Project ABOLITIONISM

 

Activities and Results

2016

 

The Abolitionist Movement in the Context of Civil and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania

Activities and Results in 2016

 

I. Documentation

Research stays abroad:
• Raluca TOMI in Archivio Nationale, Torino, Italy, 8-22 May 2016.
• Viorel ACHIM in the National Archives and the British Library, London, United Kingdom, 7-14 August 2016.
• Cătălin TURLIUC in the British Library, London, United Kingdom, 12-17 August 2016.

II. Results

1. Conference papers:


• Cătălin TURLIUC: "Mihail Kogălniceanu şi meliorismul social" [Mihail Kogălniceanu and the social meliorism] - paper at the Symposium "Mihail Kogălniceanu în conştiinţa contemporaneităţii" [Mihail Kogălniceanu in the contemporary consciousness], organized by the "Moldova" National Museum Complex, the County Direction for National Cultural Patrimony Iaşi and "Mihail Kogălniceanu" Museum, Iaşi, 22 January 2016.
• Cătălin TURLIUC: "Principiul Naţionalităţilor şi contextul internaţional al Unirii de la 1859" [The nationality principle and the international context of the Union of 1859] - paper at the national symposium "Omagiu făuritorilor Unirii" [Tribute to the Makers of the Union], the 5th edition, organized by the "Moldova" National Museum Complex, the County Direction for National Cultural Patrimony Iaşi and the Ruginoasa Palast, Ruginoasa, 23 January 2016.
• Cătălin TURLIUC: "Emancipatorii: Generaţia Unirii" [The emancipators: The Generation of the Union] - paper at the Symposium "Domnia lui Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1859-1866) - etapă fondatoare a statului modern român" [The Reign of Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1859-1866) - founding stage of the modern Romanian State], organized by the "Moldova" National Museum Complex, the County Direction for National Cultural Patrimony Iaşi and the Museum of the Union, Iaşi, 23 January 2016.
• Cătălin TURLIUC: "Geneza şi emanciparea statului modern român din perspectiva asociaţiilor de tip fraternalist ale epocii" [The genesis and the emancipation of the modern Romanian state from the perspective of the fraternalist type associations of that era] - paper at the 2nd edition of the Symposium "Naţiune şi acţiune" [Nation and Action], Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, 11 June 2016.
• Viorel ACHIM: "Dezrobirea ţiganilor - argumentele aboliţioniştilor" [The emancipation of Gypsies from slavery: the abolitionists’ arguments] - paper at the National Congress of the Romanian Historians, Cluj-Napoca, 25-28 August 2016.
• Raluca TOMI: "Aboliţionismul românesc între imitaţie externă şi tradiţie reformatoare" [The Romanian abolitionism between external imitation and reformatory tradition] - paper at the National Congress of the Romanian Historians, Cluj-Napoca, 25-28 August 2016.
• Venera ACHIM: "Eufrosin Poteca aboliţionist" [Eufrosin Poteca as abolitionist] - paper at the National Congress of the Romanian Historians, Cluj-Napoca, 25-28 August 2016.
• Cătălin TURLIUC: "Perspective conceptuale şi teoretice asupra aboliţionismului" [Conceptual and theoretical perspectives on abolitionism] - paper at the National Congress of the Romanian Historians, Cluj-Napoca, 25-28 August 2016.
• Viorel ACHIM: "The voice of Gypsies in Romanian abolitionists’ writings" - paper at the 2016 Gypsy Lore Society Conference on Romani Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-16 September 2016.
• Viorel ACHIM: "About the origin of several texts written in Romani language from mid-19th century Romania" - paper at the 12th International Conference on Romani Linguistics, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-16 September 2016.
• Cătălin TURLIUC: "Asociaţionismul fraternal şi aboliţionismul" [Fraternal associationism and abolitionism] - paper at the Symposium "Social and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. New Perspectives and Interpretations", organized by the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest, 20-21 September 2016.
• Viorel ACHIM: "Rolul factorului extern în adoptarea ultimelor legi de emancipare a ţiganilor" [The role of the external factor in the adoption of the final laws of emancipation of Gypsies] - paper at the Symposium "Social and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. New Perspectives and Interpretations", organized by the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest, 20-21 September 2016.
• Venera ACHIM: "Dezrobirile individuale: limitele acestui fenomen în anii 1830-1850" [The manumission: the limits of this phenomenon in the 1830s-1850s] - paper at the Symposium "Social and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. New Perspectives and Interpretations", organized by the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest, 20-21 September 2016.
• Raluca TOMI: "Teatrul aboliţionist în principatele române" [The abolitionist theater in the Romanian principalities] - paper at the Symposium "Social and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. New Perspectives and Interpretations", organized by the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest, 20-21 September 2016.

