Book exhibition – `Petru Bogdan – 150`

The Central University Library “Mihai Eminescu” Iasi organizes, from February 6 to March 6, 2023, at its headquarters (Păcurari Street no. 4), the documentary exhibition “Petru Bogdan – 150”, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Romanian scholar, professor at the University of Iasi.

The exhibition includes period photographs and rare documents from the Culianu-Petrescu family archive and original documents from the collections of BCU Iasi, including Petru Bogdan’s doctoral thesis (defended in Berlin in 1901), his books and texts from collective volumes, as well as studies and articles published in scientific and cultural journals, etc.

The official opening of the documentary exhibition will take place on Tuesday, 7 February 2023, at 12:00, in the Aula BCU “Mihai Eminescu” Iași. Invited guests: Prof. Dr. Ionel Mangalagiu, Pro-rector of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Popescu, Faculty of Physics, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași.

Documentary exhibition by Elena Bondor (BCU “Mihai Eminescu” Iași, Department of Informatics and Digital Technologies).

The Central University Library “Mihai Eminescu” Iasi addresses its gratitude and warm thanks to Mrs. Tereza Culianu-Petrescu, granddaughter of the scholar Petru Bogdan, for her involvement in the realization of the documentary exhibition dedicated, as a tribute, to the 150th anniversary of her grandfather’s birth.

Petru Bogdan was born on February 3, 1873, in the commune of Miroslovești, jud. Suceava. He studied at the Faculty of Sciences in Iași (Iasi), graduated in Physical and Chemical Sciences and in 1901 defended his doctoral thesis at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin (called “Humboldt” since 1945), obtaining the title of Doctor of Philosophy, specialising in Physical and Chemical Sciences. He taught at the University of Iasi until 1940. In 1924 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Nancy. He was elected full member of the Romanian Academy in March 1926. Between 1926 and 1940 he was, alternately, Rector, Pro-Rector, Dean and Dean at the University of Iasi. From 1926 he was involved in the steps for the establishment of the “King Ferdinand I” Foundation in Iasi, and from 1941-1944 he was Director of the same Foundation and member of the Council of the Royal Cultural Foundations of Romania. He died on 29 March 1944, on duty, in a hotel room in Mediaș, during the evacuation of the “King Ferdinand I” Foundation in Iasi.

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