Sorin ANTOHI                                                

sorin.n.antohi@gmail.com

www.sorinantohi.org

 

Sorin Antohi is a freelance historian of ideas, essayist, translator, and consultant. He has taught mainly at the University of Michigan, the University of Bucharest, and the Central European University in Budapest (where he served as Academic Pro-Rector and founded Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, under the honorary presidency of Paul Ricoeur). He has conducted research at institutes of advanced study and other institutions in Paris, Bielefeld, Stanford, Vienna, Essen, Berlin, Leipzig, etc. He has published widely on intellectual history, history of ideas, historical theory, and history of historiography, as well as on Romania in European contexts. He has lectured, attended and (co)organized conferences in thirty countries. He has served on various academic, editorial, and civic governing or advisory bodies, e.g., member of the Board, International Committee of Historical Studies, and secretary general of the International Commission for the Theory and History of Historiography. With Chun-chieh Huang and Jörn Rüsen, he co-edits the book series, ‘Reflections on (In)Humanity’ (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht and National Taiwan University Press). Member of the Committee of the Utopian Studies Society (2018-). Member of the Academia Europaea (2018).

 

Born on August 20, 1957 in Târgu-Ocna, Romania. Romanian and European Union citizen. Married to Mona Antohi.

 

Education

 

1991                D.E.A. (Diplome d’études approfondies) in History (Histoire et civilisations), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

 

1984                B.A. in English and French, University of Iaşi, Romania.

 

Current Affiliation

 

2007-               President, Orbis Tertius / A Treia Lume Association, Bucharest.

 

Past Affiliations

 

2010-2013      Member of the Board of Directors, The Berendel Foundation, London.

2008                Director, Cuvântul, cultural monthly, Bucharest.

2007                Visiting Fellow, GWZO, Universität Leipzig. February-May.

  • CEU University Professor. Central European University, Budapest.

Founding Director of CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies.

2005-2006, Head of History Department; 2006, Founding Head, School of History and Interdisciplinary Historical Studies.

  • Professor of History, CEU.
  • Associate Professor of History, CEU.

Academic Pro-Rector, August 1, 1997-July 31, 1999.

  • Visiting Professor, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III, Montpellier, France. January-February.

1996                Recurrent Visiting Associate Professor, History Department, CEU. October-December.

1995                Recurrent Visiting Associate Professor, History Department, CEU. October-December.

  • Visiting Scholar, Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld, Germany. June-July.
    • Associate Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest.

1995                Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Advanced Study Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. February-March.

1994                Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Winter Term, January-April.

1993                Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Winter Term, January-April.

1991-1993       Senior Adviser, Ministry of Education and Science, Romania.

1990-1991       Director General, Ministry of Education and Science, Romania.

1988-1990       Research Fellow, A.D.Xenopol Institute of History, University of Iaşi.

1984-1988       Teacher, Industrial High School, Negreşti, Vaslui.

 

Courses Taught

 

Modern East Central European History; Theory of History; History of Historiography; History and Social Theory; History of  Ideas; History of Culture; History and Political Science; Romanian Intellectual History; History of Modern Romania; History and Anthropology; Approaching the Humanities; Approaching Literature; Approaching Religion; Ethnicity and Nationalism; Methodologies in the Humanities and the Social Sciences; Recent History.

 

Has co-directed four courses at the CEU Summer University: “The State of the Art in Historical Studies” (July 1999, with Jörn Rüsen); “History and Memory: The Twentieth Century in Retrospect” (July 2001, with Jörn Rüsen); “Global Mappings: Symbolic Geographies Revisited” (July 2002, with Larry Wolff); “Cosmologies of History: The Symbolic Organization of Time” (July 2004, with Tyrus Miller). Syllabi and related materials available at www.ceu.hu/sun. Has co-directed a conference and summer school at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin on „Germany and Romania: Academic, Cultural, and Ideological Transfers” (July 2008, with Jörn Rüsen and Klaus Bochmann).

 

List of publications

 

Books

2011                „Brazde peste haturiRevisited. Pagini salvate dintr-un samizdat colectiv („’Furrows Across Balks’ Revisited. Rescued Pages from a Collective Samizdat” – in Romanian). Iași: Opera Magna. With Dan Petrescu, Luca Pițu, and George Pruteanu (Artelul textual). 152 pp.

2009                Le Néant roumain. Un entretien/Neantul românesc. O convorbire („Romanian Nothingness. A Conversation” – French original and Romanian translation. Introduction, notes to both versions.). Iaşi: Polirom. With E.M.Cioran and Luca Piţu. 271 pp. Published as eBook in 2012.

2009                România noastră. Conversaţii berlineze („Our Romania. Berlin Conversations” – in Romanian). Bucharest: Editura Muzeul Naţional al Literaturii Române. With Virgil Nemoianu. 184 pp. Second, revised edition, Iaşi: Institutul European. November 2009. 166 pp. Third edition, included in Virgil Nemoianu, Opere, Vol. 8, Bucharest: Spandugino. 2017 .

2007                Războaie culturale. Idei, intelectuali, spirit public („Cultural Wars. Ideas, Intellectuals, Public Spirit” – in Romanian). Iaşi: Polirom. 374 pp.

2006                Ceea ce ne uneşte. Istorii, biografii, idei (“That Which Unites Us. Histories, Biographies, Ideas” — in Romanian). Iaşi: Polirom. With Moshe Idel. 243 pp.

2002                Oglinzi retrovizoare. Istorie, memorie şi morală în România (“Rearview Mirrors. History, Memory, and Morals in Romania” — in Romanian). With Alexandru Zub. Iaşi: Polirom. 214 pp.

2001                Mai avem un viitor? România la început de mileniu (“Do We Still Have A Future? Romania in the Beginning of the Millennium” — in Romanian). With Mihai Şora. Iaşi: Polirom. 196 pp.

2001                Al treilea discurs. Cultură, ideologie şi politică în România (“The Third Discourse. Culture, Ideology, and Politics in Romania” — in Romanian). With Adrian Marino. Iaşi: Polirom. 198 pp.

1999                Imaginaire culturel et réalité politique dans la Roumanie moderne. Le stigmate et l’utopie. Traduit du roumain par Claude Karnoouh avec la collaboration de Mona Antohi. Paris-Montréal: L’Harmattan. 305 pp. Also available as eBook.

1997                Exerciţiul distanţei. Discursuri, societăţi, metode (“The Exercise of Distance. Discourses, Societies, Methods” — in Romanian). Bucharest: Nemira. 336 pp. Second edition, 1998. Best Romanian Book Prize awarded by Sfera Politicii for 1997.

1994                Civitas imaginalis. Istorie şi utopie în cultura română (“Civitas Imaginalis. History and Utopia in the Romanian Culture” — in Romanian). Bucharest: Litera. 302 pp. Second, revised edition, Iaşi: Polirom, 1999. 346 pp. Available online at www.polirom.ro.

1991                Utopica. Studii asupra imaginarului social (“Utopica. Studies in the Social Imaginary” — in Romanian). Bucharest: Editura Ştiinţifică. 280 pp. Second, revised, and enlarged edition, Cluj: Idea, 2005.

 

Edited Works

2008                Modernism şi antimodernism. Noi perspective interdisciplinare („Modernism and antimodernism. New Interdisciplinary Perspectives” – in Romanian), Bucharest: Editura Cuvântul and Editura Muzeul Naţional al Literaturii Române. 236 pp.

2007                Narratives Unbound. Historical Studies in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. New York-Budapest: CEU Press. With Balázs Trencsényi and Péter Apor. XXIV + 490 pp. Introduction by Sorin Antohi, pp. IX-XXIII.

2003                Geografii simbolice (“Symbolic Geographies” — in English, French, Romanian), special issue of Caietele Echinox. Cluj: Dacia, 296 pp. With Corin Braga.

2003                Ioan Petru Culianu. Omul si opera (“Ioan Petru Culianu. The Man and The Oeuvre”). Iaşi: Polirom. 653 pp.

2002                Ioan Petru Culianu, Jocurile minţii. Istoria ideilor, teoria culturii, epistemologie (“The Games of the Mind. History of Ideas, Theory of Culture, Epistemology” — in Romanian). Selected, edited (with Mona Antohi), annotated, with an introduction, pp. 8-81. Iaşi: Polirom. 368 pp.

2001                Religion, Fiction, and History. Essays in Memory of Ioan Petru Culianu. Bucharest: Nemira. 2 volumes (415 + 590 = 1,005 pp.).

2000                Between Past and Future. The Revolutions of 1989 and their Aftermath. Budapest-New York: CEU Press. With Vladimir Tismaneanu. 414 pp. Romanian translation: De la utopie la istorie. Revoluţiile din 1989 şi urmările lor. With a foreword to the Romanian edition by Sorin Antohi. Bucharest: Curtea Veche, 2006. 627 pp.

1997                Dialog şi libertate. Eseuri în onoarea lui Mihai Şora (“Dialogue and freedom. Essays in honor of Mihai Şora” — in Romanian). With Aurelian Crăiuţu. Bucharest: Nemira. 332 pp.

 

Books Translated into Romanian (with Mona Antohi)

In press           Mircea Eliade, Făurari și alchimiști (Forgerons et alchimistes. Paris: Flammarion, 1976). Forthcoming in 2018.

2001                Alain Besançon, Dilemele mîntuirii (Trois tentations dans l’Église. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1996).

1995                Mihai Șora, Despre dialogul interior. Fragment dintr-o antropologie metafizică (Michel Sora, Du dialogue intérieur. Fragment d’une anthropologie métaphysique. Paris: Gallimard, 1947). Translation reprinted in 2006.

1994                Katherine Verdery, Compromis și rezistență. Cultura română sub Ceaușescu (National Identity Under Socialism: Identity, Intellectuals, and Cultural Politics in Ceauşescu’s Romania. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991).

1992                Alain Besançon, Confuzia limbilor. Criza ideologică a Bisericii (La confusion des langues. La crise idéologique de l’Eglise. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1978).

1992                Alain Besançon, Anatomia unui spectru. Economia politică a socialismului real (Anatomie d’un spectre. L’économie politique du socialisme réel. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1981). Revised translation, with a new title (Anatomia unei stafii. Falimentul unei utopii întrupate), 2014.

1992                Pierre Manent, Istoria intelectuală a liberalismului. Zece lecții (Histoire intellectuelle du libéralisme. Dix leçons. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1987). Translation reprinted in 2003 and in 2013.

