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

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
Screening Souls, Building Nations. Macedonia(s) as a Laboratory for Balkan-wide Authoritarianism Researcher 01/03/2023 30/09/2024 54250
Proposal support for INTEMPO PI 20/07/2022 19/07/2023 15999
Marginality on the Margins of Europe: The Impact of COVID-19 on Roma Communities in Non-EU Countries in Eastern Europe PI 01/06/2020 31/07/2020 15640
The Anti-Colonial Dimension of Peripheral Fascisms: Fascist Transnationalism and its Visions of the Global PI 01/07/2018 31/12/2018 28800
From the Radical Fringe to the Mainstream: Anti-Semitic Representations in the Interwar Romanian Press, 1923-1941 PI 01/08/2016 16/09/2016 7500
Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania PI 02/02/2015 02/03/2015 5500
Negotiating Modernity – The Role of the Jewish Community in Shaping Perceptions of Tradition and Progress in Interwar Romania PI 01/10/2012 30/09/2013 36000

Edited Book

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

Edited Journal Issue

Year Publication
2022 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] [Link]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 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] [Full-Text]
2022 Cârstocea, R. (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 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 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] [Full-Text]
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) 'Debate: Decolonising Fascist Studies'. Fascism, 10 (2):327-329. [DOI]
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) 'Debate: Donald Trump and Fascism Studies'. Fascism, 10 (1):9-10. [DOI]
2020 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. [Link]
2017 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]
2015 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]
2014 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. [Link]
2009 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.
2008 Raul Cârstocea (2008) 'Heirs of the Archangel? The ‘New Right’ Group and the Development of the Radical Right in Romania'. eSharp, :22-48. [Link]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2024 Raul Cârstocea and Andrei Dan Sorescu (2024) 'The (Great) Numbers Game: Demographic Anxieties and Quotas in 19th and 20th Century Romania and the Global Antisemitic Imaginary' In: Quotas: The Jewish Question and Higher Education in Central Europe and Beyond (1880-1945). New York : Berghahn Books.
2023 Raul Cârstocea (2023) 'The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement' In: East Central Europe Between the Colonial and the Postcolonial in the Twentieth Century. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. [Link] [DOI]
2023 Raul Cârstocea (2023) 'Multidimensional, multimodal, multiskalar. Überlegungen über das ‘Daszwischen’ aus dem Leben eines Osteuropäers' In: ZwischenWelten. Grenzüberschreitungen europäischer Geschichte. Darmstadt : WBG Academic.
2022 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: The Politics of Smallness in Modern Europe. Size, Identity and International Relations since 1800. London : Bloomsbury. [Link]
2022 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: La identidad europea en la educación española. Madrid : Fundación 1o de Mayo, Instituto de Estudios Educativos y Sindicales.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) 'Bringing Out the Dead: Mass Funerals, Cult of Death and the Emotional Dimension of Nationhood in Romanian Interwar Fascism' In: Emotions and Everyday Nationalism in Modern European History. London : Routledge. [Link]
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) 'Approaching Generic Fascism from the Margins: On the Uses of ‘Palingenesis’ in the Romanian Context' In: Beyond the Fascist Century. Essays in Honour of Roger Griffin. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. [Link]
2019 Raul Cârstocea and Éva Kovács (2019) 'The Centre Does Not Hold: Antisemitisms in the Peripheries between the Imperial, the Colonial and the National' In: Modern Antisemitisms in the Peripheries: Europe and its Colonies, 1880-1945. Vienna : New Academic Press.
2017 Raul Cârstocea (2017) 'Native Fascists, Transnational Anti-Semites: The International Activity of Legionary Leader Ion I. Moţa' In: Fascism without Borders: Connections and Cooperation between Movements and Regimes in Europe from 1918 to 1945. New York : Berghahn Books. [DOI]
2016 Raul Cârstocea (2016) 'Students Don the Green Shirt. The Roots of Romanian Fascism in the Anti-Semitic Student Movements of the 1920s' In: Alma Mater Antisemitica. Akademisches Milieu, Juden und Antisemitismus an den Universitäten Europas zwischen 1918 und 1939. Vienna : New Academic Press.
2013 Raul Cârstocea (2013) 'European History of Minority Relations' In: Minority Issues in Europe: Rights, Concepts, Policy. Berlin : Frank & Timme.
2008 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: Europe as Viewed from the Margins. An East-Central European Perspective from World War I to the Cold War. Târgovişte : Cetatea de Scaun.

