Course Code: MIR 2202 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History - Masters • Field of study: Regional Identities in Central Eastern Europe
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Daniel Dumitran
Seminar tutor: Daniel Dumitran
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
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 6

Course aims:

Interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage from Romanian areal (in the light of ecclesiastical and social history, demography and urbanism).
In-depth knowledge of an area of specialization and, within specific theoretical, methodological and practical developments program; appropriate use of specific language in communication with different professional environments.
Development of professional and / or research projects, using innovative a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Cultural heritage: concept, legislation and practice. 2. The heritage situation: Case studies. 3. Heritage recovery: Case studies. 4. The dominant communities and the marginal communities - a heritage perspective. History and architecture in the modern cities. 5. The monuments in the context of (early) modern and contemporary urban development. Forgotten urban centers. 6. The monuments in the context of (early) modern and contemporary urban development. Economy and urban development. 7. The heritage in rural areas: Evolution and present situation. Multiethnic communities: case studies. 8. The heritage in rural areas: Evolution and present situation. Wood churches. 9. The sacred spaces and places in the past and in the present. Jewish communities and their monuments: case studies. 10. The evolution of ecclesiastical centers. 11. The industrial heritage. 12. Conclusions.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, case studies and documentary trips.

Learning outcomes:

Formation of skills of analysis and interpretation of historical, demographic, architectural and topographical data. Identifying and making use of sources, published and unpublished, which can provide new insights for research on these lines. Concrete production of new historical knowledge on the basis of deeper insights within the study of above referred historical subject. Formulation and motivation within some professional projects of a personal view in relation to historical phenomena; developing a research project on a historical issues.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam – 30%; Frequency and oral presentation of a research paper – 70%.

Recommended reading:

Clarke, Peter, Small Towns in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2002,
Davies, Susan, “History and Heritage”, in Lambert, Peter and Phillipp Schofield, eds., Making History. An introduction to the History and Practices of a Discipline, Routledge, 2004, 280-289.
Guidance on Inventory and Documentation of the Cultural Heritage, Council of Europe Publishing, 2009,
Hoffman, Barbara T., ed., Art and Cultural Heritage. Law, Policy, and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2006,
Navrud, Ståle, Richard C. Ready, eds., Valuing Cultural Heritage. Applying Environmental Valuation Techniques to Historic Buildings, Monuments and Artifacts, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002,