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Comunicare Agnès Guiderdoni


Centrul „Fundamentele Modernității Europene” vă invită la o nouă ediție din seria seminarelor de cercetare:

În data de 17 ianuarie 2024, Agnès Guiderdoni, profesoară și cercetătoare de prestigiu de la Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), va susține o comunicare intitulată „Thinking through figure in Early Modern Europe”.

Evenimentul va avea loc de la orele 18, în sala de lectură a Bibliotecii Facultății de Litere. O scurtă prezentare a subiectului comunicării poate fi citită mai jos.

What did it mean to think through figures in 16th and 17th century Europe, and what were its modes and areas of expression? The aim is both to present the specific genres of figurative thought (emblems, imprese, symbols, hieroglyphics, etc.) and to gauge the importance of this mode of thought in early modern culture. Indeed, figurative thought was not limited to a corpus of minor and marginal works, but deeply permeated European culture for at least two and a half centuries. The prevalence of figurative thought was not confined to the arts and literature, but also characterised the ‘sciences’, what was then known as natural philosophy, as well as theology, spirituality and history. While revealing a fundamental feature of the episteme of the period, the study of this figurative thought is also an intellectual proposal that challenges our current (cartesian) thinking framework in order to apprehend the world and knowledge differently, in particular by rethinking the domains of the textual and the visual in relation to each other.

‘Perfecțiunea’ în Anglia secolului XVII


Centrul „Fundamentele Modernității Europene” vă invită la o nouă ediție din seria seminarelor de cercetare:

În data de 13 decembrie, drd. Bogdan Deznan va susține o prezentare în jurul conceptului de perfecțiune în Anglia secolului al XVII-lea. Bogdan Deznan este doctorand al Universității din București și cercetător asociat în cadrul Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism, al University of Cambridge. Cercetarea sa doctorală urmărește conceptul de deificare în gâdnirea Platoniștilor de la Cambridge (în special la Benjamin Whichcote, John Smith, Henry More și Ralph Cudworth) și relația dintre acesta și mai largul context teologic și filosofic al Modernității Timpurii.

Problema prejudecății în Epoca Luminilor

Centrul „Fundamentele Modernității Europene” vă invită la o nouă ediție din seria seminarelor de cercetare:

Sorana Corneanu predă din 1999 cursuri de literatură britanică de secol 18 și de istorie intelectuală în perioada Modernității Timpurii, la Universitatea din București. Domeniile ei de interes includ intersecția dintre literatură și știință, preum și cea dintre etică și știință în Modernitatea Timpurie. Este interesată, de asemenea, de istoria imaginației în perioada amintită.

Seminare de cercetare 2023-2024

Centrul „Fundamentele Modernității Europene” își reia seria de seminare de cercetare, începând cu luna octombrie 2023. În cadrul acestora, diferiți cercetători își vor prezenta proiectele recente în domeniile filologie, istoria intelectuală, studii culturale sau studii vizuale.

Remus Manoilă este cercetător post-doctoral în cadrul departamentului de istoria și filosofia științei al Vrije Universiteit Brussel. În primăvara acestui an (2023), a primit titlul de doctor in filologie al Universității din București în urma susținerii unei teze despre conceptul de stăpânire (dominium) în gândirea lui Isaac Newton.

Colloque Pascal, 19-20 mai 2023

Le Centre de recherches « Fondements de la Modernité Européenne » (FME), le Département de Langue et Littérature Françaises de l’Université de Bucarest, le Centre Gilles Gaston Granger (CGGG-CNRS) et le Département de Philosophie de l’Université de Szeged organisent le colloque international « Quadricentenaire de la naissance de Blaise Pascal : 1623-2023 » qui aura lieu à Bucarest, au Département de Langue et Littérature Françaises (5-7, rue Edgar Quinet, amphithéâtre Hasdeu) et au CEREFREA Villa Noël (6, rue Émile Zola) les 19 et 20 mai 2023. L’événement est organisé en partenariat avec le Centre Régional Francophone d’Études Avancées en Sciences Sociales, l’Institut Français de Roumanie et l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie en Europe Centrale et Orientale.

Dans la continuité des travaux menés par le FME dans le champ de l’histoire intellectuelle, religieuse et philosophique de l’âge classique, cet événement réunira des chercheurs et chercheuses et des spécialistes de divers horizons critiques autour de l’œuvre et de la pensée pascaliennes, de leurs sources et de leurs influences ou encore de leurs réceptions passées et présentes.

JEMS Volume 10 series 1 (Spring 2021)

The spring 2021 issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS), ISSN: 2285-6382 (paperback), ISSN: 2286-0290 (electronic), edited by the Foundations of Modern Thought Research Centre, University of Bucharest, is now available on the Zeta Books website. The issue contains articles by Patrick Brissey, Hanoch Ben-Yami, Osvaldo Ottaviani and Joseph Anderson, as well as a review article by Dana Jalobeanu, a corpus review and three book reviews.

