Conference marking the launch of the “Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” project

November 29th, 2018
National Museum of Geology, Bucharest




9.30 – 10.00    Opening addresses from the organizers of the event:

Emil Constantinescu, President of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization;

Sorin Rugină, Rector of the “Ovidius” University in Constanţa;

Delia Dumitraş, National Museum of Geology

10.00 – 10.20    Valentin Ciorbea: 140 years since Dobrogea’s Unification with Romania

10.20 – 10.35    Dan Grigorescu: The “Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” project

10.35 – 11.00     Marius Skolka, Dan Grigorescu: Travel Diaries through 2018’s Dobrogea; Ionuț Scutelnicu: Film presentation.

11.00 – 11.45    Coffee break

Visiting the “Stone quarries, citadels and archaeological monuments of Dobrogea” exhibition

11.45-14.00      Scientific communiques – section on Ethnography, History and Dobrogean Archaeology

11.45 – 14.00     Tasin Gemil: The Tatar Community in Romania is in Grave Peril

12.00 – 12.15     Tuşa Enache: The Sociological Research of Royal Student Teams in Dobrogean Villages

12.15 – 12.25      Daniela – Mirela Pleşoianu: Cultural Aspects of Dobrogea (poster)

12.25 – 12.35     Ştefan Manolescu: The Perception of Dobrogean Communities seen through Illustrated Postcards (poster)

12.35 – 12.50     Ioan Carol Opriş: Capidava – the Citadel on the Bend of the Danube. A Millennium of History

12.50 – 13.05     Valentina Cetean, Valeriu Sîrbu, Magdalena Ștefan, Dan Ștefan, Alexandra Teodor, Mihai Ionescu, Anișoara Sion, Florentina Martiș, Alexandru Hălbac: Geo-Archaeology in the Tumular Landscape of Ancient Kallatis: the Hellenistic Funerary Monument at Movila Doamnei (Southern Dobrogea)

13.05 – 13.20     Mirela Paraschiv: Dobrogean Citadels and Regional Development

13.20 – 13.30     Andrei Schvab, Igor Sîrodoev, Natașa Tătui-Văidianu, Mirela Paraschiv, George Cracu, Irina Florea-Saghin: Some Aspects of the Geopolitical Role Played by Major Transport Infrastructure in Dobrogea (poster)

13.30 – 14.30   Lunch Buffet

14.30 – 16.00   Scientific communiques and posters – section on the Conservation of the Natural Environment

14.30 – 14.45    Alexandra Telea, Theodor Sebastian Topliceanu, Dragoș Bălășoiu, Robert Șerban: Biodiversity in Quarries – a Case Study of Iglicioara Quarry

14.45 – 15.00    Geanina Fănaru, Alexandra Elena Șoimu: The Impact Factors on Protected Areas in Romania (poster and intervention)

15.00 – 15.15     Sabina E. Ochiana, Ruben Iosif, Florina Stănescu, Dan Cogălniceanu: Common Strategies for the Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage on Archaeological Sites

15.15 – 15.25      Daciana Sava: Habitats of „Nature 2000” Marine Sites on the Romanian Coast (poster)

15.25 – 15.35     Marius Făgăraș: Habitats and Plant Species of Conservational Interest along the Black Sea Coastline

15.35 – 15.45     Marius Lungu: Dobrogea’s Climatic Individuality (poster)

15.45 – 16.00    George-Marius Cracu: The Touristic Potential of Northern Dobrogea (poster and intervention)

16.00 – 17.00  General Discussion

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