ICUB Humanities Lunchtime Seminar

The lunchtime seminar is the current research seminar of the Humanities Division of the ICUB, in which fellows and affiliated researchers 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 humanities@icub.unibuc.ro.

Venue

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 14h – A Roundtable Discussion on Grants, Fellowships, Applications

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 14h – Michal Wasiucionek (ICUB Humanities fellow), Morphology, Literacy and Scribal Culture: Moldavian Documents as a Trans-Cultural Phenomenon in the Early Modern Period

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 14h – Ion Popa (ICUB Humanities fellow), Church, Politics, and the Destruction of Jews in Romania: Examining the Context and Influence of Patriarch/Future Prime Minister Miron Cristea’s August 1937 Declarations

Thursday, 08 April 2021, 14h – Mircea Duluș (ICUB Humanities fellow), Late Antique Anti-Christian Polemics and the Framing of Byzantine Scriptural Exegesis: the case of Philagathos of Cerami and Neilos Doxapatres

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 14h – Anita Paolicchi (ICUB Humanities fellow), Anthropomorphic reliquaries of the National Museum of Art

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 14h – Paula Tomi (ICUB Humanities fellow), Can we Have Semantic Deflationism Without a Metaphysical one?

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 14h – Irina Stoica (ICUB Humanities fellow), TBA

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 14h – Matei Iagher (ICUB Humanities fellow), The Religious Faculty, a short history from Max Müller to Mircea Eliade

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 14h – Andru Chiorean (ICUB Humanities fellow), TBA

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 14h – Lloyd Strickland (Manchester Metropolitan University), Prémontval on natural and rational theology

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 14h – Lorena Anton (ICUB Humanities), Politics of Solidarity and Socialist Friendship: African Students in Ceausescu’s Romania

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10 h – Muel Kaptein (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Academic Integrity: Challenges and Lessons from Practice

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 14h – Frederic Tremblay (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”), Goethe’s Metaphysical Quest for Urphänomena

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 14h – Ancuța Mortu (ICUB Humanities fellow), Uses of Naturalistic Systems in Art History

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 14h – Ida Valicenti (ICUB Humanities fellow), Elena Bacaloglu and the other Fascism. Socio-political analysis of her Manifesto between Literature, Mysticism and History

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 14h – Ion Popa (ICUB-Humanities fellow), The Puppet and the Puppeteer: Orthodox Patriarch Miron Cristea and the Problem of Responsibility for the First ‘Dictatorship’ of Modern Romania

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 14h – Mihaela Constantinescu (ICUB-Humanities fellow), Virtue & Virtuousness: Ascribing moral responsibility to individuals and organizations

Thursday, 06 February 2020, 14h – Silvia-Alexandra Ștefan (ICUB-Humanities Grant), «Honesto loco natus, non prima nobilitate, nobilis tamen». The purity of virtue in Fernando de Herrera´s Historical Prose

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 14h – Mihai Ometiță (ICUB-Humanities fellow), Aspects of Cinema and Senses of the Modern

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 14h – Radu Dipratu (ICUB-Humanities fellow), Letters to Jerusalem: Ottoman High-Ranking Officials’ Dealings with Catholics in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 14h – Miklos Redei (London School of Economics), Philosophical qualities of science in Musil’s “Man without qualities”

Thursday, 05 March 2020, 14h – Andrei Mărășoiu (ICUB-Humanities fellow), “Aha!” – “Are you sure?”: contrasting approaches to the nature of insight

CANCELLED Thursday, 12 March 2020, 14h – Andrei Ionescu (ICUB-Humanities fellow), Between Mental Health and Illness: What Can Literature Teach Science and Philosophy?

Thursday, 18 September 2018, 14h – Sigrid Leyssen (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Re-animating Filmology Experiments. Historical and Historiographical Explorations

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 14h – Cătălin Țăranu (ICUB Humanities Fellow), ‘Truth is the trickiest’: Constructing Historical Veracity in Anglo-Saxon England

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 14h – Stephen Howard (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Kant’s critique of rational cosmology

Thursday, 11 October  2018, 14h – Lorena Anton (ICUB Humanities), RedExEd_Levant: Exotic Educational Migration to Ceausescu’s Romania

Thursday, 18 October  2018, 14h – Theodor Ulieriu-Rostás (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Inventors, victors and cataloguers: lists and the construction of knowledge in ancient Greek musical scholarship

Thursday, 25 October  2018, 14h –  Paschalis Pechlivanis (ICUB Humanities Fellow), An Uneasy Triangle: Ceausescu, the Colonels and the Greek Communists (1967-1974)

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 14h – Alessandro Nannini (ICUB Humanities Fellow), From the Density of Sense to the Density of the Sensible. The Emergence of Aesthetic Pregnancy from the Spirit of Hermeneutics in the Early Modern Age

