Raul Carstocea

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Biography

Dr Raul Cârstocea is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century European History. He completed his PhD at University College London and has previously worked as Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Leicester, Lecturer in European Studies at the Europa Universität Flensburg, Senior Research Associate at the European Centre for Minority Issues, and Teaching Fellow at University College London. He has held research fellowships at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, King’s College London, and the Imre Kértesz Kolleg Jena. His research interests focus on antisemitism, nationalism, fascism, and more broadly on state formation and nation-building processes in 19th and 20th century Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe and their consequences for minority groups. He is co-editor of the Modern History of Politics and Violence book series at Bloomsbury and Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe at the Council of Europe.  

Research Interests

My forthcoming monograph, provisionally titled Enemies of the Resurrection: Antisemitism and Fascism in the Ideology of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania, addresses the role of anti-Semitism in the ideology of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, Romania’s interwar fascist movement, and the role it performed as a mobilising political tool. 

My other research interests include:
  • State formation processes and the role of alterity in negotiating definitions of ‘the national’
  • Perceptions and self-perceptions of Central and Eastern Europe as a periphery in European and global history
  • Transnational antisemitism and transnational far-right networks, historical and contemporary
  • Temporalities of fascist movements and regimes
  • Forms of labour (voluntary and forced) in fascist movements and regimes
  • The Holocaust in Romania
  • Nationalism and imperialism in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Representations of colonialism in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Critical area studies (with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Psychoanalytic approaches to anti-Semitism, racism, and othering
My next major research project examines interwar fascism as a global anti-universalist project, with a particular focus on fascist temporalities and their restructuring of space.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Screening Souls, Building Nations. Macedonia(s) as a Laboratory for Balkan-wide Authoritarianism Researcher EU Horizon Europe / Government State Bodies 01-MAR-23 30-SEP-24 54250
Proposal support for INTEMPO PI Enterprise Ireland Horizon Europe National Support Network / Proposal Preparation Support for European Research Council Awards 20-JUL-22 19-JUL-23 15999
Marginality on the Margins of Europe: The Impact of COVID-19 on Roma Communities in Non-EU Countries in Eastern Europe PI / Government State Bodies 01-JUN-20 31-JUL-20 15640
The Anti-Colonial Dimension of Peripheral Fascisms: Fascist Transnationalism and its Visions of the Global PI / 01-JUL-18 31-DEC-18 28800
From the Radical Fringe to the Mainstream: Anti-Semitic Representations in the Interwar Romanian Press, 1923-1941 PI / 01-AUG-16 16-SEP-16 7500
Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania PI / 02-FEB-15 02-MAR-15 5500
Negotiating Modernity – The Role of the Jewish Community in Shaping Perceptions of Tradition and Progress in Interwar Romania PI / 01-OCT-12 30-SEP-13 36000

