IRH-ICUB Events, 27-31 March

IRH-ICUB workshop series
The grant proposal: from research design to writing strategies

Monday, 27 March, 16h –  Presentation of the Humboldt Research Programs

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. The series is addressed primarily to researchers in the early stages of their career (typically up to five years after the PhD). 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.
Conveners: Mihnea Dobre (IRH-ICUB) and Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici (New Europe College)

More details here.

IRH-ICUB Seminar Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary ApproachTuesday, 28 March 2017, 17h – Dr. Bogdan Amuzescu, Evolution and Perspectives in Neural Networks Modelling

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.More details here.

Masterclass on Isaac Newton: Historian and Philosopher
Thursday, 30 March

Invited speakers: Sarah Hutton (University of York), Dmitri Levitin (University of Oxford), Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge).
A one day intensive, interdisciplinary masterclass, focusing on published and manuscript writings of Isaac Newton. The day will combine more formal lectures with reading groups on texts distributed in advance. Discussions will cover questions pertaining to Newton’s theology, Newton’s humanist methods, Joseph Mede’s influence upon Newton etc.

More details here.

Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy31 March – 1st of 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), Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Tinca Prunea Bretonnet (IRH-ICUB)

Venue: IRH-ICUB & Faculty of Philosophy

More details and programme here.

The Devil in Politics

Convenors: Ana PETRACHE and Laurențiu GHEORGHE
First meeting – 6 April, 18.30. The seminar will take place on alternate Thursdays. 

We invite you to a common reflection about the role and meaning of the devil, concerning how it was understood in Christianity and Islam, but most importantly, how this notion is used when one speaks about evil in politics: totalitarian regimes, terrorist attacks or disproportionate usage of violence.

More details here.