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HARN WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

June 29, 2016

OUR NETWORK IS GROWING AND WE HAVE A NEW MEMBER TO WELCOME:

Dávid Petruț – petrutdavid@gmail.com

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and an archaeologist at the Mureș County Museum in Târgu-Mureș, specialized in Roman archaeology. Lately I shifted my focus towards various aspects concerning the beginnings of Roman archaeology in Transylvania and Hungary, particularly the interactions between archaeological and historical discourse related to the Roman past of the region (i.e. the Roman provinces of Dacia and Pannonia) and the national aspirations and projects of the local political elites (Hungarian, Romanian and German), against the backdrop of the leading ideological movements in Europe at the time. Primarily I wish to examine to what extent did this interaction shape the discourse related to the history of the Roman province and how this particular case of antiquity reception influenced national ideologies in Transylvania. Furthermore I am set on exploring the possible connections between the cultural politics of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (from 1867 till 1918) and the Roman archaeology, especially whether ‘imperial thought’ had anything to do with this.

Welcome, Dávid, and many thanks for joining our community!
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