Other Journal

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

Article

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

Book Review

Year Publication
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Review of James Koranyi, 'Migrating Memories: Romanian Germans in Modern Europe'. [Book Review] https://doi.org/10.1093/gerhis/ghac051
2021 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] [Link]
2020 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]
2019 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] [Link]
2016 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] [Link]
2009 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]
2008 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]

Published Report

Year Publication
2023 Observatory on History Teaching in Europe; (contributing author and editor) (2023) General Report on the State of History Teaching in Europe. Council of Europe, . [Link]
2023 Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (contributing author) (2023) Pandemics and Natural Disasters as Reflected in History Teaching. Council of Europe, . [Link]
2017 Raul Cârstocea and Andreea Cârstocea (2017) The Roma in Moldova. European Centre for Minority Issues, . [Link]

Blog

Year Publication
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) First as Tragedy, Then as Farce? AUR and the Long Shadow of Fascism in Romania. Bucharest: [Blog] [Link]
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) Othering the Pandemic: Scales of Exclusion and Solidarity. Jena: [Blog] [Link]
2020 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] [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2023 Raul Cârstocea (2023) Conference: ‘What Does “Presentism” Stand For? Towards a Critical Appraisal of the Presentist Turn’ Fascist Presentism, Or: On the Impossibility of Redemption Bucharest, Romania, . [Link]
2023 Raul Cârstocea (2023) Sixth Annual Convention of the Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (ComFas) Insurgent Temporalities: Youth Radicalisation and Paramilitarism in Interwar Romania Vienna, Austria, .
2023 Raul Cârstocea (2023) New Europe College Seminar Series Do Fascists Dream of Electric Trains? A Critical Periodisation of Conceptualising Infrastructure, Corruption, and Antisemitism in Romania Bucharest, Romania, . [Link]
2023 Raul Cârstocea, Olena Palko, Samuel Foster (2023) Conference organised Minorities at War from Napoleon to Putin Bucharest, Romania, . [Link]
2023 Raul Cârstocea (2023) British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Annual Conference 2023 Antisemitism at the Intersection of Corruption and Colonialism: Continuities of Nineteenth-Century Political Rhetoric in Interwar Romania Glasgow, United Kingdom, .
2023 Raul Cârstocea (2023) Roads to Happiness. Traffic Infrastructure in Southeast Europe, Hegemonic Discourse, and its Challen The Strousberg Affair and the Fragility of Romanian Sovereignty: The ‘Jewish Question’ as National and Colonial Question Berlin, Germany, .
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Global Transformations and the Balkans (18th-21st Centuries): Historical and Anthropological Perspectives Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Athens, Greece, 09/12/2022-09/12/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Italian Fascism and the Balkans: Reception, Encounters, Silences International Workshop The Italian Model, Native Fascism, and the Quest for a Fascist International: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Athens, Greece, 08/12/2022-08/12/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) A Future Without History Teaching? Second Annual Conference of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe Teaching about Pandemics and Natural Disasters: How can we build on what we have learned? Strasbourg, France, 01/12/2022-02/12/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) The Ghetto Benches: Structures of Exclusion at Universities of Interwar Poland in the Context of Central Europe The Numbers Game: From Demographic Anxieties to Calls for Numerus Clausus in Interwar Romanian Universities Warsaw, Poland, 22/11/2022-23/11/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Infrastructură de transport și națiune. Discursuri și scandaluri ale modernizării în România (1840-1914) Corupţie şi colonialism: continuităţi ale anxietăţilor antisemitismului din secolul al XIX-lea în interbelicul românesc Bucharest, Romania, 