 

All translations were published by Humanitas, Bucharest.

 

Contributions to Books (Selective)

2016                Republicile Meșterului Manole. In Sorin Bocancea, Radu Carp (eds.), Calea europeană a Republicii Moldova. Iași: Adenium. Pp. 45-61.

2016                Dystopia europaea. In Sorin Bocancea (ed.), Marșul asupra Europei. Noile dimensiuni ale migrației. Iași: Adenium. Pp. 5-16. Also published as a eBook.

2014                Alexandru Zub: fuziunea vieții cu opera. In Gheorghe Cliveti, ed., Clio în oglindiri de sine. Academicianului Alexandru Zub. Omagiu. Iași: Editura Universității Alexandru Ioan Cuza, 2014. Pp. 123-137.

2013                Despre secularizare, teologie și spațiul public. In Mihail Neamțu, Credință și rațiune. Dialoguri, contradicții, împăcări. Bucharest: Editura Lumea Credinței, 2013. Pp. 37-52.

2004                Higher Education and the Post-Communist Generation of Students. In Henry F. Carey, ed., Romania since 1989: Politics, Economy, and Society. Lanham: Lexington Books. Pp. 335-349.

2002                Romania and the Balkans: From Geocultural Bovarism to Ethnic Ontology. In Tr@nsit, 21, February. Printed in Alexandru Zub, Adrian Cioflâncă, eds. Globalism şi dileme identitare. Perspective româneşti. Iaşi: Editura Universităţii “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, pp. 79-118. Reprinted in Marius Babias, ed., the book prepared for the Romanian Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 2005, pp. 112-171. Translated into Hungarian, Romanian.

2002                La philosophie de l’histoire de Raymond Aron aujourd’hui. In Christian Bachelier, Elisabeth Dutartre, eds., Raymond Aron et la liberté politique. Paris: Editions de Fallois, pp. 181-192. Translated into Hungarian.

2001                The Social Sciences and the Humanities in Central and Eastern Europe: Recent Trends and Opportunities. In Quirin Schiermeier, Judith Ockenden, eds., Perspectives of Science in Central and Eastern Europe. Emerging Directions from the Past Ten Years. Amsterdam, etc.: IOS Press, pp. 159-172.

2001                Constantin Dumitrescu. In Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: An International Encyclopedia. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

2000                Habits of the Mind. Europe’s Post-1989 Symbolic Geographies. In   Sorin Antohi, Vladimir Tismaneanu (eds.), Between Past and Future. The Revolutions of 1989 and their Aftermath. Budapest-New York: CEU Press. Pp. 61-77. Romanian translation.

1999                Kapitalismus als Kultur ? Einleitung. In Jörn Rüsen, Hanna Leitgeb,   Norbert Jegelka (eds.), Zukunftsentwürfe. Für eine Kultur der Veränderung. Frankfurt-am-Main: Campus Verlag. Pp. 98-103.

1998                Sprachnationalismus in Rumänien. In Krista Zach (ed.), Rumänien im   Brennpunkt. Sprache und Politik, Identität und Ideologie im Wandel. München: Verlag Südostdeutsches Kulturwerk. Pp. 309-317. Romanian version: În obiectiv România. Limbă şi politică, identitate şi ideologie în transformare. München: Editura Südostdeutsches Kulturwerk. Pp. 331-339.

1997                Utopiile unui Mai Ştiutor. Note despre filozofia lui Mihai Şora (The Utopias of a Sage. Notes on Mihai Şora’s Philosophy). In  Sorin Antohi, Aurelian Crăiuţu (eds.), Dialog şi libertate. Eseuri în onoarea lui Mihai Şora. Bucharest: Nemira.Pp. 17-44.

1996                Românii în anii ’90: geografie simbolică şi identitate socială. In Gabriel Andreescu (ed.), România versus România. Bucharest: Clavis. Pp. 197-215. French version in Transitions (Bruxelles), XXXIX, 1-1998: 111-134. Condensed Hungarian version in Magyar Lettre internationale, 1997- 1998, 27: 38-40. Enlarged Hungarian version in Korunk, 1999, 1.

1994                L’imaginaire de la Renaissance et les origines de l’esprit moderne. Le modèle Ioan Petru Culianu. In L.Boicu, G.Bădărău, L.Nastasă, Istoria ca lectură a lumii. Iaşi: Editura Universităţii Al.I.Cuza. Pp.691-703.   Romanian version published as afterword to Ioan Petru Culianu, Eros şi magie în Renaştere. 1484. Bucharest: Nemira. 1994; second edition, Nemira, 1999. Third edition, Iaşi: Polirom, 2003. Pp. 423-436.

1991                La originile utopismului românesc: mentalităţi şi evenimente (At the Origins of Romanian Utopianism: Mentalities and Events). In Al.Zub (ed.), Cultură şi societate. Studii privitoare la trecutul românesc. Bucharest: Editura Ştiinţifică. Pp. 205-241.

1990                Confuzia limbilor. Filologia ca ideologie de tranziţie (The Confusion of Tongues. Philology as Transition Ideology). In N.Bocşan, N.Edroiu, A. Răduţiu (eds.), Cultură şi societate în epoca modernă. Cluj: Dacia. Pp. 126-133.

1989                Utopie et révolution. Idées européennes, expériences roumaines. In Al.Zub (ed.), La Révolution française et les Roumains. Iaşi: Universitatea Al.I.Cuza. Pp. 285-310.

1989                Utopia lui Eminescu (Eminescu’s Utopia). In Gh.Buzatu, Şt.Lemny, I.Saizu (eds.), Eminescu. Sens, timp şi devenire istorică. Iaşi: Universitatea Al.I.Cuza. Pp. 959-978.

1986                Fourier: l’utopie comme écart absolu. In Filosofia şi problemele lumii contemporane. Iaşi: Universitatea Al.I.Cuza. Pp. 99-105.

1985                Un modèle d’utopie à l’oeuvre dans les Principautés danubiennes. In Al.Zub (ed.), Culture and Society. Structures, Interferences, Analogies in the Modern Romanian History. Iaşi: Editura Academiei. Pp.87-99.

 

Articles, Book Introductions, Forewords and Afterwords (Selective)

2017                Diasporele României. O introducere. Available at http://infopinia.ro/sorin-antohi-diasporele-romaniei/

2016                Brexit: din utopie, prin ucronie, spre istorie. Preface to Sorin Bocancea, ed., Europa după Brexit, Iași: Adenium. Pp. 5-13. Also available at http://infopinia.ro/brexit-din-utopie-prin-ucronie-spre-istorie/

2016                Genocidul armean: atitudinea Vaticanului. Preface to Michael Hesemann, Genocidul împotriva armenilor, translated from German by Alexandra-Catrina Ciornei. Bucharest: Meteor Press. Pp. 11-16.

2016                Uitarea celuilalt ca uitare de sine. In Trivium. Revistă de gândire simbolică, VIII, 3 (28), iulie-septembrie 2016. Pp. 529-534.

2016                Într-un tîrziu, Bundestagul recunoaște genocidul armean, Ararat, June 2016. Also available at http://www.araratonline.com/sorin-antohi-intr-un-tirziu-bundestagul-recunoaste-genocidul-armean/

2016                Stalinopolis: viața urbană în Rusia anilor 1930. Preface to Sheila Fitzpatrick, Stalinismul de fiecare zi, translated from English by Alina Popescu, Bucharest: Corint. Pp. 5-18.

2016                Solomon Marcus (1925-2016). Învățăturile unui om universal, Trivium. Revistă de gândire simbolică, VIII, 2 (27), April-June 2016. Pp. 382-395. Republished in Curtea de la Argeș, May.

2016                Germania și genocidul armean, Ararat, XXVII: 1-2 (524-525), 1-31 January. Pp. 26-37. Also available at http://www.araratonline.com/dosar-1915-sorin-antohi-germania-si-genocidul-armean/.

2015                Manifestul unui neurolog umanist. Preface to Jean-Jacques Askenasy, Spiralogia. Iași: Institutul European. Pp. 9-15.

2015                Genocidul armean: istorie, amintire, memorie culturală. Preface to Laure Marchand, Guillaume Perrier, Turcia și fantoma armeană. Pe urmele genocidului, translated from French by Nicolae Drăgușin, foreword by Taner Akçam. Bucharest: Corint. Pp. 5-10.

2015                De ce nu-și asumă Turcia genocidul armean, Observator cultural, 769, April 22, 2015. Available at https://www.observatorcultural.ro/articol/de-ce-nu-si-asuma-turcia-genocidul-armean/

2015                Elegiile unui pamfletar. Preface to Dorin Tudoran, România ca părere. Iași: Polirom. Pp. 5-12.

2014                Approaching Anti-modernism. Introduction to Diana Mishkova, Marius Turda, Balázs Trencsényi, eds., Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeastern Europe (1770-1945). Texts and Commentaries, Volume Four, Anti-modernism: Radical Revisions of Collective Identity, Budapest-New York: CEU Press. With Balázs Trencsényi. Pp. 1-43. Romanian version in Verso, 2014: 2-3 (119-110), pp. 21-27 and 2015: 4-5 (111-112), pp. 29-36. Translated by Ioana Șerban (revised by Sorin Antohi). Hungarian version in Dénes Iván Zoltán, szerk. [ed.], A magyar történetíras kánonjai [The Canon of Hungarian Historiography], Budapest: Ráció Kiadó, 2015, pp. 285-317. Translated by Babarczy Eszter and Balázs Trencsényi.

2014                Un pelerin la pelerinaje (A Pilgrim to Pilgrimages). Afterword to Mirel Bănică, Nevoia de miracol. Fenomenul pelerinajelor în România contemporană. Iași: Polirom. Pp. 419-425.

2009                Perpetuum mobile: note despre emigraţia din România postcomunistă (Perpetuum mobile: Notes on the Emigration from Postcommunist Romania). Afterword to Remus Gabriel Anghel, István Horváth, eds., Sociologia migraţiei. Teorii şi studii de caz româneşti. Iaşi: Polirom, 2009. Pp. 289-300.

2008                Argumentum biologicum. Despre „stadiul cel mai înalt şi ultim” al specificului naţional. Introduction to Marius Turda, Eugenism şi antropologie rasială în Româna, 1874-1944, Bucharest: Editura Cuvântul. Pp. 5-12.

