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ROMANIA AND ITALY. THE COMMON CULTURE OF THE
MEMORY OF THE PAST 100 YEARS. MEMORY AND IDENTITY
IN THE ROMANIAN-ITALIAN DIALOGUE: SYMBOLIC
SPACES, LEGAL, HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES
Between the 26-27 October 2018, at the initiative of the “Dunrea de Jos”
University of Galai, the Association of Scientific Researchers in the field of
International and European Law (Italy) and the “Acad. Andrei Rdulescu” Legal
Research Institute of the Romanian Academy, at the headquarters of the “Ugo
Spirito e Renzo di Felice” Foundation in Rome, was held the international
colloquium “Romania and Italy. The common culture of the memory of the past
100 years. Memory and identity in the Romanian-Italian dialogue: symbolic spaces,
legal, historical and philosophical issues”; the event was dedicated to the
Centenary of the Great Union of 1918 – the most important historic moment of the
Romanian people. In the scientific papers and interventions held on the occasion,
various important aspects of the Romanian-Italian relations were approached.
Academics, researches, lawyers, representatives of universities, research
institutes, and cultural foundations from Romania, Italy, and the Republic of
Moldova have approached historical, legal and philosophical issues of common
politics, such as: national issues spanning from the Revolution of 1848 to the Paris
Peace Conference (1919-1920), the unfolding and the consequences of the First
World War, cultural and political relations between Romanian and Italy in the
interwar period, national and international law issues, legal, scientific and cultural
convergences between Romania and Italy in the past century.
The cultural and scientific dialogue thus inaugurated has been continued in
the days of 22 and 23 of November 2018, in Galai, where certain aspects were
treated in depth. On the occasion, there were several new aspects added and new
future perspectives were opened, thus the meeting marking and important
moment in the collaboration of the specialists – historians, philosophers and jurist
– of the both countries, in deepening the problematics of national identity, and also
of memory and common development in Europe and world-wide.
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-December 2018, pp. 344-345
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The colloquium was marked by the presence of renowned academics of Italy
and Romania, amongst which we mention: prof. Augusto Sinagra and prof. Florin
Tudor – cochairs of the colloquium; prof. Mircea Duu – director of the “Acad.
Andrei Rdulescu” Legal Research Institute of the Romanian Academy; prof.
Massimo Panebianco – University of Salerno; prof. Cristian Luca – ad interim
director of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice,
Italy; prof. Paolo Simoncelli – La Sapienza Universitaty of Rome; prof. Ion Bolovan
– “Babeş – Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca; prof. Gian Luigi Cecchini –
University of Trieste; prof. Liviu-Petru Zpîran – Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Holy See; prof. Gaetano Sabatini – “Ugo Spirito
e Renzo De Felice” Foundation, Rome / Tre University of Rome; prof. Ovidiu
Predescu – director of the “Dreptul” publications ea.
The works of the colloquium have been honored by the presence of prof. Iulian
Gabriel Bîrsan, rector of the “Dunrea de Jos” University of Galai.