Prof. Viorel Barbu: Mathematics and Arts

24 March 2019

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The NTB Conferences on DVD 30 June 2019
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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Andrei Oisteanu: Jews of Romania in a European context: similarities and differences 07 April 2019
On Sunday, April 7th, 2019, at 11.00 at the NTB Small Hall TNB, Andrei Oisteanu shall hold the conference on the Jews of Romania in a European context: similarities and differences. About the Conference The history of the Jews in Romania is less well known in the world. Other Jewish communities in Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland and even Hungary) were more vocal and more visible. I am trying to colour this stain, if not white, at least gray. Especially because it was a large and important community. In 1939, the Great Romanian Jews counted about a million souls, being the third community in Europe and the fourth largest in the world, after Poland, the Soviet Union, and the USA. A quasi-heterogeneous, but unitary community with a special contribution to Romania's political, economic and cultural history. One third of them died in the Holocaust, others fled from communism. The fundamental event that marked the difference between the Jews in Romania and those in Europe was the failure to grant Romanian-Jewish citizenship with the adoption of the "liberal" Constitution of 1866. Romania missed the synchronization with Europe, a fact with major socio-political-cultural consequences: the emergence of economic antisemitism (in addition to the racial and religious one); the strengthening of their own community institutions; the premature emergence of the Zionist movement in the Romanian space, etc. The Jews in Romania are different because (and to the extent that) Romania is different. Andrei Oisteanu About Andrei Oisteanu Andrei Oisteanu is an anthropologist, historian of religions and mentalities, being a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Religious History (Romanian Academy). He is associate professor at the Hebrew Studies Center (Bucharest University). He is a member of the Social Dialogue Group. In recent years he published the following books at the Polirom Publishing House: The Image of the Jew in Romanian Culture (2012), a book translated into English, German, French, Hungarian and Italian (several awards in Romania, Italy, Belgium, Israel, , B'nai B'rith Europe Award, Writers Union Award - Bucharest Association); The Garden of the World Beyond (2012); The Box with Old People (2012); Order and Chaos. Myth and Magic in Traditional Romanian Culture (2013), translated into English and Italian; Religion, Politics and Myth. Texts about Mircea Eliade and IP Culianu (2014); Narcotics in Romanian Culture (2014), translated into German (Special Prize of the Writers’ Union); Sexuality and Society. History, Religion and Literature (2016, 2018), English translation (The Writers of the Year 2016 Award). Andrei Oisteanu was awarded by the Romanian President the Order of the Star of Romania (2006) and by the Italian President the Order of Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (2005).   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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