Team

Alexandra Baneu (PI) is a researcher trained in philosophy and philology. She holds a PhD in medieval philosophy, with a thesis on the influence of Duns Scotus and later Scotist thinkers on the Aureum sacrae theologiae rosarium of Pelbartus of Themeswar. In the past years she has worked in both fields, contributing to medieval philosophical research conducted within the Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy of the Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and to philological research dedicated to the Transylvanian School (19th century) at the “Sextil Pușcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History of the Romanian Academy.

Alexander Baumgarten is a professor at the Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where he teaches the history of medieval philosophy. He is the director of the Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy of the same university. He has published various studies, monographs, editions, translations and text commentaries of the works of ancient and medieval philosophers pertaining to the Greek and Latin tradition. He is the editor of the journal Chôra, revue d’études anciennes et médiévales since 1999 and the coordinator of the collection “Biblioteca Medievală” (“The Medieval Library”) from Polirom Publishing House since 2003.

Mihai Maga is an associate professor at the Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where he teaches medieval political philosophy and other subjects related to the philosophy of the Middle Ages. He has published articles, critical editions, translations and books in English, French and Romanian, as well as participated in several projects involving medieval Latin manuscripts. His current research interests include the history of medieval political thought, medieval university discourses, digital humanities applied to medieval philosophical texts, commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, and medieval Latin paleography.

Lavinia Grijac is a PhD candidate in philosophy at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with a thesis on the perception of Roman history in Augustine’s De civitate Dei and medieval Augustinian tradition. She has worked in two other research projects pertaining to the domain of philosophy: Twins in Medical, Philosophical and Theological Debates from Late Antiquity until the Middle Ages and The Rise of an Intellectual Elite in Central Europe: University of Vienna 1389-1450 (on-going). She is a graduate of the DEEM (Diplôme Européen d’Etudes Médiévales) program (2019-2020) hosted by FIDEM (Féderation Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médievales) in Rome. She holds a master’s degree in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the same university. She is also a graphic artist, specializing in book illustration and graphic design, with a bachelor’s degree from the Art and Design University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Among other tasks, she is in charge with project NOTA’s visual design.

Florina Rodica Hariga is a researcher passionate about medieval philosophy. In 2015, she defended her PhD thesis, Cause of Evil in Bonaventure of Bagnoregio’s Philosophy, at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Romania. She has conducted the research project Why did Gioacchino da Fiore criticize Petrus Lombardus? The Reconstruction of a theologico-philosophical Debate on Trinity and Salvation and was also a team member in two other research projects: Twins in Medical, Philosophical and Theological Debates from Late Antiquity until the Middle Ages and Hierarchy and Analogy: a Metaphysical-Theological Inquiry. She obtained the DEEM (Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales) hosted by FIDEM (Féderation Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médievales) in 2020. Currently, she is the secretary of the International Society “Thomas Aquinas” (S.I.T.A.), Romanian Branch, and a member of the editorial board of scientific journals such as Hermeneia. Journal of Hermeneutics, Art Theory and Criticism and Meta. Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy.

Amelia-Maria Șooș is a postdoctoral researcher and associate teacher at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where she holds courses on the history of ancient and medieval philosophy. She worked in several research grants as project administrator. She published translations and studies in various topics, from Augustine’s philosophy to German idealism and Hungarian philosophy. She is the editor of the journal of the Transylvanian Hungarian Society of Philosophy (Többlet).

Anton Crișan holds a PhD in philosophy from the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, with a thesis concerning Hegel’s legacy in Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics. His area of research includes contemporary epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophical hermeneutics. He focuses primarily on the manner in which various aspects pertaining to the philosophical tradition (especially early modern and Hegelian themes) relate to issues of contemporary interest.