18/11/2022-18/11/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Nationalism, Populism, Fascism and Democratic (In)Stability in Eastern Europe. Historical Continuities and Transformations Othering Corruption: Comparing Interwar Fascism and Post-socialist Populism in Romania Bucharest, Romania, 28/09/2022-28/09/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Populism and Illiberalism in East, Central, and South-East Europe - Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies (IARCEES) Corruption and Colonialism: Populist Tropes in the Rhetoric of the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania Maynooth, Ireland, 15/09/2022-17/09/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) 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 Mobility and the Pandemic: A Multi-Scalar Tale of Exclusion and Exploitation Tbilisi, Georgia, 12/09/2022-15/09/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Intellectual History and Public Engagement Workshop Global Fascism Jena, Germany, 18/07/2022-21/07/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Eastern Europe’s Twentieth Century Today Transnational Fascism in Eastern Europe Jena, Germany, 15/06/2022-17/06/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Eastern Europe’s Twentieth Century Today Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Jena, Germany, 15/06/2022-17/06/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Divergent Temporalities: Capitalism and the Conquest of Space-Time International Conference Organiser Athens, Greece, 26/05/2022-28/05/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Divergent Temporalities: Capitalism and the Conquest of Space-Time Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project Athens, Greece, 26/05/2022-28/05/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic Othering a Pandemic: The Scapegoating of Jews and Roma during Epidemics Regensburg, Germany, 19/05/2022-21/05/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) International Roma Day Roundtable, Observatory on History Teaching in Europe and Roma and Travellers Team, Council of Europe Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe: The Case of Roma History Strasbourg, France, 14/04/2022-14/04/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) The Right-Wing Parties and Intellectuals in Interwar South-Eastern Europe: Between Conservatism and Fascism Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in the European Periphery: : The Case of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’ Belgrade, Serbia, 07/04/2022-08/04/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) The Ratiu Forum History Teaching Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science IDEAS Institute and Ratiu Democracy Centre National and Nationalist History Turda, Romania, 25/03/2022-27/03/2022.
2022 Raul Cârstocea (2022) Intensive Research Seminar ‘Comparative Holocaust Studies’ The Ideology of Fascist Movements in Comparative Perspective Rijeka, Croatia, 07/02/2022-07/02/2022.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Fourth Annual Convention ‘Historical Fascism as a Global System: Alliances, Interactions, and Entanglements’ Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Budapest, Hungary, 03/12/2021-05/12/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Preserving Democracy: Why Does History Education Matter? First Annual Conference of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, Council of Europe Pandemics in History: What Lessons Do These Crises Teach Us Today? Strasbourg, France, 02/12/2021-03/12/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Socio-Economic Participation of National Minorities The Normativity of Culture: A Longue Durée History of the Neglect of Socio-Economic Rights in Minority Protection Flensburg, Germany, 11/11/2021-12/11/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Research Seminar, Department of History, Maynooth University Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project Maynooth, Ireland, 07/10/2021-07/10/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Balkan Circle Seminar Series, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin Imagining the Global Fascist Revolution in a Balkan Periphery: The Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Austin, TX, United States of America, 17/09/2021-17/09/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Global Histories Forum, University of Copenhagen Insurgent Temporalities: Fascism as a Global Anti-Universalist