THE BUCHAREST-PRINCETON SEMINAR
IN EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY IN TRANSYLVANIA
26th of July to 1st of August 2009
The Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy is an international
annual meeting of scholars interested in various aspects of early modern
thought. The aim of the seminar is to create a stimulating environment for
discussing papers and ideas. Traditionally, the seminar has two components:
morning reading groups and afternoon discussions of work-in-progress. This
year, the topic for the morning sessions will be Spinoza’s Tractatus
theologico-politicus. In addition to this we are inviting papers on all aspects
of early modern philosophy/early modern science. The languages of the
seminar are English and French.
Invited speakers include: Daniel Garber (Princeton University), Roger Ariew
(University of South Florida), Ed Curley(University of Michigan), Frederic de
Buzon (Université Marc Bloch de Strasbourg), Pina Totero (Rome) and Alan
Gabbey (Barnard College/Columbia University). Others may be added later.
The Seminar will take place in Bran, a small resort near Brasov, in
Transylvania. It will be hosted in a small, friendly Bed and Breakfast (single or
double rooms). The participation fee is 120 Euros for faculty and 60 Euros for
students (covering accomodation with breakfast and some of the meals). More
information (including previous editions of our summer seminar) to be found
To apply, send a CV and a 1 page abstract by 15th of May to Dana
Jalobeanu, [email protected] and Vlad Alexandrescu
[email protected] .
A limited number of “grants” are available for students to cover the costs of
the participation fee and transportation from Bucharest to Bran (to apply for a
grant send a CV, 1 page description of your research project and a letter of
support/recommendation to the same email adresses as above ).