The Photo Camera of Samoilă Mârza / The History of Romania in One Object
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About The Event
The last episode of our series "History of Romania in One Object", created in partnership with The National Museum of Unification in Alba Iulia and Alba County Council, is dedicated to a very special object: the photo camera that immortalized one of the most consequential moments in our history: the democratic, mass proceedings of December 1, 1918 which decided the modern course and shape of Romania. The photographer, Samoilă Mârza, today rightly remembered as the “photographer of the Great Union”, was more than everyone else the right man at the right time - and with the right equipment!
Text and video presentation by historian Tudor Roșu. Film concept by Tudor Roșu and Vasile Sârb.
Dr. TUDOR ROȘU has been the Head of the History Department of the National Museum of Unification in Alba Iulia since 2008. Between 2003 and 2007 he worked as a historian researcher within the same institution. Tudor Roșu is also an Associate Professor at the “December 1st 1918” University of Alba Iulia. He is the author of numerous books and articles on historiography, communist imaginary, the First World War imaginary, and the Act of Union of 1918. He took part in over 40 scientific conferences, his most notable work being dedicated to the December the 1st, 1918 event and published in 2020 at Mega Publishing House, Alba Iulia. Tudor Roșu is the coordinator of the Historical Reenactment program of the National Museum of Unification.