CONFERINȚA INTERNAȚIONALĂ A ȘCOLILOR DOCTORALE DIN UNAGE IAȘI - Intersecții în cercetarea artistică: modelul Celuilalt și cultura mobilității; 3 – 5 noiembrie 2022

The conference will take place in PHYSICAL and ONLINE format and will include a plenary session and sections for Music, Visual Arts, Theater and Performing Arts.

In recent years, more intensely than ever, the importance of cultural openness to the Other, to other spiritual and cultural geographies was revealed to us in terms of artistic research. More than in the past, the mobility of ideas required to be doubled by a mobility of the encounter, of the gaze that meets the gaze of the Other. In everyday life, we often define ourselves through the Other. Similarly, the culture of a nation and, in particular, artistic research in a certain field need to be reflected in the model of the Other, in order to profoundly understand the similarities and differences, the closeness and the distance. Only in this way can we understand, in a reasonable way, who and how we are, what and how we are researching or should be researching.

The official requirements for the internationalization of Doctoral Schools in Romania and, implicitly, of doctoral research, can be interpreted as ambitions or as an obligation specific to “young cultures” (Lucian Blaga’s elegant solution to replace the terminologically inadequate formula “minor cultures”). Beyond this cautious reading of the term “internationalization”, it is much more productive to assume this process under the sign of the intersection, of the encounter, of the openness to what is, at least apparently, different.

How open are our languages ​​in the artistic research conducted by Universities of Arts, whether we talk about the language of music, theatre or visual arts? How willing are we to become familiarized with and recognize our cultural neighborhoods? How do we integrate the experience of meeting the Other in our own research and personal attitudes in relation to art? How much loneliness and how much plurality is there in contemporary artistic research? What particularities do trends and concepts such as “globalization”, “internationalization”, “trans-nationalization”, “regionalization”, etc. bring to artistic research? How much “national feeling” is there and to what extent a sense of belonging to a European model or a universal model exists, deliberately or involuntarily, in our decisions to research certain topics to the detriment of others, to opt for certain methodologies and certain structures of the actual research process?

The international conference Intersections in artistic research: the model of the Other and the culture of mobility, organized by the Doctoral Schools within IOSUD-UNAGE Iași from 3rd to 5th November 2022, aims to provide a framework for reflection on questions such as the above. Our aim is to bring together different international/trans-national experiences of researchers in the arts (professors, PhD students), to learn about practices and models of artistic research from other cultural spaces, to communicate and hope for joint projects of research, in this territory that is so generous in terms of cultural-artistic diversity.

Admin information

The conference organized by peer review systemwill be held at the “George Enescu” National University of Arts Iasi on November 3rd-5th, 2022 in both a physical and virtual format and will include a plenary session and three sections (Music, Visual Arts, Theatre and performing arts).

PhD students in Arts, PhD supervising professors and professionals in the artistic field in Romania and abroad are invited to participate. Papers can be submitted in English or Romanian.

The conference papers, verified through the peer review system, will be published in a bilingual volume (Romanian and English) and BDI indexed.

Participants are invited to observe the following schedule:

  • October 4th, 2021 – deadline for submitting the abstract (300 words) and a short biography (300 words) in English or Romanian;
  • October 18th, 2021 – the result of the abstract’s evaluation will be communicated.

Except for keynote speakers, the authors of the papers must deliver presentations that are no longer than 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.

Email addresses for corresponence:

For publishing papers:

  • November 7th, 2022 – deadline for submitting the full text in Romanian for publication
  • November 17th, 2022 – communication of the results obtained by peer review

The conference is organized within the CNFIS-FDI-2022-0142 project ”DOCTART.INT  – a platform for international collaboration of the doctoral schools within UNAGE Iasi”.

Scientific Council:
Prof. Carmen Chelaru, PhD (UNAGE Iași)
Prof. Laura Vasiliu, PhD (UNAGE Iași)
Prof. Codrina Ioniță, PhD (UNAGE Iași)
Associate prof. Cristian Nae, PhD (UNAGE Iași)
Prof. Anca Ciobotaru, PhD (UNAGE Iași)
Lecturer Călin Ciobotari, PhD (UNAGE Iași)

Director of CSUD – UNAGE Iași
Prof. Matei Bejenaru, PhD