2006                Criza spiritului american. Recitindu-l pe Allan Bloom după douăzeci de ani („The Crisis of the American Mind. Rereading Allan Bloom Twenty Years After”). Afterword to Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind. Romanian edition. Bucharest: Humanitas. Pp. 459-483.

2005                Memory, History, Forgiveness. Dialogue with Paul Ricoeur. Janus Head, 8 (1), pp. 8-25. Also published in French, Romanian, Hungarian, Arabic, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian.

2005                Nişte gînditori nesăbuiţi şi războaiele noastre culturale („Some Wreckless Thinkers and Our Cultural Wars”). Introduction to Mark Lilla, The Wreckless Mind. Intellectuals in Politics. Romanian edition. Iaşi: Polirom. Pp. 7-45.

2002                O utopie comunitaristă: „societatea monocromă” („A Communitarian Utopia: „The Monochrome Society”). Afterword to Amitai Etzioni, The Monochrome Society. Romanian edition. Iaşi: Polirom. Pp. 319-354.

2002                Saul Bellow, Ravelstein: ficţiune, memorie, istorie. Note pentru publicul românesc („Saul Bellow, Ravelstein: Fiction, Memory, History. Notes for the Romanian Audience”). Afterward to Saul Bellow, Ravelstein. Romanian edition. Iaşi: Polirom. Pp. 253-286.

2002                Cîte fețe are liberalismul? („How Many Faces Liberalism Has?”). Afterword to John Gray, Two Faces of Liberalism. Romanian edition. Iaşi: Polirom. Pp. 175-193.

2000                Commuting to Castalia. Noica’s ‘School, Culture and Power in Communist Romania. Introduction to Gabriel Liiceanu, The Păltiniş Diary. Budapest-New York: Central European University Press. Pp. vii-xxiii. Translated into Romanian, Polish.

2000                Generaţia 2000: contextul şi promisiunile unui debut (“Generation 2000: The Context and the Promises of a Debut”). Introduction to Liviu Chelcea, Puiu Lăţea, România profundă în comunism: dileme identitare, contract social local şi economie secundară la Sîntana. Bucharest: Nemira. First published in 22: 46, 47, 48. November and December 1999.

1999                Stadiul cel mai înalt şi ultim: Soros despre criza capitalismului (“The Highest and Last Stage: Soros on the Crisis of Capitalism”). Introduction to George Soros, The Crisis of Global Capitalism. Romanian edition. Iaşi: Polirom–Chişinău: Arc. Pp. 223-229.

1999                Peter Burke şi întîlnirea istoriei cu teoria socială (“Peter Burke and the Encounter of History and Social Theory”). Afterword to Peter Burke, History and Social Theory. Romanian edition. Bucharest: Humanitas. Pp. 231-237.

1997                Une “politique abstraite et littéraire”: l’intelligentsia et la démocratie. Le cas roumain. La Revue Tocqueville/The Tocqueville Review, XVIII, 1: 99-106.

1997                Putere, crimă şi pedeapsă. Surveiller et punir după douăzeci de ani (Power, Crime, and Punishment. Surveiller et punir, Twenty Years After). Introduction to Michel Foucault,  Surveiller et punir. Naissance de la prison. Romanian edition. Bucharest: Humanitas. Pp. 5-29.

1995                Umbra lui Tocqueville. Filozofie politică franceză contemporană (Tocqueville’s Shadow. Contemporary French Political Philosophy). Polis 2: 133-148.

1995                Rudolf Steiner şi teoria socială antropozofică (Rudolf Steiner and the Anthroposophical Social Theory). Viaţa Românească 9-10: 32-39.

1995                Culianu şi Eliade. Vestigiile unei iniţieri (Culianu and Eliade. The Vestiges of an Initiation). Afterword to Ioan Petru Culianu, Mircea Eliade. Bucharest: Nemira. Pp. 295-316. Second edition, Nemira, 1998. Third edition, Iaşi: Polirom, 2004. Pp. 351-369.

1993                Cuvintele şi lumea. Constituirea limbajului social-politic modern în cultura română (The Words and the World. The Making of the Modern Social-Political Language in the Romanian Culture). Anuarul Institutului de Istorie A.D.Xenopol (AII). Iaşi. XXX: 549-572.

1993                Limbă, discurs, societate: proba limbii de lemn (Language, Discourse, Society: The Challenge of Newspeak). Introduction to Françoise Thom, Limba de lemn (La Langue de bois). Bucharest: Humanitas. Pp. 5-29.

1992                Timp şi naraţiune. Tendinţe noi în teoria istoriei (Time and Narrative. New Tendencies in the Theory of History). AII, XXIX: 385-394.

1992                Introduction to François Furet, Reflecţii asupra Revoluţiei franceze (Penser la Révolution française). Bucharest: Humanitas. Pp.5-10.

1992                Introduction to Pierre Manent, Istoria intelectuală a liberalismului (Histoire intellectuelle du libéralisme). Bucharest: Humanitas. Pp.5-9.

1992                Les avatars d’un spectre. Belvédère. La revue européenne de l’Express (Paris) 5:85-86.

1991                Civitas imaginalis. Analele Universităţii Bucureşti — Istorie. XL: 59-62.

1991                Alexander von Humboldt: o retrospectivă epistemologică. AII, XXVIII: 21-27.

1991                Le stigmate éclaté. Les Roumains et l’Occident en 1991. Vie sociale et traitements (Paris) 21:14-15.

1989                Le principe promesse: millénarisme, prophétisme, monachisme, utopie (III). Analele Ştiinţifice ale Universităţii Al.I.Cuza din Iaşi (AUI), XXXV, Filosofie, 1: 46-52.

1989                Noica, ‘Denker in dürftiger Zeit’. Agora (Philadelphia) 2:36-73. With Dan Petrescu.

1988                Metoda şi discursul. Note asupra utopiei narative (The Method and the Discourse. Notes on the Narrative Utopia). Revista de Istorie şi Teorie Literară (RITL)(Bucharest) 36: 63-68.

1988                Hermeneutică şi antimetodologie. Note despre Mircea Eliade ca epistemolog (Hermeneutics and Antimethodology. Notes on Mircea Eliade’s Epistemology). Echinox (Cluj) 20: 10, 22.

1987                Hermeneutica ideii de literatură ca provocare (The Hermeneutics of the Idea of Literature as Theoretical Challenge). RITL 36:238-241.

1987                Le principe promesse (I). AUI, XXXIII,  Filosofie, Pp.19-24.

1986                Le principe promesse (II). Anuarul Centrului de Ştiinţe Sociale al Universităţii Al.I.Cuza din Iaşi, III: 124-128.

  • Un scandale ontologique en Utopie. Revue roumaine des sciences sociales. Série de philosophie et logique. 30:62-68.

 

This is a selection from the hundreds of articles, essays, prefaces, introductions, book reviews published in Romania, France, Belgium, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Irak, Canada, Bosnia, Germany, and the U.S. Numerous newspaper articles, op-eds, and interviews, radio and TV broadcasts (interviews, talk shows, etc.) in several countries are not included in the count.

 

Invited Lectures, and Papers Delivered at Professional Meetings (Selective)

2018                România Mare a început de la Mare. Bugeacul, Dobrogea și Cadrilaterul ca experimente istorice. Keynote lecture delivered at the colloquium, „România începe de la mare”, Constanța, Romania, January 27. Videos available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1l4MzwXGlU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-4zK3UUTO0&t=51s

2017                România Mare, statele și teritoriile ei succesoare, 1939-1989/1991. O privire sintetică. Closing paper delivered at the international conference, “România și Republica Moldova: disoluție, război, dictaturi (1939-1989/1991)”, Iași, Muzeul Memorial “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, October 28.

2017                The Armenian Genocide: History, Memory, Responsibility.  Closing paper delivered at the international conference, „The Armenian Genocide: History, Memory, Responsibility”, Bucharest, October 14. Video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km_QHRAK-us&t=1359s

2017                From Solidarity to Solidarnosć and Beyond: Historical Reflections on the Utopia of the Social Bond. Paper delivered at the 18th Utopian Studies Society Conference, “Solidarity and Utopia”, Gdańsk, Poland, July 6.

2017                Utopia and Revolution: (Failed) Escapes from History. Paper delivered at the Royal Colloquium, „Utopia and Revolution”. Sinaia, The Royal Estate, June 24. Video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt6NQ33WxP0&t=803s

2017                Ontologiile etnice românești. De la “metafizicile ciobănașului” la „neantul valah”. Invited lecture. Muzeul Municipiului București, Palatul Suțu, March 23. Video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7muegDvmt0

2017                Comment peut-on être Roumain? Răspunsuri isorice, sociale și culturale la o întrebare metafizică. Clsong paper delivered at the international conference, „Identități fluide în spațiile României Mari. Istoricitate, interculturalitate, normativitate”, Iași, Palatul Culturii and Muzeul Memorial “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, April 8, 2017.

2017                Istorie, sociologie, antropologie: căutarea unei științe totale a omului. Invited lecture delivered (as part of a course on the theory and methodology of the social sciences) at the Faculty of Sociology, Antrhopology, and Social Work, University of Bucharest, January 16.

2016                “Teoria României”. O istorie critică a ideii de specific național. Invited lecture. Craiova, Teatrul Național Marin Sorescu, Întîlnirile SpectActor, October 30. Moderator: Nicolae Coande. Video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpM1kO29t30

2016                România Mare: utopie, istorie, memorie. Concluding paper delivered at the international conference, „România Mare: idee, dezastru, victorie, apogeu (1913-1938), Iași, Muzeul Memorial “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, October 22.

2016                Humanism, Utopia, and Modernity: Re-reading Morus in 2016. Paper delivered at the International Conference, „Morus and His Legacy. Humanism, Utopia, Modernity”. Timișoara, May 7.

2016                O istorie conceptuală a excepționalismului românesc. Paper delivered at the interdisciplinary colloquium, “Excepționalismul românesc: identitate, modernizare, capitalism”, Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest, February 12, 2016.

2015                Histoire, mémoire, littérature: la construction du passé. Paper delivered at the Journée d’études, „Littérature et sciences sociales”, CEREFREA (Centre Régional Francophone), Villa Noël, Bucharest, December 4

2015                Prezentarea proiectului „Teoria României”. Introductory address at the conference, “Este România altfel? Avatarurile excepționalismului românesc”. Iași, Muzeul Memorial Mihail Kogălniceanu, October 30.

