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19 May 2019
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The NTB Conferences on DVD 20 June 2020
Launched almost eight decades ago by Ion Marin Sadoveanu, the National Theatre Conferences have returned to the stage of the Black Box Hall since 2006 with the lectures of prominent personalities of Romanian culture on the most diverse and exciting topics. Gathered in a collection of DVDs aiming at keeping these testimonials of wisdom, culture and civilisation, 59 of the conferences from the previous seasons can be purchased at the box office or in the lobbies of the halls before or after the shows. The collection of DVDs, accompanied by brochures containing the texts of the conferences, comprise the following titles: New titlesBogdan Aurescu – The National Interest and the Topicality of Sovereignty. Romania’s Foreign Policy and the Paradigm of the WinnerCristian Badilita - Mircea Eliade’s GlassesVladimir Belis - Half a Century of Serving Forensic MedicineGigi Caciuleanu - L'Om Gigi: Lines_Tracks_Signs_MeaningsDorin Chirtoaca – The Romanian People. Past, Present and FutureNeagu Djuvara - Actor and Poetry PerformerNora Iuga – Mister Beligan Is to Blame for My Becoming a PoetRadu Penciulescu – The Long Path of the Text towards the StageGheorghe Piperea – About Judicial TalibanismIrinel Popescu – The Organ Transplantation – an Adventure of the Human SpiritAlexander Rodewald – The Genetic Origin of the Romanian PeopleAlex Stefanescu – Who Needs Literature Today?Matei Visniec – Theatre and Journalism. Mutual InfluencesDan Voinea – The Legal Truth about the Miner Strike of 13-15 June 1990Dan Voinea – The Legal Truth about December 1989 N. C. Munteanu – Me and My Dog, the Securitate Basarab Nicolescu – Does the Universe Make Sense? The Contemporary Dialogue Between Science and Religion Ion Pop – From the Avangarde to the Rearguard Cristian Badilita – Why We Need a New Translation of the Septuagint and of the New Testament Ilina Gregori – When Was the 19th Century? Eminescu and Modernity Teodor Maries – In Search of the Truth Alex Leo Serban – And Yet, Why Do We Watch Movies? Andrei Serban – About Chekhov or Who else wants to go to Moscow? Alexandru Tocilescu – About Theatre and Its Matters Dorana Cosoveanu - At that time when the paintings were shot Bujor Nedelcovici – Writers and the Exile His Royal Excellency Prince Radu – The Wise Ruling Neagu Djuvara – The 77 Years War (1914-1991) Mircea Dinescu – The Curse of Being a Parody Writer Nicolae Manolescu – Do We Not Have Playwrights? Lucia Hossu Longin – The Exercise of Memory Dan C. Mihailescu – Who Is the Neo-Interwar Generation and What Does It Want Octavian Paler – With Melancholy, about the Barbarians Stelian Tanase – The Panait Istrati Case Theodor Baconsky – Orthodoxy and United Europe Adrian Cioroianu – Romanian Communism between Hope and Traps Ileana Malancioiu – The Tragic Guilt Ion Caramitru – The Limits of WaitingRadu Beligan – My Professors Cristian Tudor Popescu – The Sticker ManRobert Turcescu – The Burial of a Myth: Farewell, Free Press!Ion Vianu - Antigone, a Dissident Andrei Plesu – About the HeartDoina Jela – Deceptive MemoryNeagu Djuvara – A Brief Experience with Western Intelligence ServicesConstantin Ticu Dumitrescu – The Securitate Leaking, an Imperative for DemocracyVladimir Tismaneanu – The Revolutionary Year 1956Mihai Razvan Ungureanu – Romanian Ethics and Public Sense 200 Years AgoAdrian Vasilescu – Religion and the StarVarujan Vosganian – Elites and Counter-Elites in Transitional RomaniaRadu Beligan - Radu Beligan 90Emil Hurezeanu - Romania in Europe and Europe in RomaniaAna Blandiana – The Romanian Fun Making, from Defense to SuicideHerta Müller – Always the Same Snow and Always the Same UncleTheodor Paleologu – The Topicality of Political TheologySorin Alexandrescu – Visual Culture, Pros and ConsSolomon Marcus – A Peak of Romanian Culture: Traian LalescuHoria-Roman Patapievici – About Wasted Opportunities in HistoryCristian Badilita – Judas and Mary Magdalene Between Damnation and Exoneration  The series of conferences shall continue in this season as well, on each Sunday, once every two weeks, with new spiritual challenges, discussion topics and lectures. The price of a DVD is 25 RON!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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Prof. Dr. Dinu Antonescu: The Impact of Communism on Romanian Medicine 03 June 2020
