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Solidarity of the academic environment with the moral and humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine

AT THE OSLO FREEDOM FORUM, AN EVENT ORGANIZED BY RUSSIAN DISSIDENT GARRY KASPAROV AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION,

Emil Constantinescu awards the “Václav Havel” International Prize for Creative Dissent to journalist Marina Ovsyannikova

          Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, one of this year’s laureates, protested against the war in Ukraine on a live newscast of state-run television station Channel 1.
”I supported Ms. Ovsianikova’s bid through the judge panel debates precisely because I know how hard it really is to speak the truth when facing an oppressive regime. During the Romanian Revolution of 1989, the first detainees released were the imprisoned journalists, sentenced to rot for having protested against the Ceausescu dictatorship. And to those that might still be asking themselves: “What did Marina ultimately change through her symbolic gesture live on Russian State television in Moscow?”, I will answer in Vaclav Havel’s own words: “Hope is not the conviction that things will take a turn for the better, but rather the conviction that what you are doing makes sense regardless of the turn things take, for better or worse””, president Constantinescu stated during the ceremony.

 RĂZBOIUL DIN UCRAINA Emil Constantinescu: În aceste zile se decide valoarea libertății și a demnității

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SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINIAN ACADEMIA

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization condemns the invasion of Ukraine, calls for an increase in the support offered refugees, and stands in solidarity with those within the Russian Federation protesting the ongoing war

          Romania shares the longest border with Ukraine among the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Romanians have lived through their own historical suffering, and we cannot remain indifferent to the plight now experienced by the Ukrainian people. It is time to show solidarity with the refugees arriving in our country and support those continuing to fight in Ukraine. We salute the decision of the Romanian authorities of harbouring students and professors from Ukraine, and we are launching an appeal to intensify cooperation with the academic environment in our neighbouring country. At the same time, we stand in solidarity with those that are currently facing repression in Russia, by protesting the ongoing war.

 RĂZBOIUL DIN UCRAINA Emil Constantinescu: În aceste zile se decide valoarea libertății și a demnității

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Emil Constantinescu - Solidaritatea mediului academic în criza umanitară și morală provocată de războiul din Ucraina

THE EUROPEAN UNION BETWEEN HOPE AND ANXIETY

Scientific Research Programmes

 

RECENT HISTORY AND THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE

Projects

Lumea post-pandemia COVID-19. O viziune umanistă pentru o dezvoltare durabilă

 

The World Post-COVID-19. A Humanist Vision for a Sustainable Development

 

Levantul - Istorie recentă. De la revoluțiile din estul Europei la Primăvara Arabă

 

The Levant – Recent History. From the Revolutions of Eastern Europe to the Arab Spring

 

Uniunea Europeană între speranțe și anxietăți. Europa viitorului: uniune politică, economică sau spirituală?

 

The European Union between hope and anxiety. The Europe of the Future: a political, economic or spiritual union?

 

 

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY AND THE CULTURE OF PEACE

Projects

Inițiativa Levant pentru Pace Globală

 

The Levant Initiative for Global Peace

 

 

Diplomația culturală și provocările secolului 21

 

Cultural diplomacy and the challenges of the 21st century

 

 

Diplomația culturală – abordări istorice, actuale și perspective

 

Cultural diplomacy – historical approaches, current trends, future perspectives

 

 

REDISCOVERING LEVANTINE SOURCES – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR 21ST CENTURY WESTERN CIVILIZATION

Projects

Levantul – leagănul religiilor abrahamice

 

The Levant – cradle of Abrahamic religions

 

Istoria culturală a Balcanilor

 

The cultural history of the Balkans

 

 

Pace, guvernanță, societate în dreptul public și privat levantin: de la Codul lui Hammurabi la Codul lui Iustinian și tratatele de drept din perioada modernă

 

Peace, governance and society in Levantine public and private law: from the Code of Hammurabi to Justinian and law treatises in the modern period

Civilizația Dunării de Jos din preistorie în modernitate

 

