Reformation and Modernity, November 17-18, 2017
500 years ago, a piece of theological writing triggered an intellectual and social process with tremendous intellectual, social and political consequences. In many senses, we are still living in its aftermath, trying to understand its impact upon the social and cultural framework which we now perceive as familiar. Our conference aims to provide a forum for discussing current debates and breakthroughs on the subject of the inter-relations between Reformation and Modernity.

Masterclass on Galileo’s Methods of Investigation and Discovery 24-28 October 2017
The aim of the masterclass is to explore the various facets of Galileo Galilei’s work. It puts together scholars working on several aspects of Galileo’s thought, including: experiments, humanist methods, and theorizing. We discuss themes such as Galileo, the engineer, the astronomer, the mathematician, the courtier, the natural philosopher, or the theologian.

Metaphysics after the ‘Scientific Revolution’ (1687-1781), October 2-3, 2017
The purpose of this conference is to investigate the redefinition of metaphysics in the period from Newton’s Principia, marking the apex of the so-called ‘Scientific Revolution’, to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.

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

Polish-Romanian Workshop on Scientific modelling and explanation Philosophical & scientific perspectives from cognitive science and beyond, 26-27 June 2017
The workshop is part of an interacademic project (between Romania Academy, University of Bucharest and Polish Academy of Sciences) that aims to focus in particular on various types of models and their explanatory virtues, investigating the ways the representational power of models and possible explanatory usage depends on the kind of models (for example, immediate models, computer simulations, and mathematical models).

Roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities, 20 June 2017

Scrisoare despre „umanism” – după 70 de ani, 31 May 2017

Philosophical Controversies and Preisfragen: Shaping the Enlightenment between Wolff and Kant, 18-19 May 2017

Talk: Dan Cautis (Georgetown University), The Problems and Limitations of Scientism, 15 May 2017

Roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities, 12 May 2017
Participants: Fabio Ciotti (University of Tor Vergata), Liviu Dinu (University of Bucharest), Maurizio Lana (University of Eastern Piedmont).

Roundtable Discussion on Rivers and Seas in European History, 5 May 2017
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.
Participants: Dimitris Michalopoulos, Ovidiu Cristea, Viorel Panaite, Silvana Rachieru.

Talk: Bogdan Dicher, Logical pluralism: internal/external consequence relations, 11 April 2017

Roundtable Discussion on Digital Humanities, 7 April 2017
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.

Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy, 31 March – 1 April 2017
The 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.
Keynote Speakers: Sarah Hutton (University of York), Dmitri Levitin (University of Oxford), Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Tinca Prunea Bretonnet (IRH-ICUB)

Masterclass on Isaac Newton: Historian and Philosopher, 30 March 2017
Invited speakers: Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Sarah Hutton (University of York). Dmitri Levitin (University of Oxford)

Meaning and essence: ancient and contemporary perspectives, 10 March 2017
Organizers: Adrian Ludușan, Mihai Rusu, Iovan Drehe
This workshop aims to bring together a number of young researchers working in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology or argumentation theory on some key issues of common interest, but also of great importance for contemporary philosophy, such as theories of meaning and essentialism.

Roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities, 9 March 2017
The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH-ICUB) is pleased to announce a roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities on Thursday, 9 March, 11h.
Invited speaker – Prof. Andreas Witt (University of Mannheim & University of Heidelberg).
Participants: Marius Diaconescu, Anca Dinu, Emil Ionescu, Ioan Pânzaru, Roxana Utale.

Talk: Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge), talks at the Faculty of Letters, 23-24 February 2017

Medierea discursivă în neoplatonism, 17 December 2016
Workshop organizat de Institutul de Filosofie Alexandru Dragomir în colaborare cu IRH-ICUB „Medierea discursivă în neoplatonism” face parte din proiectul de cercetare intitulat „Self-constitution and discursive mediation in Neoplatonism“ (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0569).

The 16th International Conference of the Department of Linguistics – Romanian Linguistics, Romance Linguistics, 24-26 November 2016
The event is organized by the Faculty of Letters, Department of Linguistics, the Centre for Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest – ICUB.

Talk: Lee Basham (South Texas College), Media and government investigation in democracies: How toxic truths subvert them, 21 November 2016

Talk: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe (Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Lincoln), Towards a Theatre of the Heart, 17 November 2016

A Seminar on Two Williamsonian Perspectives, 11 November 2017
We invite you to the event A Seminar on Two Williamsonian Perspectives taking place on the 11th of November, 12:00 p.m., at the IRH-ICUB location 1 Dimitrie Brandza St.
Program: Sanna Hirvonen (University of Oxford), Alexandru Dragomir (University of Bucharest)

Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science
From Natural History to Science: the Emergence of Experimental Philosophy, 24-26 October 2016
Invited speakers: Iordan Avramov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Andreas Blanck (University of Paderborn & Bard College, Berlin), Arianna Borrelli (Technical University Berlin), Florike Egmont (Leiden University), Mordechai Feingold (California Institute of Technology), Raphaele Garrod (University of Cambridge), Gideon Manning (Claremont Graduate University).

