9th Edition, 2020 – Decolonizing Revolutions: Social Movements, Spiritualities and Commoning

9th Telciu Summer Conference: Decolonizing Revolutions: Social Movements, Spiritualities and Commoning 13-16 August 2020, Telciu, Romania Call for Papers deadline: 10 May The historical conditions of our present moment are set in no small part by centuries of colonial domination, through which contemporary racist and patriarchal social orders were forged. Contemporary imaginations are hobbled by …

8th Edition, 2019: Race, Sovereignties, and South-Eastern Thought

8th Telciu Summer Conference 8-11 August 2019, Telciu, Romania Call for Papers Deadline Extended: 1 June 2019 For a long time, mainstream historiography and social science viewed the rise of nation-states as the gradual overcoming of multinational political organizations and multi-ethnic empires throughout the world. The resulting conceptualization of empires and nation-states as mutually exclusive …

Deadline extended for the 7th Telciu Summer Conferences: New deadline: 1 June

The Telciu Summer Conferences are in their 7th edition this year of being organised in a village in Romania aiming at destabilising the status quo of academia occupying mainly urban spaces. Following the general scope of re-examining the role of the periphery from the point of view of the periphery, while bringing together an array …

7th Edition, 2018: Imperialism, Nationalism and Capitalist Crises: The Great War and Its Legacies – Call for papers

7th Telciu Summer Conferences Telciu, 10-11, August 2018 Call for papers deadline: 1 June 2018 What kind of imperialism died in 1918 and what took its place? According to conventional wisdom, the end of the Habsburgs, the official demise of the Ottoman Empire and the replacement of the Tsarist Empire with the USSR marked the …

Postsocialist/Postcolonial Rural Lifeworlds vs Degrowth, Defuturing, Decoloniality – Accepted Papers

After a long and difficult process of selection,  we finally are able to present the list of the accepted papers for the 6th edition of ”Telciu Summer Conferences”.  Soon we will publish the program of the conference  that will be held in Bistrița and Telciu (11-12th of August, 2017) just before the second edition of Telciu …

Postsocialist/Postcolonial Rural Lifeworlds vs Degrowth, Defuturing, Decoloniality – Call for Papers

Telciu Summer Conference, 6th edition, Telciu-Bistrița, 11th-12th of August 2017 The 6th Annual Telciu Summer Conference seeks contributions on the history, impact and perspectives of “alternatives to development” (Arturo Escobar), rather than alternative developments and of approaches to sustainability considered in relation to rural lifeworlds, subsistence economies, and rural-urban networks. We are interested in contributions …

Rurality, Modernity and (De)Coloniality: Unmaking the Legacies of Empire from Below: Program

    Thursday/Joi, 25. 08. 2016 20:30 – Dinner at a local restaurant in Telciu/Cină la un restaurant local în Telciu Friday/Vineri, 26. 08. 2016 Conference room of the ”George Coșbuc” County Library in Bistrița/Sala de conferințe a Bibliotecii Județene ”George Coșbuc” din Bistrița 8:00 – Travel to Bistrița/Deplasare la Bistrița 9:00 – The Morning …

Beyond East and West. Decolonizing Modernization – Accepted Papers

Telciu Summer Conferences, 4th edition, 24-25 of July 2015 Telciu-Bistrița, Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania  After 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 …

Dincolo de Est și Vest. Decolonizarea Modernizării

EDIȚIA A IV-A 24-25 IULIE 2015 TELCIU-BISTRIȚA, BISTRIȚA-NĂSĂUD, ROMÂNIA Anul 2015 a debutat printr-o serie de incidente violente precum atacul asupra redacției Charles Hebdo din Paris, atentatul din Sanaa, capitala Yemenului, sau masacrele comise de gruparea Boko Haram în Nigeria, care au readus în atenția publică teoria huntingtoniană a ciocnirii civilizațiilor și numeroase discuții despre …

Beyond East and West. Decolonizing Modernization

TELCIU SUMMER CONFERENCES 4TH EDITION, 24-25 OF JULY 2015 TELCIU-BISTRIȚA, BISTRIȚA-NĂSĂUD COUNTY, ROMANIA         The year 2015 started with a series of violent incidents such as the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the bombing of Sanaa, Yemen's capital, and the massacres committed in Nigeria by the Boko Haram group, which brought …