2015                From Word to Concept, from Language to Discourse: Reflections on the Romanian Transition to Modernity. Paper delivered at the 18th Annual Conference of the History of Concepts Group, “Multi-, Inter-, Pluri-: Languages, Cultures and Identities in Complex Societies”, Universitatea de Vest, Timișoara, September 18. At the same conference (whose title and CFP I have contributed), Introductory Remarks (September 15) and Conclusions (September 18), with Martin Burke and Victor Neumann.

2015                Pasts Continuous: Distancing the Short 20th Century in East Central Europe, Paper delivered at the international conference, “History of Twentieth-Century Historiography”, University of Athens, June 20.

2015                Utopia, Science Fiction, and History in the 21st Century: Narrativity, Historicity, Ontology. Paper delivered at the International Conference, “Utopia, Science Fiction, and Their Significant Others in the 21st Century”, Timișoara, May 9.

2015                „Grupul de la Iași”. De la subcultură alternativă la disidență în anii ’80. Public lecture at Muzeul “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, Iași, April 29.

2014                Humanismus und Utopie. Paper (Impulsreferat) delivered at the international conference and workshop, “Humanistische Kritik am Transhumanismus”,  GLS Campus, Berlin, November 15.

2014                Diversitatea României: cadrul conceptual al unei noi memorii naționale. Paper delivered at the International Conference, „Diversitatea uitată a României. Istorie, patrimoniu, memorie” (The Forgotten Diversity of Romania. History, Heritage, Memory), Iași and Târgu-Neamț, Romania, October 24.

2014                Conceptualizing Anti-modernism. Paper delivered at the 3rd International Conference of Conceptual History, „Conceptualizing Modernity in the Central and Southeastern European Cultures: Notions, Discourses, and Languages”, Universitatea de Vest, Timișoara, October 8-11.

2014                Humanism and Utopianism: From Tautology to ‘Negative Dialectics’, Paper delivered at the International Conference, „Humanism and Utopianism. Historical and Critical Perspectives”, Sinaia, The Royal Estate, June 14.

2014                Omul Nou. De la mitologie la biopolitică. Keynote lecture delivered at the the 28th Sesiunea Helion, Timișoara, May 10.

2013                “Teoria României: de la specificul pre-național la ontologia etnică și dincolo de ea”. Paper delivered at the international conference, “Specificul national. Perspective istorice și critice”, Domeniul Regal, Sinaia, December 1.

2013                Humanismus im Osten bis 1990: Rumänien. Paper delivered at the colloquium, „Freidenkerei und Humanismus im Ostblock bis 1990”, Berlin, November 16.

2013                Utopia and Theatre: Topology Tropology, Ontology. Opening paper delivered at the International Conference, “The Utopia of Theatre and the Forms of Stage (Re)Construction” / “L’Utopie du théâtre et les formes de la (re)construction scénique”, Universitatea de Arte din Târgu-Mureș//Marosvásárhelyi Művészeti Egyetem, Romania, 19-22 November/novembre.

2013                Multiplex Confinium. Towards a Conceptual History of Multiple Borders/Borderlands. Paper delivered at the international conference, “Banat and Vojvodina: Histories and Cultures of a Euroregion”, Lugoj City Hall, Lugoj, Romania, October 30. Main organizer, Universitaea de Vest, Timișoara.

2013                Pașoptismul și posteritatea lui: un bilanț ideologic. Paper delivered at the onference, “Modernizare socială și instituțională în Principatele Române, 1831-1859”, Institutul de Istorie “Nicolae Iorga”, Bucharest, October 10.

2013                Patrimoniu postistoric? Lecture delivered at the Academia de vară “Patrimoniu, politici culturale și mentalități în România postcomunistă”, Iași, August 6. Organized by Institutul Național al Patrimoniului and Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”.

2013                The Cosmic Sentiment of Identity: Romanian Ethnic Ontologies and Their European Contexts. Public talk, Bucharest, New Europe College, February 13. Introduction by Andrei Pleșu. Video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMxhMtWjidw

2013                Liminal ‘Tolerance’. Forgotten Religious Encounters in Romania. Paper delivered at the Eranos Tagung, “The Virtues of Tolerance”, Târgu-Neamț, Romania, July 17.

2012                The Anti-Humanist Turn in Historical Studies: Rewriting and Boycotting History in Illiberal Regimes. Paper delivered at the International Conference, „Historical Studies and Humanism. An Intercultural Perspective”, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, October 11-12, 2012.

2012                Mapping Humans: Towards and Integrated Research Agenda. Paper delivered at the International Conference, “Mapping Humans. From Body to Cosmos”, Oxford, September 15.

2012                Daydreaming in Ascona: Mircea Eliade’s Vision of a New Humanism and Its Eranos Background. Paper delivered at the Research Seminar, Villa di Corliano, San Giuliano Terme (Pisa), July 19.

2012                Zolla and Culianu: Elective Affinities. Paper delivered at the Convegno Internazionale/International Conference, “Labirinti della mente, visioni del mondo/Labyrinths of the Mind, Visions of the World. Il lascito intellettuale di Elémire Zolla nel XXI secolo/Exploring Elémire Zolla’s Spiritual Quest and Legacy”, Palazzo del Capitano, Montepulciano, Italy, May 29.

2012                The Concept of Nation in Central and Eastern Europe: From National Palingenesis to Ethnic Ontology. Paper delivered at the international conference, „Towards a Conceptual History of Central and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective: Cultures, Ideologies, Identities, Politics”. Timișoara, April 27.

2012                Demetrius Cantemir (1673-1723): From Multiple Premodernities to Intercultural Humanism. Paper delivered at the International Colloquium, „Globaler Humanismus – Herausforderungen and die Forschung”, Freie Universität Berlin, April 21.

2012                Anthropogeography and Socio-Cultural Mentalities. Paper delivered at the first working session of the international project, “European Regions and Boundaries: A Conceptual History”, March 24.

2012                Ahistorical Humanism. Eliade’s Oriental Model for the Occident and Its Contexts. Paper Delivered at the International Confernce, „Humanity and Inhumanity: Topics, Theories and Discourses on Humankind and Humanism in Humanities and Social Sciences”, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, March 8, 2012.

2012                An Eastern European Humanist in Late 17th Century China: Nicolae Milescu. Invited Lecture at the City University of Hong Kong, March 5.

2011                Pasts for Grabs: History and Memory in East Central Europe after 1989. Paper delivered at the Conference of the International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography, “The Role and the Responsibility of History Today”, Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia, October 28.

2011                From Cosmos to Polis: Making (and Unmaking) Humans. Paper delivered at the International Conference, “Crafting Humans: From Genesis to Eugenics and Beyond”. Oxford, Queen’s College, September 9.

2011                Modernism vs. Anti-Modernism in Eastern Europe: An Unfinished History. Lecture delivered at the Higher Education Support Program Regional Seminar „Social Mobility and Modernization in Eastern Europe in the 20th Century”, Chișinău/Vadul lui Vodă, Moldova, August 2.

2011                Modernity in Eastern Europe: From ‚Multiple Modernities’ to ‚Mimetic Competition’. Introductory Lecture to the above-mentioned Chișinău/Vadul lui Vodă seminar, August 1.

2011                Ioan Petru Culianu: An Intellectual Microhistory. Opening paper delivered at the International Symposium, “In and Out of This World: A Symposium in Memory of Ioan Petru Culianu (1950-1991)”, Jesus College, Oxford, May 22.

2010                France-Allemagne-Russie. Les intéractions multiples des trois cultures et de leurs ‘effets secondaires’ dans une quatrième: la Roumanie des XIX-e–XX-e siècles. Paper delivered at the international conference, „Le triangle Russie/Allemagne/France: relations intellectuelles croisées” (Les frontières imaginaires des langues et des cultures: l’interpénétration des modèles romantique et des Lumières), Leysin, Switzerland, December 3.

2010                Mapping Romania and Probing the Limits of Representation. Paper delivered at the international workshop, „Regimes of Historicity, Regimes of Spatiality”, Sofia, Center of Advanced Study, November 20.

2010                Welcome and Concluding Talks delivered at the International Conference, „Intercultural Humanism. Challenges, Experiences, Visions, Strategies”. Oxford, Christ Church College, September 9-12.

2010                Humanism and Anti-Humanism in Europe’s Historical Culture. Paper delivered at the 21th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Amsterdam. August 26.

2010                Ideas, Figures, Forms: The Public Spirit in Romania. Paper delivered at the International Worskhop, „Writing Intellectual History in East Central Europe. Interwar Romania in Regional and European Contexts”, Bucharest, New Europe College. Sponsored by the European Research Council. June 19.

2009                Pentru o „arheologie” a „specificului național”. Străini, moldoveni și români în scrierile lui Alecu Russo. Paper delivered at the conference, „Minoritățile etnice în România în secolul al XIX-lea”, Institutul de Istorie „Nicolae Iorga”, Bucharest, October 29, 2009.

2009                Ethnic Ontologies. Symbolic Foundations of Nationalism. Lecture delivered at the Historisches Institut, RWTH University Aachen, September 14.

2009                ‚Specificul național’. Notions, Concepts, Figures, Theories, and Ideologies of Romanianness. Paper delivered at the international conference, “Fundamental Concepts in the Romanian Social-Political Languages”, Universitatea de Vest, Timișoara, September 25.

2009                Espaces, cultures, identités: Leo Frobenius lu par Lucian Blaga et Léopold Sédar Senghor. Paper delivered at the international colloquium, “Identité, education, développement: défis et solutions en Afrique et en Europe”, Universitatea “Dunărea de Jos”, Galați, Romania, May 12.

2008                National Specificity Revisited: From Ethnic Ontology to Biopolitics. Paper delivered at the international colloquium, “Ideologischer und politischer Radikalismus in Gesamtrumänien/Radicalism ideologic și politic în România întregită“, Universitatea “Dunărea de Jos”, Galați, Romania, October 27.

2008                Modernism, Antimodernism, and the Transfiguration of the National: Ethnic Ontologies in Interwar Europe. Paper delivered at the international conference, “Modernism and Antimodernism”, Bucharest, September 19-21.

2008                Comment peut-on être Roumain? La querelle des Églises et des intelligentsias autour du canon national (XVIII-e-XXIe siècles). Paper delivered at the international conference, „Christianisme et identités nationales: Russie, France, Europe, XVIIe-Xxe siècles”, Centre Franco-Russe en sciences humaines et sociales et Institut des études slaves, Académie des sciences de Russie, Moscow, September 5.

