Constanta, Romania, May 22-23: The sixth annual international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies

On the 22th- 23th of May, in Romania, Constanta city, will take place the sixth international conference entitled “Historical memory, the politics of memory and cultural identity: Romania, Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea Region in comparison”.

The event is organized by The Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies in partnership with The International School of The University of Oslo, “Ovidius” University in Constanta, the embassies and consulates of the Nordic and Baltic states.

The meeting will focus on historical memory, the politics of memory and cultural identity in Romania, Scandinavia and Black Sea Region seen in comparison, but is open to contributions from other areas of interconnection between Romania and the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia and Baltic Sea Region such as energy, geography and environment, the role of women in shaping the society, economics and trade, international relations and political science as well as the security in the region.

The conference continues and develops a project that The Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies (ARSBN) initiated in 2010, aiming at investigating, comparing and describing the relations, encounters, intersections, confluences, mutual influences and/or parallels between the Nordic and Baltic Sea areas, on the one hand, and the Black Sea Region, on the other hand.

The Chair of the Organizing Committee is Prof.Dr.Hab. Silviu Miloiu fromThe Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies & Valahia University of Targoviste. Co- chairs are Assoc.Prof.Dr. Emanuel Plopeanu, the Dean of the Faculty of History and Political Sciences of Ovidius University of Constanta, Dr. Crina Leon from Al.I. Cuza University of Iassy, Mr. Einar Vannebo, Director of the International Summer School of The University of Oslo, Norway. The chair of the Scientific Committee is Prof.Dr. Florin Anghel from The Ovidius University of Constanta.

The participants from Norway will be the historian Jardar Seim, from the Norwegian History Association, Steinar Lone, translator of Romanian literature in Norwegian, Westberg Tove Bruvik, the ambassador of Norway in Bucharest , Sæther Tor Einar from The Center for Adults in Trondheim  and The Summer School of The University of Oslo. Other guests from The University of Oslo will be: Bielicki Alexander, Kovacevic Bielicki Dragana and Yang Julianne Q. M.

In the last day of the Conference, on the 23th of May, 4 o`clock p.m., the translator Steinar Lone will make a presentation entitled “My file” about his file registered by the Romanian Security Services under the communist regime.

The conference is sponsored through the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 within the Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level.

In order to facilitate your participation at our meeting in Constanta, the participation fee is waved for all speakers and attendees.

All those who are interested in participating are welcome.

You can find the program of the conference here. The website of the conference here.



Maria Martin


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