The “Nicolae Iorga Institute of History” of Bucharest is a research centre affiliated to the Romanian Academy of Sciences. Its area of expertise covers all historical periods as well as all the territories surrounding Romania, i.e. Western Europe, Balkans, Central Europe and the Caucasus. It is experienced in conducting research within international networks and has a special interest in the study of the Black Sea region.
The national coordinator Dr. Claudia-Florentina Dobre is historian and senior researcher at the Institute of History “Nicolae Iorga” within the Romanian Academy of Sciences. Educated at Laval University Québec, Central European University Budapest and University of Bucharest, she relies on an extensive network in Europe and Northern America and she has been a research fellow at several renowned research institutions all around the world. Her research interests are the research of communism in heritage, memory and oblivion in the BSR’s public space as well as gender perspectives in and on the Communist era of Eastern Europe.
Dr. Ovidiu Cristea is historian and the director of the Institute of History “Nicolae Iorga”. His research interests are connected to the Black Sea region and its relations to and from the outside such as in his monograph “Venice and the Black Sea in the 13th/14th centuries” or in the edition of the work “The Balkans and Caucasus. Parallel processes on the opposite sides of the Black Sea”, thereby voicing the necessity to address distinct BSR questions.