July 25-31, 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 de Strasbourg), Pina Totero (Rome), Martin Lin

(Rutgers) 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


To apply, send a CV and a 1 page abstract by May 15 to Dana Jalobeanu,

[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> and Vlad

Alexandrescu [email protected] <mailto:[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 addresses as above ).

For more information see:…