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Academic year 2024/2025


New Europe College extends the annual competition for Ukrainian scholars.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2024.

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Call for Applications

TANDEM “Author with Translator – Translator with Author” Fellowships 2024/ 2025
The deadline for submitting applications is March 10, 2024.

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Burghezia română. Realitate socială, necesitate teoretică, concept istoric

Bogdan POPA, NEC Alumnus; Cercetător, Institutul „Nicolae Iorga”, Academia Română, București


Joi, 29 februarie 2024, ora 15.00, la Colegiul Noua Europă & via Zoom

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Pamânteni din țări străine. Imigranți balcanici în Țările Române în epoca prefanariotă

Masă rotundă pe marginea cărții Lidiei Cotovanu, Émigrer en terre valaque. Estimation quantitative et qualitative d’une mobilité géographique de longue durée (Ed. Istros, Brăila, 2022), în prezența autoarei


Joi, 7 martie 2024, ora 15.00, la Colegiul Noua Europă & via Zoom

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Thinking Together on, in, and from Ukraine: Frameworks for Intellectual Equity

Katherine YOUNGER
Research Director of the project Ukraine in European Dialogue
Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna


on Thursday, 14 March 2024, at 10 am, at NEC & via Zoom

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Artists at the Time of War: Words and Deeds

Andrey KURKOV in dialogue with Andriy LYUBKA

on Thursday, 14 March 2024, at 4.30 pm, at NEC & via Zoom

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Humanitarian and Development Aid during the Cold War

International Conference


on Thursday and Friday, 21-22 March 2024, at New Europe College & via Zoom

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25years and counting

Since its beginnings, NEC has grown from a “chamber” into a “symphony” college. It started with five and then ten humanities scholarships for Romanians, and now it has reached almost forty (half-yearly or yearly) scholarships a year, awarded to young researchers from all over the world.


Psalmodia’s Christmas Carols Concert at NEC

Founded in 1988 by Professor Sebastian Barbu-Bucur (1930-2015), the Byzantine music Choir Psalmodia began its journey alongside the revival of the Religious Music studies in 1990, at the National University of Music Bucharest (UNMB).

Andrei Pleșu, 75 de ani

În apropierea sfârșitului de an, ne face plăcere să ne amintim de unul dintre momentele care au marcat viața culturală a acestei veri: aniversarea filosofului și scriitorului Andrei Pleșu, care a împlinit 75 de ani în data de 23 august.

Tandem Fellows attended prestigious literary events

One of the most important events of the tour was Susanna Harutyunyan’s participation in the International Frankfurt Book Fair 2023, which took place from 18 to 27 October, as a “significant Armenian voice in Europe”, the German publisher Akademische Verlagsbuchhandlung Friedrich Mauke stated.

CfA: The VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine

This is a call for applications for six VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine for the academic year 2023/2024.
Deadline for applications is 25 June 2023.

VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine are granted for ten months (from September 2023 to June 2024) to scholars residing in Ukraine and working in Ukrainian universities and research institutes.

Conferința „Tineret și Pedagogie Socialistă. Turismul Școlar în România (1965-1989)”, luni, 15 mai 2023, la Institutul de Istorie „Nicolae Iorga“ din București

Programul IV „România și Europa în secolul XX” din cadrul Institutului de Istorie „Nicolae Iorga“ (Academia Română) vă invită luni, 15 mai a.c., orele 11.00, la prelegerea „Tineret și Pedagogie Socialistă. Turismul Școlar în România (1965-1989)”, susținută de profesoara Diana Georgescu (University College London). Evenimentul va avea loc la sediul Institutului: Bd. Aviatorilor nr. 1, București.

„Dizabilitate și cetățenie. Cum au transformat invalizii de război statul român după 1918” – prelegere susținută de bursiera NEC Maria Bucur, joi, 6 aprilie, la Institutul de Istorie „Nicolae Iorga“ din București

Subiectul acestei conferințe este rolul pe care l-au jucat veteranii în determinarea acestor drepturi și consecințele care au decurs de la crearea unor noi instituții și tipuri de drepturi pentru persoanele cu dizabilități în Romania interbelică.

Forthcoming Program at NEC: Author with translator – Translator with author

The writer (novelist, poet, playwright, children’s or nonfiction author) and his or her translator will be in residence at the NEC at the same time and will stay for at least two months. NEC’s goal is to recruit Tandems for one or two semesters, if possible.
Details about the application process and deadline will be posted very soon. 

