We launched the registration for this year’s edition of the Făgăraș Summer School. Join us! Am lansat înscrierile pentru Școala de Vară de la Făgăraș. Vă așteptăm!

19.07.2021 2021 brings the third edition of the Făgăraș Summer School. This year we are exploring the hybrid version of the school, we will offer a series of webinars and on-site courses at the Institute’s location. The courses will take place between July and August. Find more about this year’s...

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A (Very) Short Introduction to the History of Western Architectural Styles – Part 2

Online (Zoom), August 14, 2020, 15.00-18.00, (Romanian time, English/Romanian – depending on the audience) Of the visual arts that make up the core of the discipline of Art History, architecture is the one that touches unswervingly our daily lives. We all live and work in buildings or built functional spaces...

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Doing multimodal ethnography in pandemic times. Drags in da’ house, a case study in collaborative research in Brazil

Online (Zoom), August 14, 2020, 18.00-20.00 (Romanian time, in English) The COVID-19 outbreak has forced us all to stay at home or to keep distance from one another, and it has impacted most of what we are used to call `reality.` For social scientists, this represents a huge challenge, as...

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Cyber-security and privacy best practices for academic researchers

Online (Zoom), August 12, 2020, 18.00-20.00 (Romanian time, in English) Cyber-security and privacy are issues of increasing concern in today’s digital world. Whereas perfect security does not exist, there are many tools and practices that can answer to someone’s specific security needs. To choose among them, it is important to...

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Use of History in Recent Public Debates

Online (Zoom), August 12, 2020, 16.00-18.00 (Romanian time, in English) Looking back at controversial historical episodes has become a widely spread reference point in nowadays public debates and politics. Recently, monuments of figures like Christopher Columbus were targeted and destroyed during protests against racism in the US. Another example is...

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Spirituality in Development Projects and in Communities

Online (Zoom), August 13, 2020, 16.00-17.30 (Romanian time, in English) Spirituality has been disregarded by the development field. Researches have shown that the replacement of traditional manifestations including spirituality with modernity has provoked changes in all fields of humanity, including global development. During this webinar we will see how spirituality...

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Teaching an Undergraduate Experiential Course: Lessons Learned

Online (Zoom), August 11, 2020, 13.00-15.00 (Romanian time, in English) The webinar will focus on the relevance of experiential learning for undergraduate education and, more specifically, on designing such courses. The presentation builds on a course that I developed and am currently teaching at the University of Toronto Scarborough –...

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