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Kikinete Island through the eyes of a local, Stefan Efimovici Petrov     

The following are memories shared with us by Stefan Efimovici Petrov about Kikinete island. This is a translated version in English and Romanian of the original Bulgarian text. We aim to offer a platform for locals to show us Danubian islands through their eyes. In this, we shift power dynamics in the fieldwork, between anthropologistsContinue reading “Kikinete Island through the eyes of a local, Stefan Efimovici Petrov     “

Ruins in the archives

 “What’s old collapses, times change, And new life blossoms in the ruins” (Friedrich Schiller). Detail of Ada Kaleh island citadel wall, 1969. Photograph from the Institutul National al Patrimoniului Archive (Simian archive).  /// Ruine in arhive “Ce e vechi se prabuseste, timpurile se schimba, si viata noua infloreste dintre ruine” (Friedrich Schiller). Detaliu al zidului cetatii dinContinue reading “Ruins in the archives”

Danubian Islands, the in-between places

There is a paradox around Lower Danubian islands: they are visible, but hidden, connected, but closed-off, present, but also missing. They are the ultimate in-between places. In a newspaper entry* from 18 August 1935 we read about a trip to the now submerged Ada Kaleh** island. The visitors cross the river on a boat andContinue reading “Danubian Islands, the in-between places”