About Roland Clark

Dr Roland Clark is a Reader in Modern European History at the University of Liverpool, and the Past President of the Society of Romanian Studies. Clark has written Holy Legionary Youth: Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania (Cornell University Press, 2015), Sectarianism and Renewal in 1920s Romania: The Limits of Orthodoxy and Nation-Building (Bloomsbury, 2021), and edited European Fascist Movements: A Sourcebook (20222) as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. His interests include fascism, lived religion, the Holocaust, gender, and student movements.

Roland Clark is a Reader in Modern European History at the University of Liverpool.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Roland:

Constantin Ardeleanu, "Steamboat Modernity: Travel, Transport, and Social Transformation on the Lower Danube, 1830–1860" (CEU Press, 2024)

May 18, 2024

Steamboat Modernity

Constantin Ardeleanu
Hosted by Roland Clark

Through a skillful combination of economic and cultural history, this book describes the impact on Moldavia and Wallachia of steam navigation on the D…

Bruce O'Neill, "Underground: Dreams and Degradations in Bucharest" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2024)

April 17, 2024

Underground

Bruce O'Neill
Hosted by Roland Clark

Bruce O'Neill's Underground: Dreams and Degradations in Bucharest (U Pennsylvania Press, 2024) gets to the bottom of the twenty-first-century city, li…

Traian Sandu, "Ceausescu: The Ambiguous Dictator" (Perrin, 2023)

April 10, 2024

Ceausescu

Traian Sandu
Hosted by Roland Clark

Today I talked to Traian Sandu about his book Ceausescu: Le dictateur ambigu (Perrin, 2023). Born in January 1918, Nicolae Ceauşescu began his appre…

Emil Hilton Saggau, "Nationalisation of the Sacred: Orthodox Historiography, Memory, and Politics in Montenegro" (Peter Lang, 2023)

March 11, 2024

Nationalisation of the Sacred

Emil Hilton Saggau
Hosted by Roland Clark

The Eastern Orthodox Churches in post-communist Eastern Europe are embroiled in long-running conflicts over ownership of territory, saints, sites, nat…

Klaus Buchenau, "From Grand Estates to Grand Corruption: The Battle Over the Possessions of Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis in Interwar Yugoslavia" (Brill, 2023)

January 6, 2024

From Grand Estates to Grand Corruption

Klaus Buchenau
Hosted by Roland Clark

Today I talked to Klaus Buchenau about his new book From Grand Estates to Grand Corruption: The Battle Over the Possessions of Prince Albert of Thurn …

Ramona Dima, "Queer Culture in Romania, 1920–2018" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2023)

December 8, 2023

Queer Culture in Romania, 1920–2018

Ramona Dima
Hosted by Roland Clark

Ramona Dima's book Queer Culture in Romania, 1920–2018 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2023) is an in depth, extensive study of Romanian queer cultural products.…

Maria Falina, "Religion and Politics in Interwar Yugoslavia: Serbian Nationalism and East Orthodox Christianity" (Bloombury, 2023)

August 5, 2023

Religion and Politics in Interwar Yugoslavia

Maria Falina
Hosted by Roland Clark

The persistence of religion in modern Europe and the challenges of transitioning from a religious to a secular state has all too often been overlooked…

Chris Millington, "The Invention of Terrorism in France, 1904-1939" (Stanford UP, 2023)

June 22, 2023

The Invention of Terrorism in France, 1904-1939

Chris Millington
Hosted by Roland Clark
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The Invention of Terrorism in France, 1904-1939 (Stanford UP, 2023) investigates the political and social imaginaries of 'terrorism' in early twentiet…

Alison S. Fell, "Warrior Women: The Cultural Politics of Armed Women, c. 1850-1945" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

June 14, 2023

Warrior Women

Alison S. Fell
Hosted by Roland Clark
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Alison S. Fell's book Warrior Women: The Cultural Politics of Armed Women, c.1850-1945 (Cambridge UP, 2023) examines women warriors as vehicles of mob…

Marius Wamsiedel, "The Moral Evaluation of Emergency Department Patients: An Ethnography of Triage Work in Romania" (Lexington, 2023)

June 8, 2023

The Moral Evaluation of Emergency Department Patients

Marius Wamsiedel
Hosted by Roland Clark
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Marius Wamsiedel's book The Moral Evaluation of Emergency Department Patients: An Ethnography of Triage Work in Romania (Lexington, 2023) is an ethnog…

Pablo Bradbury, "Liberationist Christianity in Argentina (1930-1983): Faith and Revolution" (Tamesis Books, 2023)

April 29, 2023

Liberationist Christianity in Argentina (1930-1983)

Pablo Bradbury
Hosted by Roland Clark

How did liberationist Christianity develop in Argentina between the 1930s and early 1970s? And how did it respond to state terrorism during the Dirty …

Artan R. Hoxha, "Sugarland: The Transformation of the Countryside in Communist Albania" (Central European UP, 2023)