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Modern Antisemitisms in the Peripheries: Europe and its Colonies, 1880-1945
Raul Cârstocea and Éva Kovács (Ed.). (2019) Modern Antisemitisms in the Peripheries: Europe and its Colonies, 1880-1945 Vienna: New Academic Press. [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2022 Marginality on the Margins of Europe – The Impact of COVID-19 on Roma Communities in Non-EU Countries in Eastern Europe.
Andreea Cârstocea and Raul Cârstocea (2022) Marginality on the Margins of Europe – The Impact of COVID-19 on Roma Communities in Non-EU Countries in Eastern Europe. Germany: Edited Journal Issue [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'War against the Poor: Social Violence Against Roma in Eastern Europe During COVID-19 at the Intersection of Class and Race'
Raul Cârstocea (2022) 'War against the Poor: Social Violence Against Roma in Eastern Europe During COVID-19 at the Intersection of Class and Race'. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 21 (2):81-109 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2022 'Synchronous Nationalisms – Reading the History of Nationalism in South-Eastern Europe Between and Beyond the Binaries'
Raul Cârstocea (2022) 'Synchronous Nationalisms – Reading the History of Nationalism in South-Eastern Europe Between and Beyond the Binaries'. National Identities, 24 (5):481-503 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Between Europeanisation and Local Legacies: Holocaust Memory and Contemporary Anti-Semitism in Romania'
Raul Cârstocea (2021) 'Between Europeanisation and Local Legacies: Holocaust Memory and Contemporary Anti-Semitism in Romania'. East European Politics and Societies, 35 (2):313-335 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Debate: Decolonising Fascist Studies'
Raul Cârstocea (2021) 'Debate: Decolonising Fascist Studies'. Fascism, 10 (2):327-329 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Debate: Donald Trump and Fascism Studies'
Raul Cârstocea (2021) 'Debate: Donald Trump and Fascism Studies'. Fascism, 10 (1):9-10 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective'
Raul Cârstocea (2020) 'Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective'. Studies on National Movements, 5 :43-79 [Details]
2017 'Building a Fascist Romania: Voluntary Work Camps as a Propaganda Strategy of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania'
Raul Cârstocea (2017) 'Building a Fascist Romania: Voluntary Work Camps as a Propaganda Strategy of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania'. Fascism, 6 (2):163-195 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Breaking the Teeth of Time: Mythical Time and the ‘Terror of History’ in the Rhetoric of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania'
Raul Cârstocea (2015) 'Breaking the Teeth of Time: Mythical Time and the ‘Terror of History’ in the Rhetoric of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania'. Journal of Modern European History, 13 (1):79-97 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Path to the Holocaust: Fascism and Anti-Semitism in Interwar Romania'
Raul Cârstocea (2014) 'Path to the Holocaust: Fascism and Anti-Semitism in Interwar Romania'. S:I.M.O.N. (Shoah: Intervention, Methods, Documentation), 1 (1):43-53 [Details]
2009 'Uneasy Twins? The Entangled Histories of Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania and Hungary, 1866-1913'
Raul Cârstocea (2009) 'Uneasy Twins? The Entangled Histories of Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania and Hungary, 1866-1913'. Slovo, 21 (2):64-85 [Details]
2008 'Heirs of the Archangel? The ‘New Right’ Group and the Development of the Radical Right in Romania'
Raul Cârstocea (2008) 'Heirs of the Archangel? The ‘New Right’ Group and the Development of the Radical Right in Romania'. eSharp, :22-48 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2023 'The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement'
Raul Cârstocea (2023) 'The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement' In: Dorota Kołodziejczyk and Siegfried Huigen (eds). East Central Europe Between the Colonial and the Postcolonial in the Twentieth Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2022 'Smallness and the East-West Binary in Nationalism Studies. Belgium and Romania in the Long Nineteenth Century'
Raul Cârstocea and Maarten Van Ginderachter (2022) 'Smallness and the East-West Binary in Nationalism Studies. Belgium and Romania in the Long Nineteenth Century' In: Samüel Kruizinga (eds). The Politics of Smallness in Modern Europe. Size, Identity and International Relations since 1800. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
2022 'Enseñanza de la historia, identidad europea y la iniciativa del Observatorio sobre Enseñanza de la Historia en Europa'
Cosme Jesús Gómez Carrasco and Raul Cârstocea (2022) 'Enseñanza de la historia, identidad europea y la iniciativa del Observatorio sobre Enseñanza de la Historia en Europa' In: Pablo García de Vicuña Peñafiel (eds). La identidad europea en la educación española. Madrid: Fundación 1o de Mayo, Instituto de Estudios Educativos y Sindicales. [Details]
2020 'Bringing Out the Dead: Mass Funerals, Cult of Death and the Emotional Dimension of Nationhood in Romanian Interwar Fascism'
Raul Cârstocea (2020) 'Bringing Out the Dead: Mass Funerals, Cult of Death and the Emotional Dimension of Nationhood in Romanian Interwar Fascism' In: Maarten van Ginderachter, Xosé Núñez Seixas and Andreas Stynen (eds). Emotions and Everyday Nationalism in Modern European History. London: Routledge. [Details]
2020 'Approaching Generic Fascism from the Margins: On the Uses of ‘Palingenesis’ in the Romanian Context'
Raul Cârstocea (2020) 'Approaching Generic Fascism from the Margins: On the Uses of ‘Palingenesis’ in the Romanian Context' In: Constantin Iordachi and Aristotle Kallis (eds). Beyond the Fascist Century. Essays in Honour of Roger Griffin. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2019 'The Centre Does Not Hold: Antisemitisms in the Peripheries between the Imperial, the Colonial and the National'
Raul Cârstocea and Éva Kovács (2019) 'The Centre Does Not Hold: Antisemitisms in the Peripheries between the Imperial, the Colonial and the National' In: Raul Cârstocea and Éva Kovács (eds). Modern Antisemitisms in the Peripheries: Europe and its Colonies, 1880-1945. Vienna: New Academic Press. [Details]
2017 'Native Fascists, Transnational Anti-Semites: The International Activity of Legionary Leader Ion I. Moţa'
Raul Cârstocea (2017) 'Native Fascists, Transnational Anti-Semites: The International Activity of Legionary Leader Ion I. Moţa' In: Arnd Bauerkämper and Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe (eds). Fascism without Borders: Connections and Cooperation between Movements and Regimes in Europe from 1918 to 1945. New York: Berghahn Books. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Students Don the Green Shirt. The Roots of Romanian Fascism in the Anti-Semitic Student Movements of the 1920s'
Raul Cârstocea (2016) 'Students Don the Green Shirt. The Roots of Romanian Fascism in the Anti-Semitic Student Movements of the 1920s' In: Regina Fritz, Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe and Jana Starek (eds). Alma Mater Antisemitica. Akademisches Milieu, Juden und Antisemitismus an den Universitäten Europas zwischen 1918 und 1939. Vienna: New Academic Press. [Details]
2013 'European History of Minority Relations'
Raul Cârstocea (2013) 'European History of Minority Relations' In: Tove H. Malloy (eds). Minority Issues in Europe: Rights, Concepts, Policy. Berlin: Frank & Timme. [Details]
2008 ' A Marginal Group on Europe’s Margin? Anti-Semitism in Romania from the Congress of Berlin to the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’'
