Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science 2016


Sunday, 23rd of October

19:00 Welcoming cocktail (Casa Universitarilor, Dionisie Lupu 46)


Monday, 24th of October (IRH-ICUB, Dimitrie Brandza 1)

09:15-09:30 Opening Address

09:30-10:30 Keynote lecture: Florike Egmond (Leiden University), The rise of fieldwork as an investigative method in the natural sciences of the 16th century

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Reading, Observing and the Making of Knowledge: The Case of Kepler’s Optics

11:30-12:30 Keynote lecture: Iordan Avramov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Friendly Jokes, Stinging Irony, and Bitter Sarcasm: Varieties of Humor in the Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:45 Dolores Irizzo (University College London), The Origins of Experimental Philosophy and Bacon’s Medical ‘Histories of Man’ at the Royal Society 1663-1750

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:45 Monica Ugaglia(Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), The First Experimental Treatise on Magnetism

15:45-16:30 Laura Georgescu (Ghent University), Instruments, phenomena and the practice of “magnetical philosophy”

16:30-16:45 Coffee break

16:45-17:30 Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest), Science and the Art of Thinking

17:30-18:30 Keynote lecture: Andreas Blank (University of Paderborn & Bard College, Berlin), Confessionalization and Early Modern Natural Philosophy

19:30 Dinner


Tuesday, 25 Oct. 2016 (IRH-ICUB, Dimitrie Brandza 1)

09:45-10:45 Keynote lecture: Gideon Manning (Claremont Graduate University), Mixed Signals: Descartes’s Nerves, Regius’s Slugs, and the Origins of ‘Experimental Philosophy’

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Fabrizio Baldassarri (Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv), Mechanizing the vegetative soul. Descartes and Digestion

11:45-12:30 Balint Kekedi (University of Aberdeen), The Linguistic Model of Perceptual Cognition and the Role of the Passions in Cartesian Natural Automata

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:45 Sandra Bihlmaier (Karslruher Institute of Technology), Philipp Melanchthon on Argumentation and Style: Dialectics and Rhetorics as the Tools of Clear Reasoning

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:00 Keynote lecture: Raphaële Garrod (CRASSH and Newnham College, University of Cambridge), Natural History in Early Modern France: The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre?

18:00 Conference Dinner


Wednesday, 26 Oct. 2016 (IRH-ICUB, Dimitrie Brandza 1 and Faculty of Philosophy, Splaiul Independentei 204)

09:45-10:45 Keynote lecture: Arianna Borrelli (Technical University Berlin), The rare and the dense in Bernardino Telesio’s meteorology

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Kirsten Walsh (University of Nottingham), Newton’s Corpuscular Scaffolding

11:45-12:30 Cornelis J. Schilt (University of Oxford), Navigating the Continuum Isaac Newton’s many Ways of Knowing

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:45 Doina-Cristina Rusu (University of Groningen), Francis Bacon on the interactions between pneumatic and tangible matter

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:45 Mihnea Dobre (University OF Bucharest), Ways of connecting Bacon and Descartes: Medicine and Experimentation

15:45-16:30 Oana Matei (University of Bucharest and Vasile Goldis University of Arad), Perception of plants: Ralph Austen’s appetitive matter theory

16:30-16:45 Coffee break

16:45-17:30 Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Francis Bacon on the “power of perception”

17:30-18:00 Coffee break

18:00-19:00 CELFIS/ Keynote lecture: Mordechai Feingold (California Institute of Technology), Who Was the Experimental Philosopher? Reflections on the Origins of Practice

19:30 Dinner

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