European Culture Forum 2016

April 25th, 2016

The European Culture Forum is an event organized every two years by the European Commission. The goals are to raise the profile of European cultural cooperation, unite the sector’s key players and engage the debate about EU culture policy and initiatives. On this year’s Forum there were larger plenary sessions that focused on the main goals of the European Agenda for Culture. The two full days of debates included smaller, technical sessions dealing with the work of the EU. Plenary sessions started with inspirational speeches that intended to stimulate and provoke the following moderated panel debates in which the audience participated by sharing its experiences, views and questions.
The Forum is a major networking opportunity emphasizing culture’s role in developing talent and creativity. It also considered the culture’s contribution in terms of innovation, jobs and growth, the digital single market, social cohesion and intercultural dialogue, which are also priorities of the new Commission.
Inspiring speeches presented Federica Mogherini, Vice President, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Günther Oettinger , European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Silvia Costa, Chair of the Culture and Education Committee, European Parliament, Martine Reicherts, Director-General, Education and Culture, European Commission
Centre for Promotion of Intercultural Dialogue has been represented by its President, Prof. Dr. Mihai Vladimirescu

Shimon Attie’s exhibition Facts on the Ground

April 25th, 2016

So proud of my friend, the internationally renowned visual artist Shimon Attie.
Jack Shainman Gallery from New York is pleased to announce Shimon Attie’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery. Facts on the Ground features Atties recent series of the same name which captures the artist’s poetic interventions at meaningful public spaces across Israel and Palestine. Opening reception for the exhibition: Thursday, April 28th.
In 2014, Attie inserted approximately thirty custom light boxes of illuminated text into the contested landscape to produce site-specific installations staged specifically to be photographed. The glowing words both comment on the surrounding region and literally illuminate it, while additionally suggesting the inability of text and image to fully convey meaning.
For Facts on the Ground, Attie created thirty dramatic and enigmatic site-specific installations across Israel and Palestine. He fashioned and installed custom-made light boxes featuring illuminated texts at each site, the works specifically staged in-order-to-be-photographed. Rich with ambiguity, the phrases resist interpretation, while pointing to some of the psychological, cultural, and political anxieties at stake in present day Israel and Palestine.
Attie was born in Los Angeles in 1957, received his B.A. from the University of California in 1980 and M.F.A from San Francisco State. Attie currently lives and works in New York. He has received numerous honors, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2008-2009), The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University (2006), and the Pollack-Krasner Foundation (2006, 1998), and awards such as the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award in Art (2013), a Cultural Lifetime Achievement Award in Visual Arts from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture (2005), and the Prix de Rome (2001-2002).
Public collections holding Attie’s work include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; International Center for Photography, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Jewish Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., among others. Attie is currently working on The Leave-Taking, a film made in collaboration with Syrian refugees who have recently arrived in Europe. In April 2017, he will be featured as part of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s series,Currents, which will showcase a new project.
A catalogue accompanying Facts on the Ground will be released to coincide with the exhibition’s opening. The monograph features 22 full-page color plates, an introduction by Mieke Bal, an essay by art historian Gannit Ankori and architect/artist Samir Srouji, and a poem by Maureen N. McLane.
On Tuesday, May 10th at 5:30pm, Attie will be in conversation at the New York Public Library with Maya Benton, Curator at the International Center of Photography, and Norman Kleeblatt, Chief Curator at The Jewish Museum. The program will be held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.
Concurrently on view is a solo exhibition of the work of Radcliffe Bailey at 513 West 20th Street. Upcoming exhibitions include A Change of Place: Four Solo Exhibitions, featuring work by Pierre Dorion, Hayv Kahraman, Richard Mosse, and Garnett Puett and opening at The School in Kinderhook on May 22nd.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For additional information and photographic material please contact the gallery at

December 16th, 2015

European Culture Forum 2015

November 23rd, 2015

European Culture Forum 2015.