Raul Cârstocea (2008) ' A Marginal Group on Europe’s Margin? Anti-Semitism in Romania from the Congress of Berlin to the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’' In: Silviu Miloiu, Ion Stanciu and Iulian Oncescu (eds). Europe as Viewed from the Margins. An East-Central European Perspective from World War I to the Cold War. Târgovişte: Cetatea de Scaun. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Holocaust-Gedenken und Antisemitismus in Rumänien'
Raul Cârstocea (2019) 'Holocaust-Gedenken und Antisemitismus in Rumänien' Europäische Rundschau, 47 (2) :39-45. [Details]
2014 'Anti-Semitism in Romania: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Challenges'
Raul Cârstocea (2014) 'Anti-Semitism in Romania: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Challenges' ECMI Research Paper #81, :1-39. [Details]
2014 'Historisches Erbe und Gegenwart des rumänischen Antisemitismus'
Raul Cârstocea (2014) 'Historisches Erbe und Gegenwart des rumänischen Antisemitismus' Europäische Rundschau, 42 (2) :83-106. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2022 The Democratisation of History.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) The Democratisation of History. Strasbourg: Article [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2022 Review of James Koranyi, 'Migrating Memories: Romanian Germans in Modern Europe'.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Review of James Koranyi, 'Migrating Memories: Romanian Germans in Modern Europe'. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2021 Review of Krisztina Lajosi and Andreas Stynen, ‘The Matica and Beyond: Cultural Associations and Nationalism in Europe’.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Review of Krisztina Lajosi and Andreas Stynen, ‘The Matica and Beyond: Cultural Associations and Nationalism in Europe’. Studies on National Movements 7(1): Book Review [Details]
2020 Racial Scalarity and the Imperial Imaginaries of Antisemitism. Review of Dorian Bell, ‘Globalizing Race: Antisemitism and Empire in French and European Culture’.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Racial Scalarity and the Imperial Imaginaries of Antisemitism. Review of Dorian Bell, ‘Globalizing Race: Antisemitism and Empire in French and European Culture’. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 21(2): Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2019 Historicising the Present. A Conceptual Reading of Postfascism. Review of Enzo Traverso, ‘The New Faces of Fascism: Populism and the Far Right’.
Raul Cârstocea (2019) Historicising the Present. A Conceptual Reading of Postfascism. Review of Enzo Traverso, ‘The New Faces of Fascism: Populism and the Far Right’. H-Net Reviews, H-Nationalism: Book Review [Details]
2016 Review of Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe, ‘Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Fascist. Fascism, Genocide and Cult’.
Raul Cârstocea (2016) Review of Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe, ‘Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Fascist. Fascism, Genocide and Cult’. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 16(1): Book Review [Details]
2009 Review of Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu, ‘Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania’.
Raul Cârstocea (2009) Review of Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu, ‘Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania’. The English Historical Review 124(511): Book Review [Details]
2008 Review of Sean Hanley, ‘The New Right in the New Europe: Czech Transformation and Right-wing Politics, 1989-2006’.
Raul Cârstocea (2008) Review of Sean Hanley, ‘The New Right in the New Europe: Czech Transformation and Right-wing Politics, 1989-2006’. Slovo 20(1): Book Review [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2023 Pandemics and Natural Disasters as Reflected in History Teaching.
Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (contributing author) (2023) Pandemics and Natural Disasters as Reflected in History Teaching. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. [Details]
2017 The Roma in Moldova.
Raul Cârstocea and Andreea Cârstocea (2017) The Roma in Moldova. European Centre for Minority Issues, ECMI Report #69. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2021 First as Tragedy, Then as Farce? AUR and the Long Shadow of Fascism in Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) First as Tragedy, Then as Farce? AUR and the Long Shadow of Fascism in Romania. Bucharest: Blog [Details]
2020 Othering the Pandemic: Scales of Exclusion and Solidarity.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Othering the Pandemic: Scales of Exclusion and Solidarity. Jena: Blog [Details]
2020 The Impact of COVID-19 on Roma Communities in Non-EU Countries in Eastern Europe.
Andreea Cârstocea, Raul Cârstocea and Craig Willis (2020) The Impact of COVID-19 on Roma Communities in Non-EU Countries in Eastern Europe. Flensburg: Blog [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2022 Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Invited Lecture], Global Transformations and the Balkans (18th-21st Centuries): Historical and Anthropological Perspectives, Athens, Greece , 09-DEC-22 - 09-DEC-22 [Details]
2022 The Italian Model, Native Fascism, and the Quest for a Fascist International: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) The Italian Model, Native Fascism, and the Quest for a Fascist International: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Invited Oral Presentation], Italian Fascism and the Balkans: Reception, Encounters, Silences International Workshop, Athens, Greece , 08-DEC-22 - 08-DEC-22 [Details]
2022 Teaching about Pandemics and Natural Disasters: How can we build on what we have learned?.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Teaching about Pandemics and Natural Disasters: How can we build on what we have learned?. [Plenary Lecture], A Future Without History Teaching? Second Annual Conference of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, Strasbourg, France , 01-DEC-22 - 02-DEC-22 [Details]
2022 The Numbers Game: From Demographic Anxieties to Calls for Numerus Clausus in Interwar Romanian Universities.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) The Numbers Game: From Demographic Anxieties to Calls for Numerus Clausus in Interwar Romanian Universities. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Ghetto Benches: Structures of Exclusion at Universities of Interwar Poland in the Context of Central Europe, Warsaw, Poland , 22-NOV-22 - 23-NOV-22 [Details]
2022 Corupţie şi colonialism: continuităţi ale anxietăţilor antisemitismului din secolul al XIX-lea în interbelicul românesc.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Corupţie şi colonialism: continuităţi ale anxietăţilor antisemitismului din secolul al XIX-lea în interbelicul românesc. [Invited Oral Presentation], Infrastructură de transport și națiune. Discursuri și scandaluri ale modernizării în România (1840-1914), Bucharest, Romania , 18-NOV-22 - 18-NOV-22 [Details]
2022 Othering Corruption: Comparing Interwar Fascism and Post-socialist Populism in Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Othering Corruption: Comparing Interwar Fascism and Post-socialist Populism in Romania. [Invited Oral Presentation], Nationalism, Populism, Fascism and Democratic (In)Stability in Eastern Europe. Historical Continuities and Transformations, Bucharest, Romania , 28-SEP-22 - 28-SEP-22 [Details]
2022 Corruption and Colonialism: Populist Tropes in the Rhetoric of the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Corruption and Colonialism: Populist Tropes in the Rhetoric of the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Populism and Illiberalism in East, Central, and South-East Europe - Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies (IARCEES), Maynooth, Ireland , 15-SEP-22 - 17-SEP-22 [Details]
