Author Archives: Institute for Research in the Humanities

About Institute for Research in the Humanities

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.

Digital Humanities, 15 February 2018

DH 15 feb11.00-13.00

Invited speakers:

Nicola Barbuti (University of Bari) – A Graphic Matching Process for Searching and Retrieving Information in Digital Libraries of Manuscripts

Francesco Stella (University of Sienna) – The advantages of digital analysis in textual and literary criticism: some experiments with the Lexicon software

The series on Digital Humanities (DH) hosted by the IRH-ICUB aims to explore various tools, methods, and research challenges at the crossroads between the traditional humanities and digital methods. It offers a venue for discussing projects and study cases. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the IRH-ICUB DH series encourages a roundtable discussion format, with papers on various disciplines and diverse case studies.

More detalis here.

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Francis Bacon’s Sylva Sylvarum: an exercise in philosophical translation, 17-18 January 2018

2 afis SylvaInstitute for the Research in the Humanities, ICUB, University of Bucharest

This workshop is the fifth in a series of exploratory workshops dedicated to the investigation of Francis Bacon’s Sylva Sylvarum. Previous meetings took place in Princeton (2012), Paris (2014), Berlin (2015) and Bucharest (2016). The present workshop aims at putting together members of the French, English and Romanian teams engaged in producing editions of Francis Bacon’s Sylva Sylvarum. Discussions will focus on problems of translation and vocabulary, as well as on problems of philosophical interpretation.

Invited speakers: Elodie Cassan (Paris), Claire Crignon (Paris), Sandrine Parageau (Paris), Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon (Paris), Daniel Garber (Princeton), Doina Cristina Rusu (Groningen), Laura Georgescu (Groningen), Oana Matei (UVVG Arad).

Organizers: Dana Jalobeanu, Oana Matei

More details and program here.

Digital Humanities Series – Octavian Gordon (University of Bucharest), A Possible Digital Lexicographical Tool for Classics, 7 December 2017

DH 7 dec7 December, 11h – Octavian Gordon (University of Bucharest), A Possible Digital Lexicographical Tool for Classics

The series on Digital Humanities (DH) hosted by the IRH-ICUB aims to explore various tools, methods, and research challenges at the crossroads between the traditional humanities and digital methods. It offers a venue for discussing projects and study cases. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the IRH-ICUB DH series encourages a roundtable discussion format, with papers on various disciplines and diverse case studies.

More details about the Digital Humanities series are available here.

IRH-ICUB Fellowships and Grants

The IRH-ICUB is happy to announce the fellowships and grants awarded in November 2017:

Fellowship for Young Researchers:

Justin Begley – Margaret Cavendish, The Last Natural Philosopher, fellowship awarded for 12 months

Oana Cojocaru – Becoming adult: the ambiguity of adolescence and youth in Byzantium (eighth to twelfth centuries), fellowship awarded for 12 months

Alessandro Nannini – Sulzer and the rediscovery of the obscure in the German Enlightenment, fellowship awarded for 12 months

Ana Petrache – The Eschatological Shape of Political Imagination, fellowship awarded for 12 months

Young Researchers Grant (UB):

Adina Camelia Bleotu – Experimental Pragmatics for Romanian

Alexandru Nicolae – Towards a uniform syntactic analysis of modal verb configurations in Romanian

Rethinking Disease. New Theoretical Foundations for Clinical Treatment, 10 November 2017

Rethinking Disease orarOrganizers: Dr. Alexandra Pârvan (University of Pitești) and Professor Jennifer Radden (University of Massachusetts, IRH-ICUB Visiting Professor)

Spanning the disciplines of psychiatry and philosophy, medicine and the humanities, this one-day conference introduces new ways to construe psychiatric categories from a “post-psychiatry” viewpoint, one that looks beyond DSM and ICD-type approaches, and traditional explanatory models, towards a focus on person-centered clinical care informed by sociology of knowledge, medical anthropology, metaphysics, phenomenology and art.

More details here.

Digital Humanities – Crystal Hall (Bowdoin College), Computing Galileo’s Library: The Humanities’ Role in Shaping Computation

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This presentation explores the creation of a digital humanities project as an opportunity for humanists to intervene in design thinking in ways that have broad ramifications. The case study of building an interactive, digital laboratory for the study of Galileo Galilei’s library, offers a way to assert the value of ambiguous and missing data, database design for exploration rather than retrieval, and experimentation via historical epistemologies. Examples will be drawn from Galileo’s works and books related to literature and natural philosophy from early modern Italy.

Website: https://research.bowdoin.edu/galileos-library/

IRH-ICUB Visting Professors, 2017-2018

The IRH-ICUB is happy to announce the visiting professors fellowships awarded in October 2017:

Prof. Nancy S. Jecker (University of Washington) – Philosophical and Practical Challenges of Decision Making for Elderly People with Dementia (December 2017)

Prof. Cornelia Ilie (Malmö University) – Pragma-Rhetorical Approaches to Political Discourse (March 2018)

Prof. Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen) – Philosophical Issues about the Roles of Mathematics in the Sciences (June 2018)