CfA: 1 Postdoctoral Research Position within the Project “Rule of law at the European periphery: (dis)incentive structures and conceptual shifts” (Deadline 15 November 2022)

Interested candidates should send a short cover letter (no longer than three pages), the names and postmail, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two referees who have expressed their willingness to support this particular candidacy, and a resume, including a list of publications, to the PI, (cc- ) by the 15th of Nov. 2022.

Programul de „Burse Lapedatu” la Colegiul Noua Europă (2022)

NEC continuă și în anul 2022 programul „Burselor Lapedatu” oferite pentru a încuraja cercetările de istoria românilor în perioadele modernă și contemporană. În acest an academic, istoricii Roland Clark și Iuliana Cindrea Nagy vor organiza, cu sprijinul financiar al Fundației Lapedatu și al NEC, un colocviu dedicat ascultării „vocilor rurale” din România modernă și contemporană.

CfA for Junior Researchers: Fellowship in “Digital Humanism”, IWM

The IWM invites applications from potential Junior visiting fellows to pursue research on cyber-physical systems, which integrate physical dynamics with software and networks and their intersections with societal, economical, and geopolitical dimensions, as well as other research foci from the humanities and social sciences. Two fellows will be invited to spend a period of three consecutive months at the Institute. Their fellowships must overlap with the Senior Visiting Fellow’s month of residence (May 2022).

CfA: Spring School “Local archaeologies and their interdisciplinary practices”, 9-15 May 2022, Bucharest, at New Europe College

We are pleased to announce the newly opened call for applications to the Spring School Local archaeologies and their interdisciplinary practices to be held at NEC, Bucharest, 9-15 May 2022 in the framework of the international research program The Construction of Knowledge in Archaeology and Art History in Southeastern Europe, coordinated by the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia and funded by the Getty Foundation.

Deadline: 30 January 2022


New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest (Romania) launches the annual competition for the 2022/2023 NEC Fellowships. Romanian and international scholars (at postdoctoral level) in all fields of the humanities and social sciences (including law and economics) are invited to apply.

The DEADLINE for submitting applications is JANUARY 10, 2022.

Școala de vară: „Modelul” în literatură și critică: copie, imitație, reprezentare, influență. Metode de studiu și perspective de analiză (28 iunie – 2 iulie 2021)

Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai (Facultatea de Litere, Departamentul de literatură română și teoria literaturii) și Memorialul Ipotești – Centrul Național de Studii „Mihai Eminescu” invită tinerii cercetători filologi (masteranzi și doctoranzi) la Școala de vară „Modelul” în literatură și critică: copie, imitație, reprezentare, influență. Metode de studiu și perspective de analiză, care va avea loc în perioada 28 iunie – 2 iulie 2021.

CfP: Nineteenth-Century Music Review Themed Issue: Urban Desires: Music and Nostalgia

Nineteenth-Century Music Review calls for articles for a themed issue entitled Urban Desires: Music and Nostalgia.

Deadline for 300-word abstract submission: 23 July 2021. Please, send your proposal including your name and title of the proposal to lolasanmartinarbide[at]gmail[dot]com. By 10 September 2021, authors will be notified whether they should submit a full version of their article for peer review.

Online Workshop: From transcribing orality to oral writing practices. Rural and popular cultures in the digital age

The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Romania), in partnership with the University of Plovdiv “Paissi Hilendarski” (Bulgaria), and the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO) (France), announce for the 28th of May the workshop entitled From transcribing orality to oral writing practices. Rural and popular cultures in the digital age.

Online Lecture: “Ordinary people” and their professions: The contribution of sigillography to the study of Byzantine social history

It is our pleasure to invite you to the lecture “Ordinary people” and their professions: The contribution of sigillography to the study of Byzantine social history given by NEC Fellow Pantelis Charalampakis, PhD, National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on 30 March 2021, at 11.00 am (Bucharest time), via Zoom.

Apel la candidaturi: Bursele André Scrima 2021/2022

Centrul de Cercetare Ecumenică Sibiu oferă pentru anul universitar 2021/2022 burse cercetătorilor doctoranzi și celor care au obținut titlul de doctor în teologie, dar și din spectrul mai larg al disciplinelor umaniste (filosofie, filologie, istorie etc).

Conferința internațională „Frontiere, migrație, diaspora” (7 – 9 octombrie 2021, Online)

Departamentul de Studii Românești de la Facultatea de Litere, Istorie și Teologie a Universității de Vest din Timișoara organizează în colaborare cu Centrul de studii românești al Facultății de Litere de la Universitatea din București cea de-a șasea Conferință internațională (CISR 6) cu tema Frontiere, migrație, diaspora, care va avea loc în 7 – 9 octombrie 2021, online.

De la inventarea pensiei literare până la apariția discursului asupra protecționismului literar / dreptului de autor

Vineri, 5 martie 2021, ora 18.00, Centrul de Filologie Modernă al Universității Babeș-Bolyai (FiM) vă invită la cea de-a treia întâlnire G19 pe Zoom, în cadrul căreia conf. dr. habil. Levente T. Szabó (NEC Alumnus) va susține conferința intitulată De la inventarea pensiei literare până la apariția discursului asupra protecționismului literar / dreptului de autor. O nouă istorie socială a profesionalizării literare maghiare în secolul al 19-lea.

CfA: NIAS Individual Fellowships (Deadline 15 March 2021)

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) is looking for scholars who would like to spend 5 or 10 months in 2022/23 at the institute to work on their own curiosity-driven research project, and get inspired by our interdisciplinary, collaborative community of scholars, artists, writers and journalists.

CfP: Sacred Spaces in Motion (Deadline: 1 May 2021)

Review of Ecumenical Studies (RES), Sibiu calls for papers that deal with (but will be not be limited to) questions such as: How do sacred buildings reflect the interferences of the political with the religious? What are the legal and theological bases for the (re)conversion of churches into mosques and of mosques into churches? To what extent and what foreseeable consequences building, decommissioning, repurposing, or converting religious spaces represent a form of domination and exclusion?

Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

It is our great pleasure to wish you all Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!
Though the present situation has prevented us from meeting face to face, we are posting you a selection of Romanian carols hoping they would bring you happiness and peace.

CfA: The DigiHum Fellowships at NEC (deadline 15 January 2021)

The ‘Relevance of the Humanities in the Digital Age’ (DigiHum) fellowship program aims to underscore the cognitive functions of the humanities and their potential as critical disciplines by opening them up to issues relevant in/for the contemporary digital world – issues that are “practical”, but also epistemological, ethical, philosophical, etc.

CfA: Ukraine in European Dialogue Fellowships, IWM (Deadline: 31 January 2021)

This Junior Visiting Fellowships aim to support the research of Ukrainian scholars who are completing or have recently completed doctoral studies in a Ukrainian institution of higher education. It offers access to the resources of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna to younger researchers who have demonstrated exceptional talent to allow them to work on a research project of their own choice.

Learning a Different Language: Reading Shubhangi Swarup’s ‘The Latitudes of Longing’ and Aimee Liu’s ‘Glorious Boy’ in the Context of Anthropological Documentation and the Consolidation of the Indian Nation State

On Thursday, November 19, at 5:00 pm, Arunima Bhattacharya will give on Zoom the lecture entitled Learning a Different Language: Reading Shubhangi Swarup’s ‘The Latitudes of Longing’ and Aimee Liu’s ‘Glorious Boy’ in the Context of Anthropological Documentation and the Consolidation of the Indian Nation State.

CfA: The DEA Program (Deadline 15, 2020)

Created in 1975 upon the initiative of Fernand Braudel, in collaboration with the French Secretary of State for Universities, Department for Higher Education and Research, the DEA Programme (Directeurs d’Études Associés, or Associate Research Directors) is the oldest international mobility programme at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme.

ERC Mentoring Initiative

The IWM (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna) has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator Grants in the humanities and social sciences from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

The NEC library currently holds over 40 000 items

Our library includes reference works (dictionaries & encyclopedias), books, periodicals, and multimedia resources in English, French, German, Italian, and Romanian.
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Research Programs

Rocking under the Hammer and the Sickle: Popular Music in Socialist Romania between Ideology and Entertainment (1948-1989)

Colonial Anxieties, Corruption Scandals and Xenophobia in Nineteenth-Century Infrastructure Development in Romania

Entangled Histories of the Danubian Quarantine System (1774–1914)

Rule of Law at the European Periphery: (Dis)incentive Structures and Conceptual Shifts

The (Im)possible Alliance: Romania as Initiator and Beneficiary of the Humanitarian Aid (1970-1989)

Yiddish Culture in Greater Romania (1918-1940): in the Aftermath of the Empires and Challenged by the New National State

The Oldest Romanian Manuscript and Printed Versions of the Akathistos Hymn (17th C). The History of a Liturgical Masterpiece Between Text and Image