2022 Mobility and the Pandemic: A Multi-Scalar Tale of Exclusion and Exploitation.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Mobility and the Pandemic: A Multi-Scalar Tale of Exclusion and Exploitation. [Oral Presentation], Migration, Mobility and Displacement in the Black Sea Region - Annual Conference of the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen, Tbilisi, Georgia , 12-SEP-22 - 15-SEP-22 [Details]
2022 Global Fascism.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Global Fascism. [Plenary Lecture], Intellectual History and Public Engagement Workshop, Jena, Germany , 18-JUL-22 - 21-JUL-22 [Details]
2022 Transnational Fascism in Eastern Europe.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Transnational Fascism in Eastern Europe. [Chaired Session], Eastern Europe’s Twentieth Century Today, Jena, Germany , 15-JUN-22 - 17-JUN-22 [Details]
2022 Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Invited Oral Presentation], Eastern Europe’s Twentieth Century Today, Jena, Germany , 15-JUN-22 - 17-JUN-22 [Details]
2022 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Divergent Temporalities: Capitalism and the Conquest of Space-Time, Athens, Greece , 26-MAY-22 - 28-MAY-22 [Details]
2022 Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project. [Invited Oral Presentation], Divergent Temporalities: Capitalism and the Conquest of Space-Time, Athens, Greece , 26-MAY-22 - 28-MAY-22 [Details]
2022 Othering a Pandemic: The Scapegoating of Jews and Roma during Epidemics.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Othering a Pandemic: The Scapegoating of Jews and Roma during Epidemics. [Oral Presentation], Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic, Regensburg, Germany , 19-MAY-22 - 21-MAY-22 [Details]
2022 Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe: The Case of Roma History.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe: The Case of Roma History. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Roma Day Roundtable, Observatory on History Teaching in Europe and Roma and Travellers Team, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France , 14-APR-22 - 14-APR-22 [Details]
2022 Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in the European Periphery: : The Case of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in the European Periphery: : The Case of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’. [Oral Presentation], The Right-Wing Parties and Intellectuals in Interwar South-Eastern Europe: Between Conservatism and Fascism, Belgrade, Serbia , 07-APR-22 - 08-APR-22 [Details]
2022 National and Nationalist History.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) National and Nationalist History. [Invited Lecture], The Ratiu Forum History Teaching Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science IDEAS Institute and Ratiu Democracy Centre, Turda, Romania , 25-MAR-22 - 27-MAR-22 [Details]
2022 The Ideology of Fascist Movements in Comparative Perspective.
Raul Cârstocea (2022) The Ideology of Fascist Movements in Comparative Perspective. [Invited Lecture], Intensive Research Seminar ‘Comparative Holocaust Studies’, Rijeka, Croatia , 07-FEB-22 - 07-FEB-22 [Details]
2021 Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Fourth Annual Convention ‘Historical Fascism as a Global System: Alliances, Interactions, and Entanglements’, Budapest, Hungary , 03-DEC-21 - 05-DEC-21 [Details]
2021 Pandemics in History: What Lessons Do These Crises Teach Us Today?.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Pandemics in History: What Lessons Do These Crises Teach Us Today?. [Chaired Session], Preserving Democracy: Why Does History Education Matter? First Annual Conference of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France , 02-DEC-21 - 03-DEC-21 [Details]
2021 The Normativity of Culture: A Longue Durée History of the Neglect of Socio-Economic Rights in Minority Protection.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) The Normativity of Culture: A Longue Durée History of the Neglect of Socio-Economic Rights in Minority Protection. [Invited Oral Presentation], Socio-Economic Participation of National Minorities, Flensburg, Germany , 11-NOV-21 - 12-NOV-21 [Details]
2021 Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project. [Invited Lecture], Research Seminar, Department of History, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland , 07-OCT-21 - 07-OCT-21 [Details]
2021 Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Invited Lecture], Balkan Circle Seminar Series, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States of America , 17-SEP-21 - 17-SEP-21 [Details]
2021 Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project. [Invited Lecture], Global Histories Forum, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark , 16-SEP-21 - 16-SEP-21 [Details]
2021 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Ethnicising Europe. Hate and Violence in Post-Versailles Europe’, Vienna, Austria , 06-JUL-21 - 08-JUL-21 [Details]
2021 Othering a Pandemic: The Scapegoating of Jews and Roma during Epidemics.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Othering a Pandemic: The Scapegoating of Jews and Roma during Epidemics. [Invited Oral Presentation], BASEES Study Group for Minority History Symposium ‘Being a Minority in Times of Catastrophe’, London, United Kingdom , 25-JUN-21 - 26-JUN-21 [Details]
2021 Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Minorities and Self-determination: 100th Anniversary of the Post-World War I Plebiscites, Flensburg, Germany , 03-JUN-21 - 04-JUN-21 [Details]
2021 The Turning of the Tide – Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania, 1918-1923.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) The Turning of the Tide – Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania, 1918-1923. [Invited Oral Presentation], Europe Reframed: Regionalisms, Sub-state Nationalisms and the Redrawing of State Borders in the Interwar Period, Antwerp, Belgium , 28-MAY-21 - 28-MAY-21 [Details]
2021 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Fascist Italy’s Mediterranean Empire: From Concepts to Practices, Leicester, United Kingdom , 26-MAY-21 - 27-MAY-21 [Details]
2021 Teaching Romania’s Darker Past.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Teaching Romania’s Darker Past. [Invited Lecture], The Ratiu Forum History Teaching Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science IDEAS Institute and Ratiu Democracy Centre, Turda, Romania , 08-MAY-21 - 09-MAY-21 [Details]
2021 The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement. [Invited Lecture], Intellectual History in East Central Europe Seminar Series, Online , 06-MAY-21 - 06-MAY-21 [Details]
2021 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Duty to Revolt: Transnational and Commemorative Aspects of Revolutions, Athens, Greece , 25-MAR-21 - 26-MAR-21 [Details]
2021 Erasure of Jewish Communities and Heritage in the Holocaust.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Erasure of Jewish Communities and Heritage in the Holocaust. [Invited Lecture], Romanian Heritage Season, Romanian Cultural Institute in London, London, United Kingdom , 24-MAR-21 - 24-MAR-21 [Details]
2021 Peripheries of the Holocaust: Ion Antonescu and the Differentiated Geography of Genocide in Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2021) Peripheries of the Holocaust: Ion Antonescu and the Differentiated Geography of Genocide in Romania. [Invited Lecture], Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture, Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom , 03-FEB-21 - 03-FEB-21 [Details]
2020 Transition to Inequality: The Collapse of the Social Welfare System in Eastern Europe after 1989 and its Effects on the Roma Minority.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Transition to Inequality: The Collapse of the Social Welfare System in Eastern Europe after 1989 and its Effects on the Roma Minority. [Invited Oral Presentation], Roundtable ‘The Welfare Citizen’, UN75: Living Securely, Nottingham, United Kingdom , 26-NOV-20 - 26-NOV-20 [Details]
