SOLIDARITY WITH 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.
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.
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 Lecture Series
„Schools of Thought in Abrahamic Religions of the Levant and Middle East”
„The Port Cities as Levantine Cultural Corridors on the Danube and at the Black Sea”
'Among the immense marshes along the Danube'. Robinson and Smith's odyssey between Constantinople and Vienna
STUDIES 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
April 11th 2022
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR A COLLECTED VOLUME UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LEVANT CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
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).
September 1st-7th, 2021
„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 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
► 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”
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
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
► 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
► 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