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Conferences, symposiums, colloquia


Call for papers
THE GREAT WAR(S): OUR STORY, Third International Conference on Balkan Cinema, Bucharest, 8–10 May 2018

ARTIȘTII ROMÂNI ÎN STRĂINĂTATE (1830–1940), book launch event, Jockey Club Bucharest, 5 February 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

Artiștii români în străinătate (1830–1940). Călătoria, între formația academică și studiul liber, with a foreword by Adrian-Silvan Ionescu, București: Institutul Cultural Român, 2017, 472 p. + ill.


Pădurea spânzuraților, oglindă a marelui război, București: Oscar Print, 2017, 275 p.


Bătălia lor. Femeile din România în Primul Război Mondial, Polirom, 2017, 392 p. 



 Other news 

The latest edition of the conference Art Studies Readings - Old Art Module took place at the Institute of Art Studies (Sofia) on 23-24 March 2018. Bulgarian researchers and their guests from Greece, Serbia, Sweden, Italy, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Albania and Romania have participated in the six panels of the conference: Trends in the Balkan Art, Manuscripts, Architectural Images, Marginal and Marginalised Objects, Iconography, Artists and Art Monuments.  
Two researchers from G. Oprescu Institute of Art History were invited at the event; Dr. Constantin Ciobanu delivered a paper on The External Wall Paintings in the Sixteen-Century Moldova and the Façade Wall Paintings of the Wallachian Churches in the Late Eighteenth – First Half of the Nineteenth Century (Literary Sources of the Ancient Wise Men and Sibylla’s Prophecies), while Cristina Cojocaru gave a paper on The Decline of Byzantine Tradition in Wallachia`s Religious Painting of Early Modern Times.

On February 9, 2018, at the Center for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR), a roundtable titled The movie Forest of the Hanged (1964, directed by Liviu Ciulei), a landmark for Romanian filmography in the context of European modernity was held on the occasion of the screening of the film The Forest of the Hanged. Participants: art historian Adrian Silvan-Ionescu, film historian and critic Bujor T. Rîpeanu, film historian Marian Tutui and film historian Dominique Nasta, a film professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The project is carried out with the support of the National Center for Cinematography (CNC), the National Film Archive of Romania (ANF), Université Libre de Bruxelles and the G. Oprescu Institute of Art History of the Romanian Academy (IIA).
The event took place within the framework of 1918 - European Dreams of Modernity. 100 years on, a multidisciplinary international program organized by the Center for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR) in partnership with Central and Eastern European states in the centennial year of the Union of Romania with Transylvania. 

Awards and honorary degrees

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. 

Dr. Oana Marinache was awarded the 2014 "George Oprescu" Prize of the Romanian Academy for her book Știrbey: reședințe, moșii, ctitorii (Bucharest: ACS). 
The Romanian Academy awards ceremony took place on 16 December 2016 in the Aula Magna of the institution. 

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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