2020 Shifting Anxieties: ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’ and the Radicalisation of Anti-Semitic Violence in Romania after the First World War.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Shifting Anxieties: ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’ and the Radicalisation of Anti-Semitic Violence in Romania after the First World War. [Oral Presentation], Violence and the Crisis of Governance in East Central Europe, 1905-1925, Vilnius, Lithuania (online) , 13-NOV-20 - 13-NOV-20 [Details]
2020 Temporalities of Revolt: Youth Radicalisation and Fascism in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Temporalities of Revolt: Youth Radicalisation and Fascism in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Annual Convention ‘Anxiety and Rebellion’, Washington DC, United States of America (online) , 05-NOV-20 - 15-NOV-20 [Details]
2020 Toward a Genealogy of the Radical Right.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Toward a Genealogy of the Radical Right. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Annual Convention ‘Fascism and the Radical Right’, Online , 25-SEP-20 - 27-SEP-20 [Details]
2020 Demographic Anxieties, Imperial Imaginaries, and the ‘Jewish Question’ in Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Demographic Anxieties, Imperial Imaginaries, and the ‘Jewish Question’ in Romania. [Oral Presentation], Transculturality in the Black Sea Region: New Theoretical Approaches and Research Methodologies, St Gallen, Switzerland , 09-SEP-20 - 12-SEP-20 [Details]
2020 Standing Together Against Genocide: Romania in the Second World War.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Standing Together Against Genocide: Romania in the Second World War. [Oral Presentation], Spotlight Talks, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, United Kingdom , 25-JAN-20 - 25-JAN-20 [Details]
2020 Peripheries of the Holocaust: Ion Antonescu and the Differentiated Geography of Genocide in Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2020) Peripheries of the Holocaust: Ion Antonescu and the Differentiated Geography of Genocide in Romania. [Keynote Address], Holocaust Memorial Day, University of Northampton, Northampton, United Kingdom, Northampton, United Kingdom , 22-JAN-20 - 22-JAN-20 [Details]
2019 Mainstreaming Exclusion: The Anti-Semitism of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2019) Mainstreaming Exclusion: The Anti-Semitism of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Annual Convention ‘Fascism and Violence’, Uppsala, Sweden , 25-SEP-19 - 27-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 Fantasies of Empire and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Jews in Eastern Europe between Colonised and Colonisers.
Raul Cârstocea (2019) Fantasies of Empire and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Jews in Eastern Europe between Colonised and Colonisers. [Oral Presentation], Striking Back: On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empire, Göttingen, Germany , 12-SEP-19 - 13-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 Ambiguous Whiteness and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Jews in Eastern Europe between Colonised and Colonisers.
Raul Cârstocea (2019) Ambiguous Whiteness and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Jews in Eastern Europe between Colonised and Colonisers. [Oral Presentation], Historicising “Whiteness” in Eastern Europe and Russia, Bucharest, Romania , 25-JUN-19 - 26-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective.
Raul Cârstocea (2019) Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective. [Keynote Address], The Politics of Difference in 1919 Europe. Minorities and Border Populations, Warsaw, Poland , 29-MAY-19 - 29-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 Peasants into Fascists: A Case of Political Mobilisation in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2019) Peasants into Fascists: A Case of Political Mobilisation in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies (IARCEES) 'State and Non-State Actors in Eastern and Central Europe', Dublin, Ireland , 09-MAY-19 - 11-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 Corruption, Colonial Anxieties and Internal Colonialism: Anti-Semitism as a Proxy in the Ideology of the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2019) Corruption, Colonial Anxieties and Internal Colonialism: Anti-Semitism as a Proxy in the Ideology of the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], The Corrupt Colony? Empire, Colonialism and Corruption: 1800-Present, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 21-JAN-19 - 22-JAN-19 [Details]
2018 From the Ashes of Empire: Competing Nationalisms and the Radicalisation of Political Space in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2018) From the Ashes of Empire: Competing Nationalisms and the Radicalisation of Political Space in Interwar Romania. [Invited Lecture], Lecture Series ‘1918 and the New Europe’, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 03-DEC-18 - 03-DEC-18 [Details]
2018 Smallness and the East-West Binary in Nationalism Studies. Belgium and Romania in the Long Nineteenth Century.
Raul Cârstocea and Maarten Van Ginderachter (2018) Smallness and the East-West Binary in Nationalism Studies. Belgium and Romania in the Long Nineteenth Century. [Oral Presentation], Size Matters! Images of Small States in the International System, 1815-Present Day, Aarhus, Denmark , 28-NOV-18 - 29-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 Positioning ‘the National’: Transnational Networks and Fascist Internationalism in Interwar Europe. An East European Perspective.
Raul Cârstocea (2018) Positioning ‘the National’: Transnational Networks and Fascist Internationalism in Interwar Europe. An East European Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Nationalism and International Order, Leiden, The Netherlands , 21-NOV-18 - 23-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 The Anti-Colonial Dimension of Peripheral Fascisms. Fascist Transnationalism and its Vision of the Global.
Raul Cârstocea (2018) The Anti-Colonial Dimension of Peripheral Fascisms. Fascist Transnationalism and its Vision of the Global. [Plenary Lecture], Imre Kértesz Kolleg Jena Seminar Series, Jena, Germany , 22-OCT-18 - 22-OCT-18 [Details]
2018 Peasants into Fascists: A Case of Cultural Mobilisation in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2018) Peasants into Fascists: A Case of Cultural Mobilisation in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Cultural Mobilization: Cultural Consciousness-raising and National Movements in Europe and the World, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 19-SEP-18 - 22-SEP-18 [Details]
2018 Competing Nationalisms – Reading the History of Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe Between and Beyond the Binaries.
Raul Cârstocea (2018) Competing Nationalisms – Reading the History of Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe Between and Beyond the Binaries. [Oral Presentation], Moving Beyond the Binaries of Nationalism Studies, Edinburgh, United Kingdom , 25-MAY-18 - 26-MAY-18 [Details]
2018 The Anti-Colonial Element in Peripheral Fascisms: Transnational Cooperation and the Longing for a ‘New Order’.
Raul Cârstocea (2018) The Anti-Colonial Element in Peripheral Fascisms: Transnational Cooperation and the Longing for a ‘New Order’. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Annual Convention ‘Comparative Fascist Studies and the Transnational Turn’, Budapest, Hungary , 27-APR-18 - 29-APR-18 [Details]
2018 The Right and the Righteous. Democratic Backsliding in Europe.
Raul Cârstocea (2018) The Right and the Righteous. Democratic Backsliding in Europe. [Invited Lecture], University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark , 03-APR-18 - 03-APR-18 [Details]
