ICUB Fellowships for Young Researchers awarded in April 2017

The Institute of Research in Humanities (IRH-ICUB) is proud to announce two new fellows:

Svetlana Tsonkova – Human Agency in Verbal Magic in Bulgaria and Romania (17th – 19th century), fellowship awarded for 12 months

Cătălin Țăranu – The Many Battles of Maldon: Historical Truth and the Emergence of the Event in Early Medieval History-writing, fellowship awarded for 12 months

Roundtable Discussion on Rivers and Seas in European History, 5 May 2017

17349417_1222659764518837_653650804_oThe Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH-ICUB) is pleased to announce a roundtable discussion on Rivers and Seas in European History, 5 May 2017, 11h.

The event will start with the lecture on “Ancient sea and river routes in Eastern Europe and Northern Europe” by Dimitris Michalopoulos (Institute of Hellenic Maritime History/IRH-ICUB Visiting Professor).

The lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion on Naval History. Topics to be addressed: Questions of identity (a geographical expression), Commercial routes, People migration, Warfare, Sacred Places, Cultural networks, Piracy, Health, Knowledge (flora and fauna/ natural histories), Standardization (institutions, trade regulations), Mediterranean History, Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea.

Speakers: Ovidiu Cristea, Viorel Panaite, Silvana Rachieru.

Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy, 31 March – 1 April 2017

BGCEMP posterThe IRH-ICUB and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest are happy to announce the 6th edition of the Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy.

31 March – 1st of April 2017

Keynote Speakers: Sarah Hutton (University of York)
Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge)
Tinca Prunea Bretonnet (IRH-ICUB)

Venue: IRH-ICUB & Faculty of Philosophy

More details here.

Masterclass on Isaac Newton: Historian and Philosopher

Newton posterInterdisciplinary masterclass

March 30, 2017

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

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. The day will combine more formal lectures with reading groups on texts distributed in advance. Discussions will cover questions pertaining to Newton’s theology, Newton’s humanist methods, Joseph Mede’s influence upon Newton etc.

More details and programme here.

Presentation of the Humboldt Research Programs, 27 March 2017

grant writing

Monady, 27 March, 16.00-18.00

This presentation is part of The grant proposal: from research design to writing strategies, IRH-ICUB workshop series.

This series of workshops 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 (typically up to five years after the PhD). 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.