Project Copenhagen, Denmark, 16/09/2021-16/09/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Ethnicising Europe. Hate and Violence in Post-Versailles Europe’ International Conference Organiser Vienna, Austria, 06/07/2021-08/07/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) BASEES Study Group for Minority History Symposium ‘Being a Minority in Times of Catastrophe’ Othering a Pandemic: The Scapegoating of Jews and Roma during Epidemics London, United Kingdom, 25/06/2021-26/06/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Minorities and Self-determination: 100th Anniversary of the Post-World War I Plebiscites Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective Flensburg, Germany, 03/06/2021-04/06/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Europe Reframed: Regionalisms, Sub-state Nationalisms and the Redrawing of State Borders in the Interwar Period The Turning of the Tide – Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania, 1918-1923 Antwerp, Belgium, 28/05/2021-28/05/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Fascist Italy’s Mediterranean Empire: From Concepts to Practices International Conference Organiser Leicester, United Kingdom, 26/05/2021-27/05/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) The Ratiu Forum History Teaching Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science IDEAS Institute and Ratiu Democracy Centre Teaching Romania’s Darker Past Turda, Romania, 08/05/2021-09/05/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Intellectual History in East Central Europe Seminar Series The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement Online, 06/05/2021-06/05/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Duty to Revolt: Transnational and Commemorative Aspects of Revolutions International Conference Organiser Athens, Greece, 25/03/2021-26/03/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Romanian Heritage Season, Romanian Cultural Institute in London Erasure of Jewish Communities and Heritage in the Holocaust London, United Kingdom, 24/03/2021-24/03/2021.
2021 Raul Cârstocea (2021) Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture, Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Leicester Peripheries of the Holocaust: Ion Antonescu and the Differentiated Geography of Genocide in Romania Leicester, United Kingdom, 03/02/2021-03/02/2021.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) Roundtable ‘The Welfare Citizen’, UN75: Living Securely Transition to Inequality: The Collapse of the Social Welfare System in Eastern Europe after 1989 and its Effects on the Roma Minority Nottingham, United Kingdom, 26/11/2020-26/11/2020.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) Violence and the Crisis of Governance in East Central Europe, 1905-1925 Shifting Anxieties: ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’ and the Radicalisation of Anti-Semitic Violence in Romania after the First World War Vilnius, Lithuania (online), 13/11/2020-13/11/2020.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Annual Convention ‘Anxiety and Rebellion’ Temporalities of Revolt: Youth Radicalisation and Fascism in Interwar Romania Washington DC, United States of America (online), 05/11/2020-15/11/2020.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Annual Convention ‘Fascism and the Radical Right’ Toward a Genealogy of the Radical Right Online, 25/09/2020-27/09/2020.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) Transculturality in the Black Sea Region: New Theoretical Approaches and Research Methodologies Demographic Anxieties, Imperial Imaginaries, and the ‘Jewish Question’ in Romania St Gallen, Switzerland, 09/09/2020-12/09/2020.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) Spotlight Talks Standing Together Against Genocide: Romania in the Second World War National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, United Kingdom, 25/01/2020-25/01/2020.
2020 Raul Cârstocea (2020) Holocaust Memorial Day, University of Northampton, Northampton, United Kingdom Peripheries of the Holocaust: Ion Antonescu and the Differentiated Geography of Genocide in Romania Northampton, United Kingdom, 22/01/2020-22/01/2020.
2019 Raul Cârstocea (2019) International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Annual Convention ‘Fascism and Violence’ Mainstreaming Exclusion: The Anti-Semitism of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Uppsala, Sweden, 25/09/2019-27/09/2019.