2017 The Boundaries of ‘the People’: Populist Elements in the Ideology and Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2017) The Boundaries of ‘the People’: Populist Elements in the Ideology and Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], New Nationalisms: Sources, Agendas, Languages, Wrocław, Poland , 25-SEP-17 - 27-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 Antisemitismus und Antiziganismus in Rumänien.
Raul Cârstocea (2017) Antisemitismus und Antiziganismus in Rumänien. [Invited Oral Presentation], ‘Europa im Übergang: Interkulturelle Transferprozesse – Internationale Deutungshorizonte’, Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Germanistik Kongress 2017, Flensburg, Germany , 09-SEP-17 - 15-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 Bringing Out the Dead: Mass Funerals, Cult of Death and the Emotional Dimension of Nationhood in the Case of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2017) Bringing Out the Dead: Mass Funerals, Cult of Death and the Emotional Dimension of Nationhood in the Case of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], The Personal and Emotional Dimension of Nationhood in European History (19th Century to World War II), Munich, Germany , 31-MAY-17 - 01-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 Populist Elements in the Ideology and Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2017) Populist Elements in the Ideology and Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Populism in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century, Paris, France , 11-MAY-17 - 12-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea and Andreea Cârstocea (2017) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], What’s in a Name? Extending the Existing Scope of Protection for National Minorities to Migrant Communities in Europe, Villa Vigoni, Italy , 10-APR-17 - 12-APR-17 [Details]
2016 The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement.
Raul Cârstocea (2016) The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement. [Oral Presentation], Central Europe and Colonialism: Migrations, Knowledges, Perspectives, Commodities, Wrocław, Poland , 21-SEP-16 - 23-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 The Turning of the Tide: Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania, 1918-1923.
Raul Cârstocea (2016) The Turning of the Tide: Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania, 1918-1923. [Oral Presentation], Jewish Soldiers in the Collective Memory of Central Europe. The Remembrance of World War I from a Jewish Perspective, Graz, Austria , 23-MAY-16 - 25-MAY-16 [Details]
2015 Jews as the Quintessential Minority? Anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe and its Role in the Development of a Framework for Minority Protection.
Raul Cârstocea (2015) Jews as the Quintessential Minority? Anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe and its Role in the Development of a Framework for Minority Protection. [Invited Lecture], University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands , 14-DEC-15 - 14-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea and Éva Kovács (2015) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Modern Antisemitism(s) in the Peripheries: Europe and its Colonies, 1880-1945’, Vienna, Austria , 30-NOV-15 - 02-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2015) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Anti-Semitism in Romania and Moldova: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Challenges, Flensburg, Germany , 01-OCT-15 - 02-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2015) Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Assembling the Post-Liberal Order in Central and Eastern Europe: Labour, Welfare Institutions and the Governing of Economic Life during and after the Great Depression (1929-1956), Budapest, Hungary , 26-JUN-15 - 27-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2015) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The 1990 CSCE Copenhagen Document, East-West Encounters and Evolutions of the Minority Regime in Europe, Flensburg, Germany , 05-JUN-15 - 07-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 Building a Fascist Romania: The Voluntary Work Camps of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’.
Raul Cârstocea (2015) Building a Fascist Romania: The Voluntary Work Camps of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’. [Oral Presentation], Arbeit, Lebenslauf und Krieg im südöstlichen Europa. Europäische und globale Aspekte einer Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte des Zweiten Weltkriegs und seiner Folgen, Berlin, Germany , 11-MAY-15 - 11-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2015) Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Invited Lecture], Institute for East and Southeast European Studies Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany , 05-FEB-15 - 05-FEB-15 [Details]
2014 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea and Irina Marin (2014) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Anti-Semitism in Romania and Moldova, 1881-1991, Leicester, United Kingdom , 02-JUL-14 - 02-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 Native Fascists, Transnational Anti-Semites: Ion I. Moţa and the International Section of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’.
Raul Cârstocea (2014) Native Fascists, Transnational Anti-Semites: Ion I. Moţa and the International Section of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’. [Oral Presentation], Fascism without Borders: Transnational Connections and Cooperation between Movements and Regimes in Europe, 1918 to 1945, Berlin, Germany , 19-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 Thriving on Crisis: The Rhetoric of Crisis and Renewal of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2014) Thriving on Crisis: The Rhetoric of Crisis and Renewal of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) Annual Conference ‘Nationalist Responses to Political and Economic Crises', Budapest, Hungary , 12-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 Grassroots Fascists: The Political Mobilisation Strategies of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, 1927-1938.
Raul Cârstocea (2014) Grassroots Fascists: The Political Mobilisation Strategies of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, 1927-1938. [Oral Presentation], Political Mobilisation in East, Central and Southeast Europe, Regensburg, Germany , 14-FEB-14 - 15-FEB-14 [Details]
2013 Standing on the Threshold of a New World: The Rhetoric of Crisis and Renewal of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement.
Raul Cârstocea (2013) Standing on the Threshold of a New World: The Rhetoric of Crisis and Renewal of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement. [Oral Presentation], British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) and the International Council for Central and East European Studies Annual Congress ‘Europe: Crisis and Renewal’, Cambridge, United Kingdom , 05-APR-13 - 08-APR-13 [Details]
2013 Breaking the Teeth of Time: Mythical Time and the ‘Terror of History’ in the Rhetoric of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2013) Breaking the Teeth of Time: Mythical Time and the ‘Terror of History’ in the Rhetoric of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Revolution and Eternity: Considerations on Fascism’s Temporality, Villa Vigoni, Italy , 15-MAR-13 - 17-MAR-13 [Details]
2012 Negotiating Modernity. The Anti-Semitism of Interwar Romanian Intellectuals.
Raul Cârstocea (2012) Negotiating Modernity. The Anti-Semitism of Interwar Romanian Intellectuals. [Invited Lecture], Institute for Human Sciences Vienna Seminar Series ‘Faces of Eastern Europe’, Vienna, Austria , 05-DEC-12 - 05-DEC-12 [Details]
2012 Students Don the Green Shirt. The Roots of Romanian Fascism in the Anti-Semitic Student Movements of the 1920s.
