Romanian Identity in the Wider European Context (CPA2008)

Venue: Babes-Bolyai University

Location: Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania

Event Date/Time: Nov 21, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2008
Registration Date: Aug 01, 2008
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 01, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2008
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Identity is a contemporary problematic approached almost everywhere in the world. The conference intends to find answers to some crucial questions regarding the Romanian identity in the wider European context, by bringing together researchers from different academic disciplines


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Identity is a contemporary problematic approached almost everywhere in the world as postmodernism, regional integration, and globalization bring new challenges to national identities. We speak more and more about the identity crisis at various levels and multiple explanations, causes and implications were identified. In this context, the Centre for Political Analysis launches a debate regarding the issue of Romanian identity in the European context, trying to answer questions like: Who are we, Romanians? What is the substance of our national identity? What connects or singles us out among European nations? What can Europe offer us on a long term and what can we offer Europe? Are Romania and Europe as a whole confronting themselves with identity crises, and how can these be surpassed? Given the topic, we choose a multi and inter-disciplinary approach that results in eight broader topics that supplement two plenary sessions with lectures given by known researchers and activists in the field of (Romanian) identity. The workshops will allow participants to present their own works, to receive and provide comments, and to create networks with peers from other universities/departments. We encourage graduate students and researchers to apply for one of the following topics: Historical background and contemporary components of Romanian identity Identity and religion in the Romanian space Individual and collective perceptions of identity Romanian identity reflected in arts and literature Romanian identity in everyday life Perception and self-perception of Romanian identity Minorities’ influence on Romanian identity Romanian identity in an encompassing Europe The application dead-line is August 1, 2008. The selection decision will be communicated by August 15. Late applications are not considered. The application form is available at the site stated above, it should be filled and send to The languages of the conference are English and Romanian. The organizers cover the accommodation of guests for the entire period of the conference. There is no participation fee. We expect with interest your contribution.