New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

Europa Fellowships (2006 - 2010)

This fellowship program, financed by the Volkswagen Stiftung, proposes to respond, at a different level, to some of the concerns that had inspired our Regional Program. Under the general title Traditions of the New Europe. A Prehistory of European Integration in South-Eastern Europe, Fellows work on case studies that attempt to recapture the earlier history of the European integration, as it has been taking shape over the centuries in South–Eastern Europe, thus offering the communitarian Europe some valuable vestiges of its less known past.

Stefan DETCHEV (Bulgaria)

Dress, Food and Boundaries. Politics and Identity (1830-1912).

The Bulgarian Case

Svetlana DONCHEVA (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Balkan Studies, Sofia

Small Revolutions on the Table: Modernization of Food Stereotypes in the Balkan Towns during the 19th Century

Alexander MAXWELL (USA)

The Rise and Fall of Sartorial Nationalism:Nationalism and Clothing, 1789-1918

Mihail NEAMŢU (Romania)

Ph.D. Candidate, King’s College, London

Food Rites in Orthodox Transylvania (1848-1948): The Impact of Secularisation

Simina RADU-BUCURENCI (Romania)

Ph.D. Candidate, Central European University, Budapest

Associate Fellow, Romanian Institute for Recent History, Bucharest

Beyond Hunger: A European Perspective on Reacting to Shortages in 1980s Romania

Răzvan Sebastian STAN (Romania)

Researcher, Romanian Academic Society, Bucharest

Ph.D. Candidate, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Exploring a Spontaneous Process of European Integration – Food, Taste and Culinary Practices in the Case of Migrant Workers from Eastern Romania

Irina STĂNCULESCU (Romania)

Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Bucharest

La visite. Un processus d’acculturation dans la société bucarestoise du XIX-e siècle

Smaranda VULTUR (Romania)

Associate Professor, University of Timişoara

L’aliment porteur de culture ou « dis mois ce que tu manges et je te dirai qui tu es »

Ruxandra BELDIMAN (Romania)

Forscher, Institut für Kunstgeschichte G. Oprescu, Bukarest

Das Königsschloss Pelesch – ein Beispiel für den Historismus in Rumänien und ein Mitglied der deutschen Familie von Fürstenresidenzen in der zweiten Hälfte des 19 Jahrhunderts

Federica Alessandra BROILO (Italy)

Ph.D. Candidate, Ca Foscari University, Venice

Practices of Inhabiting. Ottoman Settlements along the Sol Kol during the 14th-17th Centuries (Transmigration of Architectural Models and Types through the Balkans)

Marioara-Camelia CRĂCIUN (Romania)

Ph.D. Candidate, CEU, Budapest

From Shtetl to the Jewish Quaarter. Representations of the Urban Jewish Life and Space in Romanian Culture in the Interwar Period

Emanuela GRAMA-NEAMŢU (Romania)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan

Cultural Heritage Politics in Contemporary Romania

Daniel HABIT (Germany)

Institut für Volkskunde, München

“Die Inszenierung Europas”. Europäische Kulturhauptstädte zwischen Konstruktion und Rezeption

Emilya KARABOEVA (Bulgaria)

Lecturer, Konstantin Kirill Philosophy National College of Ancient Languages and Cultures, Sofia

The Street “Necrolog” – the Subtle Element of Urban Everyday Life

Tchavdar MARINOV (Bulgaria)

Assistant Professor, St Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia

Constructing the “Stronghold of the Bulgarianness”. Politics of National Identity and Changes in the Urban Space of the Pirin Region during the Communist Regime


Directeur Scientifique, Quattro Design, Bucarest

Enseignante associée, Université d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme Ion Mincu, Bucarest

Lecture de la spécificité urbaine. Le cas moldo-valaque

Ada STEFANUŢ (HAJDU) (Romania)

Tutor, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Ph.D. Candidate, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Visiting Tutor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Living at the Waters

Ioana TUDORA (Romania)

Chargée de cours, Université des Sciences Agronomiques et Médicine Vétérinaire, Dep. Architecture du Paysage, Bucharest

Chargée de cours, Dep. Architecture du Paysage, Haute Ecole Charlemagne, Belgique

Doctorante hébergée, Centre de Recherche Urbaine, Institut de Sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles

La construction vernaculaire de l’espace urbain. L’impact de l’espace privé et ses dynamiques sur le paysage urbain

Scientific Advisor of the Program:

Dr. Carmen POPESCU (France and Romania)

Associate Researcher, Centre “André Chastel”, Université Paris IV, Sorbonne

Hiëronymus Franciscus van DRUNEN (The Netherlands)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Amsterdam

Regional Identity in a Newly Designed Habsburg Crown Land: The Case of Bukovina


Ph.D. Candidate, University of Manchester

Constructing Europe: Bucharest Memories (Past, Present, Future)


Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pittsburgh

Democracy: Is There Any Way but the European Way?

Leonid PEISAKHIN (Russia)

Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University

Culture, Economics, or Good Fortune? Explaining Variation in Compliance with Laws Across the Post-Communist Space

Maia TOTEVA (Bulgaria)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Voices Behind the Curtain: Language, Ideology and Totalitarian Systems in the Works of Russian and East European Nonconformist Artists (1960s-1970s)

Vesselina VATCHKOVA (Bulgaria)

Professeur invité, Académie Nationale des Beaux-arts, Sofia

L’émergence de la notion et de la réalité de l’Europe de Sud-Est (la communauté byzantine)


Ph.D. Candidate, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Program Director, Association for Urban Transition (ATU), Bucharest

On some Queer Cultural Artifacts: The Slum, the Ghetto, the Shack

Gabor EGRY

Editor in Chief, “Múltunk”, Journal of Political History, Budapest

Drawing Borders. Regional, National and Minority Elites, Public Discourses and the Construction and Delimitations of National Entities in Interwar Romania

Veronica Ileana MARIN

Teaching Assistant, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Parallel Discourses on Urban Policy. The Romanian Urban Planners: Between EU Principles and Local Contradictions


Ph.D. Candidate, History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Orthodox Historiography in Ottoman South-Eastern Europe (16th and 17th Centuries) – Formative Conditions and Conceptual Change