Raul Cârstocea (2012) Students Don the Green Shirt. The Roots of Romanian Fascism in the Anti-Semitic Student Movements of the 1920s. [Oral Presentation], Alma Mater Antisemitica: Akademisches Milieu, Juden und Antisemitismus an den Universitäten Europas zwischen 1918 und 1939, Vienna, Austria , 15-JUN-12 - 16-JUN-12 [Details]
2011 Grassroots Fascists? The Mobilisation Strategies of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, 1927-1938.
Raul Cârstocea (2011) Grassroots Fascists? The Mobilisation Strategies of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, 1927-1938. [Oral Presentation], Fascisms on the Periphery, Uppsala, Sweden , 17-NOV-11 - 18-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 Dynamics of Fear and Fantasy: The Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement. A Psychoanalytic Interpretation.
Raul Cârstocea (2011) Dynamics of Fear and Fantasy: The Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement. A Psychoanalytic Interpretation. [Oral Presentation], Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies Annual Symposium 2011 ‘Fear and Fantasy in a Global World’, Cascais, Portugal , 12-JUN-11 - 18-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Non-Violent Fascists? The ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’ between 1937 and 1938.
Raul Cârstocea (2011) Non-Violent Fascists? The ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’ between 1937 and 1938. [Oral Presentation], The Politics and Aesthetics of Non-Violence, Verona, Italy , 02-JUN-11 - 04-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 History Writing as Re-Education: The Story of a Concentrationary Experiment in the Romanian Gulag.
Raul Cârstocea (2011) History Writing as Re-Education: The Story of a Concentrationary Experiment in the Romanian Gulag. [Oral Presentation], Concentrationary Imaginaries/Imaginaries of Violence in Contemporary Cultures and Cultural Forms, Leeds, United Kingdom , 13-APR-11 - 15-APR-11 [Details]
2011 Parading Death: The Importance of Public Mass Funerals as Political Capital for the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2011) Parading Death: The Importance of Public Mass Funerals as Political Capital for the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania. [Oral Presentation], Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) 21st Annual Conference ‘Forging the Nation; Performance and Ritual in the (Re)Production of the Nation’, London, United Kingdom , 05-APR-11 - 07-APR-11 [Details]
2011 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2011) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) 21st Annual Conference 'Forging the Nation; Performance and Ritual in the (Re)production of the Nation’, London, United Kingdom , 05-APR-11 - 07-APR-11 [Details]
2010 The Anti-Semitic Component in the Ideology of the Legionary Movement: An Analysis of the Sources.
Raul Cârstocea (2010) The Anti-Semitic Component in the Ideology of the Legionary Movement: An Analysis of the Sources. [Oral Presentation], 11th International Academic Conference ‘History, Culture and Civilisation in Southeastern Europe’, Chişinău, Moldova , 21-APR-10 - 23-APR-10 [Details]
2010 The Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the Legion of the Archangel Michael – A Psychoanalytic Perspective.
Raul Cârstocea (2010) The Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the Legion of the Archangel Michael – A Psychoanalytic Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) Postgraduate Student Conference ‘Russia and Eastern Europe in the 21st Century: Looking Back, Looking Forward’, Oxford, United Kingdom , 17-MAR-10 - 19-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 An Analysis of the Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the Legion of the Archangel Michael from the Perspective of Theories of Fascism.
Raul Cârstocea (2010) An Analysis of the Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the Legion of the Archangel Michael from the Perspective of Theories of Fascism. [Oral Presentation], 2010 Romanian Studies Conference, Bloomington, United States of America , 05-FEB-10 - 06-FEB-10 [Details]
2009 International Conference Organiser.
Raul Cârstocea (2009) International Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 9th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe 'Perpetual Motion? Transition and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe & Russia', London, United Kingdom , 18-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09 [Details]
2008 Peasants into Anti-Semites? Anti-Semitism in the Context of the Nation-Building Projects in Hungary and Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2008) Peasants into Anti-Semites? Anti-Semitism in the Context of the Nation-Building Projects in Hungary and Romania. [Oral Presentation], Shared/Entangled Histories: Comparative Perspectives on Hungary and Romania, Cluj, Romania , 12-SEP-08 - 14-SEP-08 [Details]
2007 A Marginal Group on Europe’s Margin? Anti-Semitism in Romania from the Congress of Berlin to the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’.
Raul Cârstocea (2007) A Marginal Group on Europe’s Margin? Anti-Semitism in Romania from the Congress of Berlin to the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’. [Oral Presentation], Europe as Viewed from the Margins. From World War I to Present, Târgovişte, Romania , 12-DEC-07 - 14-DEC-07 [Details]
2007 Reinventing Europe – The End of the Cold War and the New Radical Right in Romania.
Raul Cârstocea (2007) Reinventing Europe – The End of the Cold War and the New Radical Right in Romania. [Oral Presentation], 2007 (British Association f2007 BASEES Postgraduate Conference 'Reactions and Reinventions: Changing Critical Genres in Slavonic and East European Literature, Culture and Politics Since 1840', Glasgow, United Kingdom , 07-DEC-07 - 08-DEC-07 [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2015 Instigations of Separatism in the Baltic States.
Mindaugas Kuklys and Raul Cârstocea (2015) Instigations of Separatism in the Baltic States. ECMI Issue Brief #35: Policy Contribution [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2011 Excellence Scholarship School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, Council of Europe Vice-Chair of Scientific Advisory Council /
Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies (IARCEES) Member /
Intellectual History in East-Central Europe (IHECE) Member /
National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE) Member of Scientific Core Group /
International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Member /
Ratiu Forum (Ratiu Democracy Centre / London School of Economics IDEAS) Member of Advisory Board /
British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies (BASEES) Study Group for Minority History (SGMH) Co-Convenor /
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Editorial Board, S:I.M.O.N. (Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation) Member /
Strategic Planning Committee, Department of History, Maynooth University Member /
Expert Committee, Prize for Best First Book Proposal in Minority History, BASEES Study Group for Minority History Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK Lecturer in Modern European History 01-JUL-19 / 08-JAN-21
Europa University Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany Lecturer in European Studies 01-SEP-17 / 30-JUN-19
European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany Senior Research Associate / Head of 'Conflict & Security' Research Cluster 01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-17
University College London, London, UK Teaching Fellow 05-JAN-12 / 30-JUN-12
University College London, London, UK Postgraduate Teaching Assistant 01-SEP-08 / 31-MAY-11
University College London Centre for Population Research in Sexual Health and HIV, London, UK Researcher, MRC Research Project ‘Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles of London’s Eastern Europeans’ (SALLEE) 02-JUN-08 / 10-JUL-09

