The articles are of archaeological, historical and museological interest and are mainly related to the region of Banat, although some deal with Romanian and universal history as well
Jan. 1, 2022
The irreversibility of economic and socio-political changes, as well as demographic mobility, has contributed to changes in space and time perception, generating transformations reflected on the "rhythms of private, daily life". Re-evaluating women's role in the European society and implicitly in the Aradean society has timidly sketched the wish for a feminist activism, manifested in an associative spirit. Educated in Austro-Hungarian Empire's schools or universities, and after 1918, in Romanian ones, they were the bears of their own ethno-confessional, linguistic or traditional identity. On the edge of the 19th-20-th centuries, ladies from high society, be they Romanian, Jewish or Hungarian, established numerous reunions, societies and associations. The Great War mobilised an entire civil society - they gathered provisions for soldiers, preoccupied themselves of the fate of the war widows and orphans; Romanian women and their families participated in the Gathering of Alba Iulia on the 1st of December 1918. The ladies were captivated by fashion trends and practiced various sports. The feminine philanthropic spirit reflected itself on the school or socio-cultural structures of Arad, remodeling and integrating Romania in the new world of interbellum Europe.