IRH-ICUB Seminar Medieval Europe and Beyond

Monday, 6 March, 17h – A medieval lordship: Picquigny (I. Epurescu-Pascovici, working paper)

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.
Conveners: Marian Coman (University of Bucharest) and Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici (New Europe College)

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IRH-ICUB Seminar Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Tuesday, 7 March, 17h – Drd. Anca Arbune, Sleep and Its Influence on Neural Networks

The seminar Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Approachis 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.

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Roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities

Thursday, 9 March, 11.00-13.00

Our invited speaker is Prof. Andreas Witt (Institute for the German Language, Mannheim & University of Heidelberg).
Participants: Alexandra Cornilescu, Marius Diaconescu, Anca Dinu, Emil Ionescu, Ioan Pânzaru, Roxana Utale.

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IRH-ICUB Lunchtime SeminarThursday, 9 March, 14h – Corina Ilea (IRH-ICUB Fellow), Mediated Migrations

The lunchtime seminar is the current research seminar of the IRH-ICUB, in which fellows and affiliated researchers of the IHR-ICUB are presenting work-in-progress. It takes place every Thursday during term-time (October-June). The seminar begins at 1.30 pm with an informal brown-bag lunch. From 2 pm, the speaker has one hour to present his/her work in progress, followed by 1 hour of discussions. The purpose of the seminar is to provide a collegial, interdisciplinary and competitive environment in which scholars can try and test their ideas and sharpen their arguments. The seminar is open to fellows of the Institute and associate researchers and their guests. If you wish to participate, please send an email at

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IRH-ICUB Workshop
Meaning and essence: ancient and contemporary perspectives

Friday, 10 March, 10.30 -17.30
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. In order to accomplish this, we thought about including an incursion back in time to what could be considered the starting point of such theories, as it is generally accepted among scholars that pursuits of this sort, in the Western tradition, first appeared in classical Greece.
Participants: Mircea Dumitru, Iovan Drehe, Mihai Rusu, Alexandru Dragomir, Constantin Brîncuș, Adrian Ludușan.

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