Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science:

“Mathematical mixtures”: disciplines, epistemic genres and systems of practices in the (early) modern world

The event will take place in Bucharest, March 13-15, 2018, at the Institute for Research in Humanities (1 Dimitrie Brandza street)

Invited Speakers:

  • Arianna Borrelli (Technical University, Berlin)
  • Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge)
  • David Marshall Miller (Iowa State University)
  • Friedrich Steinle (Technical University, Berlin)


  • Jip van Besouw (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Carla Bromberg & Fumikazu Saito (CESIMA Brazil)
  • Iovan Drehe (IRH-ICUB)
  • Dana Jalobeanu & Oana Matei (IRH-ICUB & UVVG Arad)
  • Martin Korenjak (University of Innsbruck)
  • Iulia Mihai (Ghent University)
  • Alessandro Nannini (IRH-ICUB)
  • Petr Pavlas (Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Kirsten Walsh (University of Nottingham)
  • Mark Thomas Young (University of Bergen)

The seventh edition of the Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science will focus on the interplay between quantification, practice(s) and the emergence of new epistemic genres in the early modern period (broadly conceived). We are especially interested in the several ways in which debates on epistemic genres and disciplinary boundaries contributed to the shaping of new “forms of mathematization” from the 16th century to the 18th century (and beyond).

One of our aims with this colloquium is to bring together scholars coming from different disciplines, thus cutting across the established divisions and traditional temporal delimitations. We invite papers coming from history of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of scientific practices, STS, &HPS etc., dealing with case studies coming from the 16th to the18th century. We hope that methodological tolerance and historical diversity can improve our understanding of the wide diversity of “mathematical mixtures” which were so essential for the emergence of the modern sciences.

Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science is jointly organized by the Institute for Research in the Humanities, ICUB, and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, as part of the research project The Emergence of Mathematical Physics in the Context of Experimental Philosophy (PNIII- P4-ID- PCE 2016-0228, 2017-2019).

The colloquium webpage https://goo.gl/4jyrgM