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2011 University College London PhD History
2004 Central European University MA Nationalism Studies
2002 University of Bologna MA Politics and Administration
2001 American University in Bulgaria BA History / Political Science and International Relations

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Romanian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Functional Functional
German Fluent Functional Functional
Bulgarian Functional Basic Basic
Spanish Functional Basic Basic

Outreach Activities

  Description

Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council Link

Reviews

  Journal Role
Contemporary European History Reviewer
Journal Of Colonialism And Colonial History Reviewer
European History Quarterly Reviewer
Journal Of Genocide Research Reviewer
East European Politics And Societies Reviewer
European Review Of History/Revue Europeenne D'Histoire Reviewer
Critical Romani Studies Reviewer
Politics, Religion & Ideology Reviewer
Fascism Reviewer
S:I.M.O.N. (Shoah: Intervention, Methods, Documentation) Reviewer
Studies On National Movements Reviewer
Problems Of Post-Communism Reviewer
Journal On Ethnopolitics And Minority Issues In Europe Reviewer
International Journal Of Heritage, Memory And Conflict Reviewer

Teaching Interests

My teaching focuses on the cultural, conceptual, intellectual, and political history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, with an emphasis on state formation and nation-building processes, nationalism, anti-Semitism, fascism, and the Holocaust.

In the academic year 2022-23, I am convening the following modules: 
HY3004 'Fascism: A Transnational History' 
HY3010 'The Global Cold War'
HY6002 'The Modern Politics of Time'
HY6003 'Historiography of Modern Europe / Nationalism in Modern Europe: A Conceptual History'
HY681 'Readings in Modern European History / A History of Genocide'