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
Diplomacy in the times of COVID-19 pandemic
His Excellency Raja Jhinaoui Ben Ali
Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Romania
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of life and it has emerged as an extraordinary global threat for the humanity. Even the most developed countries of the world have been affected in result of the pandemic, especially in the field of challenges related to the health system and in all areas of life. Pandemic restrictions imposed in almost every country in the world have affected not only the individuals but also the social life and the economic activities. Industries have been disrupted. Businesses, schools and Governments implemented radical new policies in order to resume operations and adapt for the future.
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 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 access link to the conference can be found below.
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"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.
JOACHIM SCHLÖR AND JULIA WÖLFEL IN THE CONFERENCE SERIES "THE RISE, THE CRADLE OF ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS". THE LEVANT IN THE ZIONIST IMAGINATION AND PRACTICE: TEL AVIV'S LEVANT FAIRS IN THE 1930s
On Monday, May 31, 2021, at 6 pm (Bucharest time), ISACCL will organize the online conference "The Levant in the Zionist imagination and practice: Tel Aviv's Levant Fairs in the 1930s", to be delivered by Joachim Schlör and Julia Wölfel.
In the past 50 years, hundreds of millions of people have celebrated “Earth Day”. Under pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have fewer chances to rejoice through song, dance, official reunions or public outdoor gatherings, but also the opportunity, within this imposed isolation, to ponder the profound relationship between man and nature more deeply.
The attempt to understand this relationship underpins the ancestral myths of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. We named planets, oceans and even time itself after Graeco-Latin mythology, all the while forgetting that the relationship between Terra-Gaea (the earth), Uranus (the sky), Kronos (time) and Okeanos (the seas) also begat monsters and titans that could not be controlled: just as Man will never be able to control volcanic or seismic activity, glaciation, isostatic movements or global atmospheric phenomena.
THE “COUDENHOVE-KALERGI” SOCIETY PREPARES THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN MOVEMENT. THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LEVANT CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION IS PREPARING THE LAUNCH OF AN ONLINE PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ELABORATION OF A ROMANIAN VISION ON THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
On Friday, April 16th 2021 President Emil Constantinescu attended the online reunion of the General Assembly of the “Coudenhove-Kalergi” European Society. In his book, Pan Europa, published in 1922, the Austrian-born publicist and political theorist, count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, drafted an initial project for the confederacy of Europe. He would go on to dedicate his entire life in support of the European ideal.
During the section dedicated to ongoing projects, president Emil Constantinescu offered a brief presentation of the “European Union between Hope and Anxiety. Europe of the Future: a Political, Economic or Spiritual Union?” project, to be launched by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization in the near future. The project will contribute to the elaboration of a Romanian vision on the future of the European Union.
Message from President Emil Constantinescu to the International Conference organized by UNESCO and the Federation of World Peace: "I think that when you invited me to attend the International Day of Conscience and take part in a debate dedicated to the creation of a peaceful world, one enlightened by human conscience, you had in mind the fact that I am one of the ever-fewer survivors of the Second World War that can provide a living, breathing testimony of war as a transgression of our right to life, and of totalitarian regimes as a total transgression of our right to freedom, two fundamental values of the universal human conscience."
April 5-6, 2021
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “SCIENCE EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING APPROACHES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGS IN THE BLACK SEA REGION”
The event, organised by the Black Sea Universities Network in collaboration with the Romanian Academy and the Department for Sustainable Development of the Romanian Government, brought together representatives from the Black Sea’s riverine states with the aim of debating novel opinions and solutions for the effective implementation of those Sustainable Development Objectives out of 17 total proposed by the United Nations that are indeed applicable to the Black Sea region.
At the event, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization was represented by the President of its Scientific Council, Professor Emil Constantinescu.
March 24th, 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 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