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Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Approach
The seminar Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Approach is convened by Dr. Diana Stanciu and is designed as an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions on the topic of consciousness between specialists in neuroscience, medicine, biology, physics, anthropology, linguistics, metaphysics, applied philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Conveners: Mihnea Dobre, Timothy Tambassi.
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.
The Grant Writing Seminar, 2018-2019
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. 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.
Medieval Europe and Beyond
Conveners: Marian Coman (University of Bucharest) and Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici (IRH-ICUB)
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.
Memory: From Brains to Narratives
The seminar Memory: From Brains to Narratives is convened by Dr. Lorena Anton, being constructed as an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions between specialists in anthropology, history, medicine, neuroscience, philology and linguistics, psychology, philosophy and sociology. Its aim is to bring together and deconstruct past and present ideas about the place of memory in human history, and to open doors towards the future of its contemporary evolution.
The seminar intends to address recent and eventually marginal programmatic writings in the field of phenomenology attempting to redefine the practice of phenomenological philosophy in our present day context. As such it aims to serve, on the one hand, as a means for getting hold over a field that has become increasingly hard to overlook; on the other hand, it should help build up a stable working group of (junior and senior) researchers interested in confronting the contemporary prospects of phenomenological thinking.
Convener: Christian Ferencz-Flatz (University of Bucharest).Adorno’s criticism of phenomenology is well known. His relationship to the phenomenological method proves however far more complex, as can be inferred already from his long lasting engagement with the works of Husserl. In the early 1920s, Adorno finished his PhD with a dissertation on Husserl’s concept of “noema”, while several of his earlier papers deal extensively with technical issues of contemporary phenomenology.
This module aims at presenting Aristotle’s De anima by means of ten thematic encounters which will explore issues related to perception, emotion, understanding and intuition with help also from other works, and especially Metaphysica I and XII. The text will be read in English, key references from Greek will be translated and explained. Selected passages will be pre-circulated. A basic understanding of philosophy is desirable, but constancy in attending the course is essential.
As part of the IRH-ICUB visiting fellowship, Prof. Sorin Bangu (Univ. Bergen) organises a preliminary round table to discuss topics of interest in the philosophy of mathematics and science.
Convener: Viktor Ilievski (IRH-ICUB, University of Bucharest)
The main purpose of this seminar is to provide a forum where the convener and the prospective participants would discuss one of the rare underrepresented areas of Platonic studies, that is, Plato’s contribution to the development of the great theodicean strategies, which take very prominent place not only in the writings of the early and late Christian thinkers, but also in the systems of some Hellenistic and Late Antiquity schools.
Lecturer: Stefano Gulizia (CUNY / IRH-ICUB Visiting Professor)
This is an optional course with credits, primarily intended for Master students (History and Philosophy of Science), but also open to PhD students, postdocs, and members of the Institute for Research in the Humanities. The course focuses on the Aristotelian science of natural problems, which continues to be a most neglected area of Peripatetic thought despite having been the bedrock of influential debates up to the Enlightenment.
Lecturer: Matteo Valleriani (Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, & Visiting Professor, IRH-ICUB October 2017)
The course/seminar will explore the process of expansion of the knowledge system that emerged during the late Middle Ages, which was based on the geocentric worldview and institutionally embedded in the newly founded European universities.
Atelierele „Tudor Vianu” – ICUB Master Classes 2017
Centrul de cercetare „TUDOR VIANU” (www.ciscer.ro) al Universităţii din Bucureşti, înființat în iunie 2006, organizează din aprilie 2017 seria de workshop-uri de cercetare Atelierele „Tudor Vianu” – ICUB Master Classes 2017. Proiectul de față se adresează în primul rând doctoranzilor în Literatură și Studii culturale și masteranzilor programului „Studii literare” (modulul I, „Cercetare literară” și modulul II, „Studii literare applicate”) din Facultatea de Litere.
Topics in Understanding
Convenor: Andrei Mărăşoiu (University of Virginia). 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.
Course: The Séance of Reading
Lecturer: Prof. Thomas J. Cousineau (Washington College/ IRH-ICUb Visiting Professor)
The course will take place in May, during the visit of Prof. Thomas Cousineau.
Is Sensory Perception Historically Relative? Walter Benjamin and Phenomenology. Research seminar coordinated by Dr. Christian Ferencz-Flatz (Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest).
“Research Ethics and the University in the 21st Century”. Research Seminar organized by IRH-UB in collaboration with the Center for Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest.
Archives in the Digital Age
The purpose of this series is to investigate the several ways in which archival and manuscript investigations have contributed to substantial shifts and transformations in the history (and historiography) of science and philosophy.