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:
- Prințul Dimitrie Cantemir (1675-1723) în căutarea unei reforme creștin-răsăritene a cunoașterii (2021-2023; PI: Vlad Alexandrescu)
- Making Modern Science: tracing the dynamics of a ‘Cartesian Newtonian textbook’ during the Scientific Revolution (2020-2022; PI: Mihnea Dobre)
- Recipes, ‘technologies’, experiments: Enactment and the emergence of modern science (2021-2023; PI: Dana Jalobeanu).
- Between Truth and Freedom: Enlightenment Answers to “Thinking for Oneself” (2021-2023; PI: Tinca Prunea)
- 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:
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 Alexandrescu, Corina Anton, Sorana Corneanu, Mihnea Dobre, Smaranda Elian, Dana Jalobeanu, Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet, Silvia 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mihnea Dobre (email@example.com) by May 20; decisions will be communicated by June 1.
For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us!
- 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.