SÆCULUM was issued, in a new series, in 1995, on the initiative of the university professor Ion Dur, the well-known Romanian philosopher, literary critic and essay writer, as a continuation of the numbers printed by the philosopher Lucian Blaga (1895-1961), founding director of the journal, between 1943-1944. It was registered at OSIM, as a journal of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, ISSN 1221-2245. SÆCULUM published texts, right from the beginning, in the four languages used in the academic areas of the University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu: Romanian, English, French and German. The frequency of publishing SÆCULUM is biannual.
The thematic option of SÆCULUM took into account the work of the spiritual model of the University of Sibiu, initially a journal of cultural synthesis, subtitled afterwards, from 2008 until 2012, journal of cultural and communication studies, but then it gave up tacitly to any particular profile. The name of our publication is enough significant in itself, so that it doesn’t need any semantic prosthesis.
What SÆCULUM is can clearly be seen in its columns, most of them permanent standing areas where complementary blend of philosophy and aesthetics, literature and criticism, history and collective mentality, to which we can add more areas of culture explored from the hermeneutic point of view: Founding Culture, The Faces of The Ages, Convergences / Divergences, Identity-Alterity, Palimpsest, History and Memory, Argument of the Work, The Lesson of Hermeneutics, (S)elective Affinities, Glass Curtain, Aesthetic Experience, Religion and Spirit, Communication-Communion, In medias media, Reviews-Notes-Notation. To which will be added, perhaps, other columns covering areas of interest which would converge our cognitive and axiological interests.
SÆCULUM permanently has included in its pages reference texts, written authors from our country and from abroad, which made the journal enjoy the appropriate prestige. The published articles have become, in most cases, consistent bibliographic reference points, being appreciated not only for style, but also for the depth and originality of ideas.