2019 Raul Cârstocea (2019) Striking Back: On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empire Fantasies of Empire and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Jews in Eastern Europe between Colonised and Colonisers Göttingen, Germany, 12/09/2019-13/09/2019.
2019 Raul Cârstocea (2019) Historicising “Whiteness” in Eastern Europe and Russia Ambiguous Whiteness and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Jews in Eastern Europe between Colonised and Colonisers Bucharest, Romania, 25/06/2019-26/06/2019.
2019 Raul Cârstocea (2019) The Politics of Difference in 1919 Europe. Minorities and Border Populations Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective Warsaw, Poland, 29/05/2019-29/05/2019.
2019 Raul Cârstocea (2019) Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies (IARCEES) 'State and Non-State Actors in Eastern and Central Europe' Peasants into Fascists: A Case of Political Mobilisation in Interwar Romania Dublin, Ireland, 09/05/2019-11/05/2019.
2019 Raul Cârstocea (2019) The Corrupt Colony? Empire, Colonialism and Corruption: 1800-Present Corruption, Colonial Anxieties and Internal Colonialism: Anti-Semitism as a Proxy in the Ideology of the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21/01/2019-22/01/2019.
2018 Raul Cârstocea (2018) Lecture Series ‘1918 and the New Europe’, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin From the Ashes of Empire: Competing Nationalisms and the Radicalisation of Political Space in Interwar Romania Dublin, Ireland, 03/12/2018-03/12/2018.
2018 Raul Cârstocea and Maarten Van Ginderachter (2018) Size Matters! Images of Small States in the International System, 1815-Present Day Smallness and the East-West Binary in Nationalism Studies. Belgium and Romania in the Long Nineteenth Century Aarhus, Denmark, 28/11/2018-29/11/2018.
2018 Raul Cârstocea (2018) Nationalism and International Order Positioning ‘the National’: Transnational Networks and Fascist Internationalism in Interwar Europe. An East European Perspective Leiden, The Netherlands, 21/11/2018-23/11/2018.
2018 Raul Cârstocea (2018) Imre Kértesz Kolleg Jena Seminar Series The Anti-Colonial Dimension of Peripheral Fascisms. Fascist Transnationalism and its Vision of the Global Jena, Germany, 22/10/2018-22/10/2018.
2018 Raul Cârstocea (2018) Cultural Mobilization: Cultural Consciousness-raising and National Movements in Europe and the World Peasants into Fascists: A Case of Cultural Mobilisation in Interwar Romania Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19/09/2018-22/09/2018.
2018 Raul Cârstocea (2018) Moving Beyond the Binaries of Nationalism Studies Competing Nationalisms – Reading the History of Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe Between and Beyond the Binaries Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 25/05/2018-26/05/2018.
2018 Raul Cârstocea (2018) International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) Annual Convention ‘Comparative Fascist Studies and the Transnational Turn’ The Anti-Colonial Element in Peripheral Fascisms: Transnational Cooperation and the Longing for a ‘New Order’ Budapest, Hungary, 27/04/2018-29/04/2018.
2018 Raul Cârstocea (2018) University of Southern Denmark The Right and the Righteous. Democratic Backsliding in Europe Sønderborg, Denmark, 03/04/2018-03/04/2018.
2017 Raul Cârstocea (2017) New Nationalisms: Sources, Agendas, Languages The Boundaries of ‘the People’: Populist Elements in the Ideology and Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Wrocław, Poland, 25/09/2017-27/09/2017.
2017 Raul Cârstocea (2017) ‘Europa im Übergang: Interkulturelle Transferprozesse – Internationale Deutungshorizonte’, Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Germanistik Kongress 2017 Antisemitismus und Antiziganismus in Rumänien Flensburg, Germany, 09/09/2017-15/09/2017.
2017 Raul Cârstocea (2017) The Personal and Emotional Dimension of Nationhood in European History (19th Century to World War II) 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 Munich, Germany, 31/05/2017-01/06/2017.
2017 Raul Cârstocea (2017) Populism in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century Populist Elements in the Ideology and Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Paris, France, 11/05/2017-12/05/2017.
2017 Raul Cârstocea and Andreea Cârstocea (2017) What’s in a Name? Extending the Existing Scope of Protection for National Minorities to Migrant Communities in Europe International Conference Organiser Villa Vigoni, Italy, 10/04/2017-12/04/2017.