Video--streaming On Sunday, January 19th, 2020, from 11:00 am, at the NTB Small Hall, Prof. Dr. Dinu Antonescu will hold the conference The Impact of Communism on Romanian Medicine. About the conference In order to assess the impact of communism on Romanian medicine, an analysis of the medical situation from the years leading up to the Second World War is made initially. It is shown that in 80 years, from 1859 to 1940, Romanian medicine experienced an impetuous development, which placed it in the context of European medicine. This meant not only that its teachers and some of the doctors were fully or at least specialized in prestigious European centres, that the healthcare and university were similar to the West, but that its performances were at European level, that they were appreciated abroad and that there was a permanent connection, a fruitful exchange of ideas between Romanian and Western medicine. Communism has brought in medicine, as in all other aspects of social life, a complete reversal of values! Only one ideology, the Marxist one, was allowed and any other view on social, historical, political phenomena was forbidden. All medical disciplines were ideologized, especially those that were prone to interpretations, such as biology for example, introducing pseudo-scientific notions and theories. It was almost obligatory for any Western scientist to be placed after a Russian name, as was the aggrandizement of Soviet medical science obligatory. The selection was replaced on the basis of the value with the political criterion and of the social origin, reaching in the medical management positions persons imposed by the communist forums, without the proper training and without moral and professional authority. Lies, dementia, blackmail, terror were used to intimidate and force teachers and physicians to join the communist doctrine and to annihilate their personality and remove those who did not accept the compromise. A complete isolation was imposed behind the "iron curtain", contacts with the Western medical world being allowed only to the communist elites. The gap between Romanian and Western medicine has progressively increased throughout the communist period. Numerous examples are given. Communism destroyed Romanian medicine and the consequences are felt to the present day! Prof. Dr. Dinu Antonescu          About Dinu Antonescu Primary physician, orthopaedics - traumatology Born in 1935, in Ploieşti. Graduated from the Medical Faculty of the "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj (1952 - 1958), as valedictorian. Activity: Medical assistance: primary doctor since 1971 (Brâncoveanu Clinical Hospital for Orthopaedics); head of the Orthopaedic section at Foisor Hospital 1991 - 2001; Education: UMF Carol Davila: Teacher 1992 - 2001; consulting professor since 2001. Research: PhD in medical sciences 1970; Main scientific researcher first degree since 2001. Publications: first author in the volumes: Semiology of the locomotor system in the Medical Semiology monograph, edited by I. Bruckner, Medical Publishing House, 2002; Fractures generalities in the Treatise of Surgical Pathology, edited by N. Anghelescu, Medical Publishing House, 2001; Tumors of the Locomotor System, and Surgical Treatment of Inflammatory Rheumatism in the Treatise of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology under the editors R. Paun, Medical Publishing House 1999; News in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Surgical News, edited by E. Constantinescu, Medical Publishing House 1989;  Elements of Osteo-Articular Pathology, Teora Publishing House 2000; Diseases of the Foot in Dečja Ortopedija edited by Zoran Vukašinović, Belgrad 1999; Correction of SpineDeviations, Medical Publishing House, the collection Medicine for all, 1993; Calculation Methods and Experimental Techniques for Stress Analysis in Biomechanics, TechnicalPublishing House, 1986; Orthopaedic and Traumatology Elements for Students, Publisar Publishing House 1999. Distinctions: The "Romanian Star" National Order to the rank of High Officer 2000, the Order "The Crown of Romania to the rank of Officer", 2014. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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Aurora Liiceanu – The Discomfort of Psychologists: Uncertainties and Hesitations 02 June 2020
Video-streaming On Sunday, 1st April 2018, from 11.00 a.m., the NTB Painting Hall shall host the conference The Discomfort of Psychologists: Uncertainties and Hesitations given by Aurora Liiceanu. About the conference „It seems that one cannot really talk about the future, as long as the major topic of the present in all aspects of life is change. Sociologists ascertain that there are social tendencies to worry about, psychologists are more restricted because the individual has a single life and he must know what to do with it. The civilization of the present has obvious features, the system of values is shifting, we are living in individualism, in the culture of the ego, in a world of casualness and pleasure, of frivolous life, entertainment takes up our time, everything is a show, the world of