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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.


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This week at the IRH-ICUB

IRH-ICUB Seminar, Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Tuesday, 28 February, 14h – Prof. Sorin Costreie, Thinking Through Structures: Mathematical Structuralism & Mathematical Cognition

IRH-ICUB workshop series, The grant proposal: from research design to writing strategies

Thursday, 3 March, 11h – Editing and rewriting: some hands-on exercises

IRH-ICUB Lunchtime Seminar

Thursday, 2 March, 14h – Diego Lucci (American University in Bulgaria), The Burning of the Racovian Catechism in Jacobean England: A Four-Century -Old Historical Myth

IRH-ICUB Seminar, Early modern concepts of history and practices of historical writing

Friday, 3 March, 18.30 – Biblical hermeneutics and the methods of critical history,  Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise

Prof. Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge) at the Faculty of Letters


Events organized by  the Faculty of Letters,  Department of Linguistics, and IRH-ICUB

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 18h – Microvariație în marcarea dativului și în structurile cauzative în dialecte romanice și grecești din Italia din sud (Department of Linguistics, Edgar Quinet st., 1st floor)

Friday, 24 February 2017, 14 h – Word order and V2 in late Latin (Faculty of Letters, Edgar Quinet st., Council Room).

Meaning and essence: ancient and contemporary perspectives, 10 March 2017


Organizers: Adrian Ludușan, Mihai Rusu, Iovan Drehe

This workshop aims to bring together a number of young res
earchers working in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology or argumentation theory on some key issues of common interest, but also of great importance for contemporary philosophy, such as theories of meaning and essentialism.

More details and program here.

Masterclass on Isaac Newton: Historian and Philosopher

March 30, 2017

Invited speakers: Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Sarah Hutton (University of York). Dmitri Levitin (University of Oxford)

The Institute for Research in the Humanities- ICUB, University of Bucharest is pleased to announce a one day intensive, interdisciplinary masterclass, focusing on published and manuscript writings of Isaac Newton.

Graduate students and researchers willing to apply should send a CV and a short letter of intention to Ovidiu Babeș (ovidiu_babes@yahoo.com) by the 1st of February.

More details here.

ICUB Grants and Fellowships

The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB) opens the competition of grants for young researchers (maximum 5 years from their PhD) who have a work contract with the University of Bucharest.

More details here.

ICUB Fellowship for Young Researchers – New Information Package

ICUB offers each year a number of fellowships for young researchers (max. 5 years since their PhD) in all the areas covered by its four divisions (humanities, social sciences, life sciences and exact sciences).

More details here.

Seventh International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts June 6-8, 2017 – Call for papers

The University of Bucharest, Romania, is pleased to host the Seventh International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts.

The conference will be held in Bucharest from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th June 2017.

Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work!

More details here.