The Pluralization of the Public Sphere. Art Exhibitions in Romania between 1968 and 1989

The project analyzed unofficial, alternative, subversive or, generically, experimental art in Romania during the Ceaușescu regime, from the vantage point of the institutional frameworks, representation politics and micro-communities of artistic production.

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Turning Global: Socialist Experts during the Cold War (1960s - 1980s)

The project’s general objective was to identify, during three decades of development (1960s-1980s), within five fields (economy, law, demography, theater and historical studies), socialist experts’ contributions to international debates and institution building.

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Museums and Controversial Collections. Politics and Policies of Heritage-Making in Post-colonial and Post-socialist Contexts

The project’s main premise was to consider museums as loci of memory and heritage, but also as fundamentally political places, where the relationships between the past, the present, and the future of a society were forged.

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Mircea Eliade between Indology and History of Religions. From Yoga to Shamanism and Archaic Religiosity

The project aimed to reconstruct Mircea Eliade’s Indological formation, to evaluate his work on India against the background of Sanskrit texts and of the Indological state of the art, and to study their influence on his later work on History of Religions.

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Models of Producing and Disseminating Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: The Cartesian Framework

The project aimed to conduct a research from an interdisciplinary standpoint on Descartes correspondence, which constituted a true fountain of theories, ideas and representations, one of the milestones of the intellectual networking of the early modernity.

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Critical Foundations of Contemporary Cosmopolitanism

The starting premise of the project was that in contemporary world of differences and points of view a global, overarching cosmopolitan vision and a global consensus should be avoided.

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The Political Radicalization of the Kantian Idea of Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense

The Political Radicalization of the Kantian Idea of Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense

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Linked European Archives for Ethno-musicological Research

The goal of the project was to contribute to the preservation, accessibility, connectedness and exploitation of some of the most prestigious ethno-musicological archives in Europe.

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The Excellency Network Germany - South Eastern Europe

The aim of this program, financed by the Hertie Foundation, was to establish and foster contacts between scholars and academics, as well as higher education entities from Germany and South Eastern Europe.

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Business Elites in Romania: Their Social and Educational Determinants and their Impact on Economic Performances

The project represented the Romanian contribution to a joint program with the University of Sankt Gallen, entitled Markets for Executives and Non-Executives in Western and eastern Europe, and financed by the National Swiss Fund for the Development of Scientific Research (SCOPES).

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The Septuagint Translation

This project aimed at achieving a scientifically reliable translation of the Septuagint into Romanian by a group of very gifted, young Romanian scholars.

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