The Janus Face of the Early Modern Imagination, 9-10 September 2016
A workshop from the Intellectual History of the Early Modern Imagination research project supported by the University of Bucharest, IRH-ICUB, FME and UEFISCDI, under the PNII-RU-TE-2014 framework.

Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (16th edition), July 12- 16, 2016, Alba-Iulia, Romania
Invited speakers: Peter Anstey (IRH-ICUB & University of Sydney), Catalin Avramescu (University of Bucharest), Alexander Baumgarten (UBB Cluj), Delphine Bellis (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Elodie Cassan (ENS- Lyon), Sorin Costreie (University of Bucharest), Daniel Garber (Princeton University), Philippe Hamou (Universite Paris Ouest), Niccolo Guicciardini (University of Bergamo), Rob Iliffe (University of Oxford), David Marshall Miller (Iowa State University), Richard Serjeantson (University of Cambridge).

Half-Day Workshops, 5-6 July 2016
This is part of the series of workshops organized by Dr. Iulian D. Toader

Speculative and Experimental Philosophy at the Berlin Academy, 21-22 June 2016
International Workshop – IRH-ICUB and New Europe College
Conveners: Peter ANSTEY (IRH-ICUB & University of Sydney) and Tinca PRUNEA-BRETONNET (IRH-ICUB)
Participants: Peter ANSTEY , Henny BLOMME , Sorin COSTREIE , Daniel DUMOUCHEL , Jean-François GOUBET, Ansgar LYSSY, Tinca PRUNEA-BRETONNET, Francesco Valerio TOMMASI

Half-Day Workshop, 20 April 2016
Workshop (1/2 day) organized by Iulian Toader (IRH-ICUB). Invited speakers: Andrew Irvine (University of British Columbia), Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest).

Talk: Andrew Irvine (University of British Andrew), Two Theories of Academic Freedom, 19 April 2016

Workshop on Simplification and Reductionism in Early Modern Science, 14 April 2016
Organizers: Doina-Cristina Rusu and Martin Lenz
Invited speakers: Peter Anstey (University of Sydney & University of Bucharest), Laura Georgescu (Ghent University), Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Martin Lenz (University of Groningen), Doina-Cristina Rusu (University of Bucharest)

Workshop on Baconian Themes in Natural and Moral Philosophy, 1 April 2016
International workshop organized by IRH-ICUB in collaboration with CELFIS (Center for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Bucharest); organizer: Doina-Cristina Rusu (CELFIS).
Participants: Silvia Manzo (National University of La Plata, Tehnical University Berlin), Dana Jalobeanu (IRH, University of Bucharest), Mihnea Dobre (CELFIS, University of Bucharest), Peter Anstey (IRH, University of Bucharest & University of Sydney), Sorana Corneanu (IRH, University of Bucharest)

An Interdisciplinary Masterclass on the Nature and Status of Principles in Western Thought, 15–18 March 2016
Organizers: Dr Dana Jalobeanu (Director, IRH-UB) and Prof Peter Anstey (Sydney University)
Invited speakers: Dr Vincenzo de Risi (Max Planck Institute, Berlin) and Dr Aza Goudriaan (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)

Talk: Falk Wunderlich (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Thinking matter in Germany, 1770-1790, 3 March 2016

Half-Day Workshop, 26 February 2016
This is part of the series of workshops organized by Dr. Iulian D. Toader
Program: Alexandru Dragomir, Constantin-C. Brincus, Andrei Sipos

Knowledge Unlimited: Intellectual Curiosity and Innovation in Byzantium, 11-12 February 2016
New Europe College, Str. Plantelor 21
Organizers: Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH-UB) and New Europe College (NEC); Divna Manolova (IRH-UB), Ionuţ Alexandru Tudorie (University of Bucharest), Mihnea Dobre (IRH-UB, CELFIS, University of Bucharest)

Manipulating Flora. Gardens as Laboratories in the Renaissance and Early Modern Europe, 21-22 January 2016
Invited speakers: Antonio Clericuzio (Roma Tre), Florike Egmond (Leiden University), Alette Fleischer (Amsterdam University), Hiro Hirai (Radboud University Nijmegen), Cesare Pastorino (TU Berlin), Doina-Cristina Rusu (University of Bucharest).
Organizers: Fabrizio Baldassarri, Dana Jalobeanu, Oana Matei.

