A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE
The World Post-COVID-19 Pandemic: A Humanist Vision for a Sustainable Development
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown our fragility. Our need to build a more durable society. Our need for further debate at the international level on the issues of tomorrow. On leadership, healthcare, youth, social and cultural life, resilience, nutritional security, inequality, education, family.
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A PLATFORM FOR THE ACADEMIC MILIEU
What will the world look like after the pandemic?
Together, we are stronger
Medicine in times haunted by COVID-19
It is all but certain that artificial intelligence (AI) will lay at the centre of the new architecture of a redesigned medical system worldwide, and highly likely that the new system will be more cost-efficient and easier to control. The role of the patient as the primary recipient of healthcare benefits must be redefined and defended through harsh legislation. There is a real threat of alienation, of the emergence of new pathogens with a negative impact on our survival, as well as the risk of transgressing the rights of man and of the patient, in shedding control of our health and our lives to those that control the algorithms. There is a risk that we place too much trust in AI and that the medical values of life, well-being and balance will no longer be taken into account in the future. AI is capable of learning on its own, of taking decisions in order to fulfill a purpose; it cannot be excluded that it might not understand the need to alter said purpose in different circumstances; AI operates on mathematical principles, not on moral or ethical grounds. Conversely, the practice of medicine in a normal society is predicated upon ethics and morals.
Scientific Research Programmes
RECENT HISTORY AND THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE
The World Post-COVID-19. A Humanist Vision for a Sustainable Development
The Levant – Recent History. From the Revolutions of Eastern Europe to the Arab Spring
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
The Levant Initiative for Global Peace
Cultural diplomacy and the challenges of the 21st century
Cultural diplomacy – historical approaches, current trends, future perspectives
REDISCOVERING LEVANTINE SOURCES – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR 21ST CENTURY WESTERN CIVILIZATION
The Levant – cradle of Abrahamic religions
The cultural history of the Balkans
Peace, governance and society in Levantine public and private law: from the Code of Hammurabi to Justinian and law treatises in the modern period
The civilization of the Lower Danube from prehistory to modernity
Jews in Romanian culture
The Levant in cartography
The ‘Levant’ bibliographic platform
DOBROGEA – WITNESS TO THE MILLENNIAL CIVILIZATIONS OF THE LEVANT
Natural and cultural heritage – a source of the sustainable development of the Dobrogean regions
The multiculturalism of Dobrogean ethnicities
THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The relationship between minerals and biology in a holistic approach to natural research
Fundamentals for the creation of a UNESCO geopark in Dobrogea
THE ANNUAL SCHOOL OF BYZANTINE AND POST-BYZANTINE STUDIES
THE ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE, ORIENTAL STUDIES AND EGYPTOLOGY
THE ANNUAL SCHOOL OF ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
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.
President of the Scientific Council at the conference With Nizami on Ethics and Various Important Questions, organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, one of the traditional partners of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization.
September 2nd, 2021
THE ANNUAL SCHOOL OF BYZANTINE STUDIES, FOURTH EDITION, LEARNING NETWORKS AND THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE IN BYZANTINE AND POSTBYZANTINE ERA
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilisation, in partnership with the „Aristotle” University of Thessaloniki, organizes on the 15th-21th of September 2021 the forth online edition of the Annual School of Byzantine Studies, titled Learning Networks and the Transmission of Knowledge in Byzantine and Postbyzantine Era. The scientific director of this event is prof. univ. dr. Athanasios Semoglou („Aristotle” University of Thessaloniki).
September 15th-21th, 2021
THE ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK, EGYPTOLOGY AND ORIENTAL STUDIES, SECOND EDITION, COSMOGONY OR THE MYTH ABOUT THE ACT OF MAKING THE WORLD IN CLASSICAL AND ORIENTAL LITERATURES
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilizations, in partnership with the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures at the Polish Academy of Science, the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Civilizations at the University of Bucharest, and the Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences at the “Hyperion” University organize on the 1st-7th of September 2021the second edition of the Annual Interdisciplinary School of Ancient Greek, Egyptology and Oriental studies. The scientific director of this event is assoc. prof. dr. Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska (Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures at the Polish Academy of Science). The School’s coordinators are prof. univ. dr. Renata Tatomir („Hyperion” University), assoc. prof. dr. Maria-Luiza Oancea (University of Bucharest), dr. Cătălin-Ștefan Popa and dr. Ana-Maria Răducan (ISACCL).
Opening Ceremony »»»
September 1st-7th, 2021
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LEVANT CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION AND THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN BERLIN
Emil Constantinescu, President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization ( ISACCL) and Mark Donfried, General Director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, signed a partnership agreement for cooperation in the cultural diplomacy projects of ISACCL: ”The Levant Initiative for Global Peace”, ”Perspectives of Romanian Diplomats”, ”The role of cultural diplomacy in written correspondence. The virtue of peace in formal and informal letters of Levant from Antiquity to the present day”, ”The world post COVID-19 pandemic. A humanist vision for a sustainable development” and ”The European Union between hopes and anxieties”.
July 9th, 2021
While in Berlin for the signing of a partnership agreement between the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, President Emil Constantinescu made a book donation to the Romanian Embassy in the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Berlin, July 9th, 2021
RECENT HISTORY AND THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE. PRESENTATION OF THE ISACCL PROJECTS AT THE ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN BERLIN
A delegation of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization composed of Emil Constantinescu, President of the Scientific Council, Cătălin Ștefan Popa, PhD, Director of the History of Culture and Civilization Direction and Oana Brânda, PhD, Communication expert, presented to the Romanian Cultural Institute of Berlin two projects of the ”Recent history and the anticipation of the future” programme. The two projects are ”The world post COVID-19 pandemic. A humanist vision for a sustainable development” and ”The European Union between hopes and anxiety”.
Berlin, July 8th, 2021
Emil Constantinescu, President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization met with Her Excellency, Hafsa Abdullah Mohammed Al Ulama, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the German Federal Republic. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin.
Berlin, July 8th, 2021
SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE ISACCL SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL IN THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE WORLD ACADEMY OF ART AND SCIENCE
Remus Pricopie, member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Rector of the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, President of the World University Consortium and former Romanian Minister of Education between 2012-2014 was elected as Trustee within the Board of Trustees of the World Academy of Art and Science
July 6th, 2021
"THE LEVANT: CRADLE OF ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS" CONFERENCE SERIES: CLARE WILDE, UNIVERSITY OF AUKLAND
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization cordially invites you to attend an international conference Monasteries of the Mashriq: Liminal places of revelry and debate?, given by Clare Wilde, University of Aukland, which will be held over Zoom on Friday, June 18th, 9:00 am Eastern European Time.
"THE LEVANT: CRADLE OF ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS" CONFERENCE SERIES: KEREN ABBOU HERSHKOVITS, "CONVERSION TO ISLAM IN THE 7TH CENTURY"
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization cordially invites you to attend an international conference on "Conversion to Islam in the 7th Century", given by Keren Abbou Hershkovits, Teaching Fellow at The Open University of Israel, which will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, June 8th, 5:00 pm Eastern European Time.
„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.
► 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 Ṭūr-‘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 from 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
► 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 from Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, Bucharest