), Slavic Studies 54 (2007); “Mobilization of Non-titular Ethnicities during the Last Years of the Soviet Union: Gagauzia, Transnistria, and the Lithuanian Poles,” Acta Slavica Iaponica, Volume 26 (2009); “The Molotov-Ribbentrop Commission and Claims of Post-Soviet Secessionist Territories to Sovereignty,” Demokratizathiya, Volume 18, Number 2 (2010).
is a Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor at the Department of World History, Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University of Chișinău; taught courses: Medieval and Early Modern World History (Western Europe), History of the Caliphate (sec. VII-XIII). Research internships and participation in various local, national and international conferences. Author of several academic studies and articles and a monograph: The country monasteries in Moldova in the second half of 14-16 centuries, Pontos, Chișinău, 2012, 332 p. Areas of interest and academic concerns: medieval history, Romanian medieval institutions, ecclesiastical, social and economic structures of Carpathian-Dniester region, medieval life and mentalities, political ideology and forms of power in the Middle Ages.
is a Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor at the Department of World History, Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University of Chișinău; taught courses: The modern history of Europe and America, The history of private life in the modern period. Internships and research projects with national and international impact in Romania, France, Poland, etc. Author of several academic studies and articles and a monograph: Daily life in Chișinău at the beginning of the twentieth century (1900-1918), Pontos, Chișinău, 2010, 318 p. Research interests: modern and contemporary history, history and culture theory, history of religions, anthropology.
holds a PhD in History (2014) from the “George Barițiu” Institute of History (Romanian Academy). He is the author of the book Limitele meritocrației într-o societate agrară (Iași: Polirom, 2015). His research topics include the history of higher education and the social history of intellectual professions in 20th-century Romania. In 2017-2018 he was a fellow of New Europe College (Bucharest), with a research project on intellectual professions in Greater Romania.
is a Moldovan politician, writer diplomat and political scientist, born on July 13, 1969 in Briceni, Republic of Moldova. He studied law and history at the "Ion Creangă" State Pedagogical University in Chisinau (1987 – 1992) and international relations at the European Institute in Nice, France (1992 - 1993). Serebrian entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova in 1993. In 1998 he was awarded his doctorate in political sciences at Moldovan Academy of Sciences. In 1998-1999 he served as spokesperson of Moldova's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 1999 and 2005, he was Deputy Rector of the Free University of Moldova. Between 2001 and 2008 Serebrian was Chairman of the Social Liberal Party. After merging of Social Liberal Party with Democratic Party of Moldova (2008) he was elected First Deputy Chairman of DPM. Between March 2005 and July 2010 he was Member of the Parliament of Moldova. From July 2010 till July 2015 he has been Ambassador of Moldova to France. Since November 2015 he is Moldovan Ambassador to France. Oleg Serebrian is the author of several books on international affairs and geopolitics - Geopolitica spaţiului pontic (Geopolitics of the Black Sea Region, 1998), Politosfera (Politosphere, 2001), Politică şi geopolitică (Politics and Geopolitics, 2004), Dicţionar de geopolitică (Dictionary of Geopolitics, 2006), Despre geopolitică (About Geopolitics, 2009), Rusia la raspantie (Russia at the crossroads, 2014). Serebrian received the National Order „Star of Romania” with rank of Oficer in 2000 and the National Order of Merit of France in 2015.
holds a Ph.D. from the Faculty of History, State University of Moldova. His dissertation has been published as Political Life in the Moldavian SSR, 1944-1961.
is Jane K. Sather Professor of History and Director of the Program in Eurasian and East European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1978 and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Professor Slezkine has written widely on Soviet History. In 2008, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His new book, The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution and Stalinist Reformation, 2016 is a history of the most famous residential building in the Soviet Union, built during the First Five-Year Plan as a model of the "Communist organization of daily life" and a shelter for top government officials, poets laureate, and Red Army commanders (on an island still known as "the Swamp"). His previous book, The Jewish Century (Princeton UP, 2004), won the National Jewish Book Award; the Annual book prize of the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the Association of American Publishers Award for the Best Scholarly Book in Religion. Other important works: In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Yuri Slezkine (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2000); Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); "The USSR as a Communal Apartment, or How a Socialist State Promoted Ethnic Particularism," Slavic Review 53, no. 2 (Summer 1994): 414-452; Between Heaven and Hell: The Myth of Siberia in Russian Culture, ed. by Galya Diment and Yuri Slezkine (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993).
is a historian and archaeologist specializing in the Middle Ages research (especially the 9th-14th centuries, the eastern regions of the Carpathians). He is also interested in the issues of Romanian historiography. Since 1966 he has been working at the Institute of History and Archaeology “A. D. Xenopol “, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch. After the division of this institution, he served as head of the Medieval Archaeology Sector (1990-2004), then as director (2003-2011) and honorary director of the Institute of Archaeology (since 2014). Since 1990 he has been working as a professor at the Faculty of History of “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi. In 2001 he became a correspondent member of the Romanian Academy, and in 2015 - a full member of the Romanian Academy. In the same year, he was elected vice-president of the Romanian Academy. He is the author of sixteen monographs, over 120 studies and articles. He has edited and coordinated the publication of more than 80 volumes. He is also the author of several university courses, notes, and reviews. Professor Victor Spinei has lectured at several universities in Romania, but also beyond her borders. He is a member of several national, international and international committees.
defended his PhD at Laval University, Canada, which is about the place of Slavs in the Moldavian archaeological discourse during the Soviet era. His specific research interests are: the place of archaeology in the so-called "totalitarian" societies; archaeology and nationalism; the "field" of cultural production (especially the historiography and archaeology fields) in Soviet Union; the involvement of Pan-Slavic ideology in Moldavian and Romanian historiographic discourse.
is a Senior Researcher at the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and currently works at the Museum of University History. She has a PhD in contemporary history, jointly awarded in 2005 by the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (France) and the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Her research interests focus on French-Romanian relations in the first half of the 20th century, the Second World War, intellectual and cultural history, Romanian university life.
is a Moldovan diplomat and university lecturer. He is a graduate of the Faculty of History of the Moldova State University (1976-1981) and of Moscow State University (1984-1987). He received his Ph.D. in French history at the Moscow State University in 1988. He has the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. From 2016, he is Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova. Ion Stavila was Senior lecturer and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of History and Ethno-Pedagogy at the Chisinau State Pedagogical Institute (1987-1991), as well at the Chair of Contemporary and Modern History Department of Moldova State University, (1991-1992). He started his diplomatic career in 1992. He served as Ambassador to several countries, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova (2001-2004), Deputy Minister for Reintegration (2006-2009), and Head of the Bureau for Reintegration within the State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova (2009-2010). Ion Stavila is the author of around 20 articles related to history, international relations and conflicts resolution.
currently works as an independent researcher and senior software architect. Her current publications include e-learning and developing virtual and augmented reality environments, including educational games, and human-computer interactions for optimizing the learning. She is a professional member of IEEE Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
is chairman of World Heritage Watch. He studied psychology, cultural anthropology and science of religions in Münster, Wichita/Kansas and Berlin. Throughout his life, he has committed himself to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, first for indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific. In 1989 he joined the founding team at the House of World Cultures in Berlin, and from 1993-1998 coordinated projects in Russia and Central Asia for the German Nature Conservation Union NABU. He supported the revitalization of felt-making in Kyrgyzstan and was a free-lance consultant before he became UN Programme Coordinator for Culture and Heritage in Albania in 2008, and from 2010-2014 worked as a World Heritage expert in Gjirokastra, Albania. He is the founding chairman of World Heritage Watch, a Berlin-based global network of NGOs monitoring World Heritage.
STEWART, John Todd
was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova from 1995 to 1998. Prior to this appointment he served as acting or deputy chief of the U.S. diplomatic missions to Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Canada. An economic specialist, he earlier occupied positions involving trade and transportation matters. After ending his 36-year diplomatic career in 1998, Stewart became deputy director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. He is now retired in Sun Valley, Idaho.
is a Doctor of Science (in History), Professor of the Department of Transportation Processes Operation, State University of Infrastructure and Technologies (Kyiv, Ukraine). The sphere of scientific interests includes a wide range of issues in the fields of education and transport, in particular the issues of the latest technologies in the transportation of passengers and goods, the safety of transportation, the environmental safety of rail transport, as well as the history of science and technology in general and the history of transport in particular. Deputy Editor-in-chief of the journal “History of science and technology” (indexed Scopus) http://hst-journal.com.
was bBorn in 1968, 1989-1994 Studies of Prehistoric Archaeology in Marburg, Aix-en-Provence, Saarbrücken und Tübingen, 1994 Master, 1998 PhD, 1998-1999 Travel Scholarship of the German Archaeological Institute, 2000-2001 Traineeship (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg), 2001-2002 DFG-Project “Michelsberg Ditch-Systems in the Heilbronn Region”, since 2002 Regional Officer, Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen.
is Assistant Professor of Russian history and politics at the Institute for Cross-Cultural and Area Studies, University of Copenhagen. His area of expertise is Russian and East European intellectual history. Specifically he is interested in right-wing and conservative ideologies, geopolitical and religiously-motivated ideas. He edited volumes Digital Orthodoxy in the Post-Soviet World: The Russian Orthodox Church and Web 2.0 (Ibidem-Verlag, 2016) and, with Mark Bassin, Eurasia 2.0: Russian Geopolitics in the Age of New Media (Lexington Books, 2016). His recent articles include: “The “Russian World” Concept: ‘Spheres of influence’ in the post-Soviet geopolitical ideology,” Geopolitics 2018, and ‘The Production of ‘Novorossiya’: A Territorial Brand in Public Debates,’’ Europe-Asia Studies 2017.
is a history school teacher in Orhei District, the Republic of Moldova and a PhD student at the University “Valahia” Târgoviște, Romania. Recently, the scientific concerns are directly related to the study of history textbooks in the Republic of Moldova and Romania, the concepts of war and peace in the historical educational ensemble and cultural, national, European and universal values.
has a Ph.D. in history and is a researcher at the Institute of History, University of Regensburg. Dr. Suveică is a former Humboldt research fellow at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg (2012-2014) and a former Fulbright research fellow at CREEES, Stanford University, California, US (2009-2010). Since September 2018, Dr. Suveică is a research associate at the Chair for Southeast and East European Studies, Institute of History of the Faculty of Philosophy, Art History, History and Humanities at the University of Regensburg. She authored two monographs, coordinated one edited volume, and has written numerous publications concerning the interwar political, administrative and social transformations in Romania and Bessarabia, social processes in the Moldavian SSR, as well recent political and social changes in the Republic of Moldova.
holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Central European University (Budapest). His doctoral dissertation, "Russia on the Danube: Imperial Expansion and Political Reform in Moldavia and Wallachia, 1812–1834," examined discursive and institutional aspects of relations between the Russian Empire and the elites of the two Romanian principalities at the dawn of the modern era. He has held temporary teaching positions at Carleton University (Ottawa), the University of Alberta (Edmonton), and Dalhousie University (Halifax). In 2011-2013, he was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Alberta, working on a book project devoted to the Russian encounters with the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is currently affiliated with the Center of Ukrainian and Belorussian Studies at the Faculty of History of Moscow State University. His most recent publications are "Orientalism at the Margins: The Ottoman Empire under Russian Eyes," Kritika, no. 2 (2011), 321–351, and a monograph (co-authored with Andrei Cușco), Bessarabiia v sostave rossiiskoi imperii, 1812–1917 (Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2012).
did a three-year degree in Tourism Science at University “La Sapienza” in Rome (2012-2015) and graduated MA program at the Bicocca University in Milan with a degree in Economics of Tourism (2015-2017).
is a key expert in European Union Rule of Law Program in Central Asia (co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Individual member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe, Lecturer of Moldova State University, and Former Member of the Parliament, former Minister of Justice and former President Constitutional Court (Moldova). Over 30 years of legal professional experience in justice and public administration, of which over 15 years in the field of constitutional jurisdiction, with high qualification in legal elaboration and analysis, in particular constitutional judicial reasoning and argumentation, with in-depth knowledge in the fields of law, the rule of law, protection of human rights, constitutional standards, the Venice Commission, the ECHR, the Council of Europe’s legal instruments, free legal aid and also court communication with society and communication with high-level decision-makers, coordination of complex development processes, as well as in the mobilization and management of international projects and assistance of national and international development partners.
