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Colloquia in Venice

Colloquia of the ERC-EarlyModernCosmology group on projects. These regular research meetings take place at the University Ca’ Foscari Venice, Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà 3484/D Dorsoduro, Venezia

  • 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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Events participation and Talks by Group members

  • Annual conference of the International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO), (Mexico City, 2018 November 12-17). Session organization (double session): “Early Modern Geological Agency". Pietro Daniel Omodeo, talk: “Natural History and Human Praxis between Renaissance Vitalism and Magic.”
  • Galileo nel contesto, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento di Filosofia (2018, October 25). Pietro Daniel Omodeo, talk: “Coordinate politico-culturali dell’affare Galileo” (Cultural-political coordinates of the Galileo affaire).
  • 8th conference of the European Society for the History of Science in conjunction with the British Society for the History of Science (2018, September 14-17, London). Session organization (double session): “Towards a Curriculum of Political Epistemology: Theory and Case Studies” Pietro Daniel Omodeo, talk: “Cultural Politics of Cosmology in Europe in the Early Modernity.”
  • Revolutions in the History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science (2018, July 26-28, Iowa State University). Pietro Daniel Omodeo, talk (with Jonathan Regier): “Celestial Physics.”
  • Nicolaus Copernicus in the 21st Century: Context, Resources, Methods (Warsaw, Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 21 May 2018). Pietro Daniel Omodeo, talk: “Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe.”
  • Raccontare il Rinascimento: Telesio, Bruno e Campanella nei centri di ricerca europei, (Cosenza, Centro di Studi Telesiani, Bruniani e Campanelliani, 6 November 2017.