CFP: dead-line: 2 May 2015



15th Edition

Organized by the Research Centre for the Foundations of Modern Thought (FME), University of Bucharest, in collaboration with the Philosophy Department at Princeton University

12 – 17 July 2015
Bran, Romania

Philosophical Conversations:

Intellectual Interactions in the 17th Century


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. It includes workshops in the morning and presentations of papers in the afternoon, where participants can present work in progress. While the morning sessions will focus on the theme of “Philosophical Conversations: Intellectual Interactions in the 17th Century,” the afternoon sessions seek to give participants an opportunity to discuss their own special interests with an open and sympathetic audience of students and scholars with broad interests in early modern thought. Throughout we try to maintain a balance between the high scholarly level and the informal friendly spirit of a colloquium.

The Seminar will take place in Bran, a small mountain resort near Brasov, in Transylvania. It will be hosted in a small, friendly Bed and Breakfast (single or double rooms). The participation fee is 250 EUR for faculty and 150 EUR for students (covering accommodation with breakfast). There will be a certain number of scholarships for participants; please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered. We invite applications for contributions (from researchers) and for attendance (from students). Researchers are strongly encouraged to contribute papers, though not required. While the morning sessions will focus on the announced theme of the workshop, contributed papers may be about any subject in early-modern philosophy and/or science. If you want to contribute a paper, please send a CV and a one-page abstract, and if you want to attend, a CV and a letter of intent – by May 2th – to Vlad Alexandrescu (, Dana Jalobeanu (