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 14h – Tinca Prunea (ICUB Humanities), Thomasius at the Berlin Academy: eclectic philosophy and academic spirit

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 14h – Oana Maria Cojocaru (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Youth, sex and sexual morality in Byzantium

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 14h – Mihai Ometiță (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Filmmaking and Philosophizing without Theory: Herzog and Wittgenstein

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 14h – Dragos Ivana (ICUB Humanities Grant), Crossing the Atlantic: Representations of Quixotism in the Early American Novel

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 14h – Stathis Psillos (University of Athens), Induction: The history of a Philosophical Problem

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 14h – Radu Dipratu (NEC / Institute for South-East European Studies), Amending the Ottoman Capitulations: Venetian ‘imperial signs’ (nişan-ı hümayun) in the Seventeenth Century

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 14h – Ida Valicenti (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Elena Bacaloglu, the Manifesto Nazionale Fascista Italo-romeno, and the Italian political and intellectual class

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 14h – Adina Camelia Bleotu (ICUB Humanities Grant), Alexandru Nicolae (ICUB Humanities Grant), Modality in Romanian. Problems of Syntax and Pragmatics, Chair: Alexandra Cornilescu (UB)

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 14h – Viktor Ilievski (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ ICUB Humanities Alumnus), Chance and Necessity in Plato’s Timaeus

Thursday, 07 March 2019, 14h – Melania Stancu (UB), Borja Mozo Martín (UB), Mianda Cioba (UB), Scientific Projections in Literature and Literary Projections in Science in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 14h – Ancuța Mortu (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Psychological Investigations of Art Response

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 14h – Ștefan Firică (UB), Interwar Political Fiction: Possible Readings

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 14h – Ana Petrache (ICUB Humanities Fellow), What can someone achieve through a fake eschatology?

Thursday, 04 April 2019, 14h – Viorel Panaite (University of Bucharest), Studying Islamic Law and Ottoman History: Sources, Methods, Results

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 14h – Mihaela Constantinescu (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Moral Responsibility in Organizations: An Aristotelian Account

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 14h Theodor Ulieriu-Rostás (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Musical inventions and mythographic emplotment in Diodorus’ Historical Library, book III

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 14h – Valentin Săndulescu (University of Bucharest), Attempting Reconstruction, Facing Hostility: Notes regarding the state of the Jewish Community in Romania after the Holocaust (1944 – 1947)

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 14h – Lloyd Strickland (Manchester Metropolitan University), Prémontval on Natural and Rational Theology

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 14h – Oana Matei (New Europe College), “Mapping new territories”: Bacon and Maupertuis on the advancement of knowledge

Thursday, 06 June 2019, 14h – Silvia Ștefan (ICUB Humanities Grant), From Famagusta to Lepanto: Spain between Cultural Inferiority and Imperial Aggrandizing

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 14h – Sorana Corneanu (UB) & Koen Vermeir (CNRS Paris/ ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), The Art of Thinking and the Scientific Revolutio

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 14h –  Matthew Dentith (New Europe College/ICUB Humanities Alumnus), What’s fake about fake news?

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 14h – Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen/ ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), Later Wittgenstein and Logical Necessity

Thursday, 07 June 2018, 14h – Divna Manolova (Marie Skłodowska-Curie/POLONEZ 1 Fellow, University of Silesia/ICUB Humanities Alumna), The Mirror of the Moon and the Moon in the Mirror: Demetrios Triklinios’ on Lunar Theory

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 17.00 – Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu (University of Western Ontario/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor)- Erosophy vs. Philosophy

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 14h – Fabrizio Bigotti (ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor) – The Forgotten Mathematics of Intensity. Measuring Equilibrium in Scholastic Medicine and beyond

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 14h – Brad Gregory (University of Notre Dame), After 500 Years: Why the Reformation Still Matters

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 14h – Ana Petrache (ICUB Humanities Fellow), In the shadow of eschatological narratives

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 14h –  Justin Begley (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Margaret Cavendish and the English Universities

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 14h – Douglas Hedley (Cambridge University), Devout Contemplation and Sublime Fancy: the Cambridge Platonists and their Philosophical Legacy

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 14h – Svetlana Tsonkova (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Recent Results from the Comparative Research of Bulgarian and Romanian Early Modern Verbal Magic – CANCELLED

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 14h – Alexandru Nicolae (ICUB Humanities Grant), Romanian modal verb configurations and phases

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 14h – Cornelia Ilie (Malmö University /ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), Parliamentary language of power in a gender perspective: Sexist stereotyping in the UK Parliament

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 14h – Adina Camelia Bleotu (ICUB Humanities Grant),Scalar implicatures with quantifiers in Romanian. Are children more logical than adults?

