Viorel ACHIM, Ph.D.
Name and surname: VIOREL ACHIM
Date and place of birth: May 26, 1961, Apateu
Marital Status: married; two children
PRESENT ACADEMIC POSITION:
Senior Researcher at the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Nicolae Iorga Institute of History
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1982-1986: University of Bucharest, Faculty of History, B.A.
1995-2003: Doctoral studies, Romanian Academy, Ph.D. (History).
1986-1989: High school teacher, Orşova
1989-1990: High school teacher, Arad
1991-1993: Research Assistant, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest
1993-2005: Junior Researcher, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest
2005-2008: Senior Researcher, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest
Since 2008: Senior Researcher I, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest
Political and confessional relations in Southeast Europe in the 13th-15th centuries;
History of Banat and Transylvania in the Middle Ages;
Catholicism and the Romanians in the 13th-15th centuries;
History of the Gypsies (Roma) in Romania and Southeast Europe;
Ethnic minorities in Romania in 1918-1948;
Population policy in Romania, 1940-1944;
Holocaust in Romania.
English, French, German, Hungarian (this only reading), Italian (reading), Latin (reading).
Four authored books published (one of them was also published in translation, in English, Bulgarian and Hungarian) and another one is forthcoming in 2015. Co-author of a book and another co-authored book is forthcoming. Editor of three volumes of documents and co-editor of a volume forthcoming in 2015. Ca. 100 book chapters and journal articles. Editor of a volume of essays and co-editor of three volumes. Papers delievered at international conferences. (See List of Publications.)
1994/1995: “History of Teutonic Order” – special seminar at the University of Bucharest, the Romanian-German Master Institute.
1999/2000: "History of ethnic minorities in Southeast Europe. A case study: the Gypsies" – course and seminar at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of History.
2004/2005: "History of the Gypsies in Southeast Europe" - course and seminar at the Ovidius University of Constanţa, Faculty of History.
RESEARCH STAYS AND FELLOWSHIPS ABROAD (selection)
1994 (5 months): Research stay in Vienna, Austria, fellowship offered by Österreichischer Akademischer Austauschdienst.
1998/1999 (8 months): Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Central European Studies of the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
2000 (3 months): Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship.
2001/2002 (4 months): Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship.
2003/2004 (3 months): Research stay at the American Academy in Rome, Italy, Mellon East-European Visiting Scholar Award.
2007 (1 month): Fellowship at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A., GLC Postdoctoral Fellowship.
2011 (3 months): Research stay at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
2012 (12 months): Fellowship at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, Germany.
The ARA Award 1998 for distinguished record of research publications in History (from the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences).
The Eudoxiu Hurmuzaki Award of the Romanian Academy for 2004.
Member of the Romanian national committee (with Prof. Dr. Şerban Papacostea) which collaborated at Repertorium Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi, project coordinated by Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medioevo, Rome. Italy. (1996-2007)
Member of the Groupe de recherche pour une histoire européenne des Tsiganes of the Gypsy Research Centre at the Université René Descartes, Paris. (1997-1999)
Member of the International Commission for the Study of the Holocaust. (2003-2004)
Member of the Scientific Board of the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest. (1997-2011)
Member of the Scientific Board of the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest. (since 2006)
Member of the editorial boards of the journals: Revista Istorică (since 2006), Historical Yearbook (since 2008), Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (since 2009), Archiva Moldaviae (since 2010).
Member of the Society for Transylvanian Studies (Section Romania)/Arbeitskreis für Siebenbürgische Landeskunde e.V. Hermannstadt (since 2008); Gypsy Lore Society (since 2010); European Academic Network on Romani Studies (since 2011).