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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.

The grant proposal: from research design to writing strategies


Organized by: Lorena AntonMihnea DobreIonut Epurescu-Pascovici.

The Grant Proposal series aims to provide a venue for humanities and social sciences researchers to meet, share their experiences, receive hands-on advice on grant writing, and collaborate on their grant applications for national and European calls. The series is addressed primarily to researchers in the early stages of their career, but we welcome participation of more experienced researchers. It is hoped that out of this workshop series a small community of researchers will emerge who will continue to offer mutual support for grant applications through constructive criticism and peer-review.

The meetings of the Grant Proposal series take place every month.

For attending the meetings of the Grant Proposal series, please fill in the registration form.

Memory: From Brains to Narratives

In Greek mythology, memory—the goddess Mnemosyne—was the mother of the muses, thus having complete power over time, imagination, and all cultural activities. Since then, ordinary people as well as scholars have been intrigued and preoccupied with the power and place of memory, in its different types and forms. In recent years, the study of memory, both in its sociocultural aspects and collective manifestations, has determined the apparition of a transdisciplinary domain of social research, generally known as Memory Studies.

The seminar Memory: From Brains to Narratives is convened by Dr. Lorena ANTON, being constructed as an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions between specialists in medical humanities and social sciences. Its aim is to bring together and deconstruct past and present ideas about the place of memory in human history, and to open doors towards the future of its contemporary evolution.

Contact: Lorena Anton – lorena.anton(at)

CFP: Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science

 13-15 March 2018
Invited speakers: Arianna Borrelli (Technical University, Berlin), Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge), David Marshall Miller (University of Iowa), Cesare Pastorino (Technical University, Berlin), Friedrich Steinle (Technical University, Berlin).
The seventh edition of the Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science will focus on the interplay between quantification, practice(s) and the emergence of new epistemic genres in the early modern period (broadly conceived). We are especially interested in the several ways in which debates on epistemic genres and disciplinary boundaries contributed to the shaping of new “forms of mathematization” from the 16th century to the 18th century (and beyond).

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.