2. Articles and studies:

• Viorel ACHIM: "Gypsies speak. An analysis of the petitions of the Gypsy slaves in the Romanian principalities, c. 1835-c. 1855". In: Hristo Kyuchukov, Elena Marushiakova and Veselin Popov (eds.), Roma: Past, Present, Future. Munich: Lincom, 2016, pp. 53-67.
• Viorel ACHIM: "Considerations about the territorial distribution of Gypsy slaves in Romanian principalities (late 14th century - mid-19th century)". In: Slaving Zones: Cultural Identities, Ideologies, and Institution in the Evolution of Global Slavery. Edited by Jeffrey Fyn-Paul and Damian Pargas. Leiden: Brill, 2016 (forthcoming).
• Viorel ACHIM: "What Gypsies in Romanian principalities thought about their emancipation from slavery. Notes on two petitions from the year 1856". In: Romani Studies (forthcoming).

3. Books:

The Romanian Abolitionism within the Civil and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. Authors: Venera ACHIM, Viorel ACHIM, Nagy PIENARU, Raluca TOMI, Cătălin TURLIUC. Leiden: Brill, ca. 300 pp. (forthcoming 2017).
Emancipare socială şi politică în România modernă. Noi perspective şi interpretări [Social and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. New Perspectives and Interpretations]. Edited by Venera ACHIM and Viorel ACHIM. Bucharest: Editura Academiei Române (forthcoming 2017).

III. Other activities

1. Symposium "Social and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. New Perspectives and Interpretations", 20-21 September 2016

The research team organized the Scientific Symposium with the title "Social and Political Emancipation in Modern Romania. New Perspectives and Interpretations", which took place at the Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest, on 20-21 September 2016. Organizers: Viorel ACHIM, Venera ACHIM and Raluca TOMI. 14 participants.

2. Lectures for the students of the universities of Bucharest and Iaşi

• 1. Cătălin TURLIUC: "Emanciparea şi problematica drepturilor omului în lumea modernă" [Emancipation and the human rights issue in the modern world], Faculty of Letters, Journalism, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, 15 January 2016.
• Cătălin TURLIUC: "Sclavia: constantă a istoriei umanităţii" [The slavery: a permanence in the history of mankind], Faculty of Law, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, 14 March 2016.
• Viorel ACHIM: "Robia ţiganilor în ultimele ei decenii (cca 1830 - 1856)" [The slavery of Gypsies in its last decades (ca. 1830-1856)], Faculty of History, University of Bucharest, 16 May 2016.
• Raluca TOMI: "Ce este aboliţionismul românesc?" [What was the Romanian abolitionism?], Faculty of History, University of Bucharest, 23 May 2016.

3. Lectures at the National Archives of Romania, within the series of lectures "Interferences"

• Viorel ACHIM: "Dezrobirea ţiganilor ca proiect social: problema integrării foştilor robi în economia rurală" [The emancipation of Gypsies from slavery as a social project: the issue of the integration of the former slaves in the rural economy], 26 May 2016.
• Raluca TOMI "«Omul şi libertatea lui nu sunt de vânzare». Influenţe externe asupra aboliţionismului românesc" ["The man and his freedom are not for sale". Foreign influences on Romanian abolitionism], 30 June 2016.

4. Participation in debates

• Viorel ACHIM: "«Dezrobirea ţiganilor»: ce se înţelegea în epocă prin aceasta" [‘The emancipation of Gypsies from slavery’: ce se înţelegea în epocă prin aceasta] - presentation within the debate with the title "1856-2016: The situation of Roma in Romania at 160 years since the emancipation", organized by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, with the support of the Senate of Romania, the Equal Opportunities Commission, Bucharest, 21 January 2016.
• Participation of Viorel ACHIM in the debate "The slavery of Roma in the Romanian principalities", within the manifestation "160 Years from the Emancipation of Roma in the Romanian Principalities", organized by the Ministry of European Funds and the National Center for Roma Culture, Bucharest, 19 February 2016.