2016 Raul Cârstocea (2016) Central Europe and Colonialism: Migrations, Knowledges, Perspectives, Commodities The Unbearable Virtues of Backwardness: Mircea Eliade’s Conceptualisation of Colonialism and his Attraction to Romania’s Interwar Fascist Movement Wrocław, Poland, 21/09/2016-23/09/2016.
2016 Raul Cârstocea (2016) Jewish Soldiers in the Collective Memory of Central Europe. The Remembrance of World War I from a Jewish Perspective The Turning of the Tide: Jewish Emancipation and Anti-Semitism in Romania, 1918-1923 Graz, Austria, 23/05/2016-25/05/2016.
2015 Raul Cârstocea (2015) University of Groningen Jews as the Quintessential Minority? Anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe and its Role in the Development of a Framework for Minority Protection Groningen, The Netherlands, 14/12/2015-14/12/2015.
2015 Raul Cârstocea and Éva Kovács (2015) Modern Antisemitism(s) in the Peripheries: Europe and its Colonies, 1880-1945’ International Conference Organiser Vienna, Austria, 30/11/2015-02/12/2015.
2015 Raul Cârstocea (2015) Anti-Semitism in Romania and Moldova: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Challenges International Conference Organiser Flensburg, Germany, 01/10/2015-02/10/2015.
2015 Raul Cârstocea (2015) 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) Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Budapest, Hungary, 26/06/2015-27/06/2015.
2015 Raul Cârstocea (2015) The 1990 CSCE Copenhagen Document, East-West Encounters and Evolutions of the Minority Regime in Europe International Conference Organiser Flensburg, Germany, 05/06/2015-07/06/2015.
2015 Raul Cârstocea (2015) Arbeit, Lebenslauf und Krieg im südöstlichen Europa. Europäische und globale Aspekte einer Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte des Zweiten Weltkriegs und seiner Folgen Building a Fascist Romania: The Voluntary Work Camps of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’ Berlin, Germany, 11/05/2015-11/05/2015.
2015 Raul Cârstocea (2015) Institute for East and Southeast European Studies Regensburg Redemptive Labour: Informal Work Practices of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Regensburg, Germany, 05/02/2015-05/02/2015.
2014 Raul Cârstocea and Irina Marin (2014) Anti-Semitism in Romania and Moldova, 1881-1991 International Conference Organiser Leicester, United Kingdom, 02/07/2014-02/07/2014.
2014 Raul Cârstocea (2014) Fascism without Borders: Transnational Connections and Cooperation between Movements and Regimes in Europe, 1918 to 1945 Native Fascists, Transnational Anti-Semites: Ion I. Moţa and the International Section of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’ Berlin, Germany, 19/06/2014-21/06/2014.
2014 Raul Cârstocea (2014) Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) Annual Conference ‘Nationalist Responses to Political and Economic Crises' Thriving on Crisis: The Rhetoric of Crisis and Renewal of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Budapest, Hungary, 12/06/2014-14/06/2014.
2014 Raul Cârstocea (2014) Political Mobilisation in East, Central and Southeast Europe Grassroots Fascists: The Political Mobilisation Strategies of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, 1927-1938 Regensburg, Germany, 14/02/2014-15/02/2014.
2013 Raul Cârstocea (2013) 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’ 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 Cambridge, United Kingdom, 05/04/2013-08/04/2013.
2013 Raul Cârstocea (2013) Revolution and Eternity: Considerations on Fascism’s Temporality Breaking the Teeth of Time: Mythical Time and the ‘Terror of History’ in the Rhetoric of the Legionary Movement in Interwar Romania Villa Vigoni, Italy, 15/03/2013-17/03/2013.
2012 Raul Cârstocea (2012) Institute for Human Sciences Vienna Seminar Series ‘Faces of Eastern Europe’ Negotiating Modernity. The Anti-Semitism of Interwar Romanian Intellectuals Vienna, Austria, 05/12/2012-05/12/2012.
2012 Raul Cârstocea (2012) Alma Mater Antisemitica: Akademisches Milieu, Juden und Antisemitismus an den Universitäten Europas zwischen 1918 und 1939 Students Don the Green Shirt. The Roots of Romanian Fascism in the Anti-Semitic Student Movements of the 1920s Vienna, Austria, 15/06/2012-16/06/2012.
2011 Raul Cârstocea (2011) Fascisms on the Periphery Grassroots Fascists? The Mobilisation Strategies of the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’, 1927-1938 Uppsala, Sweden, 17/11/2011-18/11/2011.
