Military Life and Warrior Images in Croatian Borderlands from the 16th Century until 1918

Vlad Popovici

Research Keywords

Chronology: Modern History, long 19th Century.
Geography: Transylvania, Hungary, Romania.
Themes: Politics and Policy, History of Elites, Population Studies and Historical Population Databases, National and Cultural Identities, Press History, History of Medicine.

Current Position

2016 Associate Lecturer, non-tenured, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
2009 Research Associate, non-tenured, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca


2008 Ph.D. in History, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
2005 MA in Historical Socio-Anthropology, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
2004 BA in History, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

Research projects (recent)

2015-17 Project Manager: ”Collective actors in modern-age Transylvania (1850-1918). Romanian elite groups in historical perspective” (UEFISCDI-RO, Teams of Young Researchers)
2015 Research Associate: “Military Life and Warrior Images in Croatian Borderlands from the 16th Century until 1918” (HRZZ IP-2014-09-3675)
2015-16 Research Associate: ”Voices of the churches, voices of the nationalities. Competing loyalties in the Hungarian House of Magnates (1867-1918)”. ” (UEFISCDI-RO, Teams of Young Researchers)
2014 Research Associate, Workpackage Leader: ”Historical Population Database for Transylvania 1850-1914” (EEA Grants Norway).
2013-14 Project Manager: ”REGEDIT – Electronic Resource for Management and Evidence of Historical Demography Sources from Transylvania” (Babeș-Bolyai University, Research Project for Young Scholars)
2012-16 Research Associate: ”The Political Elite from Transylvania (1867-1918)” (CNCS-RO, Exploratory Research Projects).
2010-12 Project Manager: ”The Romanian Political Elite in Hungary (1867-1918). From Prosopography to the Sociology of Elites” (CNCS-RO, Postdoctoral Research Projects)


Graduate lecture courses since 2016:
Political structures and cultural institutions in Modern Age Transylvania). Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Master of History and Socio-Anthropology of the Modern Period.

Recent Publications

Judit Pál, Vlad Popovici, (eds.) Elites and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe 1848-1918, Frankfurt am Main etc., Peter Lang, 2014, 295 p.
Studies on the Romanian Political Elite from Transylvania and Hungary (1861-1918), Cluj-Napoca, Mega, 2012, 150 p.
”Parish registers from Transylvania – sources for the History of Medicine (late 18th – early 20th centuries)”, in: Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica, XIII (2015), 2, p. 287-302.
[with B. Crăciun, E.C. Holom] ”Historical Population Database of Transylvania: Methodology Employed in the Selection of Settlements and Micro Zones of Interest”, in: Roumanian Journal of Population Studies, IX (2015), 2, p. 17-30.
”The electoral process in the Banat (1861-1918). Statistics. Evolution. Prosopography”, in: Anuarul Institutului de Istorie ’George Bariţiu’ din Cluj-Napoca, LIII (2014), p. 31-44.
”Reflections on the Political Culture of the Romanians from Transylvania and Hungary (1848-1914)”, in: Antonello Biagini and Giovanna Motta (eds.), Empires and Nations from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century, volume 2, ed. by, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, p. 211-220.
[with O. Iudean and A. Onojescu] ”Parliamentary Representation in Eastern Hungary 1867-1918. Preliminary results of a prosopographic inquiry”, in: Judit Pál, Vlad Popovici, (eds.), Elites and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe 1848-1918, Frankfurt am Main etc., Peter Lang, 2014, p. 211-224.
”Family relations and group mobilization within the Romanian political elite in Transylvania (1861-1900)”, in: Transylvanian Review, XXI (2013), supplement no. 2, Iosif Marin Balog, Rudolf Gräf, Cristian Luca (eds.), Economic and Social Evolutions at the Crossroads of the World-System, p. 107-118.
[with A. Onojescu] „Our beloved martyrs…” Preliminaries to a History of Political Detention in Dualist Hungary, in: Transylvanian Review”, XXI (2012), supplement Corina Moldovan, Ionuţ Costea, Lavinia S. Stan (eds.), Scholars in Dialogue. Multidisciplinary Approaches in Dealing with the Past in Transylvania, p. 383-394.
”ASTRA’s Founders: A Prosopographical Study”, in: Transylvanian Review, vol. XX, no. 2, Summer 2011, p. 88-97.
[with O. Iudean] ”The Elective Representation of the Romanians in the Hungarian Parliament (1869-1892)”, in: Studia Universitatis « Petru Maior ». Series Historia, 11, 2011, p. 87-96.
”The Romanian Medical Historiography (1813-2008)”, in: Philobiblon, XIV (2010), p. 271-289.


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