We continue our year-long exploration of the Romanian Unification of 1918 with the launch of the only website in English to comprehensively tell the story of this fantastic achievement. Created by the Romanian Cultural Institute in collaboration with several partners, the website, called ‘The Making of United Romania’, provides an essential, dynamic and easy to access information about the creation of Greater Romania.
With opening remarks by RCI President Liliana Țuroiu and Ambassador Dan Mihalache. Interventions by RCI Director Dorian Branea, historians Florin Ardelean and Ioana Bonda, and graphic designer Cristian Luchian.
The website covers the Romanian participation in the WWI in the Allied camp, the democratic movements that led to the 1918 unification of all Romanian provinces, the recognition of United Romania at the Paris Peace Conference and the liberal design of the new Romanian state. It also pays tribute to the great men and women who made the Great Union possible.
The website will be available at www.romaniancentenary.org beginning with March 14.
‘The Making of United Romania‘ is created and financed by the Romanian Cultural Institute (RCI) through the Romanian Cultural Institute in London and the RCI’s Department of Promotion and Communication.
General coordination, concept & introductions: Dorian Branea; historical narratives: Dr Florin Nicolae Ardelean, Dr Ioana Bonda; translation from Romanian: Andreea Scridon; project management: Magda Stroe; website design, graphics & digital implementation: Cristian Luchian.
We are grateful to Professor Ioan-Aurel Pop (Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romanian Academy), and Professor Dennis Deletant (University College London, Georgetown University) for their support and scientific advice.
We are thankful to HE Mr Dan Mihalache, the Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Romanian Embassy in London for supporting the completion of this project.
Special thanks to the National History Museum of Romania, the National Military Museum, Arad Museum Complex and the Museum of the Land of the Criș Rivers in Oradea for the permission to reproduce the photographs and videos published on the website.