is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Archaeology Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The focus of her research is on the pre-Roman Iron Age on the Right-Bank Lower Vistula and in Greater Poland (especially in the Noteć valley), intercultural relations and archaeology of archival materials. Author na co-autor of over 40 studies published in specialty journals and monographs. Co-author of the book Grabkowo, Gm. Kowal, stanowiska 7 i 8. Źródła archeologiczne do studiów nad okresem przedrzymskim na Nizinie Wielkopolsko-Kujawskiej, Poznań 2017 (with W. Kaczor, A. Michałowski, M. Żółkiewski). She is the editor of the volume: Viator per devia scieniae intinera. Studia nad problematyką okresów przedrzymskiego, rzymskiego, wędrówek ludów i wczesnego średniowiecza, Poznań 2015 (with A. Michałowski, M. Żółkiewski); Settlements Pottery of the pre-Roman Iron Age in Central European Barbaricum – new research perspectives, Poznań 2017 (with A. Michałowski, P. Niedzielski, M. Żółkiewski); Archeologia sarbskich lasów, Sarbia 2017 (with A. Michałowski, M. Strawa, R. Bartkowiak), Extra limites, Poznań-Wrocław 2017 (with M. Bohr). The editor’s secretary of Journals Slavia Antiqua and Wielkopolskie Sprawozdania Archeologiczne.
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the International Academy of Science and Education, Vice-Rector for Scientific Research, Izmail State University of Humanities. ORCID: 0000-0002-5014-9845; Researcher ID: А-8350-2018; Scopus Author ID: 57203764278.
is a PhD Student at the „Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania. His major research topic is the history of interwar Romania.
is an architect with a rich architectural design activity in the rural area of Transylvania. He was born in the multicultural village of Alțâna, Sibiu county in 1981, then studied at several German schools in Sibiu and accomplished his degree at the Architecture and Urbanism University “Ion Mincu” in Bucharest. In the field of heritage he initiated and developed through Monumentum Association a series of applied conservation and educational programs in close cooperation with local communities from the Saxon villages. He owns a vast ethnographic collection, being the founder and the president of The Network of Private Rural Ethnographic Museums and Collections from Romania (RECOMESPAR). In 2017 he was appointed the president of The Federation of Transylvanian Heritage – TransylvaNet. His concern is to rise the quality of architecture in rural areas by instructing architects and students architects who are exploring traditional techniques and local materials with solutions that meet the current living comfort. As a member of the Rural Working Group of the Romanian Order of Architects he initiated and supported the development of a series of architectural guidebooks for contextual planning in most of the ethnographic areas of Romania, and currently coordinates the project “Mapping of craftsmen and their traditional products in the construction sector in Romania”.Eugen Vaida is a member of several advisory committees for approval of interventions in historical areas and leads a series of summer schools for young architects and students. During 2017 he participated at the elaboration of a report on heritage and traditional crafts for the European Commission called Skills, training and knowledge transfer: traditional and emerging heritage which should be implemented in the public and private policies of each of the member states, which he struggles to do nowadays. Through his research and education programs he has an important role in the preservation of the historical roof landscape in Transylvania. Meanwhile he coordinates with historian Ileana Burnichioiu the Ambulance for Monuments project in Southern Transylvania.
is the director of the National Archaeological Agency of Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. He is a specialist in the history and archeology of the Roman period of the Carpatho-Dniester space. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications, including monographs Sântana de Mureş-Černjachov settlement and necropolis from Budesti (Chişinău 2006) and Dacian pottery center from Roman period (research from 2001 and 2003) (Chisinau 2007). He is founder and editor of the Preventive Archeology in the Republic of Moldova and member of the editorial board of the Archaeological magazine and Pyretus Magazines.