April 25, 2023

Sugarland

Artan R. Hoxha
Hosted by Roland Clark

In Sugarland: The Transformation of the Countryside in Communist Albania (Central European UP, 2023), Artan Hoxha discusses the ambitious development …

Sudha Rajagopalan, "Journeys of Soviet Things: Cold War as Lived Experience in Cuba and India" (Routledge, 2023)

April 4, 2023

Journeys of Soviet Things

Sudha Rajagopalan
Hosted by Roland Clark

At the intersection of history, material culture studies, and post-socialist memory studies, Journeys of Soviet Things: Cold War as Lived Experience i…

Constantin Iordachi, "The Fascist Faith of the Legion Archangel Michael in Romania, 1927-1941: From Martyrdom to National Purification" (Routledge, 2022)

March 8, 2023

The Fascist Faith of the Legion Archangel Michael in Romania, 1927-1941

Constantin Iordachi
Hosted by Roland Clark

The Fascist Faith of the Legion "Archangel Michael" in Romania, 1927–1941 (Routledge, 2022) engages critically with recent works on fascism, totalitar…

Alexandra Chiriac, "Performing Modernism: A Jewish Avant-Garde in Bucharest" (de Gruyter, 2022)

February 25, 2023

Performing Modernism

Alexandra Chiriac
Hosted by Roland Clark

Alexandra Chiriac's book Performing Modernism: A Jewish Avant-Garde in Bucharest (de Gruyter, 2022) examines the reach of modernism in design and perf…

Daniel Scarborough, "Russia's Social Gospel: The Orthodox Pastoral Movement in Famine, War, and Revolution" (U Wisconsin Press, 2022)

November 7, 2022

Russia's Social Gospel

Daniel Scarborough
Hosted by Roland Clark

The late Russian Empire experienced rapid economic change, social dislocation, and multiple humanitarian crises, enduring two wars, two famines, and t…

Ewa Stańczyk, "Comics and Nation: Power, Pop Culture, and Political Transformation in Poland" (Ohio State UP, 2022)

October 11, 2022

Comics and Nation

Ewa Stańczyk
Hosted by Roland Clark

Comics and Nation: Power, Pop Culture, and Political Transformation in Poland (Ohio State UP, 2022) offers a fresh perspective on the role of popular …

Andreea Kaltenbrunner, "For the Faith, Against the State: Old Calendarism in Romania (1924-1936)" (De Gruyter, 2022)

September 27, 2022

For the Faith, Against the State

Andreea Kaltenbrunner
Hosted by Roland Clark

In For the Faith, Against the State: Old Calendarism in Romania (1924-1936)* (De Gruyter, 2022), Andreea Kaltenbrunner uses Old Calendarism, a movemen…

Máté Rigó, "Capitalism in Chaos: How the Business Elites of Europe Prospered in the Era of the Great War" (Cornell UP, 2022)

September 20, 2022

Capitalism in Chaos

Máté Rigó
Hosted by Roland Clark

Capitalism in Chaos: How the Business Elites of Europe Prospered in the Era of the Great War (Cornell UP, 2022) explores an often-overlooked consequen…

Alex Drace-Francis, "The Making of Mămăligă: Transimperial Recipes for a Romanian National Dish" (Central European UP, 2022)

August 19, 2022

The Making of Mămăligă

Alex Drace-Francis
Hosted by Roland Clark

Mămăligă, maize porridge or polenta, is a universally consumed dish in Romania and a prominent national symbol. But its unusual history has rarely bee…

Dennis Deletant, "In Search of Romania" (Hurst, 2022)

July 22, 2022

In Search of Romania

Dennis Deletant
Hosted by Roland Clark

The imposition of Communist ideology was a misfortune for millions in Eastern Europe, but never for Dennis Deletant. Instead, it drew him to Romania. …

Philippe Henri Blasen, "La 'primaute' de la nation roumaine" et les 'etrangers': Les minorites et leur liberte du travail sous le cabinet Goga et la dictature royale" (2022)

June 13, 2022

La 'primaute' de la nation roumaine" et les 'etrangers'

Philippe Henri Blasen
Hosted by Roland Clark

After decades of rule by the National Liberal Party or one of its centre-right, mainstream rivals – usually either the Conservative Party or the Natio…

Albena Shkodrova, "Rebellious Cooks and Recipe Writing in Communist Bulgaria" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

April 6, 2022

Rebellious Cooks and Recipe Writing in Communist Bulgaria

Albena Shkodrova
Hosted by Roland Clark

How did people exist and resist in their daily lives under Soviet control in the Cold War period? Rebellious Cooks and Recipe Writing in Communist Bul…

Maria Bucur, "The Nation’s Gratitude: World War I and Citizenship Rights in Interwar Romania" (Routledge, 2022)

March 4, 2022

The Nation’s Gratitude

Maria Bucur
Hosted by Roland Clark

A pioneering work for the history of veterans’ rights in Romania, Maria Bucur's book The Nation’s Gratitude: World War I and Citizenship Rights in Int…