IRH-ICUB Events, 3-7 April

IRH-ICUB Seminar
Medieval Europe and Beyond

Monday, 3 April, 17h – The late-medieval advances in government(roundtable discussion)

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 and Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici

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IRH-ICUB Seminar Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary ApproachTuesday, 4 April, 17h – Dr. Miruna Doicaru, Thoughts on Possible Applications and Future of Immersive Journalism

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.

IRH-ICUB Workshop Series
The grant proposal: from research design to writing strategies
Thursday, 06 April, 11h

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 and Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici

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IRH-ICUB Lunchtime SeminarThursday, 06 April, 14h – Liviu Giosan (MIT/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/ IRH-ICUB Visiting Professor), Anthropocene: A Chance to Bridge the Gap between the ‘Two Cultures’?

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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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.

Roundtable discussion on Digital Humanities

Friday, 7 April, 11.00-14.00
This event is part of the IRH-ICUB series on Digital Humanities. Participants: Ruxandra Cosma, Corina Doboș, Ionut Epurescu-Pascovici, Alexandru Nicolae, Constantin Vică.

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