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Conferences, symposiums, colloquia


MUYBRIDGE AND MOVEMENT, Hans Christian Adam conference, Library of the Romanian Academy, 26 February 2019


RESEARCHES ON ROMANIAN MEDIEVAL AND PREMODERN ART, 16th ed., The National Museum of Art of Romania, December 2018





G. Oprescu Institute of Art History

Wednesday meetings

Beginning with September 2011, the G. Oprescu Institute hosts monthly meetings where researchers share with their colleagues various novelties in the field of fine arts, theatre, music or film history.  


IAH kinema

The project "IAH kinema" started in February 2017. Films of documentary and artistic value, less known to the Romanian public, will be projected occasionally for researchers interested in the history of cinema.   
Venue: G. Oprescu Institute of Art History, Calea Victoriei 196. 


New book releases

COSTIN PETRESCU, La Iași, în timpul războiului (1916-1917). Însemnările unui pictor refugiat, București; Humanitas, 2018
Edition, introductive study, chronology and notes by Virginia Barbu


Narrative and Aesthetic Values of the Golden Five Film. Papers from a Symposium (ed.: Sofia Trenchovska), Strumica: Tiveriopolska filmska aliansa, 2018, 154 p.



 Other news 

The Department of Screen Arts, Institute of Art Studies (Sofia) organised a conference on Post-totalitarian Film in the Eastern European Countries: Models and Identities, 2–5 November, 2018, Velingrad. Dr. Marian Țuțui (G. Oprescu Institute of Art History), member of the conference board, presented the paper An Attempt of Periodization and Establishment of the National Specificity of the Romanian Post-Communist Cinema.

At the first edition of EDEN DOCS Festival (Băile Herculane, 20-23 September 2018), researcher Marian Țuțui was awarded the diploma „for special contribution to the development and promotion of the Romanian documentary film". 

The 14th International Conference on Urban History  Urban Renewal and Resilience. Cities in Comparative Perspective  took place in Rome from 29 August to 1 September 2018. Our colleague Ramona Caramelea presented the paper Virginia Haret Andreescu: the Professional Trajectory of a Woman Architect in Interwar Romania.  

"Theater and Migration. Theatre, nation and identity: between Migration and Stasis" was the main topic discussed at the IFTR Congress, the 2018 edition, which took place in Belgrade from 9-13 July. On this occasion, the capital of Serbia hosted several hundred participants: researchers, academics, theatre practitioners. Among the attendants to this event was Isabella Drăghici (G. Oprescu Institute of Art History), who presented the paper Migration, Theatre and New Technologies. A Case Study: Tele-Encounters

The congress program
Theatre and Migration. Theatre, nation and identity: between Migration and Stasis / Book of Abstracts

Romanian Academy Awards and honorary degrees

The ‟George Oprescuˮ Prize of the Romanian Academy for the year 2016, in the field of art history, went ex aequo to the book Goticul în Transilvania. Pictura (c. 1300-1500) by Dana Jenei. The award ceremony took place on 13 December 2018.

Goticul în Transilvania. Pictura (c. 1300-1500), with a foreword by acad. Răzvan Theodorescu and summaries in English and German (București: Oscar Print, 2016, 240 p., 153 ill.), is an updated version of the author’s doctoral thesis.

Since 2013, dr. Dana Jenei is researcher at G. Oprescu Institute of Art History, Department for Medieval Art and Architecture.

The 2015 "George Oprescu" Prize of the Romanian Academy was awarded ex aequo to Ioana Vlasiu, Ioan Şulea, Cora Fodor for their book Ion Vlasiu, and to Rodica Vârtaciu Medeleţ for Valori de artă barocă în Banat. The ceremony took place on 15 December 2017 in the Aula Magna of the Romanian Academy. 
The monograph album Ion Vlasiu gives an ample insight into the work and life of an outstanding Romanian artist. 
Dr. Ioana Vlasiu, daughter of the artist and a renowned art historian, was a member of G. Oprescu Institute for more than forty years. 

In recognition of his achievements, Adrian-Silvan Ionescu, director of G. Oprescu Institute, was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Academy of Music, Theatre and Arts in Chisinau. 
The ceremony took place on 4 November 2016. 

The 2009 "George Oprescu" Prize of the Romanian Academy went to Ioana Iancovescu (Institute of Art History) and Corina Popa (National University of Arts Bucharest) for their monograph Mănăstirea HureziThe awards ceremony was held on 15 December 2011. 

Suzana Móré Heitel (1947-2008) was posthumously awarded the 2010 "George Oprescu" Prize of the Romanian Academy for her book Începuturile artei medievale în bazinul inferior al Mureşului. The awards ceremony took place on 13 December 2012.
During the last 18 years of her life, Suzana Heitel was a researcher at the Institute of Art History - the Department for Medieval Art and Architecture. 

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