Sub-Saharan Africa – Central and Eastern Europe Relations

Prepare to embark on a journey into the dynamic world of Sub-Saharan Africa-Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) relations with an exciting introductory course this August. Led by Dr. Stefan Cibian, this program is tailored for students and individuals passionate about international relations, foreign affairs, and development. Participants will gain valuable...

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The Last(ing) Signs Project

The Last(ing) Signs Archival Collection is creating the context for collecting deteriorating artefacts in public spaces which keep stories and symbolical meanings from XX century Romania. All images show objects that were once useful or carried certain meanings, but today they are rather useless and remain present in the urban...

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The Last(ing) Signs Archival Collection

23.03.2022 The Last(ing) Signs Archival Collection is creating the context for collecting deteriorating artefacts in public spaces which keep stories and symbolical meanings from XX century Romania. All images show objects that were once useful or carried certain meanings, but today they are rather useless and remain present in the...

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We launched the FRI Community Archive!

22.03.2022 The FRI Community Archive is an independent community-based archive located in Calbor and Făgăraș, Romania. The archive works on the principles of participation, research, open access, and debate. Participation  The archive collaborates with the local community that participates actively in the process of collecting archival records and collections. Our...

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Biopolitics, Political Regimes, and Carceral Systems

Online (Zoom), August 11, 2021, 18.00-20.30 (Romanian time, in English) The round table aims to provide a space for reflection on the role and practice of carceral systems in different types of political regimes, aiming to generate interdisciplinary perspectives on the way prisons are instrumentalized for political aims. INSTRUCTORS Bhakti...

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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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Africa and East-Central Europe: Exploring and Reflecting on Collective Traumatic Experiences from the Past

Online (Zoom), August 10, 2020, 18.00-19.30 (Romanian time, in English) The webinar is an invitation to explore differences and similarities between the lived experiences of colonialism & postcolonialism, as well as totalitarianism and the transition to democratic regimes in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In more specific terms,...

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