Happy holidays from The Society for Romanian Studies Friday, Dec 23 2016 

In 2016 the Society of Romanian Studies further consolidated its position as the world leader in the field of Romanian Studies, broadly defined.

Our membership remains strong, and we are continuing our activities, including scholarly prizes and publications. We have recently launched a new mentorship program to link junior and senior scholars interested in Romania, Moldova, their minorities, and diaspora communities. As we welcome the new year, we are looking forward to awarding the graduate student essay prize and the book prize in 2017, to publishing cutting-edge studies in the Romanian Studies book series at Polirom, and to beginning preparations for the summer 2018 SRS international congress in Bucharest.

On behalf of the Society we want to thank you for your continuous support and donations, and for your invaluable input and participation in SRS. We are eager to hear about your current research projects and publications!

Happy New Year!

Lavinia Stan
SRS President

Best wishes to all of you! Friday, Dec 23 2016 

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscientious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all, and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2017, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that Canada is necessarily greater than any other country), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.
* By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.  This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.  Phew! I think that just about covers it! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! 🙂

Justice, Memory and Redress – dust cover Friday, Dec 9 2016 

Glad to see for the first time the dust cover for the new volume co-edited with Lucian Turcescu — Justice, Memory and Redress in Romania: New Insights. The book includes a number of important contributions signed by scholars from inside and outside Romania. It was long overdue, since Romania remains an under researched country. Thank you to Dennis Deletant and Nadya Nedelsky for agreeing to write the blurbs.