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Dissent and toleration in Habsburg Transylvania: A socio-political history of the Orthodox protests (1740s–1760s) is a postdoctoral research project funded by the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) and hosted by the University of Bucharest. The project aims to study the social underpinnings and the political meanings of the religious disputes that have troubled Transylvania at mid-eighteenth century, following the confessional split within the Romanian community between Greek Catholics and Orthodox. While the religious protests of the age have been the object of close scrutiny for over a century now, historians have seldom stepped outside the confrontational frame of the records they worked with, in order to look at who objected church union with Rome and by what means. This gap in knowledge will be addressed by a prosopographical analysis of the Orthodox dissenters and a parallel investigation into their political language and organizational practices.