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Istoria oraşelor din România în cadrul cercetării universitare româneşti: doctorate, masterate, discipline didactice, cercetare studenţească
History of Romanian Towns in Romanian University Researches

Author(s): Teodor Octavian Gheorghiu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: CIOR; history of towns; PHD; master; academic courses; research; publications;

Summary/Abstract: Interdisciplinary research into the history of Romanian towns and the establishment of CHTR (Commission for the History of Towns in Romania) in 1992 do not qualify as a case of simple coincidence. Prior to that, there was only one doctoral program in the field of architecture, defended by Arch. Paul Niedermaier, and dedicated to this subject. The establishment of CHTR proved to be the catalyst for this particular research initiative and resulted in the publication of a large volume of dedicated material in CHTR’s journal Historia Urbana or in volumes with different topics, monographs, biographies, as well as in the well known historical atlases of towns, containing information regarding historical sources related to towns in the Romanian region. This research was enriched by academia in the shape of graduate and doctoral studies, international collaborations, academic forums, and various student research programs. The creation of „History of Town-planning” as a course, followed by Universal History of Architecture and History of Architecture in Romania (both including major town-planning components) resulted from a reconfiguration of the academic disciplines in this domain. A surge in publications, not necessarily under the aegis of CHTR, but still reviewed and published in their magazine, provided a great enhancement to the domain, both internationally and inside Romania; thereby creating awareness amongst various scientific groups. The following presentation will refer to some of the above mentioned studies, explored in various forms. Worth mentioning here are the doctoral programs held at „Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest and at other universities from Sibiu, Timisoara, Iasi, Oradea, and Master programs of Rehabilitation and Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture in Timisoara and Rehabilitation at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, and the local research presented in student papers and studies. Our paper will introduce these studies to a broader audience and in doing so will raise interest in diverse scientific environments.

  • Issue Year: XXI/2013
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 21-30
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian