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Jiga Iliescu Laura

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Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor al Academiei Romana, Bucharest, .

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Nascut(a) in: 1968

Interese: cultura orala, rituri funerare, religiozitate traditionala si moderna, naratiuni hagiografice

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Iliescu
Surname: Laura.
Date of birth: 06.08.1968.
Citizenship: Romanian.
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Education:
1991-1995 The University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, Department of Romanian and Portuguese Languages and Literatures.
1995-1996 The University of Bucharest, M.A in Ethnology and Folklore.
1996-2003 The University of Craiova, Faculty of Letters, PhD in Philology. ____________________________________________________________________________
Scholarship:
1998 - study visit at Österreicher Akademie der Wissenschaften, Phonogrammarchiv, Vienna, Austria.
1999 - scholarship at the Folklore Fellows’ Summer School, Abo Academy and Kalevala Institute of Folklore, Turku, Finland.
2003 - study visit at the Serbian Academy of Scents, The Institute of Ethnography, The Institute of Balkanology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia and Montenegro.
2003 - study visit at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France.
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Foreign Languages:
English, French, Portuguese ___________________________________________________________________________
Place of working:
1995 – 1998, researcher assistant at The Institute of Ethnography and Folklore “C. Brailoiu”, the Romanian Academy.
1998- till now, researcher at The Romanian Academy, The “Constantin Brailoiu” Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, director of the program Creation, systematisation and valorisation of the documents in the Archive of Folklore.

2003-2004, the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters.

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Research grants:
1998, Creating the digitalized data base of folk songs and narratives recorded in Dobrogea (The Romanian area); documents in the Archive of Folklore of the Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, project granted by the Romanian Academy; the Institute of Ethnography and Folklore; director of the project.
1999, The audio-visual editing on digital support of oral narratives and epic songs, project granted by the Romanian Academy; director of the project.
2001-2002, Religious and Cultural Syncretism at the flow of Danube, project granted by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research; director of the project.
2003-2004, Changes and constants of the traditional culture in the process of transition to the modern Romania (at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century) reflected by the peasants’ writings stored in the Archive of Folklore in Bucharest. Study and critical anthology, project granted by the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research and Youth; director of the project.
2004-2006, La memoire de la mine, project granted by the Phare foundation, in the frame of the program “Culture 2000”.

2005-2006, Cultural differences, strategies of identity, intercultural politics, project granted by the Government of Romania, the Educatia 2000+ foundation, the University of Bucharest and the International Association of Francophony.

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Interests:
Popular religiosity, Interference between oral and written cultural expressions, European epic songs, techniques and deontology of fieldworking, archiving and edited documents of untouchable cultural heritage.
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Participation to national scientific meetings:

1998 - The Institute of Ethnography and Folklore in Bucharest: The “persona” and the person of the field collector of folklore. Bucharest.

2000 - The National Centre for Preservation and Valorisation Popular Arts and Traditions in Bucharest, the symposia “Popular culture and the year of 2000”: Changing the patters of the folklorist, Stefanesti, Arges.

2001 - The “Constantin Brailoiu” Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, the symposia “Borders, areas of interference”: The oral features of the popular medieval manuscripts. Bucharest. Organiser.
2001 - The Museum of Ethnography in Brasov, The Village Museum in Bucharest, The Institute of Ethnography and Folklore in Bucharest, the symposia “Professor Gusti in the memory of Dragus”: Political values of the Sociological School of Bucharest, from a contemporary perspective, Brasov.
2001 - The National Centre for Preservation and Valorisation Popular Arts and Traditions in Bucharest, the symposia “Identity and globalisation”: What is the lesson of the Tower of Babel still teaching us?. Stefanesti, Arges.
2001 - The Cultural Centre of Constanta County, the session “How travel the cultural signs”: The Romanian Calusari abroad: on the streets of London and as characters of the “X Files” movie, 2 Mai, Constanta.
2001 - The Cultural Centre of Dolj County, the workshop “The popular song from traditional to modern society”: The “authenticity” of the folk song and the status of the creator. Maria Tanase’s “Agurida” and Loredana Grozea’s “Agurida”, Craiova.

2002 - The “Constantin Brailoiu” Institute of Ethnography and Folklore in Bucharest, the seminar “Caragiale and us”, What though Caragiale about the Easter eggs?, Bucharest.
2002 - The University of Bucharest, the workshop “Globalisation and identity, Bucharest.
2002 -The Romanian Academy and the UNESCO, the symposia “The untouchable patrimony”: The manuscript funds in the Archive of Folklore in Bucharest, Bucharest.
2002 - The National Centre for Preservation and Valorisation Popular Arts and Traditions in Bucharest, the symposia “Modern views about cultural valorisations”: The scientific valorisation of holograph peasant’s documents in the Archive of Folklore, Stefanest, Arges.

2003 - The “Constantin Brailoiu” Institute of Ethnography and Folklore in Bucharest, the session “Towards ethnology of the third millennium”, At the gate of the monastery in the Romania of transition, Bucharest.
2003 - The National Centre for Preservation and Valorisation Popular Arts and Traditions in Bucharest, the symposia “Interdisciplinary perspectives on the traditional culture”, The time of ethnology and the time of historiography, Stefanesti, Arges.
2003 - The Cultural Centre of Constanta County, the session “How travel the cultural signs”, When a Tartar wants to marry with a Romanian girl. Social and symbolic values of the mixed marriage, 2 Mai, Constanta.

2004 - “Constantin Brailoiu” Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, the seminar “Conventional and nonconventional document”, Written documents of the daily life of the soldiers in the First World War
2004 - National Centre of Preservation and Valorisation Popular Arts and Traditions in Bucharest, the symposia “Popular religiosity”, The priest, the witch and the opening of the “book”.
2004. “Dimitrie Gusti” Village Museum, the seminar “Urban vicinity”, The Hungarian Balyai Farkas and the Romanian Papiu Ilarian high schools stand face to face.

2005. The French Cultural Centre in Bucharest, the conference Walls of words, of gestures and of music. Untouchable heritage
2005 – The Romanian Academy, the Institute of Ethnography and Folklore “Constantin Brailoiu’, Local and universal in the pilgrimage to St. Paraskeva from Jassy


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Participation at international scientific meetings.

2000 - Accademia di Romania, the congress “Religiosita populare tra antropologia e storia della religioni”: Textualization of folk images of Paradise. Alexander the Great’s visit in the Makaron Island, Rome, Italy.
2000 - University of Bucharest, The International Commission of Ballads and Ballads’ Studies: Ethical conduct in the Romanian epic heroic songs. An attempt for typological classification, Bucharest, Romania.
2000 - Jagellonian University, the symposia “Ethnical and national minorities in the South-East and Central Europe”, When a Tartar from Dobrodgea wants to marry a Romanian Girl, Cracow, Poland.

2001 - Kyado Academy, The International Commission of Ballads and Ballads’ Studies: The performance of epic songs in funeral contexts, Budapest, Hungary.
2001 - University of Ljublijana, The Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School, Piran, Slovenja.

2003 - University of Craiova and the Cultural Centre of Dolj County, the congress “Antropoest. The Anthropology of the south-eastern Europe in-between the restructuring of the object and the methodological explosion”, On the borderline between touchable and untouchable heritage. Peasants’ holograph documents stored in archives of folklore

2004 - The Cultural Centre of Dolj County, the congress “The death and the Orient”, Few consideration about St. Filofteia’s death.

