Workshops and discussions

Volume launch and discussion on History and Racism. The idea of Race from Enlightenment to Donald Trump, Polirom Publishing, Iași, 2019

Sunday, the 11th of August, from 10:30, you are invited for a discussion on the newly released volume History and Racism. The idea of Race from Enlightenment to Donald Trump [„Istorie și rasism. Ideea de rasă de la Iluminism la Donald Trump”], by Marius Turda & Maria Sophia Quine, published in the collection „Historia” of Polirom Publishing, translation completed by Marius-Adrian Hazaparu.

Will participate in the discussion, together with the author: Raluca Bejan & Cosmin Codrea-Koszor
Moderator: Manuela Boatcă

Exhibition and Discussion: Science and Ethnicity. Anthropological Research in Romania during the 1930s.

The exhibition curated by Marius Turda will be showcased throughout the conference and school. The exhibition aims to introduce the public to racial anthropological research carried out in Romania during the 1930s. It includes Romanian anthropological material alongside samples of the Austrian and Saxon research carried out in the Banat and Transylvania.

The participants to the summer conference and school will have the chance to have the exhibition presented by Marius Turda followed by a round table discussion.

Feminist workshop to discuss the manifesto ‘Feminism for the 99%’

Feminism shouldn’t be about how many women get to the top, breaking glass ceilings to become CEOs or presidents. Feminism should be about the unpaid labour provided by most women inside the home. And about the badly paid labour provided also mainly by women in so-called women’s professions: cleaning services, care for the elderly, nurseries, kindergartens. Why much of this difficult and never-ending work is paid with love and admiration, but not money? Who profits from it, mainly men or mainly the rich? Or perhaps even other women? How is violence, at home and at the workplace, used to keep women “in their place”? What is it like to be both woman and from an ethnic minority? Following a short presentation of the manifesto ‘Feminism for the 99%’, we will discuss these matters and exchange stories by and about women.

Oana Uiorean is a writer. She raises children, mainly in Brussels, and sometimes helps organise women’s strikes.

Redefining Humanism in the Anthropocene era (lecture in French)

The Anthropocene is a time of excess. To avoid sliding towards extremism and potentially anti-humanist ideologies, what kinds of mediations can we find in order to properly inscribe Man within nature?

The core of the presentation maps out a number of suggested paths for rethinking humanism in our time. Our relationship to nature and animals is examined from both the standpoint of ecology and that of empathy – a quality which in itself is an outcome of natural evolution. Further, the question of mankind’s unity and diversity is addressed as part of the broader human-nature relationship problematic. The presenter finally broaches the subject of self-organization and democracy in our era of globalization fraught with grave dangers to Man and nature alike.

This brief is a revised version of the original presented at the workshop titled “For Greater Solidarity of Mankind” at the Utopiales symposium hosted by the Grand Orient of France on April 8  2017. Please note that the present talk will be given in French only. 

Yves Vaillancourt (b. 1960) pursued his studies in political science and philosophy in in both Montréal and Paris. From 1993 onwards was philosophy professor at Collège Ahuntsic (Montréal, Canada). He writes fiction, focusing on themes such as travelling, photography, the interdiffusion between virtual and real worlds, as well as a contemporary quest for the sacred. Yves Vaillancourt is also a photographer and has curated several exhibitions. As an essayist, he wrote on ecology, which won him the Esdras-Minville Prize in 1994.

Book launch and discussion on „Socialiștii. O moștenire (1835-1921)” [Socialists. A legacy (1835-1921)], Cartier Publishing, 2019 – in Romanian

The volume is reviewed and will be released during the 4th Telciu Summer School, in the presence of the author, Adi Dohotaru. The event is organized as a discussion on the content of the book, but also of its relevance in the current social, economic and political context. At the discussion will participate the author, together with historians specialized in Romanian Socialism.

Adi Dohotaru studied jurnalism. He is an activist for housing right, sustainable and ecological ways of waste management, the protection and development of urban green areas as well as protected areas, as well as participatory budgeting. Since 2016 he was elected within the Romanian Parliament.

3D Exhibition Clio High Tech from the County Museum of History and Art, Zalău: 17 & 18 of August

3D Exhibition Clio High Tech wished to be an incursion in history through new technologies adapted to contemporary preoccupations. It is about patrimony, about a different way of discovering and understanding the past. We invite you to let Clio, the muse of history, to guide your virtual journey through the history of these places.

The visitors will have the chance to go for a stroll on a Roman street in Porolissum, with the aid of virtual reality glasses. There are 5 buildings which have been reconstituted, with their chambers and their decorations, but also the story that encompasses the functionality of the buildings, from the homes to the Roman baths. The exhibition makes accessible everything that can be visited at Porolissum, where the visitors can discover the ruins, but have a harder time imagining life there in the Roman times.

Free access, limited places available.

Program – Center for tourist information Telciu:

17 of August: 12:00 – 18:00

18 of August: 10:00 – 16:00