Crisia Journal

Crisia is recognized by the National Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education (NCSRHE), code 308, cataloged in category C between 2008-2009, category B+ between 2010-2012, and category C between 2012-2020. Since 2016 it is indexed ERIH PLUS.

Short History of Crisia Journal

Crisia is a publication of the Țării Crișurilor Museum in Oradea and it was founded by Prof. Dr. Sever Dumitrașcu. The journal has had three distinct phases in its development: 1971-1983, 1984-1989 and after 1990. In the first stage Crisia was exclusively a publication of the department of history team of the museum, with the exception of the first two issues. Between 1984 and 1989, because the other two journals of the Museum had been canceled, Biharea belonging to the art and ethnography departments and Nimphaea to the natural science one, this publication remained the only one where every researcher from all departments published their findings. After 1990 things got back to normal, Crisia being an exclusive publication of the history department, of wide intellectual breathing, open to collaborators from all over the country and abroad, the latest numbers capturing this reality abundantly.

    The stated goal of the journal is that of publishing the results of the history and archeology researches, through studies relating primarily to Bihor County but also to other areas. By capitalizing on unique and interesting information, it has made an important contribution to the development of Transylvanian historiography. The materials present in the journal have a balanced arrangement by epochs. Over time, in its 50 years of existence, Crisia has stood out primarily through constancy. Few genre publications have had such systematic annual appearances as this one, perhaps only Apulum and Sargeția. This proves once again the seriousness and predisposition to research of the team of historians at the History Department of the Museum.

Initially, this was not the magazine of the museum, but of the Faculty of History-Geography within the Pedagogical Institute from Oradea, and had as founder historian Sever Dumitrașcu.

The first two issues of the periodical appeared under the auspices of that institution, as a result of organizing a scientific session entitled The Dacians, their history and civilization. These first issues contained, almost exclusively, the works of the participants of that session. Consequently, it does not surprise at all the predominance of Dacian archeology and history articles.

As the faculty already had a periodical with some tradition, Lucrări științifice, with the appointment of Professor Sever Dumitrașcu as the director of the Țării Crișurilor Museum, Crisia became the scientific publication of the history team. Except for the first two issues, the structure was, until 1983, almost the same: Studies, Documents, Articles and Notes, Reviews, Monographs, Bibliographies. Since 1984, new subdivisions dedicated to ethnography, art and natural sciences have appeared alongside the already established sections of the history department. After 1990, the journal became exclusively one of history and archeology giving up the sections dedicated to ethnography, art and natural sciences.

Currently, the journal is run by Prof. Univ. Dr. Aurel Chiriac, editor-in-chief Prof. Univ. Dr. Gabriel Moisa, editor and head of the History Department dr. Florina Ciure, executive editor and head of the Archeology Department dr. Gruia Fazecaș, and editorial secretary dr. Cristian Culiciu.

The members of the scientific committee are important names of Romanian and European historiography: Acad. Prof. univ. dr. Ioan-Aurel Pop, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Acad. Prof. univ. dr. Mihai Bărbulescu, „Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy, Prof. univ. dr. Ioan Bolovan, director of the „George Barițiu” Institute of History of the Romanian Academy, „Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, Prof. univ. dr. Cesare Alzati, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Prof. univ. dr. Gianfranco Giraudo, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Prof. univ. dr. Ovidiu Ghitta, „Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, C.S. 1. Dr. Florin Gogâltan, Institute of Archeology and Art History of the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Prof. univ. dr. Doru Radosav, „Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, Prof. univ. dr. Adriano Papo, University of Udine, dr. György Feiszt, Archives of Vas County in Szombathely, dr. Matteo Taufer, University of Leipzig.