Round table on Diverse Types of Knowledge, Archives, and Learning Practices

August 17, 17.00 – 19.00 (Romanian time, hybrid, in English) The round table will bring together learning, research, and knowledge creation practices from multiple cultural spaces, in an attempt to explore potential intersectionalities, but also instances of epistemic violence. Examples from African countries, the US, Romania, and other European countries...

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Liberal Arts College at Făgăraș – educational concept

August TBD, 2022 (hybrid, in English) The workshop aims to bring together the FRI members with an interest in co-crating the educational concept for the Liberal Arts College at Făgăraș. The workshop will provide the space to think together about the core educational features of the university. FACILITATOR Departments/units: Summer...

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College Prep Year Program Development

August TBD, 2022 (hybrid, in English) The workshop aims to bring together the FRI network members with an interest in developing the College Prep Year Educational Program. The workshop will provide the space to think through the features of the CPY educational program. FACILITATOR Departments/units: Summer School 2022, Educational Programs...

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Designing better survey questions that deliver the data that you need

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10.00-12.00 (Romanian time, hybrid, English/Romanian – depending on the audience) The workshop is meant to help participants understand the attributes of a well-designed questionnaire, discuss considerations to be taken into account when designing questionnaires as a whole and individual questions, present a framework for questionnaire development...

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On Tosca’s Trail – A History of the Three Real-life Architectural Monuments in Rome Featured in Puccini’s Opera

August 12, 2022, 14.00-17.00, (Romanian time, hybrid, English/Romanian – depending on the audience) One of the most frequently performed and most popular among opera fans, Puccini’s “Tosca” is set in Rome in the year 1800.  Not only the plot unfolds against a backdrop of real historical events, but also its...

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Round table on Jiu Valley and Țara Făgărașului in Comparative Perspective: Past Conditions, Present Circumstances, Future Prospects

August 11, 2022, 16.00-19.30 (Romanian time, hybrid, in English) Comparing these disparate regions opens a window into many dimensions of the contemporary Romanian problematic, if not of post-communist societies more generally. Both the Jiu Valley coal region and Țara Făgărașului, with extensive chemical factories, experienced intense industrialization during communist times...

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