Program Conferinţă




Aprilie 2009

Institutul de Cercetări Politice, Universitatea Bucureşti, Sala Negulescu




VINERI, 24 aprilie


10:00- 10:30

Festivitate deschidere. Invitat special Prof. Dr. Daniel Barbu, Directorul Institutului de Cercetări Politice 


10:30- 12:30

Panel 1. Naţionalism şi socialism– conjuncţii ideologice

Irina BUJDER, MA, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice, Universitatea din Bucureşti, Naţionalism şi multiculturalitate în şcoală şi în comunitatea rurală în perioada comunistă. Studiu de caz: Comuna Prejmer, judeţul Braşov 

Valeriu ANTONOVICI, PhD, Şcoala Doctorală în Ştiinţe Politice – SNSPA, Care au fost implicaţiile socio-politice a introducerii muncii patriotice în Republica Socialistă România?

Andrei STAN, MA, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice, Universitatea din Bucureşti, Rescrierea istoriei şi mobilizarea miturilor naţionale în timpul regimului comunist din România


12.30-14.00  Prânz


14:00- 15:30

Panel 2. Practici politice în socialism – instanţe ale omului nou

 Cosmin CĂRBUNARU, MA, Department of History, Central European University, Party Membership in the Soviet Bloc. The Cases of Romania and Poland

Ioana STANCIU, Ioana BĂLAŞA, BA, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice , Universitatea din Bucureşti, Organizaţiile de tineret specifice comunismului în imaginarul colectiv de astăzi

Cristian POP, MA, Facultatea de Sociologie şi Asistenţă Socială, Universitatea Babeş Bolyai, Postcomunism in Europa Centrala si de Est. Imburghezire à la Cluj



15:30- 16:00 Pauză de cafea


16:00- 17:30

Panel 3. Artă şi politică – forme neconvenţionale de exprimare politică


Milena POP, BA, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice, Universitatea din Bucureşti, Artă şi ideologie. Proiectul « Atelier 35 »

Ana ELEFTERESCU, Ruxandra IVĂNESCU, BA, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice, Universitatea din Bucureşti, Mesaje şi atitudini politice în muzica underground din România

Alexandra BOCŞE, Raluca NEGULESCU, Daniela SPÎNU, BA, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice, Universitatea din Bucureşti, Elemente de protest politic în ultima decadă a comunismului: Blugii

17:30- 18:00

Festivitate de închidere. Înmânarea diplomelor de participare.



Dear participants,

We want to apologize for not providing you earlier with further information regarding the conference. We want to inform you on the latest developments regarding:

1. Academic conditions:

a.The papers written in French, English or Romanian should be submitted by the 15th of April at the address .

b. We strongly advise you to write your paper presentation and PowerPoint in English/ French. If you have any problem in meeting this demand, please let us know and we will arrange something. Some exceptions are accepted, as this condition was not mentioned in our call for papers and we are aware of this fact.

c. You will receive via e-mail this evening a Paper Writing Guide. It has only an advisory role. If you have already written your papers bearing in mind your own university guide, it is fine, as long as there are footnotes and bibliography and a clear sense of respect for authorship rights.

d. Let us inform you that the academic programme at the conference will take place on Friday, the 24th of April starting from 10.00 o’clock  a.m. (the exact schedule will be posted asap on the website).

2. Technical arrangements for the ones non- residing in Bucharest

Unfortunately, we cannot cover your travel and accommodation expenses

But we can:

a. pick you up from the rail/ bus station, airport as long as you let us know 24 hours before regarding the hour, place of your arrival

Please send information regarding this issue to and

b. book your hotel the cost for a person/ double room/ night is

about 20- 25 Euros

single room-45 Euros in hotel Academica in hotel Reginetta, both really nice places

If you need accommodation, please let us know at by the 15th of April.

c. make sure you get around in Bucharest and eat in decent and non- expensive places

d. Participants (from Romania especially) are encouraged to talk to their dean and ask for financial support (travel costs, accommodation, meals) from their home universities. In this regard, we can provide them on Monday with official invitations from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest. Please let us know by Sunday, the 12 of April, evening who needs the official invitations.

In the next two weeks, please check regularly our webpage in order to find updated information about the schedule and the latest developments regarding the conference.

If you need to talk to us urgently, please do not hesitate to call from 21 pm to 23 pm every evening at 0040 742 744 928 or email also at with the subject ,,conference urgent”

Call for Proposals

Student Conference:

Cultural and Political Developments during the Socialist Regimes of Central and Eastern Europe

Conference date: 24 April 2009

Organizing Institution: The Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania

Deadline for abstract submitting (via e-mail): the 10th of March 2009

The shape taken by the opposition against the state structures or the submission towards the socialist regime has varied across Central and Eastern Europe. The definition given to the concept of “new man” presents a series of relevant differences. In addition, the profile of the individual behavior gets further complicated due to the presence of a double identity: an official and a private dimension. Under these circumstances, various questions arise: what kind of “new man”  was born in each state? Which were the faces of the opposition? Up to which point did people adhere to the imposed social norms? And, last but not least, , how did the civil society react and act?

The revolutionary wave that Central and Eastern Europe faced in the late 80s has generated important social, political, cultural and economic changes, as diverse as the manifestation of socialism in each communist state. It is thus equally important to study and analyze the transition period
and its successive transformations also from the point of view of continuity with the past. Or, as Stark (1996) noticed, are the post 1989 institutions
and political norms refounded not only
on the ruins, but with the ruins” of communism?

The conference addresses the students currently enrolled in the final years of Bachelor degree, as well as the ones attending a Master program, from all fields of Social Sciences and Humanities (Political Science, Ethnology, Law, Sociology, Economics, Journalism). The conference will take place at the Institute for Political Research, 8 Spiru Haret str., 010175, Bucharest 1, Romania.

We are particularly interested in the papers that might generate starting points for an interdisciplinary dialogue regarding the following issues:

– Popular and Official Culture under Socialist Regimes;

– Projects of Social Change in the Socialist Societies;

– Practices on the Socialist Political Scene;

– The Effects of the Political and Cultural Socialism in the Contemporary World.

Scientific Committee:

Cristian PREDA, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Alexandra IONESCU, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Damiana OŢOIU, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL)

Călin COTOI, Department of Sociology and Social Assistance, University of Bucharest

Călin GOINA, Department of Sociology and Social Assistance, Babeş-Bolyai University, Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles

Lorena ANTON, Department of Letters, University of Bucharest & Université Victor Segalen – Bordeaux 2

Alina BRANDA, Department of European Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University

Atalia ŞTEFĂNESCU, Department of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timişoara

In order to attend the conference, please send an abstract of 300 up to 400 words, in addition to a short CV, until the10th of March 2009, at the following e-mail addresses:,,

The abstract, as well as the final paper, can be written in Romanian, English or French.

We will contact the authors of the selected papers until the 20th of March 2009. In addition, the participants have to send the paper (20 000- 25 000 characters) until the 15th of April 2009. The participant papers will be later on forwarded to all the participants and will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference.