Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu

Dan Dumitru Iacob, Scientific Researcher I

Research fields 
  • Urban history, Social history, Cultural history, History of minorities, editing of historical sources (Modern Age)
Main research interests 
  • Historical Atlas of Romanian Towns
  • Urban institutions, modernization, cartography and urban topography
  • History of elites (material culture, social practices, education, philantropy)
  • Testaments and inventories of boyar assets from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • History of the Jewish communities in Moldavia
  • Editing of historical sources (testaments, asset inventories, administrative documents, catagraphies)
Curriculum Vitae 

Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu
Bd. Victoriei 40, RO-550024
Phone: 0269-212604; Fax: 0269-216605


Current projects 
  • Historical Atlas of Romanian Towns. Târgu Secuiesc
    Project coordinator
  • Historia Urbana
    Editor-in-chief (editing and scientific indexing)
Completed projects 
  • Historical Atlas of Romanian Towns. Roman
    Project coordinator

Projects archive

Dan Dumitru Iacob graduated from the Faculty of History, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași (1997). At the same faculty, he completed the advanced studies program "Romanians in international relations" (1998) and defended his PhD thesis: The elite of the Romanian Principalities at the middle of the 19th century. Lifestyle and Mentalities (2008). In 1999, he started working as a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu. He published a volume as single author (The elites of the Romanian Principalities in the first half of the 19th century - Sociability and entertainment, Iași, 2015), edited seven volumes of the Historical Atlas of Romanian Towns and three volumes of collective studies (including: Property, Prestige and Material Culture in Patrimonial Sources. Probate Inventories from the 16th – 19th centuries, Iași, 2015; Studies of the History of Cities: In honorem Paul Niedermaier, in collaboration with Vasile Ciobanu, Bucharest - Brăila, 2017), published 50 studies and scientific articles in collective volumes and specialized journals, as well as several popularization articles in Romanian cultural magazines and newspapers, reviews, book presentations, etc. He has participated, as a project director, member or fellow, in 11 national research projects and grants. He is the coordinator and editor of the series Historical Atlas of Romanian Towns, editor-in-chief of the Historia Urbana journal, member of the Scientific Council and Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu, chairman of the Commission for the History of Romanian Towns (since 2018), member of the International Commission for the History of Towns and member of the Atlas Working Group, chairman and founding member of the Civitas Nostra - Society for the Study of the History of Towns.