emotions leaves reason behind, to gasp for regaining its increasingly lost importance. What can psychologists do if society urges us through seduction and marketing to hedonism, narcissism and heroisation, to the refusal of the anonymity of the past, when the generation gap rises rapidly and when fluid identity becomes something natural once the dizzying evolution of technology and sexuality shows us ever so new possibilities of expression? The individual faces the horror of unemployment, loneliness and incurable diseases, poverty and the break-up of traditional family, as it used to be, a paradise, but also an inferno, torn between options, because he/she must assume choices, be responsible, manage. The inflation of information and the multiple lifestyle alternatives face the individual with difficult choices. The theme of psychologists is the pressure towards change and fluidity of identity. Technology, even beyond communication, and sexuality are topics currently challenging the individual, but also the main causes of the generation gap.” About Aurora Liiceanu PhD in Psychology and senior researcher at the „Constantin Rădulescu-Motru” Institute for Philosophy and Psychology of the Romanian Academy. Founding member of the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) and of the Journal of Loss and Trauma (USA), she taught and collaborated with various universities from Bucharest and abroad (UQAM- Canada and EHESS – France), he was a member of international doctoral juries (EHESS –France and Laval University – Canada) and of the Civil Society jury of our country. She published numerous books, the majority thereof at Polirom Publishing. She collaborated extensively with the written press and participated in TV shows on issues related to the psychology of interpersonal relations, criminology etc. She took part as an expert and consultant in many social campaigns organized by NGOs and multinational companies regarding health, civic attitude, personality building and development. In the time frame 2002-2004, she was a national correspondent in Strasbourg for the European study on daily violence, and from 2004-2005 she was a national coordinator of the AGIS European project regarding juvenile violence. In 2005 and 2006, she received awards for cultural merits bestowed by the Bucharest Municipality and the Romanian Peasant Museum, and in 2011, she received the Romanian Academy award for publishing a tome on social violence. In 2008, she received the BBW Community Leadership Award for research and counselling in the field of human and community relations. Since 1999 to the present day, she worked on educational programmes („The Decision is Mine”, „My Life: A Serious ‘Game’”, “Among Us, Parents”), supported by the Ministry of Education, and in 2007, together with UNICEF, she participated in a national study, drafted in a collective, regarding school violence in Romania.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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Prof. Viorel Barbu: Mathematics and Arts 26 May 2020
Video-streaming   On Sunday, March 24th, 2019, from 11.00 at the NTB Black Box Hall, Professor Viorel Barbu shall hold a conference on Mathematics and Arts. About the Conference The conferenceaims at answering the following questions: Is maths beautiful? Are there mathematical approaches to poetry? How did mathematical theories influence the techniques and ideas of artists? What is the relevance of mathematics in classical and modern art? Is there a mathematical poetics, in fact? Prof. Viorel Barbu About Viorel Barbu Born on June 14th, 1941 in Deleni, Vaslui. High school studies at "Mihail Kogălniceanu" High School in Vaslui and "Costache Negruzzi" High School in Iaşi (1954-1959). University studies at "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Faculty of Mathematics (1959-1964). Professor at "Al. I. Cuza "University of Iasi (1980-2011). Guest professor at the Universities of Rome (1970), Superior Normal School of Pisa (1980, 1990, 1995), University of Cincinnati (USA) (1991-1993), Ohio University (USA) (1995, 2000), University of West Virginia (1970), University of West Virginia USA) (2005) and Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Bonn (2006), Bielefeld (Germany), Paris VI (France), Trento (Italy). Member of the Romanian Academy (holder since 1993); Member of the European Academy of Sciences (since 2007); President of the Mathematics Department of the Romanian Academy (since 2010) and President of the Iasi Branch of the Romanian Academy. Author of 10 mathematical monographs at the publishing houses Springer-Verlag, Academic Press, Birkhäuser, Kluwer, Pitman (London), Noordhoff (Leyden).   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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