2005 – The University of Bucharest and the Education 2000+ Centre, Sharing miracles and saints. Aspects of religious syncretism in Dobrogea
2005 - International Association for Southeast European Anthropology si School of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, the congress “Urban life and culture in southeastern Europe”, the paper: The city and the pilgrims. Universal and local in the pilgrimage to St. Paraskeva in Iasi, Beograd
Membership in national and international professional organisations:

Starting with 1999: assistant member of Folklore Fellows’ Society, an International Organisation of Folklorists, Finland.
Starting with 2000: member of the International Commission for Ballads and Ballads’ Studies.
Starting with 2004: member of the International Association of South-East Europe Anthropology (InASEA).

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Other abilities:

2000-2001, Cultural management training courses, within the frame of Phare’s and the Romanian Ministry of Culture’s program, The cultural dimension of democracy RO-9809-01. The classes were delivered by The British Council (Great Britain), the Nomisma (Italy), the French Ministry of Culture, the Info Group (Greek) and the Fiman Group (Romania). Diploma of cultural management trainer.


PUBLICATIONS

Studies.
2000 - Hero and character in the Romanian epic heroic songs. An Attempt for a typological classification, in “Acts of the International Commission of Ballads and Ballads’ Studies”, 30, Bucuresti, 2000, pp. 117-123.
2001 - Ambiguitatea textului literar scris si crearea legendelor orale. Cu referire la “Alexandria” si credintele despre Blajini (The ambiguity of the written text and the creation of the oral legends. With a special view on the “Alexander Romance” and the traditions about the Blajini), in “Revista de etnografie si folclor”, tom 44, nr.1, Editura Academiei Romane, Bucuresti, 1999 (printed in 2001),p 27-39.
2002 - The Reward of Paradise. Textualization of images of Paradise in “Alexander Romance” and oral traditions, in Ileana Benga, Bogdan Neagota, edts., “Religiosita populare tra antropologia e storia delle religioni”, Presa Universitara Clujeana, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 177-189.
2002 - The performance of epic heroic songs in funeral contexts, in “Acta Ethnographica Hungarica. An International Journal of Ethnography”, nr. 4-7 (1-2), Kyado Academy, Budapest, p. 211-215.
2002 - Pentru (re)constituirea imaginii sfantului Blajin. Filoane livresti si orale (An attempt for reconstructing the image of the saint Blajin. Oral and written sources), in vol “Etnologica”, Paideia, Bucuresti, pp. 121-137.
2002 - Sfantul in anticamera paradisului. Contexte europene ale traditiilor medievale geografice si legende romanesti despre calatoria la Rai (The saint in the antechamber of the Paradise. European contexts for the medieval geographic traditions and Romanian legends about the journey to the Heaven), in vol. “Symposia. Caiete de etnologie si antropologie”, nr. 1/2002, Editura Aius, Craiova, p. 189-206.
2003 - On the borderline between touchable and untouchable heritage. Peasants’ written documents stored in archives of folklore, in “Symposia. Journal for studies in ethnology and anthropology’, Aius, p. 211-220.
2003 - Coordonate folclorice ale lecturii colective In mediile traditionale (Folkloric features of the aloud lecture in the traditional milieus), in “Anuarul Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor Constantin Brailoiu”, tom 11-12, 2000-2001 (printed 2003), Editura Academiei Romane, Bucuresti, pp. 147-153.
2004 - Political and religious meanings of St.Filofteia’s death, in “Symposia. Journal for Studies in Ethnology and Anthropology”, Aius, Craiova, p. 253-263.
2004, O ipostaza a “Scrisorii cazute din cer”, la inceputul secolului al XX-lea” (A hypostasis of a Letter fallen from the sky, at the beginning of the XXth century), in “Xenopoliana”, Buletinul Fundatiei Academice “A.D.Xenopol”din Iasi, XII, 1-4, Iasi, p. 165-178.
2004 - “La poarta manastirii”, in Romania de astazi. Actualizari contemporane ale schemelor religioase traditionale. (“At the gate of the monastery” in nowadays Romania. Contemporary actualizations of traditional religious structures), in “Anuarul Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor Constantin Brailoiu”, serie noua, tom 14-15, 2003-2004, Editura Academiei Romane, Bucuresti, p.143-148.
2004 - Moartea Sfintei Filofteia (Saint Filofteia’s death), in “Anuarul Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor Constantin Brailoiu”, serie noua, tom 14-15, 2003-2004, Editura Academiei Romane, Bucuresti, p.277- 286.


- About the imaginary hermit in the Romanian medieval literature, in “Synthesis”, Editura Academiei Romane, Bucharest, 17 pages, under printing.
- Prezenta si sensul semnelor zodiacale in cultura traditionala romaneasca, intre oficial si poular, intre scriere si oralitate, (The zodiac signs in the Romanian traditional culture, between official and popular, between orality and writing), in “Studii si comunicari de etnologie”. Academia Romana, Institutul de cercetari socio-umane Sibiu, Editura Imago, Sibiu, 18 pages, under printing.


Articles.
2001 - Istorie orala si memorie umana. Un interviu cu d-na Profira Stoicescu (Oral history and human memory. An interview with Mrs Profira Stoicescu), in “Revista de etnografie si folclor”, tom 44, nr.2, Editura Academiei Romane, Bucuresti, 1999 (printed in 2001), pp 82-84.
2001 - Anonimitatea folclorica a manuscriselor medievale populare (The folkloric anonimity of the medieval popular manuscripts), in “Suflet oltenesc. Revista de etnologie si antropologie culturala”, serie noua, nr. 1, Craiova.
2001 - Variabilitatea folclorica a manuscriselor medievale populare (The folkloric variability of the medieval popular manuscripts), “Suflet oltenesc. Revista de etnologie si antropologie culturala”, serie noua, nr. 3, Craiova.
2002 - Oralitatea folclorica a manuscriselor medievale populare (The folkloric orality of the medieval popular manuscripts), in “Suflet oltenesc. Revista de etnologie si antropologie culturala”, serie noua, nr. 5, Craiova.
2002 - Modificarea paradigmei folcloristicii (The change of the folkloristics), in “Suflet oltenesc. Revista de etnologie si antropologie culturala”, serie noua, nr. 7, Craiova.
2003 - Taramurile de sub noi si cosmografie medievala (The lands beneath us and medieval cosmography), in “Arche. Journal of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology”, Nr. 3. Octombrie, Craiova.
2003 - Folclor si inchisoare (Folklore and prison), in “Datina. Revista Centrului Judetean Constanta”, mai, Constanta.
2003 - Hrana ingereasca (The food of the angels), in “Datina. Revista Centrului Judetean Constanta”, aprilie, Constanta.
2004 - Popular culture of printing, in “Arche. Journal of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology”, nr.6, Aprilie, Craiova.
2004 - The hause of civil marriage, in “Arche. Journal of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology”, nr.7, Noiembrie, Craiova.


Books.

2004 - Scrieri taranesti. Documente olografe aflate in AIEF (Peasants’ writing. Documents stored in AIEF), Anthology by Laura Jiga Iliescu (coordinator and study), Anca Stere, Cristina Neamu, Cheiron, Bucuresti, 285 pages.

- Rasplata paradisului. Carti populare si folclor in cultura traditionala romaneasca ( The reward of Paradise. Popular books and folklore in the Romanian traditional culture), Editura Academiei, Bucuresti, 240 pages, under printing.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Nume: Iliescu
Prenume: Laura.
Data nasterii: 06.08.1968.

Pregatire profesionala
1991-1995 Universitatea Bucuresti, Facultatea de Litere, specializarea romana-portugheza. Lucrarea de diploma: Obiceiuri de seceris in Transilvania si poezia lor, coordonator dr. Pavel Ruxandoiu.
1995-1996 Universitatea Bucuresti, cursuri de studii aprofundate specializarea etnologie si folclor. Dizertatia: Conduita etica eroica in cantecul epic romanesc, coordonator dr. Pavel Ruxandoiu.
1996- 2003 Universitatea Craiova, studii doctorale, domeniul filologie, specializarea folclor. Teza: Influenta ale cartilor populare asupra credintelor despre Blajiini, in spatiul romanesc, coordonator dr. Sabina Ispas.