2008                Immortal and Undead: Dracula’s Entangled Afterlives. Paper delivered at the international workshop, „Popular National Histories in Europe: Comparative Perspectives”, part of the project, „Representations of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe” (NHIST) of the European Science Foundation, Sinaia, July 31-August 3.

2008                Ethnic Ontology: From Kant, Spengler, and Heidegger to Blaga, Băncilă, Vulcănescu, and Noica. Paper delivered at the International Conference and Summer School, “Germany and Romania: Academic, Cultural, and Ideological Transfers”, “Titu Maiorescu” Romanian Cultural Institute Berlin, July 20.

2008                Multiple Westernizations: Germany and Romania’s Other Models. Paper delivered at the same conference, July 19.

2008                From Metaphysics to Biology: The Dark Side of Ethnic Ontology in Greater Romania. Paper delivered at the international conference, „Greater Romania’s National Projects: Ideological Dilemmas, Ethnic Classification, and Political Instrumentalisation of Ethnic Identities”, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, April 10-12.

2008                Postcolonialisme, postcommunisme, posthistoire. Closing paper delivered at the colloquium, „Colonialismes et post-colonialismes”, Universitatea “Dunărea de Jos”, Galați, Romania, March 31.

 

2008                România Mare Revisited. Istorii, geografii, identități. Coordonatele unei noi viziuni. Keynote lecture, Centrul Națonal de Artă Tinerimea Română, Bucharest, January 21.

2007                La Contre-littérature en Roumanie. Théorie, origines intellectuelles, histoire. Lecture delivered at Kulturfabrik, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg, December 4. Part of the program, European Cultural Capital (Sibiu and Luxemburg).

2007                Transylvania on My Mind. A Study in Multiple Mapping. Paper delivered at the international workshop, part of the European Science Foundation’s Research Networking Programme, “Representations of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe” (NHIST) Team 4, Overlapping National Histories, Santiago de Compostela, November 8.

2007                Cultura înaltă și celelalte culturi. Reflecții asupra sistemului cultural al României de azi. Keynote lecture at the seminar with the same topic, Biblioteca Județeană ASTRA, Sibiu, Romania, October 21.

2007                Imperial History as a Challenge to National Historiography. Paper delivered at the international workshop, part of NHIST Team 3, National Histories and Their Interrelation with Their Regional, European and World Histories, Barcelona, September 4-6.

2007                Romania’s Competing Models of Transnationality. Paper delivered at the international conference, “Religious Tradition, Communism and Cultural Reevaluation: Transnationalism in Post-1989 Eastern European Cultures of Remembrance”, Bautzen/Budyšin, Haus der Sorben/Serbski Dom, Germany, June 28.

2007                Culianu’s Project: From the History of Religions to a Total Science of the Human Mind.  Paper delivered at the conference, „The Religion of Magic and the Magic of Religions”, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May 29.

2007                Spacing Romania’s Post-1989 Memory Cultures: Transnational Dimensions. Lecture at the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas, Universität Leipzig. May 14.

2007                National Identity in Europe: From National Characterology to Ethnic Ontology. Lecture at the Fakultät für das Studium fundamentale, Universität Witten/Herdecke. April 26.

2007                The Boycott of History. Radical Rejections of Historicity in Interwar Romania. Paper delivered at the workshop, „Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Mdernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeast and Northern Europe”, Center for Advanced Study, Sofia, January 19.

2006                History Didactics as a Theoretical and Civic Challenge. Paper delivered at the international conference, „1956 in History Textbooks in Europe”, Károlyi Castle, Féhérvárcsurgó, Hungary, April 7.

2006                Romania’s Europes: Two Centuries of Visions and Entanglements. Lecture delivered at the University of Szeged, Hungary, April 13.

2006                More Than Neighbors: Romanians and Hungarians in Europe. Opening lecture of the year-long lecture cycle with the same name, delivered at Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna, May 9.

2006                Paper delivered at the workshop, „Historical Writing about Twentieth Century Europe: Syntheses, Periods, and Themes from a East-West Perspective”, Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University College, Stockholm, August 24-25.

2006                Paper delivered at the Academia Europaea Workshop, „Liberalism and the Search for Identity”, Budapest, September 19-20.

2006                The Fourth Rome: Intellectuals, the Church, and the State in Interwar Romania. Keynote address at the Congress of the European Association for the History of Religions, Bucharest, September 21.

2006                Paper delivered at the European Science Foundation Workshop, „The European Canon of History”. Athens, September 22-24.

2005                Inaugural address at the international conference, „Liberty, Equality, Despotism: On the Bicentenary of Alexis de Tocqueville”. Fundación FAES, Madrid, December 12.

2005                Keynote delivered at the colloquium, „Religio Academici”. CEU, November 10.

2005                Narratives Unbound: Historical Studies in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. Paper delivered at the 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Sydney, July 5.

2005                East European Subalterns? A Symbolic Geography of the Post-1989 ‚West-East Dialogue’in the Human Sciences. Lecture delivered at the Viadrina Summer University on „Oppositional Cultures”, Europa University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, June 24.

2005                Ethnic Ontologies. The Symbolic Foundations of Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Europe. Lecture in the Colloquium on Comparative European History, Berliner Kolleg für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas, Berlin, April 18.

2004                Logolatry in Ethnic Ontology. Radical Visions of National Language. Fellow seminar lecture delivered at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, November 30.

2004                Uchronia: On the Historicity of Imagined Time. Paper delivered at the international conference, „Materiality/History. The Materialization of Historical Time”, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, November 26.

2004                Spacing the Spirit of Capitalism. Keynote lecture delivered at the international conference, “An Asset or a Liability? Eastern European Economic Cultures in the EU”, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, September 30. Main organizer, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM).

2004                Spiritul public in Romania, 1700-2000 („The Public Spirit in Romania”), Public lecture in the cycle, „Conferințele Cuvântul”, Central University Library, Bucharest, August 26.

2004                Central Europe: From Symbolic Geography to Posthistoire. Keynote address at the international conference, “History and Identity in Central Europe in a Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspective”. CEU, June 13.

2004                Beyond Symbolic Geography: Ethnic Ontologies. Paper delivered at the international conference, “Europe’s Symbolic Geographies”. CEU, May 29.

2004                Recent History in Europe: Distancing Multiple Recent Pasts. Keynote paper delivered at the international conference, “Recent Pasts: Looking Backwards, 2003-1933. Bucharest, May 21.

2004                Homogenizing the Heterogeneous: Transnational Interactions in Contemporary Europe. Keynote paper delivered at the conference, “Thinking Europe: Towards a Europeanization of Contemporary History”. Potsdam, May 8.

2004                Europe’s Symbolic Geography, 1700-2000. Adlai Stevenson Distinguished Lecture. University of California, Santa Cruz, April 13.

2004                The Fourth Rome: Romanian Variations on a Theological-Political Theme. Lecture delivered at the Mishkenot Encounters for Religion and Culture VI, “Religions at War, Religions at Peace”. Jerusalem, March 22.

2004                The New Balkan Question. Keynote address delivered at  the colloquium, “Transatlantic Dialogues”. Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., January 20.

2003                Time in Ethnic Ontologies. Paper presented at the international conference, “Given World and Time: Temporalities in Context”. CEU, Budapest, November 28.

2003                European Fault Lines: Endemic or Historical? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Sektion Politische Soziologie der DGS. Universität Passau, June 26.

2003                Symbolic Geographies, Geopolitics, Historical and Cultural Ties. Introductory talk at the international workshop, „Rebuilding Cooperation: Old Friends and the New Europe”, CEU, Budapest, June 16.

2002                Mental Mappings: The Symbolic Construction of Space. Lecture at Universität Passau. December 16.

2002                Party Narratives, National Vulgates, and Beyond. Historical Studies in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. Keynote Lecture at the Conference, „Framing the Historian”, Zentrum für vergleichende Geschichte Europas (ZVGE), Freie Universität, Berlin, October 24.

2002                Memory Sites Revisited. A Study in Ethnic Ontology. Opening lecture (Grundsatzreferat) at the International Conference, „Die nationale Wende und das kollektive Gedächtnis in Osteuropa nach 1990”, Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, March 15. Main organizer, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, with funding from the Volkswagen Foundation.

2002                European Faultlines. Endemic or Historical? Paper presented at the international symposium, „Kontinentalbruch”,  Vorsymposion des Projekts “Graz Zweitausenddrei Kulturhauptstadt Europas”, Graz, March 18.

2002                Unmaking National Vulgates and Party Narratives. Post-1989 Historical Studies in Ten EU Accession Countries. Keynote lecture at the international conference, „The State of Three Social Science Disciplines in Central and Eastern Europe”, Collegium Budapest, January 23. Project supported by the European Commission (Fifth Framework Programme). Partners: InformationsZentrum Sozialwissenschaften (Berlin), Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna), Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris).

2001                Mimetic Competition and Circular Violence: A Girardian Reading of Romania’s Recent History. Paper presented at the Academia de toamnă româno-germană/Rumänisch-deutsche Herbstakademie, „Înțelegerea Celuilalt. Diferențe culturale și violență”/”Verstehen des Anderen. Kulturelle Differenz und Gewalt”. Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj. October 9, 2001.

2001                Ethnic Ontologies: The Metaphysical Foundations of Nationalism. Lecture at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, May 15.

2001                Ethnic Ontologies: Being, Space, and Time in East Central European Autochthonist Thought. Paper presented at the seminar, „East Central Europe: From Where to Where?”, Collegium Budapest, February 15, 2001.

2000                The Social Sciences and the Humanities in Central and Eastern Europe: Recent Trends and Opportunities. Paper delivered at the NATO Science Forum, “Perspectives of Science in Central and Eastern Europe—Emerging Directions from the Past Ten Years”, Dresden, German Hygiene Museum, November 30. Organized by NATO Science Programme, Nature, and VolkswagenStiftung.

2000                Romania and the Balkans: From Repression to Sublimation. Paper presented at the International Workshop, „Recomposing Eastern Europe? Inner Frontiers: Real and Imagined”, New Europe College, Bucharest, October 28. Co-organized by the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna.

2000                Actualité de la philosophie de l’histoire de Raymond Aron. Paper delivered at the international conference, „Actualité de la pensée de Raymond Aron après la fin du monde bipolaire”, Collegium Budapest, October 7.

2000                Blurred Narratives: Romanian Historiography Before and After 1989. Paper delivered at the 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Oslo, August 9.

2000                Intellectuals, Politics and Morality in Post-Communist Romania.   Lecture at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,   Washington, D.C., May 3.

