Beyond East and West. Decolonizing Modernization – Accepted Papers

Telciu Summer Conferences, 4th edition, 24-25 of July 2015

Telciu-Bistrița, Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania

 poza 3After a long process of selection,  we finally are able to present the list of the accepted papers for the 4th edition of ”Telciu Summer Conferences”.  At the beginnig of June, we will launch the program of the conference that will be held in Telciu and Bistrița in the 24 and 25 of July 2015. Thanks to all who applied.

For any information about this conference please contact us at the following mail addresses:,  or on the facebook page of our event.

  1. Pavel Baloun, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic – Civilizing the Gypsy Child”: “Gypsy School” as a Colonial Practice in Interwar Czechoslovakia (1918-1938).
  2. Alina Branda, Faculty of European Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania – Beyond East and West. Anthropology as Intercultural Dialogue.
  3. Alfredo Canavero/Lorenzo Meli, State University of Milan, Milano, Italy – European Integration and Decolonization.
  4. Remus Câmpeanu, Romanian Academy – ”George Barițiu” Institute of History, Cluj, Romania – Colonization, Myths and the Glorious Story about United States.
  5. Carole Chapin, Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France Perception in Western Europe as an influence on education and cultural choices: the case of Russian nobility during the second half of 18th
  6. Emilio Cocco, University of Teramo, Italy – Modernizing a Maritime Frontier. Symbolic Exchanges, Terrestrial Conversions and Nation-state building in the Eastern Adriatic.
  7. Emanuel Copilaș, Faculty of Political Sciences, Philosophy and Communication Sciences, West University, Timișoara, Romania – National-communism for export: Ceaușescu’s Romania, the Third World and the ‘new world order’.
  8. Fabiana Dimpflmeier, La Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy – Maritime Perspective on Otherness. Deconstructing Italian Modernization and Identity in Late Nineteenth Century.
  9. Iovan Drehe, Romanian Academy Iași, Romania – On ‘philosophical colonialism’.
  10. Daniela Duca, Romanian Cultural Institute from Berlin, Germany – Eastern Words vs. Western Words. The Redemption of Balcanisms in Romanian Literature.
  11. Mauro Elli, Centre for Foreign Policy and Public Opinion Studies of State University of Milan, Italy – Nuclear Modernity in Post-Colonial Pakistan. The Case of the Karachi Nuclear Power Project, 1954-65.
  12. Filip Herza, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic – Orientalism and the Discourses of Modernization: Czech Anthropology in Subcarpathian Ruthenia (1919-1938).
  13. Redi Koobak, Linköping University, Sweden – Transversal Dialogues in Transnational Feminist Theorizing: Intersections of Postcolonial and Postsocialist Analytics.
  14. Sorin Mitulescu, South-East University ”The Light”, Bucharest, Romania – Recapture of north of the Danube Turkish cities : decolonization and violence.
  15. Ali Abdelhafiz Moursi, Faculty of Arts, Assiut University, New Valley, Egypt – New Religion of Modernity. Muslims between Holy Privacy and necessities of times.
  16. Rita Paolini, Centre for Foreign Policy and Public Opinion Studies of State University of Milan, Italy – Flirting and fighting Indian princely states and the national movement. Modernity and tradition, localism and centralism in 1930s’ India.
  17. Dávid Petrut, Mureș County Museum, Târgu-Mureș, Romania – Dialogue of the empires. Imperial thought and the research concerning Roman Dacia during the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy (18671918).
  18. Veda Popovici/Ovid Pop, National University of Art, Bucharest, Romania/ Berufsförderungsinstitut, Vienna, Austria – The Postponed Belonging. A short history of the awareness of the periphery and the desire for Europe in the national Romanian construct.
  19. David Schwartz, Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, RomaniaDepictions of the Socialist Past in Post-1989 Romanian Theatre: From “How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients” to “Under Ground: The Jiu Valley after 1989”.
  20. Marian Suciu, Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania – New Vietnam: About the long way of transformation from a colony into an independent state.
  21. Edit Szegedi, Faculty of European Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania – The forgotten city.
  22. Alexander De Tey, Independent Researcher, Berlin, Germany – Colonising and decolonising tendencies in Rameau á la Turque.
  23. Alyosxa Tudor, Center for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom – Transgender nationalism, diaspora nationalism:  different dimensions of transnationalism dis/entangled.
  24. Raoul Weiss, Independent Researcher, Strasbourg, France/Cluj, Romania – Symbolic scapegoating of Gypsies as the “dark side” of R(r)oma(nian) reality.

Organizing Committee:

Valer Simion Cosma, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Manuela Boatcă, Freie University, Berlin (Germany)

Ali Abdelhafiz Moursi, Assiut University, New Valley (Egypt)

This conference is funded by Telciu City Hall and Telciu City Council.

Partners: ”George Coșbuc” Bistrița-Năsăud County Library, Faculty of History and Philosophy (Babeș-Bolyai University), Seminar of Historical Anthropology (Babeș-Bolyai University) and Liga Oamenilor de Cultură Bonțideni.

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