FACULTY OF HISTORY AND PHILOLOGY

FACULTY OF HISTORY AND PHILOLOGY


The Faculty of History and Philology brings together the humanities specialisations of the University, which  are also the first programmes of higher education in Alba Iulia. The Faculty of History and Philology consists of two large departments: the Department of History, Archaeology and Museology, and the Department of Philology, each with its own faculty members and academic and research programmes.

The Faculty of History and Philology boasts all the necessary facilities for a top-quality educational process: libraries (University Library, Batthyaneum Library, Library of the National Union Museum, National Archives – Alba County), access to databases (e.g. ProQuest, JSTOR, Emerald, Science Direct, Thompson ISI Web of Knowledge, etc.), state-of-the-art laboratories and lecture halls, archaeological and restoration sites. 

The Faculty has also established partnerships with national and international institutions of higher education. As a result, our students can take advantage of exchange programmes (study mobility and work placement mobility) at partner universities in France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Poland, Austria, Spain, Hungary, China, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Norway, Lithuania, Portugal, Turkey, Malta, etc.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND MUSEOLOGY

Academic programmes with national accreditation:

BA PROGRAMMES:

- History

- Archaeology

MA PROGRAMMES:

- Regional identities in Central and Eastern Europe;

- Interdisciplinary archaeological research;

 -The research, conservation and capitalization of the historical heritage

PhD. PROGRAMMES: 

in the field of HISTORY, with the following specialisations: Archaeology, Archaeometry, Museology, Historiography, History of Culture, Art History

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOLOGY

Special programme for International students: Romanian Language as a Foreign Language. Preparatory Year

Academic programmes with national accreditation:

BA PROGRAMMES:

- Romanian Language and Literature – English Language and Literature

- Romanian Language and Literature – French Language and Literature

- French Language and Literature – English Language and Literature

- Translation and Interpretation (English -French - Romanian)

MA PROGRAMMES:

- Romanian Literature and Culture within a European Context

- English Language, Literature and Culture within a European Context

PhD. PROGRAMMES:

in the field of PHILOLOGY, with the following specialisations: Romanian Language and Romanian Literature; Comparative Literature

RESEARCH STRUCTURES

The Department of History, Archaeology and Museology (DIAM) was founded in 2010, through the merger between the former History Department (founded in 1991), the Institute of Systemic Archaeology "Iuliu Paul" (2001) and the Centre for Historical Research "Iuliu Maniu" (1997). Thus DIAM members are historians and researchers specialised in Archaeology, Prehistory, Ancient/Medieval/Modern/Contemporary History, Art History, Museology, Heritage Conservation and Restoration. 

Annual conferences:  The Students' Symposium; Romanian Elites. Structures, Paradigms, Evolution; Dying and Death in the 18th - 21st Century Europe; Funeral Anthropology “Homines, Funera, Astra“; Religious Identity and Religious Tolerance during the 18th - 21st Centuries; Bibliology and National Cultural Heritage. 

Publications:  Annales Universitatis Apulensis. Series Historica (1997 - CNCS B); The Student Symposium Journal (1995-).

The Department of Philology was created by joining the Department of Romanian Language and Literature (created in 1992) with the Department of Foreign Languages (2002) and with three research centres: The Centre of Philological Research and Multicultural Dialogue, The “Speculum” Centre for the Research of the Imaginary and The Centre for Research and Innovation in Linguistic Education – CIEL.  

CIEL is an authorized testing centre for Cambridge exams (in collaboration with the British Council, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and an associate member of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education - CERCLES.

Annual Conferences/Workshops:  Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education – CLIE; Alba Iulia PhD. Students and the Need for Scientific Philological Research; The Students' Workshop for Literary and Non-Literary Translations; The Scientific Conference of the BA and MA Students of Philology: The Dialogue of the Cultures between Tradition and Modernity; The Scientific Conference of the Centre for Philological Research and Multicultural Dialogue; The Symposium of the Centre for the Research of the Imaginary.

Publications: Annales Universitatis Apulensis. Series Philologica (2000; accredited CNCS, B), the Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education (JoLIE) (2008; CNCS, C).