The capacity of local communities to protect, manage and open to the public valuable archival documents is limited. That has a powerful negative impact on local history, culture, and patrimony. At the same time, all communitie posses valuable documents from a historical perspectives, that are kept in improper conditions, and often get destroyed either because of lack of space and utility or by the passage of time.

The aim of the FRI Communtiy Archive is to save and protect documents with historical value and also to offer assistance to other actors from local communities so that they better manage, protect, and open to the public and to researchers their archives.

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Team FRI Community Archive

Claudia Șerbănuță, Ph.D.

Team FRI Community Archive

Georgi Georgiev Ph.D. Candidate

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Ioana Hașu-Georgiev M.A.

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Maria Chirilă

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Ștefan Cibian, Ph.D.

Claudia Șerbănuță, Ph.D.

Georgi Georgiev Ph.D. Candidate

Georgi Georgiev is a doctoral candidate in comparative history at the Central European University, Budapest (CEU). He was a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics” (October-November 2018). He completed an MA in Central European history at CEU. Georgi’s research experience includes extensive study of the Radio Free Europe archival collections hosted by the Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest. Georgi’s PhD project focuses on methods of information gathering during the Cold War, with a special emphasis on acoustic information gathering and noise as an object of research. His work explores the intersection between science, technology, and politics.

Ioana Hașu-Georgiev M.A.

Ioana Hașu-Georgiev is interested in Romania’s recent past, researching aspects related to the armed anti-communist resistance. She holds an M.A. from the Central European University (2015) and is an accredited independent researcher at the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (2011). She explores in her research the less known aspects of the anti-communist struggle, such as the role of women in the resistance, postmemory and trans-generational trauma, traumatic amnesia, the relation between forgetting, remembering, and healing. In 2012 she created an interactive workshop for children, Grandparents’ Times, focusing on the early communist period and repression. The workshop is offered in schools, high schools, and camps.  In 2018 she launched an exposition at the Țara Făgărașului Museum entitled The Women in the Resistance, invisible actors of the anti-communist struggle.  In the last 10 years, Ioana gave public lectures and participated in conferences organized by the Institute for the Investigation of Crimes committed by the Communist Regime. Ioana has over 15 years of experience in mass-media, among others, working for BBC Romania and Radio France Internationale.
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Maria Chirilă

Ana-Maria is Assistant Manager at the Făgăraș Research Institute. Also, she is a student at the Department for Biotechnical Systems Engineering, Faculty for Environmental Protection, University of Oradea. Ana-Maria considers that community engagement is an important part of one’s lifestyle, therefore, she is supporting the activity of the Țara Făgărașului Community Foundation and is a member of Carpati.org. Ana-Maria believes that what others do, and their actions, influence us all, therefore it is important that we create and collaborate, as we are sharing life experiences every day. Ana-Maria is passionate about exploring new places and sports, such as endurance biking, swimming, hiking, and gastronomy.
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Ștefan Cibian, Ph.D.

Dr. Ștefan Cibian is a member of the Board and the executive director of the Făgăraș Research Institute. Stefan is an Academy Associate with Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs, he is also teaching courses related to international development at Babeș-Bolyai University and manages Cibian Consulting S.R.L. In what concerns teaching and research, Stefan is focused on development and statehood in Sub-Saharan Africa, development policy, development assistance, international organizations, migration, and human rights. Stefan’s core interest in research is focused on international development, community development, Africa-EU relations, development policy, international relations theory, peacebuilding and fragile states, the link between research, policy, and practice, higher education policy and global affairs, including the EU. In terms of geographic focus, Stefan is primarily concerned with Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the European Union, and transatlantic relations. In his consulting and civil society work, Stefan is focusing on civil society development in CEE, contributing to the development of civil society organizations. Stefan is the President of FOND, the Romanian NGDO Platform, the Treasurer of CONCORD – the European NGO Confederation for Humanitarian Aid and Development. He is also a board member for the following organizations: ARCADIA – The Romanian Association for International Cooperation and Development, Țara Făgărașului Community Foundation (FCTF), UiPath Foundation, and the Foundation for Youth Involvement (FIT). Stefan received his Ph.D. degree in political science and international relations (2012) as well as his M.A. in public policy (2006) from CEU – the Central European University. He also holds a BA in political science (2004, from Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and in law (2005, 1st of December 2019 University, Alba Iulia, Romania).
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