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Bogdan Iacob

Bogdan Iacob Romanian Cultural Institute
Product of Appropriation. Southeast European Studies during the Cold War (1963-1989)
Advanced Academia Platform

Bogdan C. Iacob is a historian who holds a Ph.D. from Central European University. The title of his dissertation was Stalinism, Historians, and the Nation. History-Production in Communism Romania 1955-1966. He was research fellow at institutions such as Imre Kertész Kolleg (Jena), the Center for the Study of Post-communist Societies at University of Maryland (College Park), the Center for Advanced Studies at Leipzig University, or Henry Jackson School of International Studies at University of Washington (Seattle). Among his publications are: "Avatars of the Romanian Academy and the Historical Front" in Vladimir Tismaneanu (ed.), Stalinism Revisited: The Establishment of Communist Regimes in East-Central Europe (CEU Press, 2009); "Betrayed Promises: Nicolae Ceauşescu, the Romanian Communist Party and the Crisis of 1968" (co-author with Vladimir Tismaneanu) in Vladimir Tismaneanu (ed.) Promises of 1968: Crisis, Illusion, and Utopia (New York/Budapest: CEU Press, 2010); "Is It Transnational? A New Perspective in the Study of Communism," East Central Europe, vol. 40, no.1-2 (2013). He is co-editor with Vladimir Tismaneanu of the volume The End and the Beginning. The Revolutions of 1989 and the Resurgence of History (New York/Budapest: CEU Press, 2012). He currently works on topics such as cultural diplomacy, politics of science during communism, and socialist patriotism in Southeast and Central Europe.

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