Mirela Murgescu

Mirela-Luminiţa Murgescu is a professor in the Faculty of History at the University of Bucharest. She has participated in several international projects related to textbook analysis, nationalism, memory, social and cultural history. She was a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in 2000, a DAAD Fellowship, also in 2000, a Korber Senior Fellowship in 2006 from the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. She has conducted various research stages at MSH Paris (2003-2005), and GWZO Leipzig (2010). Selected publications: Între "bunul creştin" şi "bravul român". Rolul şcolii primare în construirea identităţii naţionale româneşti (1831-1878) [Between the "Good Christian" and the "Brave Romanian". The role of elementary school in constructing the Romanian national identity (1831-1878)], Iaşi: Editura A´92 1999 (German edition: Vom „guten Christen“ zum „tapferen Rumänen“. Die Rolle der Primarschule bei der Herausbildung des rumänischen Nationalbewusstseins 1831–1878, Berlin: Frank&Timme Verlag 2012); (ed.) Nations and states in Southeast Europe, Thessaloniki: CDRSEE 2005; ‘Memory in Romanian history: textbooks in the 1990s’ in M. Todorova (ed.) Balkan identities : nation and memory, London: Hurst 2004, pp.339-354; Istoria din ghiozdan. Memorie şi manuale şcolare în România anilor 1990 [History from the school bag. Memory and schoolbooks in Romania during the 1990s], Bucureşti: Domino 2004; ‘Rewriting School Textbooks as a Tool of Understanding and Stability’ in D. A. Sotiropoulos & T. Veremis (eds.) Is Southeastern Europe doomed to instability? A regional perspective, London: Frank Cass 2002, pp. 90- 105;  ‘Memory and History - a Challenge for Young Europeans. Report about the 1989 – images of change competition organized by EUSTORY’, in Oliver Rathkolb (ed.), How to (Re) Write European History. History and Text Book Projects in Retrospect, Innsbruck: Studien Verlag 2010, pp. 219-240; ‘Transition, Transitions: The Conceptualization of Change in Romanian Culture’ in Victor Neumann, Armin Heinen (eds.), Key Concepts of Romanian History. Alternative Approaches to Socio-Political Languages, Budapest-New York: CEU Press 2013, pp.423-452 (co-author); ‘Multiple roads to sacralization? Stephen the Great in Communist historical films and his post communist sanctification’ in Agnieszka Gąsior, Agnieszka Halemba, Stefan Troebst, Gebrochene Kontinuitäten. Transnationalität in den Erinnerungskulturen Ostmitteleuropas im 20. Jahrhundert, Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau Verlag 2014, p. 185-198; Romania, in Luigi Cajani, Simone Lassig, Maria Repoussi, The Palgrave Handbook of Conflict and History Eduction in the Post-Cold War Era, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2019, p. 487-499.