Date: 15 May 2017, 14h
The ongoing extraordinary success of science and technology started with the beginning of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century empowered a new mechanistic, materialist-physicalist metaphysics that morphed into scientism (the claim that science can explain the whole reality) and in the process brushed aside the Aristotelian-Thomisitc metaphysics.
This claim was suspect from the beginning, but a number of factors (among which was the zeitgeist generated by Enlightenment and the anti-Church, anti-clerical attitudes of the last few centuries) made the positivist, scientist view of the world predominant among the scientists during late nineteenth and the beginning of twentieth centuries.
There are however, serious limitations and problem with this view (the dismissing attitude towards philosophy, the inability to coherently explain quantum realities, the issues of mind-matter and consciousness, the extreme reductionism in biology, etc.) that will be emphasized in the presentation.
Friday, 12 May, 14.00-17.00
Fabio Ciotti (University of Tor Vergata), Digital Textual Studies: from representation to analysis.
Liviu Dinu (University of Bucharest), Towards a map of distances between Romanian and European languages.
Maurizio Lana (University of Eastern Piedmont), Ontologies and semantic annotation in the Humanities.
This event is part of the IRH-ICUB series dedicated to Digital Humanities.
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The Institute of Research in Humanities (IRH-ICUB) is proud to announce the visiting professors fellowships awarded in April 2017:
Prof. Roberta D’Alessandro (Utrecht University) – Hot Topics in Romance Syntax
Prof. Roberto Giuntini (University of Cagliari) – Fuzzy and Quantum Degrees of Truth
Prof. Stefano Gulizia (C.U.N.Y.) – Galileo’s People: Mapping Scientific Networks and Reading Practices in Early Modern Italy
Prof. Jennifer Radden (University of Massachusetts Boston) – Defining Mental Disorder
Prof. Donca Steriade (MIT) – Romanian phonology and morphology
Prof. Matteo Valleriani (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) – History of Quantification in Science
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
The 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.
The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH-ICUB) is pleased to invite you to the talk Logical pluralism: internal/external consequence relations, given by Bogdan Dicher.
Date: Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 15.00-17.00
The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH-ICUB) is pleased to announce a roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities on Friday, 7 April, 11.00-14.00.
Participants: Ruxandra Cosma, Corina Doboș, Ionut Epurescu-Pascovici, Alexandru Nicolae, Constantin Vică.
This event is part of the IRH-ICUB series on Digital Humanities.