At the invitation of the European Commission, Prof. Dr. Mihai Valentin Vladimirescu, President of the Centre for Promotion of Intercultural Dialogue will attend the European Culture Forum 2015 in Brussels, 26-27 November. Every two years the European Commission holds the European Culture Forum offering a great opportunity for exchange between European policy makers and the cultural and creative sectors. The European Culture Forum is a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission, aimed at raising the profile of European cultural cooperation, uniting the sector’s key players, taking stock the European Agenda for Culture’s implementation, and sparking debate on EU culture policy and initiatives. During the event from 26-27 November topics such as how talent and creativity can boost innovation, growth and jobs; the digital single market; social cohesion and intercultural dialogue; and how culture can strengthen Europe on the global scene will be addressed.
Two full days of debates, including larger plenary sessions focusing on the main aims of the European Agenda for Culture, as well as smaller, technical sessions on the work of the EU will provide room for discussion, exchange and networking. Mr. Mihai Vladimirescu will also attend the launch of the second phase of the « New Narrative for Europe » preparatory action.


ATTRACT 2016: Call for proposals. Deadline 15 January 2016

November 19th, 2015

The ATTRACT programme aims to support the national research institutions by expanding their competences in strategic research areas – by attracting outstanding young researchers with high potential to Luxembourg.

Bringing excellent researchers with a high level of expertise in science and technology to Luxembourg is a key mission of the FNR. The ATTRACT programme is designed for researchers not yet established in Luxembourg and offers them the opportunity to set up their own research team within one of the country’s research institutions.

Host institutions will offer candidates the prospect of building up their research programme and integrating it into one of the institution’s focus research areas, as well as the chance to develop their research career within the institution.

Proposals selected under the ATTRACT programme have a lifespan of five years. The financial contribution by the FNR can be up to EUR 1.5 million for ‘Starting Investigators’ or EUR 2 million for ‘Consolidating Investigators’.

The ATTRACT budget for 2014-2017 is EUR 10 million.

Who can apply?

The ATTRACT funding programme is directed at outstanding young research professionals not yet established in Luxembourg. The programme is open to ‘Starting Investigators’ (early-career postdoctoral researchers) and ‘Consolidating Investigators’ (experienced postdoctoral researchers) who fit the following criteria:

The candidate needs to have between two and eight years proven experience in the R&D context following the successful completion of a doctoral degree.
They should be internationally recognised and should present a proven track record of achievements (i.e. publications, conference contributions, competitive grants etc.)
They should not have been employed by the Host Institution for more than one year at the date of the full proposal submission.
The candidate must thus present a set of scientific achievements appropriate to their career stage that demonstrate their potential to become a leader in their specific field of research.

For more informations:

Lansare volum

November 19th, 2015

Muzeul de Artă Craiova, Palatul Jean Mihail, în colaborare cu Alexandria Publishing House, organizează vineri, 20 noiembrie, orele 17.00, lansarea celui mai nou volum semnat de cunoscutul antropolog francez Claude Karnoouh, Raport asupra postcomunismului şi alte eseuri incorecte politic, în traducerea Teodorei Dumitru.
Evenimentul se va desfășura în Sala Oglinzilor a Muzeului de Artă din Craiova – Palatul Jean Mihail. Vor prezenta Prof. univ. dr. Nicolae Panea, Decanul Facultății de Litere – Universitatea din Craiova și Aurelian Giugăl, lector la Universitatea Europei de Sud-Est, București.
Claude Karnoouh s-a născut în 1940 la Paris,a urmat la Sorbona studii de științe (fizică și chimie) dar și științe umane (filosofie, antropologie socială, sociologie și lingvistică) la Universitatea Paris X Nanterre. Din 1970 este membru al Centrului Național de Cercetare Științifică (CNRS) și a predat, de asemenea, la universități prestigioase: Universitatea Paris X Nanterre, Sorbona, INALCO, Universitatea din Gand (Belgia), Charlostville (Virginia, SUA), Urbino (Italia), ELTE (Budapesta). În 1973 a întreprins mai multe anchete de etnografie și folclor în satul Breb din Maramureș. După evenimentele din 1989 a petrecut mult timp în România Din 1991 și până în 2002 a fost profesor invitat al Universității „Babeș-Bolyai” din Cluj, apoi al Universității de Artă din București, iar în prezent este profesor la Universitatea din București.
Antropologul și sociologul Claude Karnoouh a făcut multă muncă de teren în țara noastră, a scris în numeroase publicații, articole și eseuri de antropologie culturală și politică, filozofia culturii și filozofie politică.
Claude Karnoouh este autor a șase cărți și a purtat o serie de polemici cu nume sonore ale vieții publice românești. Din cărțile sale și din cursurile universitare, e vizibilă simpatia pentru români, popor căruia i-a dedicat o mare parte a studiilor sale și i-a făcut una dintre cele mai lucide analize. A scris una dintre cele mai emoționante pagini despre satul românesc, este prietenul apropiat al țării noastre. Solidaritatea dumnealui cu poporul nostru, ne onorează. Cartea pe care o va lansa la Muzeul de Artă din Craiova, este o colecție de articole și eseuri scrise de autor, o analiză rece a fenomenelor sociale din România după 1989.

