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Andrei Cusco
Department of History and Geography, “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University, Chisinau
cuscophd@gmail.com

Violence, Population Politics, and Total War in the East European Borderlands: World War I and Its Aftermath

This course discusses the East European borderlands during and after World War I from a comparative, regional and pan-European perspective. It seeks to bridge the long-standing “East-West” divide that is still dominant in current curricula and to offer an integrated and entangled vision of European history during World War I and its aftermath.
MA Students 1 semester Modern History
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Nikolai Vukov
Department of Ethnology, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"
nikolai.vukov@gmail.com

Communism as ‘Heritage’, Heritage as ‘Nostalgia’

The goal of the course is to introduce students to the various aspects of remembering and interpreting the communist period in Eastern Europe through the juxtaposition of the notions of heritage and nostalgia.
BA Students 2 semesters Anthropology
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Volodymyr Kulikov
Department of Humanities, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv
v.kulikov@ucu.edu

Industrial Enterprise and Society in Modern Eastern Europe

The course aims to discuss the main economic, social, technological, cultural, and political changes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Eastern Europe through the prism of business organization and entrepreneurship.
BA and MA students 1 semester Economic History
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Nadezhda Alexandrova
Department of Bulgarian Literature, Faculty of Slavic Studies, Sofia University
n.alexandrova@slav.uni-sofia.bg

Adventures with Emotions in Bulgarian Literature from the 18th and 19th Century

The aim of the course is to introduce students to a comparatively new field of study: history of emotions. Its scope includes research of the transfer of earlier ideas about emotions from Europe and the Mediterranean and investigation of the local adaptations of this transfer in Bulgarian culture of the 18th–19th centuries.
BA Students 40 hours Literary Studies
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Georgi Niagolov
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University
georgeniagolov@gmail.com

Literary Elements / Learning Game

Literary Elements is a learning game designed to provide a safe and enjoyable platform for developing high reading competence through structured discussions of literary texts. When used in a formal learning environment, Literary Elements dismantles the inherent hierarchy between instructor and students, gives back the ownership of the reading process to the students, and challenges both instructor and students to compete by the same rules.
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Calin Cotoi
Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest
calincotoi@yahoo.com

The History of the Social: Social Laboratories and Networks of Reform in Central and Eastern Europe

The course seeks to offer a meaningful “history of the present”, a history of the social, focused on Central and Eastern Europe, but as part of a larger European comparative and transnational approach.
MA 1 semester sociology