Mon, May 24|
Romania’s First Native Computer / The History of Romania in One Object
The story of MECIPT-1, the first electronic computer built in Romania
Time & Location
May 24, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT
About The Event
The segment of our "History of Romania in One Object" series focused on vestiges and artifacts from the Banat province in South-Western Romania concludes with the presentation of the MECIPT-1, the first electronic computer built in Romania, a testament of Timișoara’s outstanding technological traditions, alive todays as they were 60 years ago when the academics of the Polytechnic Institute put together that amazing piece of machinery.
Text and video presentation by historian and curator Adrian Deheleanu. Film concept by Ana Tudor and Adrian Tudor. A project developed together with The National Museum of Banat in Timișoara and Timiș County Council.
Adrian Deheleanu is a historian and curator at the National Museum of Banat in Timisoara. His research focuses on the contemporary history of Romania. He got his bachelor degree (2006), his MA (2008) and Ph.D. (2014) at the West University of Timișoara, the Faculty of History.Throughout his career as a museum curator he took part in various national and international projects and exhibitions and has published several studies on contemporary Romania.
Our online series THE HISTORY OF ROMANIA IN ONE OBJECT, developed in partnership with some of the most important history museums in the country, evokes decisive epochs in Romania's past starting from artifacts or vestiges with powerful symbolic, representative value.