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 14h – Alessandro Nannini (ICUB Humanities Fellow),The Obscure Ground of the Soul: A Central Idea of the German Enlightenment at the Crossroads of Theology, Psychology and Aesthetics

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 14h – Oana Cojocaru (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Byzantine adolescence: concept and contexts

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 14h – Viktor Ilievski (ICUB Humanities Fellow)– Aristotelian causes in Plato’s Timaeus? 

Wednesday 20 December 2017, 15h – Ioan Muntean (University of North Carolina Asheville), Varieties of scientific realism: new work for principles, laws, and computation

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 14h – Nancy S. Jecker (University of Washington/ ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor) The Future of Population Aging: Lessons from Romania and China

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 14h – Cătalin Țăranu (ICUB Humanities Fellow) ‘Beyond Fact or Fiction: The Battle of Maldon Across Medieval Modes of History-writing

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 14h – Donca Steriade (MIT/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor) Intervals and grammars of rhyme

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 14h – Mogens Laerke (ENS Lyon), Spinoza on Common Notions

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 14h – Jennifer Radden (University of Massachusetts Boston /ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor) Defining Mental Illness: Some Philosophical Considerations

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 14h – Stefano Gulizia (CUNY /ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), Prisca Historia. Rethinking Francesco Patrizi’s Anti-Aristotelian Philology from Humanist Doxography to English Empiricism

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10h – Course Images of the Knowledge System Pivoted Around Cosmology,  Matteo Valleriani (Max-Planck Institute Berlin/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), Faculty of Philosophy

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 14h – Svetlana Tsonkova (ICUB Humanities Fellow) Verbal Magic in Bulgaria and Romania (17th – 19th century) – Structural and Contextual Comparisons and Contrasts

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 14h – Roberta D’Alessandro (Utrecht University/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor) Language and Languages. On the importance of linguistic variation as a means to understand the human mind

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 14h – Corina Ilea (ICUB Humanities Fellow) Images at a Distance: Witnessing, Remembering, Sharing

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 14h – María M. Carrión (Emory University), Sixteenth-century European Herbaria.  Location, Conservation, Knowledge, Access

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 14h – Dimitris Michalopoulos (The Institute of Hellenic Maritime History, Athens/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), The problem of peasantry in Eastern Europe and the solution given in Romania

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 14h – Thomas Cousineau (Washington College/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), The Daedalus Complex: Uncanny Designs in Modernist Writing

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 14h –Viktor Ilievski (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Freedom and Determinism in Plato’s Myth of Er

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 14h – Salvatore di Piazza (University of Palermo/ University of Brussels), Believing is said in many ways. On the Greek notion of pistis

Thursday, 06 April 2017, 14h – Liviu Giosan (MIT/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/ ICUB Visiting Professor), Anthropocene: A Chance to Bridge the Gap between the ‘Two Cultures’?

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 14h – Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici (New Europe College), History and Human Agency: Western Ego-Documents, c. 1100-1450

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 14h – Adina Dragomirescu (University of Bucharest), Language contact and convergence: Old Church Slavonic and Old Romanian

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 14h – Corina Ilea (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Mediated Migrations

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 14h – Diego Lucci (American University in Bulgaria), The Burning of the Racovian Catechism in Jacobean England: A Four Century-Old Historical Myth

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 14h – Tamara Cărăuș (ICUB Social Sciences), Assuming Bare Life? Agamben on the Condition of Refugees and the Coming Politics

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 14h – Martin Maiden (Oxford University/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), On the Substance of Autonomous Morphology

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 14h – Iulian Toader (Utrecht University/ICUB Humanities alumnus), The Permanence of Forms in Quantum Mechanics

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 14h – Massimo Leone (University of Turin/ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), Cognition and Emotion in Visual Hermeneutics

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 14h –Ionut Alexandru-Tudorie (University of Bucharest), The French Institute of Byzantine Studies (IFEB) and the Romanian Academia (1937-1949)

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 14h – Matteo Valleriani (Max-Planck Institute Berlin), The Sphere: Knowledge System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity of Europe

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 14h – Matjaž Vesel (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Galileo Galilei as a Peripatetic: Necessary Demonstrations, Demonstrative Regress and the Moon like the Second Earth

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 14h – Timothy Tambassi (ICUB Humanities Fellow) The Philosophy of Geo-Ontologies

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 14h –Antoni Malet (University of Barcelona) Mathematizing vision: Della Porta, Kepler, and beyond

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 14h – Paul Greenham (Tel Aviv University), Representation in Newton’s Mathematics: A Translational Approach

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 14h – Divna Manolova (New Europe College/ ICUB Humanities alumna), Redefining Exactness in Late Byzantine Astronomy

