Cătălin Botoşineanu

Cătălin Botoșineanu is a Ph.D Romanian historian and archiviste who is interested in the history of secondary and higher education in the inter-war period and in the archeves of Romanian Communism. He published several articles related to the history of University of Iasi and on the secondary schools. He covered topics such as: the elections for the professors’ chairs in Romania, the policy in the University; the First World War and the role of the Professors; the Jewish question at the Universty of Iasi; the public engagement of the teaching stuff etc. Director of the National Archives of Iasi between 2008 and 2012. E-mail  catalin_botosineanu@yahoo.com

Area of Interest: 

History of intellectuals

History of academia

History of education

Archival science

Affiliation: 
National Archives of Iaşi
Education: 

 March 2011, Doctor of History, History Faculty, Iaşi.

2005-2010, Doctoral student, Doctoral School of the History Faculty, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi, with the topic The University of Iaşi in the First Interwar Decade. University Professors and Political Life, under the supervision of Prof. Gheorghe Iacob.

2003-2005, Master studies in the topic “Romanians and Europe”, History Faculty of the “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi.

  1999-2003, Bachelor studies at the History Faculty of the “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi.

  1995-1999, secondary school studies at “Mihai Eminescu” High school of Botoşani, the Arts specialization

Professional experience: 

September 2008 - April 2012 – director of the National Archives of Iaşi

Starting March 2008 – archivist at the Iaşi Department Office of the National Archives

2012-2014 – holder of the seminar of Politics and personalities in inter-war Romania, History Faculty of the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi

October-December 2007 – holder of the seminar of Politics and culture in modern Romania, History Faculty of the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi

June-August 2007 – doctoral research training period, Socrates-Erasmus scholarship, University of Angers, France

2003-2008 – teacher, city of Botoşani and department of Iaşi

Publications: 

- “Sources of the Pogrom. Case of Iaşi Archives”, in vol. Pogrom of Iaşi, ed. Al. Florin Platon, Carol Iancu, forthcoming.

- The Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Iaşi. Teaching staff recruitment in the first interwar decade, in “AŞUI”- ist, LX, 2014, forthcoming.

- “Kishinev in the documents of the Iaşi Archives. Case of ‘Stamps and Photographs, Plans and Maps’ collections”, in Identities of Kishinev, 2nd edition, ed. Sergiu Musteaţă, Kishinev, 2015, p. 293-296.

- Instruments to record and keep track of the Ministry of the Interior and Defence structures. Practical aspects, in “Acta Bacovensia”, VIII, Bacău, 2013, p. 545-553.

- Between academic and political career. Election of the senator of the University of Iaşi in the first interwar decade, in „AŞUI”- ist, LIX, 2013, p. 273-291

- Normal Schools in the city of Iaşi in the interwar period. Documents, in “Archiva Moldaviae”, IV, 2012, p. 335-351.

- Ioan Strat, Filaret Scriban or Titu Maiorescu. Who was the first Rector of the University of Iaşi, in “Historia Universitatis Iassiensis”, Iaşi, III, 2012, p. 45-75.

- Interwar education in Moldova. Documents about Negruzzi, Laurian and Codreanu High Schools, in “Ioan Neculce. Bulletin of the History Museum of the Moldovia”, XIII-XV, 2007-2009, Iaşi, 2011.

“Attitude of the teaching staff of the University of Iaşi towards the student violence”, in vol. Jewish Professors and students at the University of Iaşi, ed. Al.F. Platon, Carol Iancu, Iaşi, Editura Universităţii “Al. I. Cuza”, 2012, p. 317-339.

-  “The jurists’ order”. Recruitment of Professors of the School of Law of the University of Iaşi in the first interwar years, in “Annual of the “A.D. Xenopol” History Institute, XLIV, 2012, p. 315-339.

Vera Myller, first University Professor in Romania. About her appointment at the University of Iaşi, in “Historia Universitatis Iasiensis”, Magazine of the Museum of the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi,  II, 2011, p. 59-75.

 - Elementary Schools in the city of Bacău. Documents, in “Acta Bacovensia”, VII, Bacău, 2012, p. 273-281.

- Secondary education in the city of Bacău in the interwar period. Statistical data, in “Acta Bacovensia”, VI, Bacău, 2011, p. 137-149.

- Between competences and “co-option rituals”. Mihai Ralea’s appointment at the University of Iaşi, in “AŞUI”-ist, tom LIV-LV, 2008-2009, Iaşi, 2011, p. 247-267.

- Resignation in the academia of Iaşi. Case of Professors of the School of Law in 1925, in “Arhiva Moldaviae”, III, 2011, p. 87-103.

- “Institution of the Rector (1860-1940). Elections for the position of Rector and the evolution of the Rector’s dignity”, in History of the University of Iaşi, ed. Gh. Iacob, Al. F. Platon, Editura “Universităţii Al. I. Cuza”, Iaşi, 2010, p. 419-451.

- Policy of the “broken heads” at the University of Iaşi. Successive elections for the Rector position in 1923, in “Arhiva Moldaviae”, I, 2009, p. 54-79.

- “Elementary and secondary education in interwar Iaşi”, in Gheorghe Iacob, Iaşi. Memory of a capital, Editura “Universităţii Al. I. Cuza”, Iaşi, 2008, p. 251-262.

- Recruitment of the teaching staff at the beginning of the interwar period. Petre Andrei’s case, in “Anuarul Institutului de Istorie Gh. Bariţiu”, Cluj-Napoca, Editura Academiei Române, tom XLVII, 2008, p. 219-237.

- Professors of the University of Iaşi and World War I. Case of the Faculty of Letters, in “Annal of the ‘Al.I. Cuza’ University” – History, LII-LIII, 2006-2007, p. 273-289.

- “Administrative dissensions and political polemics. Case of the conflict between Traian Bratu and A. C. Cuza”, in The University of Iaşi. From the French model to the Bologna System, ed. Gh. Iacob, Iaşi, 2007, p. 477-495.

- Mircea Eliade and the legionary ideology, in “Historiographical Options”, VIII-1, 2007, p. 173-192.

- Mihail Sebastian and the Jewish intellectual issue in Romania of the ‘30s, in “Studia Acta Historiae Iudaeorum Romaniae”, X, Bucureşti, Editura Hasefer, 2007, p. 177-200.

- Recruitment of the teaching staff at the University of Iaşi, at the beginning of the interwar period. Case of the Law School, in “Bulletin of the Doctoral School”, Iaşi, I, 2007.

- Nicolae Titulescu reflected in the memoirs literature, in “Historiographical Options”, VII-2, 2006, p. 145-162.

- “About Constantin Stere’s Suspension at the University of Iaşi”, in Pro Bessarabia – historical and national landmarks, ed. M.C. Ghenghea, M.B. Atanasiu, Iaşi, 2007, p. 139-145.

Conferences: 

November 2014, Museum of the “Al. I Cuza” University, Iaşi, during the Museum’s Day events, Academics in the electoral campaigns in Iaşi. Professors who were members of the Peasants’ Party (1919-1926).

- February 2014, Museum of the “Al. I Cuza” University, Iaşi, the symposium called “Gender and Chance Equality” organized by the Faculty of Psychology, Recruitment of the academic female personnel at the University of Iaşi in the interwar period.

- 27 November 2013, Museum of the “Al. I Cuza” University, Iaşi, symposium on Museum’s Day, Teachers’ Recruitment at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy in the first interwar decade.

- 31 October 2013, Piatra Neamţ, History Museum, annual session, Relations between the Regional Department of Iaşi and the deposit of Roman (1952-1956).

- 31 May 2013, the International Conference called “Regionalism and Regionalization in Romania. Historical Interpretations and Contemporary Challenges”, Iaşi, “Al. I. Cuza” University, National Peasants’ Party and the attempt to decentralize interwar administration. Ministerial Directorate VI Moldova.

- Botoşani Department Museum, November 2012, the “Nicolae Iorga” Symposium, Nicolae Iorga and the issue of higher education.

- Romanian Academy, Iaşi Branch, the International Conference called “Bessarabia. A National Problem, International Outcomes”, Iaşi-Kishinev, May 2012, Interwar Bessarabia in the archive documents at Iaşi.

-21-22 September 2012, at the headquarters of Romania’s National Archives, the International Conference called “Archives. History and Politics in 19th-20th Century Romania”, Archives Shelter in Iaşi In World War II.

- “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi, November 2012, University Museum, F. Scriban, I. Strat, T. Miorescu. About the ‘First Rector of the University of Iaşi’ Dilemma.

- the National Conference called “Modern Political Rhetoric in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Origins and Manifestation Forms (16th-20th Centuries)”, 25 November 2011, History Faculty Iaşi, University of Iaşi between autonomy and political validation. Election of the University’s Senator in the interwar period.

- 18 November 2011, Bacău, the National Session called “Archives and History”, Normal Schools in the city of Bacău in the interwar period.

- 27 November 2011, Botoşani, “Mihai Eminescu” Theatre, “Nicolae Iorga Days” events, Nicolae Iorga reflected in the archives heritage of Iaşi.

- “Al. I. Cuza” University Museum, Iaşi, 30 November 2011, Sources for the History of the University of Iaşi.

- 22 September 2011, Hârlău, International Symposium called “Jews in the Area of Hârlău, History, Economy, Culture, Cohabitation”, Archives Collection of Jewish schools at SJAN Iaşi: statistical data.

- International colloquium, 26-27 June 2011, “70 Years since the Pogrom of Iaşi, History and Memory”, Iaşi, “Al. I Cuza” University, Sources for the Pogrom.  Case of Iaşi Archives.

- International Symposium called “Studying of Totalitarian Regimes”, Kishinev, Republic of Moldavia,  20-22.04.2010, Student violence at the University of Iaşi and attitudes of the academe.

- “A.D. Xenopol” History Institute, 8 December 2010, Teaching Staff Recruitment at the University of Iaşi. Case of Law School.

- National Session organized by the Archives Bacău, 19 November 2010, “Archives and History”, Considerations about education in Bacău in the interwar period.

- National Symposium called “Romanian Archives Tradition and the Challeneges of the New Millenium”, Cluj-Napoca, National Archives of Cluj, 5 November 2010, State Archives of Iaşi as a regional institution.

- International Symposium called “Jewish Professors and Students at the University of Iaşi and in other Romanian and European Universities (Late 19th Century-End of WW II)”, Iaşi, 1-3 September 2010, “Today we are at war with the students”. Academics’ discourse to student violence.

- International Conference called “History, Culture and Civilization in South-Eastern Europe”, Kishinev, Republic of Moldova, 21-23 April 2010, University of Iaşi in the first interwar decade. Student violence and academics’ attitude

- “A.D. Xenopol” History Institute, 26 June 2008, Politicization of the Rector position in the first interwar decade at the University of Iaşi.

- “A.D. Xenopol” History Institute, “Iaşi 600” Symposium, September 2008, Student Movements in the first interwar decade and the academics’ attitude

- Colloquium of the Doctoral Schools, organized by the History Faculty, 19 April 2008, Policy of “broken heads” at the University of Iaşi. Successive elections for the Rector position in 1923

- “Al. I. Cuza” University Days, History Faculty, 27 October 2007, Petre Andrei’s appointment at the University of Iaşi

- Colloquium of the Doctoral School, Professors of the University of Iaşi and World War I. Case of Faculty of Letters, 14 April 2007.

- Workshop of Doctoral Studens on the occasion of the “Al. I. Cuza” University Days, 26 October 2006, Administrative dissensions and political polemics. Case of the conflict between Traian Bratu and A. C. Cuza.

- Colloquium organized by “A.D. Xenopol” History Institute, 25 October 2006, “Vera Myller, first female Professor in Romania. About her appointment at the University of Iaşi.

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