Centre for Applied History

          I. OVERVIEW

In Western society, in the last years, the demand for social history has been growing. Many historians are doing research based on contracting products from governments, national agencies or private companies. In the U.S., the orientation towards a different kind of history called public applied history generated a new definition of the profession of “historian”. In Europe, especially in France, where the first U.S. models were implemented, this orientation led to an attempt to find a new balance between fundamental and applied research in the field of history. History has sought thus to take in some methods from other disciplines such as economics or sociology in order to assume a practical character.

The Centre for Applied History was established in 2011 by Professors Ion Scurtu and Constantin Hlihor as a vehicle for exploring applied history and the national implementation of the programme on digitization according to targets set by the Government Decision no. 1676 of 10.12.2008 and amended by Resolution no. 843/2011 published in Official Gazette Part I no. 611 of 30.08.2011 and according to the two recommendations of the European Commission, 2006/585/EC and 2006 / C 297/01 which regulates digitizing the archives of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

The Centre for Applied History and heritage research has the main objectives:

  • collaboration with institutions of culture and art, literature, museums of history, natural science and the like from Romania and abroad in order to modernize the process of gathering and storing historical data;
  • development of research projects and attracting national and European funds for improving the conditions of storage and preservation of artifacts, existing movable or immovable property outdoor or in museums;
  • organizing exhibitions for the general public in Romania or abroad;
  • conducting research studies covering the national and European heritage;
  • dissemination and promotion in Romania and abroad of the Romanian cultural and historical heritage;
  • conducting surveys and analyses in rescue archeology;
  • safeguarding of the national and EU cultural heritage and bringing into the public circuit some industrial “parks” with historical heritage value;
  • involvement of young people (students, MA, PhD candidates) to work in applied history projects);
  • co-opting young PhDs specialised in history or related fields to apply for national and EU research grants to further their education as specialists in applied history and solving practical problems in the field.

                                  SCIENTIFIC AND COORDINATION COUNCIL



SCARLAT Cristian Director, SSRCI Member
SCURTU Ioan Executive Director, founding member SSRCI
TURLIUC Cătălin Co-Director, History Institute of Romanian Academy st.gr.I  researcher “A.D.Xenopol” Iaşi, member SSRCI
CĂLINA Ana Maria Linguist , SSRCI affiliated member
SCHIPOR Ilie PhD, MFA., heritage management, heroes cult , SSRCI affiliated member
CIAŞCAI Gheorghe Assoc., Specialist management of heritage values
CHIPER Ioan University professor Nicolae Iorga Institute of History , SSRCI founding member
 NICOLESCU Gheorghe University professor PhD, University of Pitesti, archives and heritage specialist SSRCI affiliate member
OŞCA Alexandru Hyperion University, archives specialist, SSRCI affiliate member
HLIHOR Constantin University professor  Ph.D.,
TIŢĂ Magdalena Ph.D. Director of Culture Constanţa , SSRCI affiliated member
MĂRGINEAN Mihaela Linguist , SSRCI affiliated member


SCARLAT Cristian  Director, phone: …………….email……………
SCURTU Ioan  Executive Director, phone: …………….email……………
TURLIUC Cătălin Director, phone: …………….email……………



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