Call for interns

Secțiunea de Științe Umaniste a Institutului de Cercetare a Universității din București anunță deschiderea a două posturi de interni (stagiari), în regim de voluntariat. Acești voluntari interni se vor ocupa de organizarea și promovarea evenimentelor ICUB (conferințe, școli de vară, seminarii de cercetare), vor face muncă de secretariat și de comunicare cu publicul.

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PCE Grants at the IRH-ICUB

IRH-ICUB is happy to announce four new PCE grants (2017-2019) awarded by UEFISCDI:

The Mental Imagery of Eastern Christianity and Islam According to Western Travel Descriptions during the Second Half of the 16th Century, PI – Ionuț Alexandru Tudorie

The Emergence of Mathematical Physics in the Context of Experimental Philosophy, PI – Dana Jalobeanu

The Structures of Conflict: A Phenomenological Approach to Violence, PI – Cristian Ciocan

The Phenomenological Analysis of Axiomatic Mathematics, PI – Iulian Danuț Toader

Appel à candidatures: École d’été francophone de byzantinologie. Étudier le Monde Byzantin. Méthodologies et Interprétations, 30 août – 5 septembre 2017

La Faculté d’Histoire de l’Université de Bucarest, le Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences sociales (CEREFREA Villa Noël) et l’Institut de Recherche de la même Université (IRH-ICUB), avec le soutien de l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie en Europe centrale et Orientale et sous la codirection scientifique de Monsieur Paolo Odorico (CéSor, EHESS, Paris), mettent en place une école d’été consacrée aux études byzantines, ayant pour sujet

ÉTUDIER LE MONDE BYZANTIN. MÉTHODOLOGIES ET INTERPRÉTATIONS,

qui aura lieu à Bucarest, du 30 août au 5 septembre 2017.

Peuvent y participer les étudiants inscrits au niveau Master (ou Master et Doctorat prévu en 2017-2018), Doctorat et Post-doc. Les étudiants doivent comprendre les deux langues de l’École d’été (français / anglais).

Date limite d’envoi des candidatures:

Avant le 10 août 2017 les candidats doivent envoyer un courriel à l’adresse e-mail : byzantinologie@gmail.com dans lequel ils déclarent leur intention de candidater, en indiquant comme objet : bourse d’études – Université d’été – Bucarest ou Fellowship for Summer University in Bucharest.

 

Cfp: Reformation and Modernity, November 17-18, 2017

Organized by: Faculty of Philosophy & IRH-ICUB, Center for the Study of Rationality and Beliefs, University of Bucharest

Invited speakers: Mircea Flonta (University of Bucharest), Günter Frank (Karlsruhe University), Hans Klaus Keul (University of Ulm), Mogens Laerke (ENS Lyon), Ilmari Karimies (Univerity of Helsinki), Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Charlotte Methuen (University of Glasgow), Vasilică Mugurel Păvălucă (Technical University Dortmund),  Michal Valčo (Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra), Wolfram Weisse (Hamburg University).

Submission of papers: Please send your abstract (max. 500 words) by email to conference@filosofie.unibuc.ro by September 15, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2017. Along with the abstract, please send us your contact details: current affiliation, address and telephone number.

Conference languages: English and Romanian.

Please mark that, while there will be no conference fee, the organizers will not cover any travel or accommodation costs.

More details here.

New Seminar: Topics in Understanding

Convenor: Andrei Mărăşoiu (University of Virginia)

What is it to understand something? Is understanding something we come to possess and then hold on to, or is it episodic and can easily be lost? Is understanding a purely cognitive activity, or does it ineliminably depend on representational supports – theories, models, methodologies – in aid of conceptualizing the world around us? Is understanding unified, so that it may make sense to speak of, say, scientific and aesthetic understanding as sharing something substantive which makes each qualify as a species of understanding tout court? Is our understanding always accurate, or do we ever – perhaps even often – understand by means of false theories and inaccurate models? Is what we understand due to our cognitive skills and abilities, and to our intellectual virtues, or may it sometimes be due to the unforeseen intervention of cognitive biases? Finally, is there something special and irreducible about understanding language and how we use it, or is linguistic understanding in some important sense continuous with understanding aspects of the world depicted by our use of words?

These are only a handful of questions of the many raised in the recent literature. Organized around classical texts of the last 15-20 years, our bi-weekly summer meetings aim to briefly survey recent topics in the philosophy of understanding.

First meeting: 15 June 2017, 18.00.

More details here.

Roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities, 20 June 2017

DH 20 iunieTuesday, 20 June, 17.00-20.00

Rafael Chelaru (Facultatea de Arhivistică din cadrul Academiei de Poliție, Bucuresti), prezentarea proiectului UEFISCDI “Arhiva genealogică virtuală – instrument informatic pilot destinat Arhivelor Naţionale ale României”.
Stefania Matei and Cosima Rughinis (ICUB, Social Sciences), Playing with the past in memorial video games. Digitally mediated historical awareness and interactive knowledge-making.
Corina Moldovan (Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB), Cluj), Challenges of Establishing a Digital Humanities Center in Romania.

This event is part of the IRH-ICUB series dedicated to Digital Humanities.

More details here,

Scrisoare despre „umanism” – după 70 de ani

Colocviu organizat de Secția de Studii Umaniste a Institutului de Cercetări al Universității din București (ICUB-SSU) și Institutul de Filozofie „Alexandru Dragomir“ în cadrul proiectelor de cercetare Abordări fenomenologice ale diferenţei antropologice (PN-II-RU-TE- 2014-4-0630) şi Relevanţa etico-politică a gândirii. O abordare interdisciplinară a raportului dintre gândire şi acţiune (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2881)

Data: miercuri 31 mai 2017, 9h30

Loc: Facultatea de Filosofie a Universității din București

Program:

Amfiteatrul Mircea Florian

9:30–10:15 Cristian Ciocan, „Corpul omului este esențialmente altceva decât un organism animal.“ (p. 306)*

10:15–11:00 Alexandru Bejinariu, „…[a] rămâne alungat definitiv în domeniul esenței lui animalitas.” (p. 306)

PAUZĂ 11:00-11:15

11:15–12:00 Amalia Trepca, „…acest caracter de nepătruns al esenţei fiinţelor vii.“ (p. 308)

12:00–12:45 Remus Breazu, „Caracterizarea gândirii ca theōria și determinarea cunoașterii ca atitudine «teoretică» are loc dintru început înăuntrul interpretării «tehnice» a gândirii.“ (p. 298)

PAUZĂ DE PRÂNZ 12:45–14:15

Sala Tudor Vianu

14:15–15:00 Bogdan Mincă, „… esența acțiunii este aducerea la împlinire.” (p. 297)

15:00–15:45 Ileana Borțun, „Gândirea acţionează în măsura în care gândeşte.” (p. 297)

PAUZĂ 15:45-16:00

16:00–16:45 Raluca Bujor, „Ea [dominația -ismelor] se bazează, în special în epoca modernă, pe dictatura specifică a spațiului public.” (pp. 300-1)

16:45–17:30 Cătălina Condruz, „Când își respectă propria-i esență, filozofia nu progresează defel.“ (p. 316)

* Fiecare titlu reprezintă un citat din Scrisoare despre „umanism”, urmat de indicarea paginii din volumul: Martin Heidegger, Repere pe drumul gândirii (traducere și note introductive de Thomas Kleininger & Gabriel Liiceanu), Editura Politică, Bucureşti, 1988.