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 14h – Matthew R. X. Dentith (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Expertise and Conspiracy Theories: On the improvised nature of conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorising

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 14h – Dana Jalobeanu (ICUB Humanities), Francis Bacon on mixed-sciences and the organization of knowledge

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 14h – Gabriel Sandu (University of Helsinki/ ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor), Dependence and Independence in Logic

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 14h – Stefan Ionescu (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Restitution of Jewish Property in post-Holocaust Bucharest, 1944-1950

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 14h – Diana Stanciu (ICUB Humanities), Consciousness: Descartes and His Critics

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 14h – Grigore Vida (New Europe College), A Romanian Edition of Descartes’ Complete Correspondence: Challenges and Results

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 14h – Marian Coman (University of Bucharest), Dynastic Self-Fashioning in Sixteenth-Century Wallachia

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 14h – Alberto Vanzo (University of Warwick), Giorgio Baglivi, Seventeenth-Century Baconianism, and the Derivation of Principles from Experience

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 14h – Tzuchien Tho (Milan University), Why must (local) motion be continuous? Leibniz’s abstract and concrete space of motion

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 14h – Alexandra Parvan (University of Pitesti), Metaphysical Care for Chronic Patients: Monistic Dualism and the Body Electric

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 14h – Workshop on Simplification and Reductionism in Early Modern Natural Philosophy

Thursday, 07 April 2016, 14h – Michael Hunter (Birkbeck, University of London), The Image of Restoration Science: The Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 14h – Silvia Manzo (National University of La Plata), Matter’s quantity and the order of nature in Francis Bacon

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 14h – Peter Anstey (ICUB Humanities Visiting Professor/ University of Sydney), Experimental moral philosophy?

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 14h – Adrian Currie (University of Calgary), From models-as-fictions to models-as-tools

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 14h – Kirsten Walsh (ICUB Humanities Fellow) – Direct and Indirect Representation in Newton’s Natural Philosophy

Thursday, 3 December  2015, 14h – Ionut Tudorie (ICUB Humanities Grant) – May they not decay after death: In Search of the Uncorrupt Body of Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos (1258-1282).

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 14h – Christian Ferencz-Flatz (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Perception as a mass-phenomenon. Benjamin’s theory of „collective reception“ and its philosophical roots

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 14h – Delphine Bellis (Radboud University Nijmegen), Gassendi’s Theory of Space and its Relation to his Conception of Mathematics

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 14h – Franco A. Meschini (Universita del Salento), Entre le De Homine (1662) et l’Homme (1664). Matériaux et problématiques pour une édition critique de l’Homme de Descartes

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 14h – Daniel Garber (Princeton University) – Telesio among the novatores

Thursday, 29 October  2015, 14h – Ciprian Jeler (ICUB Humanities Fellow) – What kind of environment is required for natural selection?

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 14h – Fabrizio Baldassari (ICUB Humanities Fellow) – Descartes’ Philosophy of Medicine. Mechanical Theory, Botanical Practice: a Possible Therapeutics

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 14h – Divna Manolova (ICUB Humanities Fellow) – Polymathy and Intellectual Curiosity in Late Byzantium: Preliminary Remarks

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 14h – Andrew Janiak (Duke University), Presentation of the Project VOX

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 14h – Round table & future projects

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 14h – Doina Cristina Rusu (Romanian Academy – Iasi Branch), Describing Women in Early Modern Philosophy and Medicine

Friday, 18 September 2015, 14h – Fabrizio Baldassari (ICUB Humanities Fellow), René Descartes’ Underdeveloped Studies. Completing His Natural Philosophy

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 14h – Ciprian Jeler (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Multi-level selection and the notion of “biological population”

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 14h – Christian Ferencz-Flatz (ICUB Humanities Fellow), “Tactile Perception” in Benjamin and Phenomenology

Thursday, 4 June  2015, 14h – Ioan Muntean (University of Notre Dame – The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values & University of North Carolina, Asheville), Philosophy of complexity: contingency, laws, simulation (with a detour in Leibniz and Russell)

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 14h  Erdmann Görg (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Newton and Euler on the Basic Principles of Mechanics

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 14h – Cristina Ionescu (CUA, Washington DC), The Method of Dialectics in Plato’s Philebus

Thursday, 14 May  2015, 14h –  Kirstin Walsh (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Newton’s Philosophy of Science

Thursday, 7 May  2015, 14h – Iordan Avramov (ICUB Humanities Fellow), Communicating about Objects and Communicating Objects at the Early Royal Society; The Evidence of the Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 14h – On IHR-ICUB projects and perspectives (Dana Jalobeanu, Mihnea Dobre, Cristian Ciocan)

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