The sixteenth edition of the international conference for graduate students in history will take place on November 12-13 2021. Organized by Maria Crăciun, the director of the Doctoral School “History, Civilization, Culture”, Gheorghe Negustor, and Andrew Spicer from Oxford Brookes the conference proposes a broad and, hopefully exciting theme able to accommodate all possible topics in the field of history and neighbouring disciplines: Old and New in Historical Research: Sources, Methods, Approaches. Given that, for research undertaken in Romanian historiography or in any of the countries of the former Soviet block, the fall of communism represents a landmark and possible turning point for views on and decodings of all proposed topics, the conference encourages a focus on the historiography of the subject presented by each participant from a diachronic perspective. This will be combined with an interdisciplinary perspective which fosters debates within the field of history and with closely connected disciplines. During the two very busy days of the conference, the seventy-five participants coming from Italy, France, Austria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Hungary, the Republic of Moldova and of course, Romania, will have ample opportunity to discuss their work with their peers and with the more established scholars who will chair the sessions. The discussion will be framed by the three plenary lectures given by professor Zsuzsanna Varga from ELTE, Budapest, professor Balázs Trencsényi from the Central European University, Vienna/Budapest and professor Alexandru Florin Platon from the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi.     

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