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Central University Library "Eugen Todoran" Timisoara


Call for Presentations

Regional Identity and Social Cohesion

     The Central University Library “Eugen Todoran” kindly invites you to the Regional Identity and Social Cohesion international conference which will take place on the 22th of May, 2014 in Timisoara, Romania.
The conference is organized in partnership with Pro Biblioteca Association.
The Conference aims at discussing, from a multidisciplinary academic perspective, the theme of local identity, focusing on the historical region of Banat (a region which is nowadays part of three different countries: Romania, Serbia, Hungary), without excluding, however, the general issue of local identity and comparative approaches. The conference is attended by specialists in anthropology, law, economics, philosophy, geography, history, political science, sociology, cultural studies, science and information, etc. We are focused on highlighting new research methods and techniques considering issues of identity and their application in regional studies in general, and particularly those of Banat. The conference will take place in six sessions:

Session I: Heritage, Memory and Identity Construction
Session II: Social Capital and Regional Development
Session III: Local History vs. National History
Session IV: Book, Library, Local Identity
Session V: Virtual World and Social Identity
Session VI :Local Aspects from Banat in Literature



Abstract submission – 28th of April 2014
Abstract acceptance –5th of May 2014

When preparing the abstracts and papers, the authors are kindly required to follow the guidelines, described below:

  • All abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc).
  • All abstracts should be composed of Section name (one of 6 sections mentioned above), in 14 point Times New Roman font.
  •  Title should be written in 14 point Times New Roman font, lower case, single-spaced bold.
  •  Author Name and Country Name written in 12 point Times New Roman font.
  • Abstract should be up to 300 words, (keywords included) and typed in 12 point Times New Roman font, 1,5 spaced.

 Please indicate at the end of your Abstract its keywords. Abstracts are to be presented in Romanian and/or English.

Please submit your abstract to the following email address:, including in the subject of your email the specific session you are addressing. You will receive confirmation via email. All abstracts will undergo a review process before they are accepted.
Papers presented at the conference will be peer reviewed and published.

The organizers cover the costs of the coffee breaks and lunch.


 Vasile Docea -
 Ilona Mihăieș -
 Manuela Zănescu -

Further information and updates regarding the conference venue, registration, conference program, will be available on the conference website:

All correspondence should be sent to contact person Manuela Zănescu at

The official languages of the conference are English and Romanian . Translation services are provided.