IRH-ICUB Visiting Professors Fellowships awarded in March 2018

The Institute of Research in Humanities (IRH-ICUB) is proud to announce the visiting professors fellowships awarded in March 2018:

Prof. Fabrizio Bigotti (University of Exeter) – Representing Intensity in Early Moden Medicine and Natural Philosophy (1450-1650)

Prof. Laura Bisaillon (University of Toronto) – RedED Africa: Memory and Academic Exchanges between Communist Africa and Communist Europe after the Second World War

Prof. Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu (University of Western Ontario) –  Erosophy vs. Philosophy

Prof. Koen Vermeir (CNRS Paris) – The Power of Imagination and Emotion: Past & Present

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Bucharest Graduate Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, 16-17 March 2018

Date: 16-17 March 2018

Venue: IRH-ICUB, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

Graduate ConfThe Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, and the Institute for Research in Humanities, University of Bucharest, are happy to announce the 7th edition of the Bucharest Graduate Conference on History and Philosophy of Science: Methodology, Experimental Practices and Concept Formation.The conference will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, and at the IRH-ICUB, and our invited speakers are  Hasok Chang (Cambridge University), Friedrich Steinle (Technical University Berlin) and Laura Georgescu (University of Groningen).

More details here.

 

Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science, 13-15 March 2018

“Mathematical mixtures”: disciplines, epistemic genres and systems of practices in the (early) modern world

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Invited speakers: Arianna Borrelli (Technical University, Berlin), Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge), David Marshall Miller (Iowa State University),  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).

More detais here.

Digital Humanities, 8 March 2018

DH 8 Martie11.00-13.00

Maria Bostenaru (“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism) – Research Networking Programme of the European Science Foundation NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in Arts and Humanities) – participarea Romaniei 2012-2015

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.

Medieval Europe and Beyond – New Program

Conveners: Marian Coman (University of Bucharest); Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici (University of Bucharest).

This research working group is intended as a venue for historians, social scientists, and philosophers interested in discussing recent developments in the study of medieval Europe. Comparisons between Latin Europe, Byzantium, and Islam, and between late antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the early modern period are encouraged. The research group is not limited to medievalists but open to colleagues in other fields. Each academic year is dedicated to a general theme. The theme for 2017/2018 is Understanding Medieval Violence.

The seminar meets every month during the academic year at the IRH-ICUB, 1 Dimitrie Brândză St., in the Seminar Room.

Second semester (Feb. – June 2018)

Wed., 21 March, 17.00 – Bathing in blood: the Jerusalem temple massacre (1099), Roundtable discussion of primary sources

Wed., 18 April, 17.00 – Violence in Heroic CulturesCătălin Țăranu (University of Bucharest)

Wed., 23 May, 17.00, Quantifying violence: Counting the dead in Vlad the Impaler’s Danubian campaign (1462) – Marian Coman (University of Bucharest)

Wed., 13 June, 17.00 – Youth gangs and violence in Byzantium – Oana Cojocaru (University of Bucharest)

More details here.

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.

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

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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.