2011 Raul Cârstocea (2011) Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies Annual Symposium 2011 ‘Fear and Fantasy in a Global World’ 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 Cascais, Portugal, 12/06/2011-18/06/2011.
2011 Raul Cârstocea (2011) The Politics and Aesthetics of Non-Violence Non-Violent Fascists? The ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’ between 1937 and 1938 Verona, Italy, 02/06/2011-04/06/2011.
2011 Raul Cârstocea (2011) Concentrationary Imaginaries/Imaginaries of Violence in Contemporary Cultures and Cultural Forms History Writing as Re-Education: The Story of a Concentrationary Experiment in the Romanian Gulag Leeds, United Kingdom, 13/04/2011-15/04/2011.
2011 Raul Cârstocea (2011) 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’ Parading Death: The Importance of Public Mass Funerals as Political Capital for the Fascist Movement in Interwar Romania London, United Kingdom, 05/04/2011-07/04/2011.
2011 Raul Cârstocea (2011) 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’ International Conference Organiser London, United Kingdom, 05/04/2011-07/04/2011.
2010 Raul Cârstocea (2010) 11th International Academic Conference ‘History, Culture and Civilisation in Southeastern Europe’ The Anti-Semitic Component in the Ideology of the Legionary Movement: An Analysis of the Sources Chişinău, Moldova, 21/04/2010-23/04/2010.
2010 Raul Cârstocea (2010) Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) Postgraduate Student Conference ‘Russia and Eastern Europe in the 21st Century: Looking Back, Looking Forward’ The Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the Legion of the Archangel Michael – A Psychoanalytic Perspective Oxford, United Kingdom, 17/03/2010-19/03/2010.
2010 Raul Cârstocea (2010) 2010 Romanian Studies Conference 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 Bloomington, United States of America, 05/02/2010-06/02/2010.
2009 Raul Cârstocea (2009) 9th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe 'Perpetual Motion? Transition and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe & Russia' International Conference Organiser London, United Kingdom, 18/02/2009-20/02/2009.
2008 Raul Cârstocea (2008) Shared/Entangled Histories: Comparative Perspectives on Hungary and Romania Peasants into Anti-Semites? Anti-Semitism in the Context of the Nation-Building Projects in Hungary and Romania Cluj, Romania, 12/09/2008-14/09/2008.
2007 Raul Cârstocea (2007) Europe as Viewed from the Margins. From World War I to Present A Marginal Group on Europe’s Margin? Anti-Semitism in Romania from the Congress of Berlin to the ‘Legion of the Archangel Michael’ Târgovişte, Romania, 12/12/2007-14/12/2007.
2007 Raul Cârstocea (2007) 2007 (British Association f2007 BASEES Postgraduate Conference 'Reactions and Reinventions: Changing Critical Genres in Slavonic and East European Literature, Culture and Politics Since 1840' Reinventing Europe – The End of the Cold War and the New Radical Right in Romania Glasgow, United Kingdom, 07/12/2007-08/12/2007.

Policy Contribution

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

Description 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 -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2011 Excellence Scholarship School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

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 01/07/2019 - 08/01/2021
Europa University Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany Lecturer in European Studies 01/09/2017 - 30/06/2019
European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany Senior Research Associate / Head of 'Conflict & Security' Research Cluster 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2017
University College London, London, UK Teaching Fellow 05/01/2012 - 30/06/2012
University College London, London, UK Postgraduate Teaching Assistant 01/09/2008 - 31/05/2011
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) 02/06/2008 - 10/07/2009

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University College London PhD History
Central European University MA Nationalism Studies
University of Bologna MA Politics and Administration
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

Organisation Type Description
Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, Council of Europe Civic Society Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council [Link]

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'