JEMS CFP Special Issues Spring 2023 – Fall 2023

The Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS), ISSN: 2285-6382 (paperback), ISSN: 2286-0290 (electronic), edited by the “Foundations of Modern Thought” Research Centre, University of Bucharest, welcomes proposals for its Spring and Fall 2023 Special Issues. Prospective guest editors are invited to explore any topic pertinent to JEMS’s general interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to early modern thought that draw on intellectual history, history of philosophy and history of science. The main language of the journal is English, although contributions in French are also accepted. JEMS is a double blind peer-reviewed journal, currently indexed in Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH+, EBSCO, Philosophy Research Index, PhilPapers.

Please prepare proposals that contain the following:
• A description of the topic (up to 1200 words)
• A table of contents (6-8 articles of 8000 words each)
• Short abstracts of the contributions (up to 300 words each)
• Short bios of the editors and contributors
• A timeline of manuscript submission

The deadline for submission of proposals for either of the two issues is October 1, 2021.

Please send your queries and your proposals to jems [at] zetabooks.com.

For further details about JEMS, please visit https://zetabooks.com/library/journals/journal-of-early-modern-studies/.

Early Modern Cluster at the University of Bucharest

There is a long tradition of studying the early modern period at the University of Bucharest. Scholars from different faculties and departments of the university are caring out projects and collaborate in interdisciplinary manner. We are constantly engaged in organizing international events, such as the conferences and colloquia in Early Modern Philosophy and Early Modern Science.

At the moment, several research projects are being implemented:

Calls:
  1. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships in Early Modern Thought at the University of Bucharest – Expressions of Interest

The research group in Early Modern Thought at the University of Bucharest
invites expressions of interest from candidates wishing to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship in Early Modern Science, Philosophy, and/ or Intellectual History. Information about the 2021 call will be soon available at the following link:
https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/node_en.

We are a very active interdisciplinary group of scholars working on a variety of aspects of the Renaissance and the early modern period (philosophy, literature, religion, science, etc.). Our members do research and teach in several faculties at the University of Bucharest (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest-ICUB). We coordinate various research projects, and we organize early modern conferences and colloquia in Early Modern Philosophy and Early Modern Science, including the Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. The working atmosphere is very friendly and supportive, and we are committed to international events.

The list of potential mentors for the MSCA application include: Vlad AlexandrescuCorina AntonSorana CorneanuMihnea Dobre, Smaranda Elian, Dana JalobeanuTinca Prunea-BretonnetSilvia Ștefan.

We are looking for candidates working on any topic related to the early modernity (broadly conceived) and highly determined to be involved in the dynamic group we have built in Bucharest. Potential applicants are invited to submit the following documents: (1) full CV (including publications); (2) an outline proposal of no more than 1000 words.

Please send the material to Dana Jalobeanu (dana.jalobeanu@filosofie.unibuc.ro) and Mihnea Dobre (mihnea.dobre@unibuc.ro) by May 20; decisions will be communicated by June 1.

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us!

  1. Internship at the Early Modern Cluster

The research group in early modern thought at the University of Bucharest is looking for highly motivated graduates (undergraduates are also encouraged to apply) interested in the early modern period (broadly conceived) to act as interns for the next academic term. We are searching for an intern to help us develop the website (WordPress) and to be active in disseminating the work of the group. Depending on the technical skill and involvement of the candidates, we can extend the collaboration to other digital-related activities.

In order to apply, please send a CV and a motivation letter (max. 1-page each) to Dana Jalobeanu (dana.jalobeanu@filosofie.unibuc.ro) and Mihnea Dobre (mihnea.dobre@unibuc.ro).

CFP JEMS Special Issues Spring-Fall 2023

The Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS), ISSN: 2285-6382 (paperback), ISSN: 2286-0290 (electronic), edited by the Foundations of Modern Thought Research Centre, University of Bucharest, welcomes proposals for its Spring and Fall 2023 Special Issues. Prospective guest editors are invited to explore any topic pertinent to JEMS’s general interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to early modern thought that draw on intellectual history, history of philosophy and history of science. The main language of the journal is English, although contributions in French are also accepted. JEMS is a double blind peer-reviewed journal, currently indexed in Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH+, EBSCO, Philosophy Research Index, PhilPapers.

Please prepare proposals that contain the following:

  • A description of the topic (up to 1200 words)
  • A table of contents (6-8 articles of 8000 words each)
  • Short abstracts of the contributions (up to 300 words each)
  • Short bios of the editors and contributors
  • A timeline of manuscript submission

The deadline for submission of proposals for either of the two issues is October 1, 2021.

Please send your queries and your proposals to jems@zetabooks.com.

For further details about JEMS, please visit https://zetabooks.com/library/journals/journal-of-early-modern-studies/.