Course Code: MCC 2205B • Study year: IV • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History - Masters • Field of study: Research, preservation and capitalization of historical heritage
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Laura-Claudia Stanciu
Seminar tutor: Laura-Claudia Stanciu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 24
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 7

Course aims:

Knowing, understanding and a correct using of fundamental ideas concerning concepts specific to Modern History of Romanians.
Integration in a coherent structure of main theorizations and value landmarks recognised in historical monuments conservation.
Knowing, understanding and a correct using of fundamental ideas concerning concepts specific to Modern History of Romanians.

Course Entry Requirements:

Recording and legislation for the cultural patrimony.

Course contents:

1. Romania’s modernization: Art and society. 2. Representations for contemporary times: architecture, sculpture and painting. 3. Politics and patrimony: modern symbols. 4. Protectors for cultural and historical patrimony (Transylvania and the Old Kingdom). 5. Romania and jubilee exhibitions. 6. Natural patrimony – historical patrimony. 7. Restoration of historical monuments in the modern epoch. 8. Modern history and urbanity. Sources for the patrimony reconstitution. 9. Historical monuments and their importance for conducting research. 10. Identity and patrimony in a multi-cultural space. 11. Heroes, castles and ruins in 18th century. 12. Heroes, castles and ruins in 19th century. Conlusions.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• retrieval of written sources on the historical past; • establishing historical facts on the basis of historical sources and outside of these; • the concrete production of new historical knowledge on the basis of deeper insights within the study of an epoch and/or of a medium complexity historical subject.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 60%; continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Burke, Peter, Eyewitnessing. The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence, Reaktion Books, London, 2001, 340.
Doy, Gen, Picturing the Self. Changing Views of the Subject in Visual Culture, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, London, 2005, 180.
Rabaté, Michel Jean (ed.), Writing the Image after Roland Barthes, University of Philadelphia Press, Philadelphia, 1997, 82.
Szabó, Csaba, Béla Cserni and the Beginnings of Urban Archaeology in Alba Iulia, Mega Publishing House, Cluj Napoca, 2016, 480.