Flavius Solomon

Flavius Solomon is a full-time researcher at the A. D. Xenopol - Institute of History in Iaşi. He defended his PhD on the ecclesiastical history of the medieval Moldavian Principality in 1995. Since then, his research interests have focused on: history of the emergence of national identities in Eastern Europe; history of the ethnic minorities; history of international relations. Dr Solomon was a fellow of the DAAD, the Humboldt Foundation and the Imre-Kertész-Kolleg Jena. He is an external fellow of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg. From 2011 to 2013, Dr Solomon was a member of the Romanian National Research Council (CNCS).

Area of Interest: 

Medieval ecclesiastical history

Emergence of national identities in Eastern Europe

History of the ethnic minorities

History of international relations

Affiliation: 
Institute of History ”A. D. Xenopol” Iaşi, Romanian Academy
Education: 

1984 – 1985 and 1987 – 1991: attended the Faculty of History of Moldova State University (Chişinău) and graduated with top grades.

Nov. 1991 – Nov. 1994: PhD student at the Faculty of History of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iaşi (Romania), receiving a scholarship of the Romanian state; the PhD thesis: Stat şi biserică în Moldova până la mijlocul secolului XV [State and Church in Moldavia until the Mid-Fifteenth Century] was defended in January 1995.

October 1993 – August 1994: PhD researches at the Südost-Institut in Munich

Professional experience: 

August 1994 – to date: scientific researcher at the A. D. Xenopol Institute of History, attached to the Romanian Academy, Iaşi.

1998 – 2001: Visiting professor at the Department of Southeast European Studies, Faculty of History, Moldova State University.

2005 – 2007: Visiting professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (Institut Student und Arbeitsmarkt) with a special course on the history of Romania and Bulgaria within the southeast European context.

2009 – to date: director of the History of International Relations Department within the A.D. Xenopol Institute of History.

April 2011 – April 2013: member of the Romanian National Research Council.

Publications: 

1. Politică şi confesiune la început de ev mediu moldovenesc [Politics and Religion in the Early Moldavian Middle Ages] (Iaşi, 2004), 272 pp.

2. Flavius Solomon; Krista Zach; Juliane Brandt (eds.), Vorbild Europa und die Modernisierung Mittel- und Südosteuropas (Münster, 2009), 312 pp.

3. Krista Zach; Flavius Solomon; Cornelius R. Zach (eds.), Migration im südöstlichen Mitteleuropa. Auswanderung, Flucht, Deportation, Exil im 20. Jahrhundert (München, 2005), 388 pp.

4. Flavius Solomon; Alexander Rubel; Alexandru Zub (eds.), Südosteuropa im 20. Jahrhundert. Ethnostrukturen, Identitäten, Konflikte (Konstanz, Iaşi, 2004), 255 pp.

5. Flavius Solomon; Alexandru Zub (eds.), Sovietization in Romania and Czechoslovakia. History, Analogies, Consequences (Iaşi, 2003), 240 pp.

6. Flavius Solomon; Alexandru Zub (eds.), Ethnic Contacts and Cultural Exchanges North and West of the Black Sea. From the Ottoman Conquest to the Present (Iaşi, 2005), 315 pp.

7. Румынские социалисты и проблемы войны и мира на Балканах. 1910-1916 гг., in: Человек на Балканах накануне и во время Балканских войн (1912-1913), ответственные редакторы Р.П. Гришина, А.Л. Шемякин (Москва, 2012), pp. 241-252.

8. Das Europa der Nationalstaaten vs. das Europa der Minderheiten. Bemerkungen am Rande eines schicksalhaften Misserfolgs, in: Oldrich Tuma and Jiri Jindra (eds.), Czechoslovakia and Romania in the Versailles System (Prague, 2006), pp. 116-130

9. Die Slawen und die orthodoxe Kirche in der Moldau und in der Walachei Ende des 14. und Anfang des 15. Jahrhunderts, in: Konrad Clewing und Oliver Jens Schmitt (eds.), Südosteuropa. Von vormoderner Vielfalt und nationalstaatlicher Vereinheitlichung. Festschrift für Edgar Hösch (München, 2005), pp. 119-131.

10. Between Europe and Tradition: Church and Society in Orthodox Eastern Europe, in: “Religion, State, & Society” (Oxford), 26 (1998), 2 (June), pp. 101-110.

Conferences: 

Organizer:

1. „Deutsche, Rumänen und Rumäniendeutsche in den Erinnerungsschriften” (Iaşi, 1999).

2. “Sovietization in Romania and Czechoslovakia. History, Analogies, Consequences” (Iaşi, 2001).

3. „Migration und Bevölkerungsbewegungen im Donau- und Karpatenraum im 20. Jh.” (Iaşi, 2001).

4. „Südosteuropa im 20. Jh. Ethnostruktur, Identitäten und Minderheitenpolitik” (Iaşi, 2003).

5. “Czechoslovakia and Romania in the Versailles System” (Prague, 2003).

6. „Gesellschaft, Kulturpolitik und Minderheiten in Rumänien und Nachbarländern, 1944-1965” (Iaşi, 2004).

7. „Vorbild Europa und die Modernisierung Mittel- und Südosteuropas” (Iaşi, 2005).

8. „130 Jahre deutsch-rumänische diplomatische Beziehungen (1880 - 2010) (Iaşi, 2010).

9. “Political Parties and National Minorities in 20th – Century Romania (Sibiu / Hermannstadt, 2011).

10. “Frontier, Borderland or Province? History of Bessarabia in Alternative Readings” (Iaşi, 2012)

Fellowships: 

PhD scholarship awarded by the Romanian Government (November 1991 – August 1993).

Scholarship offered by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), (October 1993 – July 1994).

Scholarship offered by the Union der Deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften, Mainz (March 1996 – August 1996).

The “Alexandru Xenopol” prize of the Romanian Academy for the book Politică şi confesiune la început de ev mediu moldovenesc [Politics and Religion in the Early Moldavian Middle Ages] (Iaşi, 2004).

Scholarship offered by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, (August 2005 – November 2006).

Scholarship offered by the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena (Apr. – Sept. 2014).

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