The civilization of the Lower Danube from prehistory to modernity

 

Evreii în cultura română

 

Jews in Romanian culture

 

 

Levantul în Cartografie

 

The Levant in cartography

 

 

Platforma bibliografică Levantul

 

The ‘Levant’ bibliographic platform

 

 

 

DOBROGEA – WITNESS TO THE MILLENNIAL CIVILIZATIONS OF THE LEVANT

Projects

Patrimoniul natural și cultural – sursă a dezvoltării durabile a regiunilor dobrogene

 

Natural and cultural heritage – a source of the sustainable development of the Dobrogean regions

 

Multiculturalitatea etniilor dobrogene

 

The multiculturalism of Dobrogean ethnicities

 

 

 

THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Projects

Relația mineral-biologic în abordarea holistică a cercetării naturii

 

The relationship between minerals and biology in a holistic approach to natural research

 

Fundamentarea construcției unui geoparc UNESCO în Dobrogea

 

Fundamentals for the creation of a UNESCO geopark in Dobrogea

 

 

Educational Programmes

 

ȘCOALA ANUALĂ DE STUDII BIZANTINE ȘI POSTBIZANTINE

 

THE ANNUAL SCHOOL OF BYZANTINE AND POST-BYZANTINE STUDIES

 

ȘCOALA ANUALĂ INTERDISCIPLINARĂ DE LIMBI ȘI LITERATURI CLASICE, ORIENTALE ȘI EGIPTOLOGIE

 

THE ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE, ORIENTAL STUDIES AND EGYPTOLOGY

 

ȘCOALA ANUALĂ DE LIMBĂ ȘI CULTURĂ ARABĂ

 

THE ANNUAL SCHOOL OF ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

 

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The current political map of the historical Levant

 

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The Levant and Mesopotamia: Of Forests, Monsters, War and Peace

Studii de istorie a Levantului. Lansarea volumului „Relațiile romano-turce în perioada modernă”, apărut sub egida ISACCL și a Institutului de TurcologieSTUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF THE LEVANT. THE LAUNCH OF THE "ROMANIAN-TURKISH RELATIONS IN THE MODERN PERIOD" VOLUME, PUBLISHED UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LEVANT CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION AND THE INSTITUTE OF TURKOLOGY AT THE “BABEȘ-BOLYAI” UNIVERSITY OF CLUJ-NAPOCA

The “Ioan N. Roman” House of Culture in Medgidia hosted the launch of the volume Romanian-Turkish Relations in the Modern Period, edited by Professor Tasin Gemil (Institute of Turkology at the “Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca) and Dr. Simona Deleanu (Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization). The event, organized by the “Mehmet Niyazi” Cultural Association and the Medgidia City Hall, featured interventions from Emeritus Professor Emil Constantinescu, President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, H.E. Emre Yurdakul, Turkish Consul-General in Constanța, , Erol Murad, President of the “Mehmet Niyazi” Cultural Association, Radu Ștefan Vergatti, one volume’s authors, as well as Professor Valentin Ciorbea and Professor Lascu Stoica, both from the “Ovidius” University of Constanța. The event was moderated by Professor Ekrem Gafar.

April 11th 2022

Basarab Nicolescu – 80. Un omagiu internațional adus fizicianului și filosofului franco-român la Biblioteca Academiei RomâneTHE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF BASARAB NICOLESCU. AN INTERNATIONAL HOMAGE BROUGHT TO THE FRANCO-ROMANIAN PHYSICIST AND PHILOSOPHER AT THE LIBRARY OF THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY

Professor Emil Constantinescu, the President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, attended the international event dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Franco-Romanian physicist and philosopher Basarab Nicolescu, a member of the Institute’s Advisory Board. Organized by Dr Magda Stavinschi, the President of the Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality and Society, the event, hosted by the Library of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, brought together a number of Basarab Nicolescu’s friends and collaborators throughout the years.

