On Thursday, the 1st of November 2018, a team of professors and researchers from the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Philosophy attended the „Rewritings of traditions. Identities and hermeneutical practices” conference organized by the ‟Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iași. The event inaugurated the tenth edition of the National Colloquium of the Centre for Hermeneutics, Phenomenology and Practical Philosophy, which took place within the UAIC Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences. Themes approached regard problematics of national and cultural identities, multiple identity levels that are revealed and strengthened through interaction with various traditions, their continuity and discontinuity.
The young researchers’ team from the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Philosophy, coordinated by PhD Prof. Romulus Brâncoveanu, delivered informative speeches on the relationship between the mobile and immobile cultural heritage, the distinctive identity of Constantin Brancusi’s aesthetics, proposals to define a psycho-sociological collective identity of the Romanian people, heritage aspects within global justice and citizenship education. Other presentations focused on social groups applied themes, cultural ethical appropriation, as well as foreign influences on Romanian artistic culture, highlighting the case of non-religious Romanian painting. The team is formed of researchers, doctors or doctoral students in philosophy or socio-human sciences: Ileana Dascălu, Oana Șerban, Cristina Voinea, Andreea Popescu, Costel Matei, Ștefan Ionescu and Andrea Menna.
The Faculty of Philosophy attended the National Colloquium of the Centre for Hermeneutics, Phenomenology and Practical Philosophy within the research project “Identity architectures and new categories of heritage”: multidisciplinary analysis of the mechanisms of the identity construction, related to cultural heritage in contemporary Romania – PATCULT” (52PCCDI/2018, PN-III-P1-1.2-PCCDI-2017-0686). The PATCULT project took place at the University of Bucharest, in partnership with the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iași, West University of Timișoara and the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics and assumes the development of some theoretical interdisciplinary frameworks and institutional collaborations in the field of identity architectures and new heritage categories.