Talks and publications

Here are some relevant publications and talks belonging to the members of our team

2020

Dana Jalobeanu (2020). Francis Bacon’s “Perceptive” Instruments, Early Science and Medicine, 25 (6), 594-617.

Dana Jalobeanu (2020). Experiments in the Making: Instruments and Forms of Quantification in Francis Bacon’s Historia Densi et RariEarly Science and Medicine25(4), 360-387. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/15733823-00254P04

Dana Jalobeanu (2020), Enacting recipes: Francis Bacon and Giovan Battista Della Porta on technologies, experiments and processes of nature, Centaurus, 62 (3) 425-446. https://doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12334

Dana Jalobeanu and Oana Matei (2020), Treating plants and laboratories: A chemical history of vegetation in 17th century England, Centaurus, 62 (3) 542-561. https://doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12321

2021

Organized conferences

Dana Jalobeanu, Oana Matei, Recipes Transformed: Seventeenth Century Perspectives, 18-19 & 26 November 2021 (online).

Talks

Dana Jalobeanu, The “Missing Results” of Bacon’s Tables: Or Reading the Novum Organum in Context, international colloquium Recipes transformed, 18-19 and 26 November 2021.

Dana Jalobeanu, Francis Bacon’s instruments of detection and instruments of measurement, Workshop Promises of Precision, Dresden, 29-30 September 2021.

Dana Jalobeanu, Emblems as heuristic tools and epistemic devices. An exercise on perspectival contextualism, ESHS In-between meeting Athens, 22-24 September 2021.

Dana Jalobeanu, Whose practice? Francis Bacon’s rules of experientia literata in context, Thomas Harriot in Local and Global Context: A Quatercenary Conference, Warburg Institute, 9-17 September 2021.

Dana Jalobeanu, Experimenting with artificial life. Francis Bacon’s Historia et inquisitio de animato et inanimato, talk at the BSPS conference, July 2021.

Oana Matei, ‘Water as the principle of life’: experiments with plants in water in the mid seventeenth century, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Seminario de Formacao Avancada em Jardins, Peisagens e Ambiente, 26 February 2021 (invited speaker).

Oana Matei, Particles and Spirits, Fundamental Processes of Nature in Mid-Seventeenth Century Studies of Plants, at the Plants in Early Modern Knowledge: History, Philosophy, and Medicine conference, Center for Renaissance and Early Modern Thought, Ca’Foscari University, Venice (invited speaker).

Oana Matei, Building an Early Modern Science of Vegetation: Nehemiah Grew’s Inquiries into the ‘Anatomy of Plants’, international colloquium Recipes transformed, 18-19 and 26 November 2021.

Oana Matei, Fabrizio Baldassarri, Plants in Early Modern Natural Philosophy: Mechanico-Chymical Investigations, at the Princeton Bucharest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, 04 May 2021 (online).

Alexandru Liciu, John Woodward’s ‘Test’ of Observation and the Issue of Civil History, international colloquium Recipes transformed, 18-19 and 26 November 2021.

2022

Papers published

Dana Jalobeanu, Oana Matei, Spiritual Technologies, Cider-Making and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England, in Nuncius 2022, 1-31, open access.

Dana Jalobeanu, Peter Anstey, Experimental natural history, in Jalobeanu and Miller (eds.), The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Dana Jalobeanu, On bodies and their orbs: Kenelm Digby’s Use of a Metaphysics of Light to Ground an Experimental Physics, in Laura Georgescu, Han Thomas Andrianessen, The Philosophy of Kenelm Digby, Springer, 2022.

Papers accepted

Dana Jalobeanu, Dissecting Nature ‘Ad Vivum’: Parts and Wholes in Francis Bacon’s Natural Philosophy, Bruniana e Campanelliana, forthcoming.

Dana Jalobeanu, Francis Bacon on Superstition, Lessico intelletuale europeo, forthcoming.

Oana Matei, Particles, Universal Spirit and Seeds: John Evelyn’s Theory of Matter in Elysium Britannicum, in Charles T. Wolfe, Paolo Pecere, and Antonio Clericuzio (eds.), Mechanism, Life and Mind in Modern Natural Philosophy, 1650–1850, Springer, forthcoming.

Papers submitted

Dana Jalobeanu, Experimenting with artificial life: Francis Bacon’s Historia de animato et inanimato, special issue of Notes and records, edited by Fabrizio Baldassari.

Oana Matei, Building and Early Modern Science of Vegetation: Nehemiah Grew: Inquiries into the ‘Anatomy of Plants’, Centaurus.

Talks

Dana Jalobeanu, Bacon’s induction and the construction of “science”, Proof in Early Modern Philosophy, Prague 19-21 mai 2022 (online) Proof in Natural Philosophy. Between Antiquity and the Early Modern Period – Institute of Philosohpy AS CR (cas.cz).

Dana Jalobeanu, Francis Bacon on axioms, laws, rules and principle: an investigation into the aggregation of a scientific vocabulary, International colloquium on Axioms in Early Modern World organized by Vincenzo de Risi, Laboratoire SPHERE, Universite Diderot, Paris, 13 June 2022.

Dana Jalobeanu, Enacting recipes and the emergence of experiment: transformations of the recipe format in Della Porta’ Magia naturalis, international conference New Perspectives on Giovan Battista della Porta, Warburg Institute, University of London, 23 June 2022 (online) Rethinking Natural Magic: New Perspectives on Giambattista Della Porta | The Warburg Institute (sas.ac.uk).

Dana Jalobeanu, The Novum Organum as a system of practice(s), international conference, New and Old Organons, Universite de Sorbonne, Paris, 27-29 June 2022 , Anciens et nouveaux organons. Techniques de savoir entre XVIe et XVIIe siècles | UMR 8103 – ISJPS (pantheonsorbonne.fr).

Dana Jalobeanu, Bubbles, bladders and the ‘folds of matter’: enactment and concept formation from Bacon to Boyle, ESHS Conference, Brussels, 07-10 September 2020 (forthcoming). Organized panel: Recipes, experiments, and the interplay between practice and concept-formation in early modern philosophy.

Oana Matei, Building and Early Modern Science of Vegetation: Nehemiah Grew’s Inquiries into the ‘Anatomy of Plants’, at The Making of the Anatomy of Plants, 4A LAB Berlin, 09-10 March 2022 (online).

Oana Matei, Building and Early Modern Science of Vegetation: Nehemiah Grew’s Inquiries into the ‘Anatomy of Plants’, at the Rethinking the Constituents of Early Modern Science, University of Bucharest, 12 May 2022.

Oana Matei, Vegetation, Fermentation. and Digestion. Nehemiah Grew’s Conceptual Vocabulary in ‘The Anatomy of Plants’, ESHS Conference, Brussels, 07-10 September 2020 (forthcoming). Organized panel: Recipes, experiments, and the interplay between practice and concept-formation in early modern philosophy.

Alexandru Liciu, Was Robert Hooke a World Maker? On the Use of Collecting for the Making of History, Postgraduate Research Day, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 21 April 2022.

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