November 18th, 2015

i74 — Parlament pentru Cetateni

November 7th, 2015

Centrul pentru Promovarea Dialogului Intercultural sprijina initiativa legislativa a Fundatiei CAESAR (Centrul pentru Acces la Expertiza Studentilor si Absolventilor Romani) nascuta in baza Articolului 74 din Constitutia Romaniei. Prin prevederile acestui articol, cetatenii pot introduce legi in Parlament. Conform Art. 74, “(1) Initiativa legislativa apartine, dupa caz, Guvernului, deputatilor, senatorilor sau unui numar de cel putin 100.000 de cetateni cu drept de vot.”

Proiectul i74 isi propune sa adune 100.000 de semnaturi din 11 judete ale Romaniei pentru a schimba prin lege, conform dreptului garantat de Constitutia Romaniei prin articolul 74, modul de functionare a Parlamentului — Vrem un Parlament pentru cetateni, nu pentru politicieni!

De ce i74?

Pentru ca a venit timpul sa avem un parlament pentru cetateni, nu pentru politicieni, ca si pana acum. Fiecare roman isi doreste sa aiba pe cine sa voteze, nu impotriva cui sa voteze. Pentru ca acest lucru sa se intample, avem nevoie de conducatori care sa ne reprezinte interesele de cetateni in parlament.

În prezent:

9 din 10 romani nu mai au incredere in Parlament
Parlamentarii au dreptul de a decide orice, oricand doresc, prin vot secret. Asa si-au scris regulamentul.
Fiecare parlamentar costa statul roman peste 53.000 de lei lunar.
Rata absenteismului este una nepermis de mare: media prezentei la votul in Senat a fost de doar 49% in 2013.
Ce aduce nou i74?

Transparenta: Propunem voturi la vedere, accesibile tuturor cetatenilor. Ca sa stii cum te reprezinta alesii tai.
Seriozitate: Propunem ca fiecare absenta nemotivata sa fie sanctionata cu 1% din salariu. Ca sa stie ca nu se joaca pe timpul nostru.
Responsabilitate: Decontarile pe baza declaratiilor pe proprie raspundere nu vor mai fi permise. Pentru a se deconta cheltuieli, va fi nevoie de documente justificative. Pentru ca banul public e banul tau si nu poate fi cheltuit oricum.
Pentru mai multe detalii si pentru a semna:

Our Deepest Condolences

November 2nd, 2015

The members of the Centre for Promotion of Intercultural Dialogue are extremely saddened to hear about the tragedy caused by a fire at Club Colectiv in Bucharest and convey the heartfelt condolences to the grieving families and a lot of health to people injured in the tragedy.(

Monumenta Linguae Dacoromanorum. Biblia 1688. Pars XIX. Libri apocryphi: [Psalmus 151], Tobias, Iudith, Baruch, Epistola Ieremiae, Laudes Trium Iuvenum, Esdrae III

November 2nd, 2015

Domeniu: Litere | Istoria lb. române
Colecţie: Monumenta Linguae Dacoromanorum
ISBN: 978-606-714-168-9
An apariţie: 2015
Nr. pagini: 572
Format: 21 x 29,7 cm.

Din cuprins: NOTĂ ASUPRA EDIŢIEI de Eugen Munteanu TEXTE Coloana I: Biblia de la Bucureşti (1688) – Facsimile Coloana a II-a: Biblia de la Bucureşti (1688) Transcriere interpretativă de Gabriela Haja (Tóvit, Iudíth, Varúh, Cartea trimisă a Ieremíei, Cîntarea a trei sfinţi cuconi, Catastih al Ézdrii), Ana-Maria Gînsac (Ésdra), Mădălina Ungureanu ([Psalmul 151]) Revizia transcrierilor de Elena Tamba (Tóvit, Iudíth, Varúh, Cartea trimisă a Ieremíei, Cîntarea a trei sfinţi cuconi, Catastih al Ézdrii), Mădălina Ungureanu (Ésdra) Coloana a III-a: Ms. 45 Transcriere interpretativă de Mioara Dragomir (Tovít, Iudíth), Eugenia Dima (Varúh, Poslanie a Ieremíei, Cîntare a trei sfinţi coconi, Catastih al Ézdrii, Ésdra) şi Mădălina Ungureanu ([Psalmul 151]) Revizia transcrierilor de Sabina Rotenştein (Tovít, Iudíth) şi Mioara Dragomir (Varúh, Poslanie a Ieremíei, Cîntare a trei sfinţi coconi, Catastih al Ézdrii, Ésdra) Coloana a IV-a: Ms. 4389 Transcriere interpretativă de Mioara Dragomir (Cartea Tóviei, Cartea Iudíthei), Eugenia Dima (Prorocirea lui Varúh, Cartea carea o au trimes Ieremia proroc, Cartea 2 a Ézdrei, Cartea a treia a Ézdrei), Elena Tamba ([Cîntarea celor trei tineri]) Revizia transcrierilor de Sabina Rotenştein (Cartea Tóviei, Cartea Iudíthei), Mioara Dragomir (Prorocirea lui Varúh, Cartea carea o au trimes Ieremia proroc, [Cîntarea celor trei tineri], Cartea 2 a Ézdrei, Cartea a treia a Ézdrei) Coloana a V-a: Versiune modernă de Eugen Munteanu ([Psalmul 151]), Ştefan Colceriu (Tobit), Mihai Vladimirescu (Baruh, Epistola lui Ieremia, Cîntarea celor trei tineri), Dionisie Pîrvuloiu (Cartea Iuditei, Cartea a III-a lui Ezdra) NOTE FILOLOGICE de Eugenia Dima, Mioara Dragomir, Ana-Maria Gînsac, Gabriela Haja, Sabina Rotenştein, Elena Tamba, Mădălina Ungureanu COMENTARII [Psalmul 151]. Comentarii de Eugen Munteanu Tobit. Comentarii de Ştefan Colceriu Cartea Iuditei. Comentarii de Dionisie Pîrvuloiu Baruh. Comentarii de Mihai Valentin Vladimirescu Epistola lui Ieremia. Comentarii de Mihai Valentin Vladimirescu Cîntarea celor trei tineri. Comentarii de Mihai Valentin Vladimirescu Cartea a III-a lui Esdra. Comentarii de Dionisie Pîrvuloiu INDICE Adnotare morfologică de Ana Catană-Spenchiu, Maria Moruz, Mădălina Ungureanu Corectură şi stabilirea atestărilor de Ana Catană-Spenchiu (a – fetişoáră), Maria Moruz (fi – páznic), Dinu Moscal (păcát – zori)

Despre autori. Autorii volumului de faţă sunt specialişti în limbă română veche, membri sau colaboratori ai Centrului de Studii Biblico-Filologice de la Iaşi. Aceştia sunt: Dr. Ana Catană-Spenchiu, Dr. Ştefan Colceriu, Dr. Eugenia Dima, Dr. Mioara Dragomir, Dr. Ana-Maria Gînsac, Dr. Gabriela Haja, Dr. Dinu Moscal, Prof. Dr. Eugen Munteanu, Dr. Elena Tamba, Dr. Dionisie Pîrvuloiu, Dr. Sabina Rotenştein, Dr. Mădălina Ungureanu , Prof. Dr. Mihai Valentin Vladimirescu.