is a member Russian group within the World Heritage Watch, St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1997, he graduated from the Department of Mineralogy at St. Petersburg State University, after which he worked as a maritime geologist in the Institute of Oceanology until 2002. In 1997-1998, he studied in Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Science, in 2003-2004 he worked as a sociologist in an international research project in Technical University in Berlin. He defended MA Dissertation in Sociology at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology in European University at St. Petersburg. Later, he worked as a sociologist in the Centre for Independent Social Research (St. Petersburg) and Institute of Regional Development (Pskov). In 2015-2016, he also taught a course in the visualization of spatial data to the students of State University for Architecture and Construction. Scientific interests: political sociology, urban studies.
is a PhD candidate at the Central European University (Budapest) and lecturer at Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University of Chișinău. His research interests include Soviet nationality and borderland policies, entangled history of Central and Eastern Europe, history of the Soviet Union in comparative perspective. Currently Alexandr is writing the PhD thesis on the Soviet borderland policies in the Ukrainian SSR and the Moldovan ASSR in 1920s and 1930s. He is the author of several articles on interwar Soviet nationality policies. Research interests: Soviet nationality policies, borderland studies, history of entanglements.
is a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Reader in Ukrainian Studies at University College London. He has worked extensively on the comparative politics of the post-Soviet states since 1990. His latest book Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship was published by Yale University Press in October 2011. His other recent books include The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation (Yale UP, third edition, 2009), Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (Yale UP, 2005) and Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World (Yale UP, 2005). His publications at ECFR include Dealing with Yanukovych’s Ukraine , The Limits of Enlargement-lite: EU and Russian Power in the Troubled Neighbourhood , Meeting Medvedev: The Politics of the Putin Succession and Can the EU Win the Peace in Georgia? (all available at www.ecfr.eu).
is PhD, associate Associate Professor at Moldova State University. Specialist in the Iron Age of the Carpathian-Danubian-Pontic space. Scientific interests are especially focused on the study of the habitat of the communities of Cozia-Saharna culture and of the Thraco-Getic tribes in the 6th-3rd centuries BC. Author of more than 130 scientific publications, including 4 monographs: Fortificaţiile geto-dacice din spaţiul extracarpatic în secolele VI-III a. Chr. / Geto-Dacian fortifications in the extra-Carpathian space in the 6th-3rd centuries BC, Bucureşti, 1998; Butuceni. Monografie arheologică / Butuceni. Archaeological monograph, Bucureşti, 2002 (co-authors Ion Niculiţă, Silvia Teodor); Habitatul din mileniul I a. Chr. în regiunea Nistrului mijlociu: Siturile din zona Saharna / The Habitat in the 1st millennium BC from the Middle Dniestr Region: the sites from Saharna Area, Chişinău, 2008 (co-authors Ion Niculiţă, Tudor Arnăut); Evoluţia habitatului din microzona Saharna în epoca fierului / Evolution of the Habitat in the Saharna micro-zone in the Iron Age, Chişinău, 2016 (co-authors Ion Niculiţă, Mihail Băţ).
is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Management at the National University of Studies and Public Administrations, Bucharest, Romania. Alexandra is the Executive Manager of the Center for the Study of Responsible Organizations from the same faculty. She is a member of several scientific boards of conferences and academic events. She is also a member of professional associations such as the Academy of Marketing Science or the International Association of Knowledge Management. Also, she is active in an NGO promoting education for children through access to heritage and culture – Da’DeCe. Until 2018 she was a member of the Board of the National Network of Museums in Romania. She is a board member for several academic journals. Since 2006, she is a consultant in cultural management and marketing. She is a trainer in cultural marketing and management. She published several books and many studies in marketing for museums, promotion, marketing of cultural organizations, cultural tourism and such. She was twice Fulbright Scholar, at Columbia University and New York University.
is a research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig/Germany. She studied cultural sciences at the European University in Frankfurt (Oder), finishing faculty with a thesis on civil society issues in Romania. She started working at the Leibniz-Institute in 2008 in a project focusing on the impact of the new external borders of the EU on the daily lives of stakeholders in the affected border regions. Currently, she is working on a project that deals with the local effects of the policies the EU addresses to its direct neighbourhood, carrying out case studies in Moldova on different fields of the EU’s exterritorial policies. She is interested in questions of how big political approaches trickle down to the members of societies and in connected questions of embedding, effectiveness and social consequences of these processes.