This event will take place on the 17th of January, 16.00-18.00, Council Room, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (Schitu Măgureanu. nr.9), sector 5, Bucharest.

The H2020 COURAGE project, which made a digital database with collections of “cultural opposition created during communism, has arrived at the time of evaluating the results! The ICUB researchers who worked on this international project would like to share their three-year experience in managing the project. What means a European project which finances research only with the condition that results are freely accessible to a large audience and in a suitable form for readers that are not necessarily specialists? What means the digitization of social sciences and humanities and what problems might occur in the creation of electronic databases? What dissemination events are absolutely vital to demonstrate that a research is financed not only in the interest of the researcher or his/her institution, but of widest possible categories of target groups? Finally, what is it that one can hope to achieve for the personal professional career at the end of a H2020 project? We hope you will be curious to find out…

Cristina PETRESCU is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, and National Task Manager in the H2020 project COURAGE – Cultural Opposition: Understanding the Heritage of Cultural Dissent in Former Socialist Countries, financed by the European Union. She authored From Robin Hood to Don Quixote: Resistance and Dissent in Communist Romania (Bucharest: Editura Enciclopedică, 2013), contributed as expert to Raport Final al Comisiei Prezidenţiale pentru Analiza Dictaturii Comuniste în România (Final Report of the Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania) (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2007), and co-edited the volume Nation-Building and Contested Identities: Romanian and Hungarian Case Studies (Budapest: Regio Books, 2001). She published in international volumes and peer-reviewed journals in the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Poland and Hungary more than 30 studies on communism and the memory of this recent past in East-Central Europe.

Cristian PĂTRĂŞCONIU is a journalist with over fifteen years of experience in central mass media, who is currently researcher in H2020 project COURAGE – Cultural Opposition: Understanding the Heritage of Cultural Dissent in Former Socialist Countries, financed by the European Union. He is the author of several books of interviews, among which Repere intelectuale ale dreptei românești (Intellectual models of the Romanian political right) (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2010); Noua școală de gândire a dreptei (The political right’s new school of thought) (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2011); Cartea președinților (The book with presidents) (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2013); Trântind ușa (Slamming the door) (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2016); Întrebări puse La Punkt (Questions asked on La Punkt blog) (Timișoara: Editura Universității de Vest, 2017); America la răscruce: Un dialog transatlantic (America at crossroads: A transatlantic dialogue) (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2017).

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