Burse de studiu si perfectionare:
• 30 octombrie – 20 decembrie 1998, documentare la Phonogrammarchiv, Vienna, acordata de Academia Austriaca de Stiinte.
• 10 august – 6 septembrie 1999 bursa de studiu in cadrul Folklore Fellows’ Summer School, Abo Academy si Institutul Kalevala, Turku, Finlanda.
• 8 septembrie 2003 – 17 septembrie 2003, documentare la Belgrad, Serbia, acordata de Academia Sarba de Stiinte.
• 10 noiembrie – 10 decembrie 2003, Paris, bursa de studii si documentare acordata de Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS )

Limbi straine:
Engleza, franceza, portugheza.

Locul de munca:
1995 – 1998, asistent de cercetare in cadrul Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, Academia Romana, Bucuresti.
1998 – 2005 cercetator in cadrul Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, Academia Romana, Bucuresti.
2005 – cercetator principap gradul III in cadrul Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, Academia Romana, Bucuresti.
Coordonator al programului Arhivei de Folclor Crearea, sistematizarea si valorificarea documentelor din Arhiva de Folclor.
Altele:
1999-2000: asistent de folclor in cadrul Universitatii Hyperion, profesor dr. Sabina Ispas.
2003-2004: Universitatea Bucuresti, profesor asociat, cursul optional Vocea oralitatii si tacerea scriiturii.Carti populare si folclor.
2001- in prezent: Igloo. Revista de arhitectura si cultura, rubrica permanenta Traditii

Experienta profesionala:
Participare la programele de cercetare ale Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor:
• 2001: Scoala Sociologica de la Bucuresti. Literatura poulara, cercetare desfasurata in cadrul proiectului Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor „Etnologie romaneasca. Tratat”.
• 2002: Practici ale oralitatii si practici ale scrierii in cultura traditionala romaneasca, cercetare desfasurata in cadrul proiectului Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor „Etnologie romaneasca. Tratat”.
• 2003: Literatura de colportaj, cercetare desfasurata in cadrul proiectului Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor „Etnologie romaneasca. Tratat”.
• 2004: Conceptele de „cultura poplara” si „traditie populara” in lietratura etnologica romaneasca, cercetare desfasurata in cadrul proiectului Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor „Etnologie romaneasca. Tratat”.
• 2005: Antologii si monografii folclorice, cercetare desfasurata in cadrul proiectului Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor „Etnologie romaneasca. Tratat”

Granturi:
• 1998: Coordonator al proiectului finantat de Academia Romana (GAR): Crearea bazei de date digitalizata a folclorului dobrogean (texte poetice si proza) de pe litoralul romanesc; documente aflate in Arhiva de Folclor a Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”.
• 1999: Coordonator al proiectului finantat de Academia Romana (GAR): Editarea audio-vizuala pe suport digital a naratiunilor orale aflate in fondurile documentare ale Arhivei de Folclor din Bucuresti .
• 2001-2002, Coordonator al proiectului finantat de Ministerul Educatiei si Cercetarii: Sincretisme culturale si religioase la Dunarea de Jos.
• 2003 – 2005, Coordonator al proiectului finantat de Ministerul Educatiei, Cercetarii si Tineretului, prin CNSIS: Dinamica gandirii si a mentalitatii populare reflectata de documente olografe taranesti. Valorificarea prin publicare a documentelor olografe taranesti aflate in Arhiva de Folclor a Institutului de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiui”.
• 2004 – 2006, participant la proiectul international finantat de U.E. in cadrul programului Cultura 2000, Memoria minei si identitati culturale europene.
• 2005- 2006, participant la proiectul Diferente culturale, strategii identitare, politici interculturale, proiect finantat de Serviciul General al Guvernului Romaniei – Departamentul pentru Relatii interetnice, Centrul Educatia 2000+, Centrul European pentru Invatamantul Superior, Universitatea din Bucuresti si Asociatia Universitara a Francofoniei

Altele:
• 2001 - profesor invitat in cadrul Scolii de Vara pentru straini organizata de Fundatia Culturala Romana, Baia Mare.