Talk: Miklos Redei (London School of Economics), Informal, early reception of Imre Lakatos’ “Proofs and Refutations“, 17 December 2015

Simplification & Distortion as Scientific Strategy, 10 December 2015
Organiser: Kirsten Walsh (IRH Fellow)

Talk: John Symons (University of Kansas), Progress in posthuman science, 27 November 2015

Half-Day Workshop in Philosophy of Science, 24 November 2015
Christian Damböck (Vienna), “Carnap’s notion of analyticity and the two wings of analytic philosophy”
Antigone Nounou (Athens), “On Scientific Understanding without Explanation”

Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science, 9-7 November 2015
Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest & The Center for the Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest. Invited speakers: Daniel Garber (Princeton University); Paul Lodge (University of Oxford); Arianna Borrelli (Technical University, Berlin)

Talk: Julian Hanich (University of Groningen), I, You and We: Sketch for a Phenomenology of the Collective Cinema Experience, 27 October 2015

Master-class on Isaac Newton’s Philosophical Projects, 6-11 October 2015
The purpose of this master-class is to discuss and to set in context some of Newton’s philosophical, scientific and theological projects. It aims to address a number of well-known (and difficult) questions in a new context, by setting them comparatively against the natural philosophical and theological background of early modern thought. By bringing together a group of experts on various aspects of Newton’s thought with experts on Descartes, Bacon and Leibniz, the master-class facilitates interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives.

Talk: Karin Kuchler (Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iași / Universität Wien), Historiography and the Definition of Philosophy, 16 June 2015

Talk: Philip Beeley (University of Oxford), Reconstructing scientific networks in the seventeenth century: John Wallis and his correspondence, 11 June 2015

Half-day workshop in robo-ethics, 2 June 2015
Organized by the Center for Research in Applied Ethics (CCEA) & Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest (IRH-UB)
There is a familiar argument (at least since Bentham) that moral progress is brought about through the successive enlargement of the moral sphere. The spectacular recent advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence provide the opportunity for moral philosophers to openly address the question if robots are the next candidates in line to be awarded membership to the moral community.

Workshop “Natural History, Mathematics, and Metaphysics in the Seventeenth Century”, 26-27 May 2015
In the recent years, there was a new evaluation of the traditional history of science and its emphasis on the so-called ‘scientific revolution’ of the seventeenth century. Classic themes were complemented with new studies of the multi-faced transformations of early modern scientific views into what we came to label as the “modern science.” New studies reflected upon the evolution of natural histories in the years between the publication of Francis Bacon’s works, the birth of the Royal Society, and the publication of Isaac Newton’s Principia. The role of mathematics was discussed beyond the mere statement that modern science rested upon a process of ‘mathematization’. Metaphysics was also evaluated from new perspectives, which broadened its role in the disciplinary transformations that marked the early modern period. In our workshop, we aim to put together scholars working on all these aspects of the seventeenth-century philosophy and science and to open the discussion in what we hope to represent a series of conferences and workshops on the history of science.

Masterclass “Plato and Platonism”, 18 May – 5 June 2015
The Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest (IRH-UB) organizes a masterclass entitled “Plato and Platonism” between 18 May and 5 June 2015. It aims to offer to a number of maximum 20 students a series of 15 lectures (2 hours each) held by scholars focusing on the Platonic tradition from a variety of perspectives: history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, and logic.

Masterclass “Space, Time, and Motion in the Early Modern Period”, 18-22 May 2015
The masterclass “Space, Time, and Motion in the Early Modern Period” aims at exploring early modern discussions about the concepts of space, time, and motion from Descartes to Kant. It will combine lectures with reading groups and panel discussions, offering an intensive and motivating research environment for all the participants. The masterclass is addressed to graduate students and post-doc researchers willing to spend a week in Bucharest at the The Institute for Research in the Humanities of the University of Bucharest (IRH-UB), working on an intensive time schedule of daily morning meetings between 18 and 25 May 2015.

Talk: Aurélien Demars (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 / Université de Limoges), Apocalypse, eschatologie: le mal de l’histoire selon Cioran, 15 May 2015

Talk: Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia University), The philosopher as translator, 13 May 2015

Talk: Sven Dupré (Max-Planck-Institut Berlin), Doing it Wrong. The Translation of Artisanal Knowledge and the Codification of Error, 9 April 2015

Talk: Shunzo Majima (Hokkaido University), Research Ethics in the Japanese Context, 27 February 2015

Talk: Enrico Pasini (University of Turin), Early Modern Theories of Passions and the European Mind, 15 January 2015


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