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The IRH-ICUB is a research division of The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest. Our mission is to promote and stimulate outstanding research in the humanities. The institute encourages international projects in disciplines such as history, philology, philosophy, intellectual history and religious studies, as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary projects.

YEARLY REPORT  2015 

Young Researchers Grant (UB) – Final Results

The Institute of Research in Humanities is proud to announce the final results of the Young Researchers Grant (UB) competition:

  1. Tudorie Ionuț Alexandru, The French Institute of Byzantine Studies (IFEB) and the Romanian Academia (1937-1949): Bucarest – un apostolat intellectuel immédiat et fécond
  2. Dragomirescu Adina, Foreign features in the syntax of old Romanian. Cross-linguistic analogies

Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science

Call for applications

BUCHAREST COLLOQUIUM IN EARLY MODERN SCIENCE

From Natural History to Science: the Emergence of Experimental Philosophy

24-26 October 2016

 

Invited speakers: Iordan Avramov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Andreas Blanck (University of Paderborn & Bard College, Berlin), Arianna Borrelli (Technical University Berlin), Florike Egmont (Leiden University), Mordechai Feingold (California Institute of Technology), Raphaele Garrod (University of Cambridge), Friedrich Steinle (Technical University Berlin).

The sixth edition of the Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of historians and philosophers interested in the interplay between theory and experimental practices in the 16th–18th centuries, with a special focus on the emergence of experimental philosophy. We invite papers on the history of natural history, early modern experimental practices and forms of experimental methodology, as well as papers investigating the philosophical and methodological discussions surrounding the emergence of experimental philosophy.

Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science is organized by Dana Jalobeanu and the team of the project From natural history to science: the emergence of experimental philosophy (http://blogs.ub-filosofie.ro/pce/) and will represent the final conference of this five-year project. Abstracts no longer than 500 words should be sent by 15 July to Doina-Cristina Rusu (dc.rusu@yahoo.com).

ICUB Fellowships for Young Researchers awarded in May 2016

The Institute of Research in Humanities is proud to announce four new fellows:

  1. Ștefan Ionescu, Restitution of Jewish Property in Postwar Romania, 1945-1950, fellowship awarded for 12 months, starting date – 15 June 2016
  2. Matthew Dentith, The Ethics of Investigation: When are we obliged to take conspiracy theories seriously? fellowship awarded for 12 months, starting date – 15 September 2016
  3. Timothy Tambassi, New Perspective for an Ontology of Geography, fellowship awarded for 12 months, starting date – 15 September 2016
  4. Nina Englehardt, The Momentum of Pynchon’s Secret Formula – Archival Material between Science and Literature, fellowship awarded for 3 months, starting date – 1 January 2017

Prof. Monica Baciu (Université Grenoble Alpes), Multifactorial Representation of Language: Variability and Plasticity

Keynote lecture, 4 July 2016, 10h

Mircea Florian Amphiteatre, Faculty of Philosophy, Splaiul Independentei 204

 

Prof. Monica BACIU MD PhD, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Grenoble

Multifactorial Representation of Language: Variability and Plasticity

 

More details on the Consciousness and Cognition seminar page.

Andrei Miu (Babeș-Bolyai University): Emotions and Moral Decision: Perspectives from Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Keynote lecture, 23 June, 17h

Mircea Florian Amphitheatre, Faculty of Philosophy

Splaiul Independentei 204

 

Professor Andrei C. Miu, Ph.D.

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Department of Psychology, Babeș-Bolyai University

 

Emotions and Moral Decision: Perspectives from Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

 

More details on the Consciousness and Cognition seminar page.

Half-Day Workshops, 5-6 July

This is part of the series of workshops organized by Dr. Iulian D. Toader

5 July 2016 – 17h (IRH-ICUB, Dimitrie Brandza 1)

Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU) “Descartes’ Philosophical Revolution”
Andy Arana (Sorbonne) “Imagination and space in early modern geometry”

Readings:
1. Hanoch Ben-Yami, “Introduction” in Descartes’ Philosophical Revolution: A Reassessment, Palgrave, 2015.
2. Andrew Arana. “Imagination in mathematics” in A. Kind (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination, 463–477, 2016.

 

6 July 2016 – 10h (Faculty of Philosophy, Splaiul Independentei 204)

Andy Arana (Sorbonne) “On the alleged simplicity of impure proof”
Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU) “The Quantified Argument Calculus”

Readings:
1. Andrew Arana, “On the alleged simplicity of impure proof” in R. Kossak and P. Ording (eds.) Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts, Springer, 2016.
2. Hanoch Ben-Yami, “The Quantified Argument Calculus” in The Review of  Symbolic Logic, 7, 120-146, 2014.