Domenii de interes:
Religie si religiozitate populara, naratiuni populare, obiceiuri funerarea traditionale si moderne, interferente intre formele livresti si cele scrise de creatie si expresie culturala, tehnica si deontologia cercetarii de teren si arhivarea documentelor de patrimoniu intangibil.

Participare la manifestari stiintifice nationale:
• 1998 - Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, comunicarea Persona si persoana culegatorului de folclor, Bucuresti.
• 1998 - Muzeul de Etnografie Bran, comunicarea Targul popular de la Negreni, Bran.
• 2000 - Centrul National de Conservare a Artei si Traditiei Populare, sesiunea de comunicari “Cultura populara si anul 2000, comunicarea Modificarea paradigmei folcloristicii, Stefanesti.
• 2001 - Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, sesiunea de comunicari “Granite si zone de interferenta, comunicarea Oralitatea manuscriselor cartilor populare. Bucuresti. Membru al colectivului de organizare.
• 2001 - Muzeul de Etnografie Brasov, Muzeul Satului Bucuresti, Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, simpozionul “Profesorul Gusti in memoria Dragusului, comunicarea Valentele politice ale Scolii Sociologice de la Bucuresti din perspectiva contemporana. Brasov
• 2001 - Centrul National de Conservare a Artei si Traditiei Populare, simpozionul “Identitate si globalizare”, comunicarea Ne mai invata ceva lectia turnului Babel? Stefanesti
• 2001 - Centrul Cultural Constanta, sesiunea de comunicari “Mutatia semnelor culturale in spatiul romanesc”, comunicarea Calusarii romani peste hotare: pe strazile Londrei si protagonisti ai serialului t.v. Dosarele X. 2 Mai
• 2001 - Centrul Cultural Dolj, sesiunea de comunicari “Cantecul popular de la societatea traditionala la societatea moderna”, comunicarea “Autenticitatea” cantecului si a creatorului. “Agurida”, Maria Tanase si Loredana Grozea. Craiova
• 2002 - Academia Romana, Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu, sesiunea de comunicari “Caragiale si noi”, comunicarea Ce credea Caragiale despre ouale de Pasti? Bucuresti. Membru al colectivului de organizare.
• 2002 - Universitatea Bucuresti, masa rotunda “Globalizare si identitate. Bucuresti
• 2002 - Academia Romana, UNESCO, sesiunea de comunicari “Patrimoniul imaterial”, comunicarea Fondul de manuscrise al Arhivei de Folclor din Bucuresti. Bucuresti
• 2002 - Centrul National de Conservare a Artei si Traditiei Populare, sesiunea de comunicari “Viziuni moderne asupra valorificarii culturale”, comunicarea Valorificarea stiintifica a documentelor olografe taranesti. Stefanesti
• 2003 - Academia Romana, Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, sesiunea de comunicari “Pentru o etnologie a mileniului III”, comunicarea Forme ale religiozitatii in Romania postcomunista. Bucuresti
• 2003 - Centrul National de Conservare a Artei si Traditiei Populare, sesiunea de comunicari “Cercetarea interdisciplinara a culturii populare”, comunicarea Temporalitatea etnologiei si temporalitatea istoriografiei. Stefanesti
• 2003 - Centrul Judetean de Cultura Constanta, sesiunea “Migratia semnelor culturale”, comunicarea Daca un tatar din Dobrogea vrea sa se casatoreasca cu o romanca. Valori simbolice si sociale ale casatoriei inter-etnice. 2 Mai
• 2004 - Academia Romana, Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor “Constantin Brailoiu”, sesiunea de comunicari “Documentul conventional si neconventional”, comunicarea Memoria scrisa a soldatilor din primul razboi mondial; participant in echipa organizatorica. Bucuresti
• 2004 - Centrul National de Conservare si Valorificare a Artei si Traditiei Populare, Stefasesti, comunicarea Preotul, fermecatoarea si satul. Craiova
• 2004 - Muzeul Satului „D. Gusti”, sesiunea de comunicari „Vecinatati urbane”, comunicarea La Targu Mures liceele Balyai Farcasz si Papiu Ilarian stau fata in fata. Bucuresti
• 2005 – Centrul Cultural Francez, conferinta Ziduri din cuvinte, gesturi, muzica. Patrimoniu intangibil. Bucuresti
• 2005 – Academia Romana, Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor „Constantin Brailoiu”, sesiunea de comunicari Colocviile Brailoiu 2005, comunicarea Universal si local in pelerinajul la Sf. Paraschiva din Iasi

