Masterclass “Plato and Platonism”

First edition: 18 May – 5 June 2015, Bucharest

The Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest (IRH-UB) organizes a masterclass entitled “Plato and Platonism” between 18 May and 5 June 2015. It aims to offer to a number of maximum 20 students a series of 15 lectures (2 hours each) held by scholars focusing on the Platonic tradition from a variety of perspectives: history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, and logic. This 3-weeks masterclass will include:

  • 6 lectures offered by Cristina Ionescu (The Catholic University of America, Washington DC): Plato’s Statesman;
  • 3 lectures offered by Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest): “Self-referentiality. Starting from Parmenides”;
  • 3 lectures offered by Andrei Cornea (University of Bucharest): “Plato and Plotinus on Nonbeing”;
  • 3 lectures offered by Andrei Timotin (Institute of South-East European Studies, Romanian Academy): “Socrates’ Daimon in the Platonic Tradition”.

The masterclass will also include the opportunity to receive advice and recommendations regarding research and study abroad, as well as hands-on assistance with preparing job applications for academic positions in Canada and the U.S. Prof. Cristina Ionescu will be available for 3 additional meetings of consultation in this regard.

For the times and dates of the lectures and consultation meetings see the schedule below.

The masterclass is open to MA students, PhD students, and post-doctoral young researchers (in the fields of philosophy, letters, classical philology, religious studies, theology, etc.), and also to independent scholars who might be interested to participate, within available class-size limits. The participants to the whole program will receive a diploma at the end of the masterclass.

The lectures will be held at the headquarters of the Institute for Research in the Humanities, 1 Dimitrie Brandza St., RO-060102, Bucharest, Romania.

A preliminary registration is necessary. In order to register, please complete this form before the 30 of March 2015.

Registration fee (to support the cost for refreshments during coffee breaks): 150 lei / student (around 22 euros).

For all supplementary information, please write to: cristian.ciocan@icub.unibuc.ro.

List of participants: Iulian Apostolescu; Andra Celia Barbu; Alexandru Barna; Alexandru Bejinariu; Remus Breazu; Raluca Bujor; Cătălin Cepisca; Cătălina Condruz; Irina Georgescu; Vlad Adrian Ghiță; Raluca  Iftime; Cristian Mladin; Adrian Oroșanu; Nicolae-Andrei Popa; Octavian Puric; Dana Tarba; Ana Thomas; Constantin Vlad; Alexandru Vlad; Ioana Zirra

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Schedule

Masterclass “Plato and Platonism” (1st edition)
10:00–12:00 18:00–20:00
Monday May 18 Andrei Timotin – Socrates’ Daimon in the Platonic Tradition (I)
Tuesday May 19 Cristina Ionescu – Plato: Statesman (I)
Wednesday May 20 Cristina Ionescu – Consultations / discussions Andrei Cornea – Plato and Plotinus on Nonbeing (I)  17h00–19h00
Thursday May 21 Cristina Ionescu – Plato: Statesman (II)
Friday May 22 Andrei Cornea – Plato and Plotinus on Nonbeing (II)
Saturday May 23
Sunday May 24
Monday May 25 Cristina Ionescu – Consultations / discussions Andrei Timotin – Socrates’ Daimon in the Platonic Tradition (II)
Tuesday May 26 Cristina Ionescu – Plato: Statesman (III)
Wednesday May 27 Cristina Ionescu – Plato: Statesman (IV) 17h00–19h00
Thursday May 28 Andrei Cornea – Plato and Plotinus on Nonbeing (III)
Friday May 29 Andrei Timotin – Socrates’ Daimon in the Platonic Tradition (III)
Saturday May 30
Sunday May 31
Monday June 1 National Day
Tuesday June 2 Mircea Dumitru – Self-referentiality. Starting from Parmenides (I)
Wednesday June 3 Mircea Dumitru – Self-referentiality. Starting from Parmenides (II)
Thursday June 4 Cristina Ionescu – Consultations / discussions 17h00–18h00 Cristina Ionescu – Plato: Statesman (V)
Friday June 5 Cristina Ionescu – Plato: Statesman (VI)

 

 

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