2000                Populism in East Central Europe. Paper presented at the symposium, “Post-Cold War Populism in Europe: A Threat to Liberal Democracy?”, University of Maryland, College Park, May 2.

2000                Ethnic Ontologies: The Construction of Space and Time in Nationalist   Thought. Lecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, April 27.

2000                From Geocultural Bovarism to Ethnic Ontology. Romania’s Imaginary Escapes from the Balkans. Paper presented at the symposium, “The Balkans: Past and Future”, Stanford University, April 14. The symposium honored Wayne S. Vucinich.

2000                Ethnic Ontologies: The Indigenization of Universals in Nationalist Thought. Lecture in the “Horizons of Knowledge” series, Indiana University, Bloomington. March 24.

2000                Romania After 1989: Undoing Communism, Crafting Robber Capitalism. Paper delivered at the 26th Annual Teachers Outreach Conference, “Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Ten Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall”, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, University of California, Berkeley. March 11-12.

1999                Ethnic Ontologies. Lecture at the Wednesday Evening [Fellows’] Seminar, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, December 1.

1999                Memory Unbound: Debates on National Memory in Romania, 1989-1999. Paper delivered at the international conference, “National Memory in Southeastern Europe”, Halki, Greece. June 16-20.

1998                Paper delivered at the Jahreskongreß des Wissenschaftszentrums NRW, Essen, November 12-13.

1998                L’accès aux archives des contemporanéistes roumains. Paper delivered at the conference, “Mémoire et histoire: les États européens face aux droits des citoyens du XXI-e siècle”, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, September 25. Organized under the aegis of the Council of Europe by the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the International Council on Archives.

1998                Romania and Europe: Symbolic Geographies and Collective Identities. Paper delivered at the international symposium, “Romania in the  European Context”, Vienna, Austria. May 7-8.

1998                Putting Romania on Europe’s Map. Paper delivered at the International Workshop, „Euro-Balkans”, CEU, Budapest, February 6.

1997                The Anti-Communist Intellectuals’ Resistance in Romania. Paper delivered at the XXVth ARP International Interdisciplinary Conference on Society in Change, “Romanian-Hungarian Intertwined Destiny”, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, December 6.

1997                Cioran și istoria. Public lecture at the Iași Philharmonic, March 27.

1996                History after Communism: Writing or Re-writing? Lecture delivered at   the Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung,    Braunschweig, Germany. September 11.

1996                Linguistic Nationalism in Romania. Paper delivered at the international colloquium, “Language-Power-Politics”, Goethe-Institut, Bucharest, June 11.

1996                Educational Autonomy in the 1990s. Notes from East Central Europe. Keynote address to the 13th European Colloquium on Education, Vienna, Austria, May 18.

1996                Eastern Europe: Stripping Away Differences or Renewing Boundaries? Paper delivered at the Conference, „Territoriality and Modern Society”, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 30.

1995                Romania in 1995. Paper delivered at the conference, „Rediscovery of Germany and Central Eastern Europe”, Budapest, December 1.

1995                Romanian Autochtonism: Culture, Ideology, and Symbolic Space. Paper delivered at the international conference, „Beyond the Wall: Architecture, Ideology and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe”, New Europe College, Bucharest, July 1.

1995                A Danubian Zarathustra: Nietzschean Themes in Cioran’s Early Work. Paper delivered at the  International Nietzsche Colloquium, Goethe-Institut and the University of Bucharest, March 10.

1995                The Trouble with Mimetic Competition: Romanian Intellectuals During and After the Cold War. Lecture, Advanced Study Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 3.

1994                Romanian  Discourses on Collective Identity. Lecture, Center of Russian  and East European Studies, University of Madison, Wisconsin, April 25.

1994                Symbolic Alternatives in Contemporary Romanian Politics. Lecture, Center of Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 2.

1993                Internationalization and Elite Identity. Paper delivered at the  international symposium on “Internationalization and Democratization. East Central Europe in Comparative Perspective”. Bucharest, December 15.

1993                Europa culturală, Europa comunitară: identităţi reticulare (Cultural Europe, Communitarian Europe: Network Identities). Keynote Address  at the Forum of European Cultural Networks, Sinaia, Romania, September 17. Now a working paper of the Council of Europe.

1993                Identity and Stigma. Current Definitions of Ethnicity in Romania. Paper  delivered at the Midwest Slavic Conference, East Lansing, MI, May 1.

1992                Intellectuels, pouvoir et société en Roumanie, 1945-1989. Paper delivered at the Journées d’études organisées par l’INALCO et l’IMSECO, Paris, September 30-October 3: „Intellectuels: éducation, engagement et carrières 1945-1992 (Hongrie, Roumanie, Tchéco-Slovaquie”.

1992                Unmaking the Party Narrative. Post-Communist Historiography. Paper delivered at the Ost-West-Studiengruppe „Geschichte denken. Soziale Identität und konzeptionelle Neuorientierung nach dem Ende des Ost-West Gegensatzes”, Universität Bielefeld, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Germany, July 8.

1992                From Linguistic Utopia to Nation-State. Romanian Nation-Building in the 19th Century. Paper delivered at the Deutsch-rumänisches Kolloquium, „Nation und Modernisierung in der rumänischen und deutschen Geschichte”, Braunschweig, Germany, Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung, July 3.

1992                Historical Identity in Eastern Europe. The Case of Romania. Lecture, Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld, June 3.

1992                Tocqueville, Marx et l’utopie. Paper delivered at the international colloquium, „Démocratie et Révolution chez Tocqueville”, University of Bucharest, May 21. Organized by the French Minsitry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Ministry of Culture, the Humanitas Foundation and the Bucharest French Institute.

1992                The Communist Experience and Educational Reform in Romania. Lecture delivered at the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Stanford University, April 15.

1992                Education after Communism. Lecture, Department of Education, University of Chicago, April 8.

1992                Postmodernism and Politics in East Central Europe. Lecture, Department of Political Science, Yale University, March 31.

1992                Tocqueville, Marx, and Utopia. Lecture, Department of Political Science,  Yale University, March 31.

1992                Education vs. Anthropology: The Post-Communist Experience. Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 21. A slightly different version, at the 36th annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Annapolis, Maryland, March 12.

1992                Educational Reform in Eastern Europe. Consultancy, The World Bank,Washington, D.C., March.

1991                La modernité roumaine et l’identité stigmatique. Paper delivered at the  Colloque „Histoire sociale et sociologie des élites roumaines et tchéco-slovaques”, INALCO, Paris, December 20.

1991                Education et recherche en Roumanie après 1989. Paper delivered at the   same meeting, December 19.

1991                The Reform of Education in Romania: Pedagogy, Ideology, and Politics. Paper delivered at the Colloquium, „Educational Freedom and the State”, V, Witten-Annen, Germany, November 23.

1991                Rethinking Education and Research in Eastern Europe. Paper delivered  at the Oxford International Round Table on Education Policy, St.Peter’s College, September 3.

1991                Une ‘politique abstraite et littéraire’: l’intelligentsia et la démocratie. Paper delivered at „Tocqueville et la démocratie aujourd’hui”, colloque international, Novi Sad (ex-)Yugoslavia, June 20. Main organizer, the French Ministry of Culture.

1991                Towards a European Paradigm in Education. Paper delivered at the Colloquium, „Educational Freedom and the State”, IV, Helsinki, Finland, May 28.

1991                Le Sacre du discours. Aux origines des discours intellectuels roumains. Paper delivered at the Colloque „Romanité et Roumanité. France, Europe,  Latinité”. Sorbonne, Paris, April 23.

1990                Thracomania from Blaga to Mircea Eliade. Paper delivered at the 4th Anglo-Romanian Historical Colloquium, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, September 3.

1990                The Utopian Nostalgia: Romanian Second Thoughts on Pluralism. Paper delivered at the Colloquium, „Challenges of Pluralism: Social Determinants of Systemic Change in Eastern Europe”, Warsaw-Jabłonna, Poland, June 12.

 

Other Conference Activities (Selective)

Convenor, International Conference, “România și Republica Moldova: disoluție, război, dictaturi (1939-1989/1991)”, Iași, Romania, October 27-28 2017, Muzeul Memorial “Mihail Kogălniceanu”. In the series, Colocviile Regale / The Royal Colloquia).

 

Convenor, International Conference, „The Armenian Genocide: History, Memory, Responsibility”, Bucharest, October 13-14, 2017, Muzeul Municipiului București, Casa Filipescu-Cesianu. With Varujan Vosganian, Bedros Horasangian, Rolf Hosfeld.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Utopia and Revolution”, Sinaia, Romania, The Royal Estate, June 22-25, 2017. With Gregory Claeys. In the series, Colocviile Regale / The Royal Colloquia.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Identități fluide în spațiile României Mari. Istoricitate, interculturalitate, normativitate”, Iași, Palatul Culturii and Muzeul Memorial “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, April 7-9, 2017. With Mihai Spăriosu.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „România Mare: idee, dezastru, victorie, apogeu (1913-1938), Iași, Muzeul Memorial “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, October 21-23, 2016.

 

Convenor, „Morus and His Legacy. Humanism, Utopia, Modernity”, Second Helion International Conference, Timișoara, Romania, May 6-8, 2016. With Gregory Claeys, Mariano Martín Rodriguez, Cornel Secu.

 

Convenor, Interdisciplinary Conference, “Este România altfel? Avatarurile excepționalismului românesc” (Is Romania Different? The Avatars of Romanian Exceptionalism), October 30-31, 2015, Muzeul Memorial „Mihail Kogălniceanu”, Iași. With Vintilă Mihăilescu.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Utopia, Science Fiction, and Their Significant Others in the 21st Century”, First Helion International Conference, Timișoara. May 8-10, 2015. With Mariano Martín Rodriguez, Cornel Secu.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Diversitatea uitată a României. Istorie, patrimoniu, memorie” (The Forgotten Diversity of Romania. History, Heritage, Memory), Iași and Târgu-Neamț, Romania, October 23-26, 2014.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Humanism and Utopianism. Historical and Critical Perspectives”, Sinaia, The Royal Estate, June 13-15, 2014.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Specificul national. Perspective istorice și critice“ (National Specificity. Historical and Critical Perspectives), Sinaia, The Royal Estate, November 30-December 1, 2013.

