More than two decades after the fall of communism and several years after Romania’s accession to the European Union, Romanians, whether at home, in a growing diaspora around the world, or by virtue of international economic and cultural networks, are continuing to find themselves integrated into increasingly interconnected European and global institutions and practices. This gradual process of integration into international networks and interaction with foreign powers has been underway for centuries. States that occupied the territory of contemporary
came under the influence of more powerful neighbors, and stood at the
crossroads of both warlike and peaceful migrations. At one point most Romanian
boyars spoke Greek, and in the 19th century Romanian students often
studied abroad as they are again doing today. In the 1920s and 30s, ethnic and
religious diversity contributed both to Europeanization and to domestic and
international tensions. Then, the Soviet model played a major role in
the imposition of communism. The proposed focus of the 2012 SRS conference
encourages historical, cultural and contemporary inquiries into the place of
Romanians and Moldovans in European and global structures, while pondering the
implications of these trends for the future.
The event will be host by
Lucian Blaga University,
Sibiu, 2-4 July
The event is organized in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute
The program of event here.