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Culture and the Politics of Identity in Modern Romania
Bucharest, May 1998

CULTURE AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY IN MODERN ROMANIA May 27-30, 1998 Elisabeta Palace, Bucharest, Romania
The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the conference "Culture and the Politics of Identity in Modern Romania" to be held at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest, Romania May 27-30, 1998. The multi-disciplinary symposium will focus on mentalities, cultural forms, institutions and the construction of identities. It brings together scholars from Romania, US, Europe, and Israel. The conference program follows below. Please consult our webpage: http://www.pitt.edu/~identity for more detailed information, updates and registration procedures. There is no registration fee for the conference. If you have any questions please contact Prof. Irina Livezeanu, Conference Co-Organizer or Susan Corbesero,Administrative Assistant, identity@pitt.edu, History Department, 3P01 Forbes Quad, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260. (tel:412-648-7451; fax: 412-648-9074). You may also contact Prof. Sorin Antohi, Conference Co-organizer and Academic Pro-Rector, CEU, Budapest.His address is Central European University, Nador u.9, H-1051 Budapest,HUNGARY (tel: +327-3004; fax: +327-3005),email: Antohi.STAFF@CEU.HU,for further details. The organizer in Bucharest is Leonida Pop, Fundatia Cultura Europeana, Bd. Sanitarii 71, 76241 Bucharest (tel: 40-1-410-9027; fax:40-1-410-9082; e-mail: popleoni@pcnet.pcnet.ro. ^^^^^^^^^^^CONFERENCE PROGRAM^^^^^^^^^^^ WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1998 REGISTRATION 4-6 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESSES 6 pm Keith Hitchins, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, History "The Identity of Romania" Alexandru Zub, A.D. Xenopol History Institute, Iasi "Western Ideas on Romanian Soil" THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1998 MODERNITY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITY (9:30 am -12 pm) Chair: Pompiliu Teodor, Babes-Bolyai University-Cluj, History Alexandru Dutu, Institute for South Eastern European Studies, Bucharest "The Communitarian Model and National Ties" Andrei Pippidi, Institute for South Eastern European Studies, Bucharest "Romanian Identities in the 16-17th Centuries" Adrian-Paul Iliescu, Bucharest University, Philosophy "19th Century Romantic and Conservative Sources of Romanian Autochthonism" Discussants: Paul Cornea, Bucharest University, Literature Hugh Kearney, University of Pittsburgh, History RELIGION AND IDENTITY (2-4 p.m.) Chair: Keith Hitchins, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, History H.R. Patapievici, Bucharest University, Philosophy "A Short Look Into the Dissemination of Newtonian Ideas in the Romanian Provinces, 1687-1860" Maria Craciun, Babes-Bolyai University-Cluj, History "Religious Change and Tolerance in 16th Century Moldavia" Catherine Durandin, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris "From the Romanticism of 1848 to the Orthodoxism of the 1930s -- the Mutation of Romanian Identity " Discussant: Alexandru Dutu, Institute for South Eastern European Studies, Bucharest HISTORIOGRAPHY AND HISTORICAL MYTHS (4:30-6:30 pm) Chair: Serban Papacostea, N. Iorga History Institute, Bucharest Mirela-Luminita Murgescu, N. Iorga History Institute, Bucharest "School Textbooks and the Heroes of Romanian History" Ovidiu Pecican, Babes-Bolyai University-Cluj, European Studies "Modern Romanian Historiography and the National Project" Alexandru Zub, Xenopol Institute of History, Iasi "Romanian Historiography under Communism" Discussant: Sorin Antohi, Central European University FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1998 CULTURE AND IDENTITY AND THE MULTIETHNIC POLITY IN INTERWAR ROMANIA (9:30 am-12 pm) Chair: Andor Horvath, Babes-Bolyai University-Cluj, Comparative Literature Hildrun Glass, Institute on East and Southeast European History, Munich "The Jews of Greater Romania: The Search for a Single Identity, 1919-1938" Rainer Ohliger, Humboldt University-Berlin, Social Sciences "Minority Identity in Process: Culture and Cultural Politics among Ethnic Germans in Interwar Romania" Edit Szegedi, Babes-Bolyai University-Cluj, European Studies "Regional Identity and National Socialism" Harald Schenker, Freie Universitat, Berlin, East European Studies "Rethinking Transylvania: Regionalistic Attempts in the Interwar Period" Discussant: Andrei Corbea Hoisie, University of Iasi, Literature ENGINEERING SOCIAL IDENTITY--CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS (2-4 pm) Chair: Andrei Marga, Minister of Education Elena Siupiur,Bucharest University, History "The Formation of Romanian Intellectuals in the 19th Century" Mariana Hausleitner,Freie Universitat, Berlin, East European Institute "Cernauti University, 1919-1940: Concepts and Consequences of Romanization" Charles King, Georgetown University, Ratiu Chair of Romanian Studies "Making Moldovans: Language and Ethnicity on the Romanian-Soviet Border Discussant: Irina Livezeanu, University of Pittsburgh, History INTERWAR INTELLECTUALS AND POLITICS (4:30-6:30 pm) Chair: Zigu Ornea, Romanian Cultural Foundation, Bucharest Matei Calinescu, Indiana University, Comparative Literature "The 1927 Generation: Ideological Choices and Personal Relationships" Marta Petreu, Babes-Bolyai University-Cluj, Philosophy "Cioran and Politics: Schimbarea la fata a Romaniei (Romania's Transfiguration)" Claude Karnoouh, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris "Blaga's Spatiul Mioritic Revisited" Discussant: Leon Volovici, Hebrew University of Jerusalem SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1998 IDEOLOGIES AND THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (9:30-11 am) Chair: Costea Munteanu, Economic Sciences Academy, Bucharest Joseph Love, University of Illinois, Latin American and Caribbean Studies "Flux and Reflux: Interwar and Postwar Structuralist Theories of Development in Romania and Latin America" Bogdan Murgescu, Bucharest University, History "The Heritage of the Past in Contemporary Economic Debates" Discussant: F. Peter Wagner, Mannheim University THE WOMAN QUESTION AND FEMINISM (11:30-1:30 pm) Chair: Jerome Schneewind, Johns Hopkins University, Philosophy Maria Bucur, Indiana University, History "Calypso Botez: Gender Difference and the Limits of Pluralism in Interwar Romania" Mihaela Miroiu, Bucharest University, Philosophy "Antifeminism as Conservatism: The Romanian Case" Irina Liczek, The New School for Social Research, NY, Political Science "Western Cultural Imports in Eastern Europe: Democracy and Feminism" Discussant: Bonnie Smith, Rutgers University, History IDEOLOGIES AND THEORIES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (9:30-11 am) Chair: Costea Munteanu, Economic Sciences Academy, Bucharest Joseph Love, University of Illinois, Latin American and Caribbean Studies "Flux and Reflux: Interwar and Postwar Structuralist Theories of Development in Romania and Latin America" Bogdan Murgescu, Bucharest University, History "The Heritage of the Past in Contemporary Economic Debates" Discussant: F. Peter Wagner, Mannheim University INTELLECTUALS AND COMMUNISM (3-4:45 pm) Chair: Nicolae Manolescu, Bucharest University, Literature Alexandra Laignel-Lavastine, LASP, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris "From the First Constantin Noica to the Second: Break or Continuity?" Mircea Flonta, Bucharest University, Philosophy "Analytical Philosophy in Communist Romania: Why and How?" Discussant: Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland, Government & Politics FINAL ADDRESS: (5:15-6:15 pm) Daniel Chirot, International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^