News and events

Colloquia in Venice

Colloquia of the ERC - Early Modern Cosmology group on projects. These regular research meetings take place at the University Ca’ Foscari Venice, Malcanton Marcorà (Aula Valent) at 4:00 p.m.

  • 2019, June 12th - Marco Storni, “Institutions and Politics in the Debate over the Shape of the Earth, 1666-1740”. h. 2:45-4:00 p.m.
  • 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

Past events

  • 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.”

Seminars and Workshops in Venice

Past events


Major project events in Venice

Events participation and Talks by Group members

  • 2019, May 29-30 - Marco Storni: "Early Eighteenth-Century Cartesian Epistemologies," in Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, VI, University of Groningen.
  • 2019, May 25 - Sascha Freyberg: "Morphological Principles of Iconology" at International Conference "Iconologies", 23-25 May, University of Cracow.
  • 2019, May 21-22 - Darrell Rutkin: "Is Ficino's Astrology Theurgic?: A Preliminary Expolration," at ERC EarlyModernCosmology Workshop: Marsilio Ficino's Cosmology: Sources, Reception, Historiography, Ca' Foscary University of Venice.
  • 2019, May 21-22 - Pietro D. Omodeo: "From Ficino’s Psychology to Bruno’s Populist
    Reason: Culianu Reassessed" at ERC EarlyModernCosmology Workshop: Marsilio Ficino's Cosmology: Sources, Reception, Historiography, Ca' Foscary University of Venice.
  • 2019, May 21-22 - Gregorio Baldin: "Marsilio Ficino’s Theory of Light, and Marin Mersenne" at ERC EarlyModernCosmology Workshop: Marsilio Ficino's Cosmology: Sources, Reception, Historiography, Ca' Foscary University of Venice.
  • 2019, May 21-22 - Sascha Freyberg: "Dialectics and Depiction: Edgar Wind on Ficino and his Influence" at ERC EarlyModernCosmology Workshop: Marsilio Ficino's Cosmology: Sources, Reception, Historiography, Ca' Foscary University of Venice.
  • 2019, May 21-22 -Jacomien Prins: "Sounds and Images as Expressions of Divine Order in Ficino’s Timaeus commentary," at ERC EarlyModernCosmology Workshop: Marsilio Ficino's Cosmology: Sources, Reception, Historiography, Ca' Foscary University of Venice.
  • 2019, March 17-19 - Jacomien Prins: "Music, Emotions and Tranquillity of Mind in Renaissance Music Theory,"" Panel: Music, Emotions and Ethics, Renassaince Society of America Conference Toronto.
  • 2019,  May 17-18 - Gregorio Baldin: "Against Aristotle and Metaphysics: Paolo Sarpi's Natural Philosophy," in Les fondements d'une autre modernité/The Foundations of Another Modernity, organisé par Delphine-Antoine Mahut, Pierre Girard, Gianni Paganini et Susana Seguin, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon.
  •  2019, April 11-12 - Marco Storni: "Mécanisme, matière et force chez Maupertuis: les usages de Descartes et de Newton dans la Vénus physique," in Les usages de la métaphysique classique chez les matérialistes français du 18e siècle, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon.
  • 2019, March 13 - Rodolfo Garau: "Taking pleasure in history. Some notes on Catherine Wilson’s history of Epicureanism and of philosophy," Conference in Honor or Catherine Wilson. The University of York, York (UK).

Past events

  • 2018, December 21 - Omar Del Nonno "Osservazioni sulla mereologia spinoziana. La connessione tra ontologia e politica nella filosofia pratica di Spinoza," in II Riunione della Societas Spinozana. Giornata di Studi: "Spinoza: ipotesi e risultati," KNIR, Reale Istituto Neerlandese di Roma.
  • 2018, December 18, - Darrell Rutkin: “Divination, Superstition and the Marginalization of Astrology: Discourses of Legitimacy and Marginalization from Thomas Aquinas to the Index of Prohibited Books (1564), the Two Anti-Astrological Bulls (1586 and 1631) and Beyond,” in Astrologie dans les Communautés Françaises au 17e Siècle, organisé par Jean Sanchez et Steven Vanden Broecke, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
  • 2018, November 12th-17th - Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Annual Conference of the International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO), Mexico City. Session organization (double session): “Early Modern Geological Agency". Talk: “Natural History and Human Praxis between Renaissance Vitalism and Magic.”
  •  2018, November 11 - Rodolfo Garau: "Gassendi’s Logic: Syllogism, Inductivism and Experiments," International Symposium: Logic and Metaphysics in the Modern Era. Université Libre de Bruxelles – Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bruxelles.
  • 2018, October 25th - Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Galileo nel contesto, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento di Filosofia. Talk: “Coordinate politico-culturali dell’affare Galileo” (Cultural-political coordinates of the Galileo affaire).
  • 2018, October 18-19 - Jacomien Prins: "Musical Ethos and Chaste Love in Early Modern Conceptions of the Good Life,"
    Conference: Inventing the Good Life: How Italy Shaped Early Modern Moral Culture, Wolfenbüttel/Herzog August Bibliothek.
  • 2018, September 14th-17th - Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Conference of the European Society for the History of Science in conjunction with the British Society for the History of Science, London. Session organization (double session): “Towards a Curriculum of Political Epistemology: Theory and Case Studies” Talk: “Cultural Politics of Cosmology in Europe in the Early Modernity.”
  • 2018, September 16 - Rodolfo Garau: "Biological Individuality in Early Modern Science: The Cases of Gassendi and Descartes,"" at European Society for the History of Science, panel “Unifying life from the Scientific Revolution”. London.
  • 2018, September 15 - Sascha Freyberg "Metapolitics and the History of Science in Marburg Neo-Kantianism" at Conference of the European Society for the History of Science in conjunction with the British Society for the History of Science, London. Panel: “Towards a Curriculum of Political Epistemology: Theory and Case Studies
  • 2018, July 26th-28th - Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Revolutions in the History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science, Iowa State University. Talk (with Jonathan Regier): “Celestial Physics.”
  • 2018, 21st May - Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Nicolaus Copernicus in the 21st Century: Context, Resources, Methods, Warsaw, Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences. Talk: “Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe.”
  • 2017, 6th November - Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Centro di Studi Telesiani, Bruniani e Campanelliani, Cosenza. Talk: "Raccontare il Rinascimento: Telesio, Bruno e Campanella nei centri di ricerca europei".