 

Convenor, International Conference/Conférence internationale, “The Utopia of Theatre and the Forms of Stage (Re)Construction” / L’Utopie du théâtre et les formes de la (re)construction scénique, Universitatea de Arte din Târgu-Mureș//Marosvásárhelyi Művészeti Egyetem, Romania, 19-22 November/novembre 2013. Academic Committee/Comité scientifique: Sorin Antohi (Chair/Président), Jákfalvi Magdolna, Sorin Crișan, Demeter Júlia, Ungvári Zrínyi Ildikó, Egyed Emese.

 

Convenor, International Eranos Conference, “The Virtues of Tolerance”, City Hall, Târgu Neamț, Romania, July 14-20, 2013. With Tilo Schabert.

 

Convenor, International Colloquium, „Humanismus im aktuellen Wertestreit. Welcher Humanismus kann eine Zukunft haben?”, Freie Universität Berlin, December 7-8, 2012. With Frieder Otto Wolf and Horst Groschopp. Sponsored by the Humanistische Akademie Berlin, the Institut für Philosophie and der Freien Universität Berlin, and the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Historical Studies and Humanism. An Intercultural Perspective”, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, October 11-12, 2012. With Chun-chieh Huang, Jörn Rüsen.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Mapping Humans. From Body to Cosmos”, University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Oxford, September 13-15, 2012. Sponsored by the Berendel Foundation, the University of Leicester’s Centre for Medical Humanities, the University of Oxford’s Cantemir Institute.

 

Convenor, International Research Seminar, “The Eranos Movement”, Villa di Corliano, San Giuliano Terme (Pisa), Italy. July 18-22, 2012. With Tilo Schabert. Sponsored by the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Symposium, “Humanism and Judaism”, Villa di Corliano, San Giuliano Terme (Pisa), Italy. July 17-18, 2012. With Moshe Idel. Sponsored by the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, Convegno Internazionale/International Conference, “Labirinti della mente, visioni del mondo/Labyrinths of the Mind, Visions of the World. Il lascito intellettuale di Elémire Zolla nel XXI secolo/Exploring Elémire Zolla’s Spiritual Quest and Legacy”, Palazzo del Capitano, Montepulciano, Italy, May 29-31, 2012. With Grazia Marchianó, Moshe Idel, Hervé Cavallera, Fedora Giordano, Angelica Palumbo.

 

Convenor, International Colloquium, „Globaler Humanismus – Herausforderungen and die Forschung. Probleme eines Handbuches un einer Enzyklopädie des Humanismus”, Freie Universität Berlin, April 20-21, 2012. With Frieder Otto Wolf and Horst Groschopp. Sponsored by the Humanistische Akademie Berlin, the Institut für Philosophie and der Freien Universität Berlin, and the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Humanity and Inhumanity: Topics, Theories and Discourses on Humankind and Humanism in Humanities and Social Sciences”, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, March 8-9, 2012. With Chun-chieh Huang, Jörn Rüsen, Kirill Thompson.

 

Convenor, Working Seminar, „Humanismus: Grundbegriffe und Enzyklopädie des Humanismus”, Freie Universität Berlin, November 22-23, 2011. With Frieder Otto Wolf and Horst Groschopp. Sponsored by the Humanistische Akademie Berlin, the Institut für Philosophie and der Freien Universität Berlin, and the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Freemasonry, Fraternalism, and the Authoritarian/Dictatorial Regimes of the Twentieth Century”, Bucharest, September 15-17, 2011.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Crafting Humans: From Genesis to Eugenics and Beyond”. Oxford, Queen’s College, September 8-10, 2011. With Marius Turda. Sponsored by the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Symposium, “In and Out of This World: A Symposium in Memory of Ioan Petru Culianu (1950-1991)”, Jesus College, Oxford, May 21-22, 2011. Sponsored by the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Freemasonry, Fraternalism, and the Rise of the Idea of Liberty: Romania in European Context”, Sibiu, Romania, September 23-26, 2010.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Intercultural Humanism. Challenges, Experiences, Visions, Strategies”. Oxford, Christ Church College, September 9-12, 2010. With Jörn Rüsen, Mihai Spariosu. With the assistance of Marius Turda, Tudor Georgescu. Sponsored by the Berendel Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Worskhop, „Writing Intellectual History in East Central Europe. Interwar Romania in Regional and European Contexts”, Bucharest, New Europe College. Sponsored by the European Research Council. June 17-20, 2010. With Balázs Trencsényi. With the assistance of Valentin Săndulescu.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Modernism and Antimodernism: Theories, Visions, Ideologies, Politics”, Bucharest, September 19-21, 2008. With Roger Griffin, Marius Turda, Sorin Alexandrescu.

 

Local Organizer, International Workshop sponsored by the European Science Foundation, „Popular National Histories in Europe: Comparative Perspectives”, part of the project, „Representations of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe” (NHIST). Sinaia, July 31-August 3, 2008.

 

Director, International Conference and Summer School, “Germany and Romania: Academic, Cultural, and Ideological Transfers”, Berlin, “Titu Maiorescu” Romanian Cultural Institute, July 19-25, 2008. With Klaus Bochmann, Jörn Rüsen. Administrative Coordinator: Gabriel Jarnea.

 

Convenor, International Workshop, „Between Home and Host Cultures: Twentieth-Century East European Writers in Exile”, Collegium Budapest, Budapest, September 11-13, 2006. With John Neubauer, Zsuzsa Török.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „1956 in History Textbooks in Europe” / „1956 az európai tankönyvekben”, Károlyi Castle, Féhérvárcsurgó, Hungary, April 7-9, 2006. With Angelica Károlyi. Organized by the Joseph Károlyi Foundation, the Department of History and Pasts Inc., Institute for Historical Studies at CEU, The Hungarian Association of History Teachers (TTE).
With the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation Budapest,  the Institut français Budapest, the Fondation Robert Schuman, Paris,  CGRI Communauté française de Belgique, Open Society Institute Budapest.

 

Convenor, International Workshop, “Re-Bounding the Past: Spaces of Historical Research after Post-Modernism”, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, March 13, 2005. (Participants: Sorin Antohi, Mark Bassin, Karl Schlögel, Mark Steinberg, Maria Todorova, Stefan Troebst). Sponsored by CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Materiality/History: The Materialization of Historical Time”, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, November 26-27, 2004. With Tyrus Miller. Co-sponsored by the University of California at Santa Cruz and CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Historical Studies: Disciplines and Discourses. An International Conference on the History and Theory of Historical Studies”, CEU, Budapest, October 21-24, 2004. With Joern Rüsen, Hayden White, Jürgen Kocka, Chris Lorenz, Richard T. Vann. Endorsed by the International Committee for Historical Sciences (ICHS/CISH). Funded by CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, with additional funding from the European Science Foundation, Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung, and the Romanian Cultural Institute in Budapest.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Europe’s Symbolic Geographies”, CEU, Budapest, May 28-30, 2004. With Larry Wolff. Sponsored by Pasts, Inc. Center of Historical Studies.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Recent Pasts. Looking Backwards, 2003-1933”, Bucharest, May 21-23, 2004. Sponsored by the Open Society Institute’s Higher Education Support Program (HESP) and CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies. With support from the Romanian Institute for Recent History, New Europe College, University of Bucharest’s Institute for Political Research.

 

Convenor, International Seminar, “Recent History: The State of the Art”. CEU, Budapest, March 12-14, 2004. With István Rév. Assisted by Péter Ápor. Sponsored by Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies. In connection with the week-long seminar on recent history coordinated by Sorin Antohi and hosted by HESP’s Curriculum Research Center (March 8-14, 2004). Part of the Regional Seminar on Recent History (Convenors: Sorin Antohi, István Rév, assisted by Péter Ápor) funded by the Open Society Institute’s HESP.

 

Convenor, International Workshop, “The Role/Place/Future of Turkey in Europe”, CEU, Budapest, December 20, 2003. With Yehuda Elkana and Hakan Altinay. Sponsored by the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation-Turkey, CEU’s Office of the Rector, and CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies.

 

Convenor, International Conference, “Given World and Time. Temporalities in Context”, CEU, Budapest, November 28-29, 2003. With Tyrus Miller. Co-sponsored by the University of California at Santa Cruz and Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies.

 

Convenor, University [International] Seminar, „Empires Unlimited”, October 2003-June 2004. CEU. Sponsored mainly by Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies. With Aziz Al-Azmeh, János Bak, Alexey Miller, Alfred J. Rieber, István György Tóth.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Europeanizing Europe’s Recent History. Furthering Transnational Cooperation in Research, Training, and the Dissemination of Research Results”. CEU, Budapest, May 15-18, 2003. Inaugural meeting of EURHISTXX, a European network for the study of recent history directed by Sorin Antohi and John Horne (a subdivision of the insitututional network, EURHIST, „Rethinking European History”). With John Horne. Sponsored by CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies.

 

Convenor, International Conference, „Haunting Memories? History in Europe after Authoritarianism”, CEU, Budapest, March 7-8, 2003. With Wolf Schmidt. 3rd EUSTORY Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Körber Foundation (Hamburg) and CEU’s Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies.

 

Convenor, International Colloquium on the Work of Paul Ricoeur, CEU, March 9, 2003. On the occasion of the awarding of CEU’s first honorary doctorate to Paul Ricoeur. Participants: Paul Ricoeur, Yehuda Elkana, Aziz Al-Azmeh, Sorin Antohi, Chris Lorenz, Jörn Rüsen.

 

Convenor, International Conference “Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants in 20th Century Europe”, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, May 20-23, 1999. With Rainer Munz, Rainer Ohliger, Judith Shuval, Anne de Tinguy, Anatoly Vishnevsky. Sponsored by the European Science Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Conference “Between Past and Future. The Revolutions of 1989 and the Struggle for Democracy in Eastern Europe”, CEU, Budapest, March 26-28, 1999. With Vladimir Tismaneanu. Sponsored by CEU and the Peter Gruber Foundation.

 

Convenor, International Workshop, „Euro-Balkans”. With Ivo Banac and Éva Karádi. Organized by the OSI-CEU Institute on Sotheastern Europe and the Hungarian Lettre Internationale. CEU, Feburary 6-7, 1998.

 

Convenor, Journal of the History of Ideas  International Conference “Culture and the Politics of Identity in Modern Romania”, Palatul Elisabeta, Bucharest, May 27-30, 1998. With Irina Livezeanu.

 

Convenor, The XXVth ARP International Interdisciplinary Conference on Society in Change, “Romanian-Hungarian Intertwined Destiny”, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and CEU, Budapest, December 6-7, 1997. With Béla Király.

