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Maria Bostenaru Dan, Dr. Dipl.-Ing. (architecture) is a researcher at the Department of Research Management, „Ion Mincu“ University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, Romania. Currently she is the principal investigator of an exploratory research project in the field of digital humanities and disaster resilience of early 20th century buildings, mapping the contribution of vernacular knowledge to render more resilient the otherness in different geographic areas. She graduated in architecture, focusing on urban planning, at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. Her doctorate is from the “Ion Mincu” University, in architecture. Prior to her return in Romania, funded by a Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant, she was a German Research Foundation fellow at her Alma Mater and benefitted of two Marie Curie Fellowships (as both early stage researcher and as experienced researcher) at the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, in Italy. She had a European funded postdoc in geography at the University of Bucharest and a postdoc in architecture at Accademia di Romania in Rome. She benefited overseas from a support grant of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She holds university certificates in multimedia work, project management, international competence and knowledge of Germany from Karlsruhe. She is also an expert evaluator for European and national research funding agencies. Her research focuses primarily on disaster management, particularly in 20th century heritage, including economics of conservation. Other research topics regard landscape architecture and digital methods in arts and humanities. Email: Maria.Bostenaru-Dan@alumni.uni-karlsruhe.de