The project activities comprise:
- Workshops & Symposia in Venice with external guests;
- Colloquia in Venice with presentations and papers by group members.
Workshops & Symposia in Venice
- 2020, June 15-20th - postponed 2021 - International Symposium "Heavens on Trial: Arguing about the Heavens. Institution and Metaphysics of Cosmology"
- 2020, May 20th - postponed - Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin (MPIWG), "Historical Epistemology of Early Modern Science"
- 2020, April 22nd - postponed Christoph Henning (University of Erfurt), "Liberating knowledge of revolution: Reading Galilei from Marx to Latour"
|2020, October 6th - Brainstorming meeting|
Robert Szaj, Telewizja Polska, TVP Nauka "A Documentary Film Devoted to Copernicus in Italy"
|2020, July 6th - Interactive Online Workshop|
Sean Winkler, Vienna Circle Institute "Quantum and Materialist Dialectics: Dynamics and Statistical Regularity in Hessenian Marxism"
|2020, May 6th - Interactive Online Workshop|
Matiaz Vesel, Institute of Philosophy-Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana "The Nature of Copernicus’s Hypotheses"
|2020, April 22nd - Interactive Online Workshop|
Vittorio Morfino, University of Milano Bicocca, "The Marxist Tradition Against the Grain: On Plural Temporality"
|2020, April 6th - Interactive Online Seminar|
"Arguing about the Stars on the Southern Side of the Confessional Divide" - A seminar with individual preparation aimed to discuss working papers on early-modern cultural politics of Cosmology. Scholars involved in the publication project: Alberto Bardi (Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Rodolfo Garau (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Luis Miguel Carolino (Lisbon University Institute ISCTE-IUL), Flavia Marcacci (Pontifical Lateran University, Rome), Craig Martin (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Tayra Lanuza Navarro (University of Valencia), Pietro Daniel Omodeo (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Nydia Pineda (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Jacomien Prins (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
|2020, February 19th |
Stefan Heßbrueggen, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, "Et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas. Mosaic Physics And Life In the Young Leibniz"
|2020, January 24th|
Daniel Garber (Princeton University, Department of Philosophy), "Telesio’s Iter Gallicum: Telesio in 17th C France" and Guido Giglioni (University of Macerata, Department of Humanities), "Sense and Consciousness in Bernardino Telesio". Presentation and discussion on the book “Bernardino Telesio and the Natural Sciences in the Renaissance” by the editor prof. Pietro Daniel Omodeo
|2020, January 8th|
Mariangela Priarolo (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), "Finalism without Finalism. Malebranche and Preformation" and Charles Wolfe (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), "Expanded mechanism and/or structural vitalism: further thoughts on the animal economy"
Colloquia in Venice
Colloquia of the ERC - Early Modern Cosmology group on projects. These regular research meetings take place at Malcanton Marcorà (Aula Valent) at 4:00 p.m.
- 2020, June 12th, online h. 11 a.m. (ERC plenum). Reading of Watts "Epidemics and History"
- 2020, June 4th, online (Early Modernists). Early Modern Writing Workshop: Omar del Nonno "Beyond the Method: Baconian Legacy in the Development of Spinoza’s Account of Imagination"
- 2020, May 27th, online (Political Epistemologists). Reading and discussion of Braidotti "The Posthuman"
- 2020, May 20th, online (Early Modernists). Early Modern Writing Workshop: Discussion on the paper "The Political Epistemology of Campanella’s Astrology" by Pietro Daniel Omodeo and Darrel Rutkin
- 2020, May 13th, online (Political Epistemologists). Discussion on Haraway
- 2020, April, 27th, online (Early Modernists). Discussion on working papers by group members
- 2020, March 30th, online h. 11 a.m. (Early Modernists). Discussion of Foucault and Rose on biopolitics
- 2020, March 23th, online h. 11 a.m. (ERC plenum). Discussion of Sokal, Pseudoscience and postmodernism: Antagonists or fellow-travelers?
- 2020, March 13th, online (Political Epistemologists). Discussion of Merchant, "The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution"
- 2020, February 5th (ERC plenum). Discussion of "The Fall of Man and the Foundation of Science" by P. Harrison
- 2019, December 6th – Pietro Daniel Omodeo, discussion on the book: “Political Epistemology”.
- 2019, June 12th - Marco Storni, “Institutions and Politics in the Debate over the Shape of the Earth, 1666-1740”
- 2019, May 6th - Jacomien Prins, “Marsilio Ficino’s Timaeus Commentary: Musical Speculations of a Renaissance Interpreter”.
- 2019, April 15th - Gregorio Baldin, “Against Aristotle and Metaphysics: Paolo Sarpi’s Natural Philosophy”.
- 2019, March 20th - Rodolfo Garau, “Manuscript draft on the introduction to my book on the concept of conatus”. Discussant: Omar del Nonno
- 2019, February 4th - Francesca Putignano, “Feminist Standpoint Theory: an Overview of Historical Roots and Epistemological Issues”. Discussant: Sascha Freyberg
- 2019, January 16th - Matteo Fornasier, “Echoes of Renaissance Thought in Academic Medicine and Botany in Paris (XVI-XVII centuries)” Discussant: Rodolfo Garau
- 2018, December 19th - Omar Del Nonno, “The behaviour of the free man in the Ethics and the Tractatus politicus”. Discussant, Gregorio Baldin.
- 2018, December 5th - Sascha Freyberg, “Ethico-political Consequences of Cosmology: Edgar Wind on Kant‘s Antinomies”. Discussant: Omar Del Nonno.
- 2018, November 22nd - Jacomien Prins, “Marin Mersenne: Harmonist at the Heart of the Scientific Revolution”. Discussant: Darrel Rutkin.
- 2018, October 17th – Gregorio Baldin, “Temporal power, spiritual power and potestà de’ prencipi: Politics and political theology in Sarpi and Hobbes”. Discussant: Rodolfo Garau
- 2018, October 3rd - Darrel Rutkin, “What Makes Early Modern Cosmology ‘Early Modern’?: Reflections on and a Suggestion for a Historical Periodization Scheme”. Discussant: Pietro Omodeo.
- 2018, September 26th - Pietro Omodeo, “Political Epistemology of Early Modern Cosmology.”
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