 

Panelist/Moderator/Chair/Discussant/Speaker at numerous other conferences, workshops, colloquia, seminars, round tables, etc., including, very selectively: International Colloquium, „Educational Freedom and the State” V, Witten, Germany, November 22-25, 1991; „Colloque de synthèse Tocqueville”, Valognes, France, June 13-14, 1994; 13th European Colloquium on Education, „European Dimensions in Education: Pluralism, World Citizenship, Freedom and Autonomy”, Vienna, May 15-19, 1996; “Aspects of Kitsch in Transition Periods”, New Europe College, Bucharest, May 23-24, 1997; “Southeastern Europe: An Agenda for the 21st Century”, International Conference, Budapest, March 5-7, 1997, under the auspices of Aspen Institute Berlin, C. S. Mott Foundation, Council of Europe, European Cultural Foundation, Freedom House-USAID Democracy Network, King Baudouin Foundation, Soros Foundation Hungary; Workshop, “Universities for Freedom, Freedom for Universities”, part of an initiative to support of Serbian universities, CEU, November 1-3, 1998; “Zukunftsentwürfe. Ideen für eine Kultur der Veränderung”, Jahreskongress des Wissenschaftszentrums Nordrhein-Westfalen,  Essen, Germany, November 12-13, 1998; “European Educational Co-operation for Peace, Stability and Democracy”, Presidency Conference on Southeast Europe, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria, November 14-16, 1998; “The Image of Hungary at the Turn of the Millennium”, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, November 20-21, 1998;  “Europe’s East Enters the 21st Century”, The University of Georgia, Athens, February 3-5, 1999; “The Future of European Studies: Perspectives and Methods at the Millennium”, University of California, Berkeley, April 23-24, 1999; International Symposium, „The Revolutions of 1989 and Demorcatic Transitions in East-Central Europe”, University of Maryland, College Park („Lost Illusions: Eastern Europe’s Post-Communist Experience”, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, DC („Eastern Europe Entering the 21st Century”, April 27, 1999 (with Vladimir Tismaneanu, G.M. Tamás, William McPherson, Sharon Wolchik, Karen Dawisha); “Eastern Europe Entering the Twenty-first Century” (with Vladimir Tismaneanu, G.M. Tamás, Sharon Wolchik), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, April 27, 1999; AAASS, St. Louis, November 19-21, 1999; 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Oslo, August 6-13, 2000; The series of CEU-ZVGE graduate seminars on comparative history held at the Zentrum für vergleichende Geschichte Europas, Freie Universität, Berlin, October 2001, October 2002, October 2005, etc.; „Empires, Globalization, Hegemony”, International Conference in honor of and with Shmuel Eisenstadt, co-sponsored by the Rectorate and Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, Central European University, December 5-6, 2003; International Annual Congress of the Wissenschaftszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, „Restless Culture. Potentials of Utopian Thought”, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany, October 30-31, 2002; International Conference, „Past and Present: Is There Anything New with Anti-Americanism?”, Central European University, December 11-12, 2004; „Islams and Modernities: Ten Years After”, colloquium on Aziz Al-Azmeh’s book, Humanities Center, CEU, March 3-4, 2005; Symposium in Honor of Natalie Zemon Davis (with Yehuda Elkana, Gisela Bock, Gábor Klaniczay, István Rév, Randolph Starn), CEU, March 4, 2005; Second European Cultural Forum, “Rediscovering Europe”, Institut Pierre Werner, Luxembourg, April 15-17, 2005; 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Sydney, July 5-9, 2005; International Seminar, „The Age of Fallibility. The Consequences on the War on Terror”, discussion of the book manuscript of the same title by George Soros, with the author ad others, CEU, April 1, 2006; International Workshop, „Is the World Flat?”, starting from the book of the same title by Thomas Friedman, with the author, John Grey, Yehuda Elkana, Nayan Chanda, Shalini Randeria, Jean-Jacques Salomon, Helga Nowotny, Gesine Schwan, János Kornai, Huricihan Islamoglu, Mordechai Kremnitzer, Rivka Feldhay, Azia Al-Azmeh, CEU, May 6, 2006; „Humanism in the Era of Globalization”, opening international conference of the project with the same title, funded by the Mercator Foundation at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, July 6-8, 2006; International Conference organized by the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, „Human Identity and Cultural Difference in a Cross-Cultural Perspective: The Interaction between the Self and the Others”, Essen, September 3-6, 2007; 21th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Amsterdam, August 22-28, 2010; International Colloquium, “Humanismus: ein offenes System”, Schiller-Museum, Weimar, August 25-28, 2012; International symposium, “Engaging the Romanian Diaspora / Diaspora românească – vector de dezvoltare”, organized by the Presidential Administration, Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest, February 23rd, 2016; 2nd Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide, Yerevan, Armenia, April 22-24, 2016.

 

Liberty Fund Conferences: Prague, Czech Republic, April 16-19, 1998 (“The Philosopher in the Post-Totalitarian World”); Boulder, Colorado, September 17-20, 1998 (“Experiences of Freedom and the Collapse of East-European Communism”); Mallorca, Spain, May 6-9, 1999 (“Human Nature, Liberty and Responsibility in Classical German Thought. Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm von Humboldt”); Alexandria, Virginia, May 4-7, 2000 (“European Unification and Political Freedom”); Madrid, February 5-9, 2004 (“Chivalry and Freedom in Don Quijote“); Turin, March 4-7, 2004 (“Classical Liberalism in Europe”); Santiago de Compostela, June 23-26, 2005 („The Other Democracy”). Budapest, October 3-6, 2005 („Tragedy, Evil, and Freedom in Sophocles and Nietzsche”).

 

Languages (Selective)

Romanian (native)

French, English, Italian (excellent)

German (good, excellent reading knowledge)

Spanish, Portuguese (very good reading knowledge)

Working knowledge of several other languages. Basic knowldege of many others.

 

Fellowships, Grants

2007                Fellowship (Gastwissenschaftler), GWZO, Universität Leipzig. February-May.

2006-2007       Grant of the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation for a collective project on the Eastern European Literary Exile based at Collegium Budapest. Institute of Advanced Study. With John Neubauer, Borbala Zsuzsanna Török. Antohi withdrew in October 2006.

2006-2008       Grant of the OSI Higher Education Support Program  (HESP) for a collective project on the Comparative History of Europe based at CEU. With Balázs Trencsényi, Constantin Iordachi. Initiated and launched by Antohi, continued by Trencsényi and Iordachi.

2004-2005       Fellowship, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. October 2004-July 2005.

2002                Guest of the President, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen. September-December.

2001-2003       Grant of the CEU Research Board for an international research project on the post-1989 changes in historical studies in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, „Historical Studies in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. The State of the Art”.

2001                Guest of the Rector, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna.

May.

1999-2000       Fellowship financed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Lindzey Fellowship) and by the Volkswagen-Stiftung. Institute of Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. September 1999-May 2000.

1998                Grant of the European Science Foundation (one of  the seven awarded through the Exploratory Grant Scheme in the Social Sciences). With Rainer Münz, Rainer Ohliger, Drago Roksandić, Judith Shuval, Anne de Tinguy, Anatoli Vishnevsky.

1997                CEU Junior Faculty Research Grant. Paris. July-August. Research in French libraries and archives.

1996                Visiting Scholar, Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuch-forschung, Braunschweig, Germany. August-September.

1995                Visiting Fellow, Advanced Study Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. February-March.1992  Visiting Scholar, Universität Bielefeld, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Germany. July.

1990-1992       Grant of the French Government  (Séjour scientifique de haut  niveau) for research at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. November 1990 through December 1992.

1992                Grant to attend the Ost-West-Arbeitsgruppe „Geschichte denken. Soziale Identität und konzeptionelle Neuorientierung nach dem Ende des Ost-West Gegensatzes” (a month-long intensive seminar with 15 young historians from the former Soviet bloc, including the GDR, and West-German senior scholars), Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Universität Bielefeld, Germany. July.

1990                Grant of the British Academy. London and Oxford. September.

1989                Visiting Scholar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany. June.

 

Other Activities (Selective)

2018                Member of the Academia Europaea: https://www.ae-info.org/ae/Member/Antohi_Sorin

2018-              Member of the Committee, Utopian Studies Society: http://utopian-studies-europe.org/constitution-and-regulation/

2018-               Chair of the Editorial Board, Urbanitas. Revistă de studii urbane integrate/Journal of Integrated Urban Studies (Bucharest).

2017-              Member of the Scientific Council, Muzeul Municipiului București (Bucharest City Museum).

2012                Member of the Editorial Board of the book series, Making Sense of History, Oxford-New York: Berghahn Books.

2012-              Member of the Scientific Council, Trivium. Revistă de gândire simbolică (Journal of Symbolic Thought, quarterly, in Romanian).

2011-              Co-editor, with Chung-chieh Huang and Jörn Rüsen, of the book series, Reflections on (In)Humanity, Göttingen: V&Runipress—Taipei: National Taiwan University Press. http://www.v-r.de/de/reflections_on_in_humanity/sd-0/3097

2004-               Member of the Editorial Board of the book series, Ideas of History, Peking University Press (Members include Jörn Rüsen, Hayden White, Natalie Zemon Davis, Chris Lorenz, Jürgen Straub, Luisa Passerini, Jürgen Osterhammel).

2004-               Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads (Allahabad, India) (Members include Frank R. Ankersmit, Richard Rorty, Jörn Rüsen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Immanuel Wallerstein, Hayden White).

2005-2006      Secretary General, International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography.

2005-2006      Member of the Board/Bureau, International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS/CISH).

2000-2011      Member of the Advisory Board, IRIR (The Romanian Institute for Recent History), Bucharest.

1998-2006       Member of the Editorial Board, East European Politics and Societies.

1997-2006       Member of the Editorial Board, CEU Press. Chairman, 2003-2006.

1998-2006       Member of the Editorial Board,  East Central Europe / L’Europe du Centre-Est. Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift. 2004-2006, Chairman of the Editorial Board.

1997-1999       Member of the Board of Directors, Open Society Institute (The Soros Foundations Network).

1995-2006       Member of the editorial board of 22,  cultural and political weekly edited by the Group for Social Dialogue, Bucharest.

1989-2006   Founding Member, the Group for Social Dialogue, a leading Romanian association of public intellectuals. In 1994-9, member of the five-person board.

 

Note: To be updated periodically.