The University of Bucharest launches the project "R.A.R - Reclaiming English Studies in Romania".
The University of Bucharest will hold the conference to launch the project "R.A.R - Reclaiming English Studies in Romania", PA16-RO12-SGS-3/16.03.2015, undertaken in partnership with the Romanian Academy Library, financed through EEA Financial Mechanism, through "The Conservation and Revitalisation of the Cultural and Natural Heritage" programme.
The event will be held on Thursday, the 11th of June, 2015, starting at 3.00 pm, in the ‘Constantin Stoicescu’ Hall, 1st floor, inside the Faculty of Law, on 36-46 Mihail Kogălniceanu Avenue.
The main objective of this project is the protection, development and advancement of the written cultural heritage in the field of English Studies in Romania through the identification of certain documentary sources (literary and linguistic studies, English teaching course books, translations and dictionaries), from the years 1750-1940, as well as their digitisation. These heritage items will support the promotion of the English culture and civilisation among the interested public by creating a database and a website. Both the general and the specialised public will be able to enjoy free access to and download, even on mobile platforms, 250 volumes related to English Studies, as well as to online cultural frameworks, by following the link to the website www.recuperareaanglisticii.ro.
The motto "Discover, download, read – anywhere, anytime" reveals that the project aims to reduce the risk of cultural identity loss by preserving this written heritage in digital format. This will increase the number of digitised resources, the possibility of studying the English language and literature and will show us new pathways needed for teaching the English culture and civilisation in Romania. These digitised heritage items will represent a new step taken towards the development of new research directions. The project aims to enrich the presence of Romania in the cultural portal, Europeana.
The introduction to the project will be held by representatives of the University of Bucharest administrative board, Professor Lidia Vianu, PhD as a project initiator and Assistant Lecturer Eliana Ionoaia, PhD as project manager, as well as by representatives of the partner, the Romanian Academy Library. The meeting will bring forth the objectives and the benefits of the project for the general public.
The PA16-RO12-SGS-3/16.03.2015 RAR project –Recclaiming English Studies in Romania – is undertaken in partnership with the Romanian Academy Library and financed through EEA Grants, through "The Conservation and Revitalisation of the Cultural and Natural Heritage" programme.
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