The Hidden Galleries project is based at the University College Cork. Dr. James Kapalo is the heart and soul of the project, which is funded by European Research Council. The Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: ‘Hidden Galleries’ in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Central and Eastern Europe comparative research project, which runs for four years, explores the presence of material religion in the secret police archives in Romania, Hungary and Moldova, offering a perspectival shift on the value and uses of the secret police archives away from questions of justice and truth to questions of creative agency and cultural patrimony.

I am more than happy to serve as ethics reviewer for this project, which involves a dynamic team, which also includes Drs. Anca Since and Kinga Povedak, as well as doctoral candidates Iuliana Cindrea and Dumitru Lisnic. I am looking forward to the panels and presentations the team will deliver at the June 2018 international conference that the Society of Romanian Studies organizes in Bucharest at the Academy of Economic Sciences (ASE).

IMG_5573The project also has a FB page: