Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu

Liviu Cîmpeanu, Scientific Researcher III

Research fields 
  • Political history, Military history, Social history, Economic history, Urban history, History and culture of the Transylvanian Germans, editing of Latin and German documentary and narrative sources (from the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern/Premodern Age)
Main research interests 
  • Political and military history of the states and peoples of Central and Southeastern Europe in the later Middle Ages and the Premodern Age;
  • History of Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldavia in the 14h-17th centuries;
  • History and culture of the Transylvanian Germans in the 12th-18th centuries;
  • Editing of documentary and narrative sources regarding the history of Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia (15th–18th centuries).
Curriculum Vitae 

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

Current projects 
  • Dictionary of terms regarding the history of Romanian towns
Completed projects 

Liviu Cîmpeanu is a graduate of the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the "Babeş-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca (2006). At the same university, he completed the master's degree with the specialization "Central European Medieval Studies" (2007) and received his PhD after defending the thesis "The Saxon University of Transylvania and the Romanian districts under its jurisdiction in the Middle Ages and the Modern Age" (2011). The thesis was published as a book bearing the same title in 2014. In March 2016, he became a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Sibiu and was assigned to study the history and culture of the Transylvanian Germans. Besides the doctoral thesis, he has published over 40 studies and articles and has contributed to the prestigious series Foreign Travelers in the Romanian Lands and Quellen zur Geschichte de Stadt Kronstadt. In the period 2011-2012, he received a POSDRU postdoctoral fellowship and between 2015-2017, he was engaged as an expert in German and Latin paleography for the project "Digitization of medieval documents from the Romanian National Archives", a scientific venture which produced the database

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