March 25th 2022

Apariția celui de-al doilea volum Paleontological heritage and geoconservation in UNESCO European Geoparks (Patrimoniul paleontologic și geoconservare în Geoparcurile UNESCO din Europa). Editor invitat: prof. Dan Grigorescu, director științific al ISACCLLAUNCH OF THE SECOND VOLUME IN THE “PALEONTOLOGICAL HERITAGE AND GEOCONSERVATION IN UNESCO EUROPEAN GEOPARKS” SERIES. GUEST EDITOR: PROFESSOR DAN GRIGORESCU, SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF THE LEVANT INSTITUTE

The volume is underpinned by the efforts and activity of the “Fossils” thematic group of the UNESCO European Geopark Network, coordinated – since 2012 – by Professor Dan Grigorescu, Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization. The achievements of this thematic group were presented in exhibition form in 2018 during the international reunions of European geoparks held in Aalen (Germany) and Seville (Spain). Following these exhibitions, Professor Michael Benton of the University of Bristol invited Professor Dan Grigorescu to take on the role of guest editor in the creation and elaboration of the published volumes.

Cătălin Ștefan Popa seria The Lecture Series Levant Cradle of Abrahamic Religions

On December 17th 2021, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization resumed its series of communications as part of its project on ”The Levant, Cradle of Abrahamic Religions” with a lecture by Mateusz Rafał Potoczny, of Opole University, on the topic of ”Word which becomes an image in the tradition of Syriac Christians”.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR A COLLECTED VOLUME UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LEVANT CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION

Schools of Thought in Abrahamic Religions of the Levant and Middle East. Pedagogical Knowledge and Teaching Vocation from Medieval to Post-Colonial Times

Institutul Levant acordă titlul și statutul de cercetător asociat

LEVANT INSTITUTE GRANTS TITLE AND ASSOCIATED RESEARCHER STATUS

The Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization has approved the establishment of a new statute of Associated Researcher to the Institute. Thereby, interested parties now have the opportunity to become an Associated Researcher of the Institute, conferring them the right to take part in the Institute's activities and to represent it in international conferences and research projects congruent with its stated scope of its activities, as well as offering access to the Institute's documentary and archival sources and databases - subject to meeting the criteria for eligibility, detailed in the following Regulations. Candidates' applications can either be submitted in person at the Institute's headquarters or online in PDF format, and must contain the candidate's CV, a list of published works, a list of conferences attended, a list of projects undertaken, a cover letter and copies of three published studies the candidate considers most representative of their scientific acumen.

Școala anuală interdisciplinară de greacă veche, egiptologie și limbi orientale Ediția a doua Cosmogonia sau mituri despre creația lumii în literaturile clasice și orientale
The Annual School of Byzantine Studies Fourth Edition LEARNING NETWORKS AND THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE IN BYZANTINE AND POSTBYZANTINE ERA September 15th-21th 2021

The International Journal of Levant Studies

„The International Journal of Levant Studies”
No. 1 (2019)

The International Journal of Levant Studies - the peer-review periodical of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (ISACCL) is to further scientific research on the historical, archaeological, linguistic, social, cultural and religious research topics prevalent in the Levant, the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and Northern Africa.

The journal is published on an annual basis, and is edited in English; furthermore, it shall be indexed under the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences - ERIH Plus.

