Plenary Conference PHSS 2017: A Tribute to the Russian Democratic Revolution of February 1917 and to the Romanian Revolution of December 1989. The Falsification of History

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10.15-11.15
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Building AAdrian Niculescu

Keynote speaker: Assoc. Prof. ADRIAN NICULESCU

Faculty of Political Sciences, National School of  Political Science and Public Administration

PhD of Paul Valéry – Montpellier III University (2002), political refugee in France (July 1983-1989), grantee of the Italian Institute for Historical Studies “B. Croce”, Napoli (1984-1986), professor of Università Cattolica di Milano (1985-1996), correspondent of Free Europe Radio (1984-1996).

Initiator and Vice-president of the National Institute for the Memory of the Romanian Exile (INMER), secretariat de stat în cadrul Guvernului României (2003-2005),  Member of the Scientific Council of the Romanian Revolution Institute (July 2010-), Vice-commissioner of Instituto Nazionale per la Storia del Risorgimento Italiano (2002-2012), Chevalier of the Order Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (2004), the Medal of Honor “Friend of the Jewish Communities of Romania” (August 2016), Vice-President of The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (February 2017-).

Books: Martor al Istoriei: Emil Ghilezan de vorbă cu Adrian Niculescu, ALL Publishers, 1998; Din Exil, după Exil, Univers Publishers, 1998; Aux racines de la démocratie roumaine – Pruncul Român, premier journal libre roumain, chonique de la Révolution valaque de 1848, Clusium Publishers, 2008; De la limes-ul lui Fokas la granița lui Eminescu – Studii de istorie, Clusium & Scriptor Publishers, 2009.

Co-authored books: Violările Drepturilor Omului în Epoca Ceausescu, Roma, 1989; Romania – Geografia e Storia, Roma, 2010.

 Domains of interest: History of Romania, History of Post-war World, Memory of Exile


Further details on the conference events will be available soon.

Call for Papers: Revolutions,the Archeology of Change

2017: 100 years have passed since the Bolshevik Revolution, but also 368 years since the English Revolution, 329 years since the Glorious Revolution, 252 years since the American Revolution, 228 years since the French Revolution, 169 years since the 1848 Revolution, 68 years since the Chinese Revolution, and 28 years since the ‘89 (Romanian) Revolution. In the same vein, one can ask how much time it took humankind to get used to some of its revolutionary inventions: the microscope (425 years), the steam engine (305 years), the light bulb (217 years), the telephone (141 years), the automobile (131 years), the plane (114 years), and the computer (69 years). Each and every region, state or nation preserves the memory of such events as a distinctive element of identity. But is there any connection between these “revolutionary” landmarks and our way of relating to them? When does a revolution start and where does it end? Is a revolution definable by its intentions (program) or rather by its results? Are there recurrent sequences in the dynamics of revolutions, or they are all only consequences of historical circumstances? What forces dispute the political power, and what resources are engaged in social mobilization? What social, political, and economic realities become the premises of social change, and how does the State react to political revolutions? What criteria serve us in judging whether a revolution has been successful?

We invite researchers in all fields to submit abstracts for the fourth edition of the PHSS conference until 17 March 2017 26 March 2017. Please see the Call for Papers using the following links in English and Romanian.

The third PHSS volume is published!

Dear Participants,

We are glad to announce that the third PHSS volume, Figures of Migration (eds Andreea Mironescu, Anca-Diana Bibiri, Camelia Grădinaru, Roxana Patraș, Emanuel Grosu), has been published at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Press.

The publication was supported by the Department of Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași.

Thank you for your valuable contribution!