LAURENȚIU VLAD

LAURENȚIU VLAD

Academic title: Professor

CV | Prof. univ. dr. Laurențiu Vlad has a PhD in history (specialization in the history of mentalities) from the Institute of South-East European Studies of the Romanian Academy since 1999 and he is a professor of the University of Bucharest since 2004. He has had several study and research internships, including as a French government scholar or as a holder of the Fernand Braudel, Copernicus or Leventis grants in Paris, Athens, Brussels, Strasbourg. He specializes in the History of Romanians, the 19th-20th centuries (national identity imagery and imaginary, cultural diplomacy, elite formation) and in the history of mentalities, political ideas and ideologies (conservatism, European idea, image of the other). In 1991-2016 he was a scientific researcher at the Institute of South-East European Studies of the Romanian Academy, as well as at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (2006-2011). He is a member of national professional scientific associations (for example, the National Committee of Historians in Romania) and coordinator of editorial collections, among which we mention the one from the European Institute Publishing House (Iasi), entitled ”Mentalități, Antropologie istorică, Istorie Culturală”. He was also a member of the editorial committees of the Annals of the University of Bucharest – Political Science, the Yearbook of the Institute for Socio-Human Research “Gheorghe Sincai”, the Archives of Oltenia, Notebooks of Historical Anthropology, Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai. History, Xenopolian, etc. He has published, in the fields of specialization, on various topics of Romanian and European history of the 19th and 20th centuries, 19 books by sole author or in collaboration, edited / coordinated volumes or anthologies (single editor / co-editor) at prestigious national and international publishing houses, respectively over 60 articles / studies in collective volumes or in specialized / academic journals in Romania and abroad – Bulgaria, France, Germany, USA – (not counting reprints). He also participated in more than 25 international scientific conferences / colloquia / meetings or with international participation organized in France, Greece, Romania, Hungary or Turkey. He was head of the Department of International Relations and European Studies at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bucharest (2000-2010), dean of the same faculty (2010-2015) and vice-rector of the university (2016-2019). Between July 20, 2016 and January 5, 2017, he held the position of State Secretary responsible for higher education in the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research.

Research interests: Romanian history and European history, 19th-20th centuries (national identity imagery and imaginary; cultural diplomacy; history of mentalities, political ideas and ideologies (conservatism, nationalism); European ideas; image of the other; formation of elites; biographies)

Recent publications

Books:

  • Images de l’identité nationale. La Roumanie aux expositions universelles et internationales de Paris (1867-1937), Paris, L’Harmattan, 2016, 282 pp.
  • Istorii românești ale ideii de Europa, secolele XVII-XXI (imagini, note reflecții), Ed. Institutul European, Iași, 2021, 340 pp. / (Histoires roumaines de l’idée d’Europe, XVIIe – XXIe siècles (images, notes, réflexions), Jassy, Éditions Institutul European, 2021, 340 pp.)

Studies and articles:

  • Chipuri de străini în imaginarul lumii rurale românești de la sfârșitul veacului al XIX-lea. Câteva date din răspunsurile la chestionarul lui Nicolae Densușianu din 1893, în La granița dintre științe: istorie, mentalități, imaginar. Omagiu profesorilor Simona și Toader Nicoară la împlinirea vârstei de 60 de ani, coord.: Ovidiu Ghitta, Gheorghe Negustor, Ed. Mega – Argonaut, Cluj-Napoca, 2017, pp. 672-693. / (Figures des étrangers dans l’imaginaire du monde rurale roumain à la fin du XIXe siècle. Quelques détails issus des réponses au questionnaire de Nicolae Densușianu en 1893, in À la frontière des sciences : histoire, mentalités, imaginaire. Hommage aux professeurs Simona et Toader Nicoară, sous la direction de Ovidiu GHITTA, Gheorghe NEGUSTOR, Cluj-Napoca, Éditions Mega – Argonaut, 2017, pp. 672-693.)
  • « Aux portes de l’Orient ». Quelques notes sur les images orientales de la Roumanie et des Roumains aux expositions universelles de Paris, 1867-1937, în „Südost-Forschungen” (Internationale Zetschrift für Geschicte, Kultur und Landeskunde Südosteuropas), 77, 2018, pp. 176-197.
  • Quelques notes sur les images de l’Europe dans la culture roumaine des XVIIe-XIXe siècles, în De l’Ouest à l’Est : Métamorphoses des discours en Europe / From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses, sous la direction de Luminița Roșca, Bucarest, Editions de l’Université de Bucarest, 2020, pp. 99-118.
  • Studenți români la Universitatea din Liège în anii de după Primul Război Mondial. Câteva reflecții preliminare, în Spre pământul făgăduinței, între Balcani și Bugeac. Omagiu doamnei profesoare Elena Siupiur la împlinirea vârstei de 80 de ani, coord.: Daniel Cain, Aneta Mihaylova, Roumiana T. Stantcheva, Andrei Timotin, Ed. Istros a Muzeului Brăilei „Carol I”, Brăila, 2020, pp. 231-256. / (Étudiants roumains à l’Université de Liège dans les années d’après la Première Guerre Mondiale. Quelques réflexions préliminaires, in Vers la Terre promise, entre Balkans et Bugeac. Hommage à la professeure Elena Siupiur, sous la direction de Daniel CAIN, Aneta MIHAYLOVA, Roumiana T. STANTCHEVA, Andrei TIMOTIN, Brăila, Éditions Istros du Musée « Carol I », 2020, pp. 231-256.)
  • Brief notes on the education of a young Wallachian boyar. Constantin N. Brăiloiu and his studies in Sibiu, Geneva and Paris (1822-1832), în Social and Administrative Elite in the Romanian Space 15th-19th centuries, edited by Mihai-Bogdan Atanasiu and Cristian Ploscaru, Hartung – Gorre Verlag, Konstanz, 2021, pp. 141-154.

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E-mail: laurentiu.vlad @fspub.unibuc.ro