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► Garry Jacobs, World Academy of Art and Science: Cultural Diplomacy: Strategies for Psychological Evolution of the Levant
► Razvan Theodorescu, Vice-President of Romanian Academy: The Levant as a European space
► Amir Harrak, University of Toronto: Syriac Inscriptions in the Monastery of Mōr-Jacob the Recluse in ūr-‘Abdīn
► Sebastian Brock, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford: Translation: an art prolifically practiced - into and out of Syriac
► Martin Tamcke, Georg-August-University of Göttingen: The Baghdad Railway and Mardin
► Cristian Criste, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: An Ancient Example of Cultural Diplomacy? The Informal Principles of Graeco-Roman Diplomacy
► Ronny Reich, University of Haifa: On the Role of Argumentum ex silentio in the Interpretation of Missing Archaeological Finds, with Case Studies from Jerusalem
► Jackie Feldman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Encountering Religious Others: Jewish-Christian Relations in Contemporary Guided Pilgrimages to the Holy Land
► Catalin-Stefan Popa, The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Bucharest: The Dynamics of the Philosophical and Theological Cultures in Levant and Mesopotamia of Late Antiquity (6th-9th c.). A glampse into Aristotle’s transfer from Greek to Syriac and Arabic culture
Reviews
► Emil Condurachi, Pars Orientis. Studii de istorie a culturii europene, By Ion Andrei Țârlescu, “George Oprescu” Institute for Art History, Romanian Academy
► Andrei Timotin, ed, Un siècle d’études sud-est européennes en Roumanie. Bilan historiographique, By Ana-Maria Răducanu, The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Bucharest

„The International Journal of Levant Studies” Revista științifică a ISACCL No. 2 (2020)

„The International Journal of Levant Studies”
No. 2 (2020)

President of Scientific Board: Emil CONSTANTINESCU, President of the Scientific Committee of The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization
Editor-in-chief: Cătălin-Ștefan POPA
Scientific Board:
Winston P. NAGAN, Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art & Science; Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida, United States of America
Răzvan THEODORESCU, Vicepresident of Romanian Academy, Romania
James GELVIN, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles, United  States of America
Anna SAPIR ABULAFIA, Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, Oxford University, Great Britain
Martin TAMCKE, Professor of Ecumenical Theology, Oriental Church and Mission History, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany
Ora LIMOR, Professor of Medieval History and conversion literature, The Open University of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Abdo BADWI, Professor of Christian Iconography, History of Art and Semitic languages, The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
Dan GRIGORESCU, Professor Emeritus University of Bucharest, Scientific Director of The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Romania

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► Elizabeth Monier, University of Cambridge: Spatial Practices of ‘Retreat’ Among Egyptian Christians: Isolating or Empowering?
► So Miyagawa, Kyoto University and Georg-August-University of Göttingen: Digitization of Coptic Manuscripts and Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Coptic Studies
► John Gee, Brigham Young University: Sesostris III and the Levant
► Ergün Lafli, Dokuz Eylül University Izmir, Maurizio Buora, The Friulian Archaeological Society Udine, Fatih Hakan Kaya, Dokuz Eylül University Izmir: Byzantine and Early Islamic Rayed Lamps from Southeastern Turkey
► Giacomo Cavillier, The “J. F. Champollion” Centre for the Study of Egyptology and the Coptic Civilization Genoa: The “Hieratic” Stele of the Sherden Pazegef: Observations and Research
► Renata-Gabriela Tatomir, Hyperion University of Bucharest: Ancient Characters and Patterns of Migration and Their Role in Understanding the Current Crisis of Migrants and Refugees
► Chatch Khamphet, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel: The Contribution of van der Leeuw’s Phenomenology to the Search for a Definition of Holy Places in International Law
► Cătălin-Ștefan Popa, The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization: An Ancient Community of Jerusalem and its Heritage. Syriac Christians of the Holy City between Historical Memories and Future Challenges
► Abdo Badwi, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Some Remarks on Syriac Art and Culture
► Fotini Pomoni-Papaioannou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: The Contribution of Hellenism to the Historic and Cultural Richness of the Levant Region
► Venice Ibrahim Shehatta Attia, Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Cairo: Mushrooms in ancient Egypt
Reviews
► Mihai-D. Grigore, Neagoe Basarab – Princeps Christianus. The Semantics of Christianitas in Comparison with Erasmus, Luther and Machiavelli (1513-1523), Review by Marian Pătru, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
► Mihai Berza, De la Mediterranée à la Mer Noire, ed. by Andrei Pippidi, Review by Florica (Bohîlțea) Mihuț, University of Bucharest