First Workshop of the ERC Starting Grant MOM

Francis Bacon and the Medicine of the Mind

Stoic Protestantism in Late Renaissance England

First Workshop of the ERC Starting Grant MOM

New Europe College, Bucharest

13-15 May 2010

This is the first of a series of 5 workshops and colloquia organized as a part of the 5 years ERC Grant ‘Medicine of the mind in early modern England’ by Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute), Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest) and Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest).


Peter Harrison (Oxford University), Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute), Koen Vermeir (CNRS), Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest), Joseph Wolyniak (Oxford University), Doina Cristina Rusu (University of Bucharest).


Thursday, 13 May: Papers

9-9.30 Short presentation of the project (Guido Giglioni, Sorana Corneanu, Dana Jalobeanu) over coffee

9.30-11.00 Peter Harrison, Francis Bacon and the Fruits of the Cultivation of the Mind

11.00-12.30 Dana Jalobeanu, Empirical aspects of medicina mentis: ‘Stoic’ natural histories of mind and body in late 16th century

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Guido Giglioni, Tacitean Stoicism or Stoic Tacitism? On Bacon’s Reception of Stoic Ideas and Its Context

15.30-17.00 Sorana Corneanu, Bacon on the ‘End of Knowledge’ and the Reconfiguration of Learning in the Late Renaissance

17.00-18.30 Round-up discussion

Friday, 14 May: Papers and Panel discussion: Bacon and the imagination

9.30-11.00 Koen Vermeir, Bacon's magician: projection and imagination

11.00-12.30 Doina Cristina Rusu, Imagination - Fascination and Prolongation of life

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-18.00 Panel discussion on selected texts (Bacon on imagination)

Saturday, 15 May: Panel discussion: French Protestants and Neostoicism

9.30-12.30 Panel discussion on selected texts (La Primaudaye, Du Plessis Mornay, Goulart, Wright)

12.30-14.00 Lunch