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Telciu Summer Conferences 2019 – Call for papers

The 8th Telciu Summer Conference will take place between 8th and 11th of August 2019 in Telciu, Romania. Please read this Call for Papers for the full information. The deadline for papers is May 18th 2019.

Budget overview for the events in August 2018

An overview in numbers of this year’s events organized in Telciu by the Center for the Study of Modernity and the Rural World! During the month of August, the 7th Edition of the Telciu Summer Conferences and the 3rd Edition of the Telciu Summer School took place. Roughly 150 people – participants, guest speakers, invited artists and organizing team were involved. Click here to read the full report.

Application for the 3rd edition of Telciu Summer School

The call for application for the third edition of Telciu Summer School has been launched. You can find more information about this edition and the application form by visiting the Summer School website.

Handpicked in Telciu

Handpicked in Telciu is a cultural activities program that brings together local people, young artists and researchers. This project is inspired by the Telciu contemporary life in the creation of new artistic productions. These activities will be presented in autumn in Piatra Neamț, Iași, Sibiu, Bucharest, Zalău and Cluj.

Initiated in 2018, the project continues in 2019 with a new series of residents who will create new artistic products inspired by, and documented in Telciu, that will be presented in a tour through the major cities in the country. This year, the program will include:

  • a book at the boundary between anthropological observation and literary
    reportage, which represents the collaboration between two writers (also journalists / researchers), together with the young people from the village, a volume that will focus on the socializing modes.
  • a theatre-play for young people, starting from documenting the realities of Romani children whose parents work abroad, a theatre play based on the collaboration between a Romani director, an actress and the young people from the Telciu and Romuli villages.
  • a Comic book made by a graphic artist together with a school teacher, and also with the essential contribution of the pupils from Romuli General School and Telciu Technological High School, a book that explores, from different perspectives, the daily life in the villages.
  • a theatre-reading performance about the personal histories of the families in Telciu, from the perspectives of the different models and their   luidity, as they will be documented by a playwright and a director.

    Handpicked in Telciu is a project co-funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration. The project does not necessarily represent AFCN's position. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

About the Center

Established in 2016, the Center for the Study of Modernity and the Rural World is an independent and interdisciplinary research institute. The Center resides in a rural area, bringing together researchers from Romania and abroad concerned with a wide range of topics and issues relating to modernity and rurality.