Participari la manifestari stiintifice internationale:
• 2000 - Accademia di Romania, congresul “Religiosita populare tra antropologia e storia della religioni”, comunicarea Textualization of folk images of Paradise. Alexander the Great’s visit in the Makaron Island, Roma, Italia.
• 2000 - Universitatea Bucuresti, Congresul Comisiei Internationale a Baladelor, comunicarea Ethical conduct in the Romanian epic heroic songs. An attempt for typological classification, Bucuresti.
• 2000 - Jagellonian University, simpozionul “Ethnical and national minorities in the South-East and Central Europe”, comunicarea When a Tartar from Dobrodgea wants to marry a Romanian Girl, Cracovia, Polonia.
• 2001 - Academia Kiado, Congresul Comisiei Internationale a Baladelor, comunicarea The performance of epic songs in funeral contexts, Budapesta, Ungaria.
•2001 - Universitatea Ljublijana, The Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School, prelegerea Untouchable heritage, Piran, Slovenia.
• 2003 - Universitatea Craiova, Centrul Judetean de Cultura Dolj, congresul “Antropoest. The Anthropology of the South-Eastern Europe in-between the reorganisation of the object and the methodological explosion”, comunicarea The complementarity between orality and writing. The peasants’ olographic documents, Craiova.
• 2004 - Centrul Judetean de Cultura Dolj, Craiova, congresul “The Death and the Orient”, comunicarea Political and Religious Meanings of Saint Filofteia’s Death.
• 2005 - Universitatea din Bucuresti, Centrul Educatia 2000+, sesiunea de comunicari “Identitate si globalizare”, comunicarea Sharing miracles and saints. Aspects of religous syncretism in Dobrogea. Bucuresti
• 2005 - International Association for Southeast European Anthropology si School of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, congresul “Urban life and culture in southeastern Europe”, comunicarea The city and the pilgrims. Universal and local in the pilgrimage to St. Paraskeva in Iasi. Belgrad

Organizatii profesionale nationale si internationale:
• Incepand cu anul 1999: membru asistent al Folklore Fellows’ Society, Organizatie internationala a folcloristilor, cu sediul in Finlanda.
• Incepand cu anul 2000: membru al The International Commission for Ballads and Ballads’ Studies, segment al SIEF.
• Incepand cu anul 2004: membru al International Association of SouthEast Anthropology (InASEA).

Alte abilitati si cunostinte:
2000-2001, Cursuri de management cultural, in cadrul programului Ministerului Culturii din Romania si Uniunii Europene prin Fundatia Phare, Dimensiunea culturala a democratiei Ro-9809-01, cursuri livrate de organizatiile Fiman (Romania), British Council (Marea Britanie), Nomisma (Italia), Ministerul Culturii din Franta, Info Gorup (Grecia). Diploma de instructor in domeniul managementului cultural.

Publicații selectate:

* Laura Jiga Iliescu, Rasplata Paradisului. Filoane livresti si orale ale credintelor despre Blajini, in spatiul romanesc, Editura Academiei, 2006.