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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 ( and Acta Technica Napocensis Series: Applied Mathematics, Mechanics and Engineering (

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.

NOROC, Alexandru
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.

NOROC, Larisa
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.