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Women’s Everyday Life during Communism: an international project coordinated in Romania by Claudia-Florentina DOBRE. Our research focused on several issues such as transmission of heritage, daily life of women, family, education and work, political activities and historical changes. The outcomes of this project are two books published in English and Romanian.

The Memorial of Deportation: the project aims at disseminating the information about communist deportation to pupils and students through lectures, workshops, books and film presentations. Part of this project was the realization of the documentary, Baragan Stories: Memories from the Romanian Siberia, which can be found on our website: www.memorialuldeportarii.ro

MemoScapes. Romanian Journal of Memory and Identity Studies, vol. 3. Our future issue aims at finding answers to the question of identities in Central Europe and the Black Sea Region (BSR) from different perspectives: national, regional, local, and social. Its purpose is twofold: on the one hand, to describe and analyze the construction, adaptation, evolution and transmission of the national/local/cultural identities in Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus seen as processes under Western influences but bearing local meanings and acquiring special shapes and contents, and, on the other, to see what is at stake in building an European identity and its influence on the national/regional/local/cultural identities of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Caucasus.

Publications: Several books are going to be published by CSMI in Romanian, French and English. Regaining the future by rebuilding the past: Women’s narratives of life during communism in Poland, Romania and Former German Democratic Republic by Claudia-Florentina Dobre, Bernadette Jonda,Izabela Skórzyńska, Anna Wachowiak; Ni victime, ni héroine. Les témoignages des anciennes détenues politiques roumaines et les mémoires du communisme, by Claudia-Florentina Dobre; Cucerind viitorul prin asumarea trecutului. Amintiri despre viața cotidiană în comunism ale femeilor din Polonia, România și fosta RDG.