CFP: Teaching the New Science, Scientific Revolution, Groningen

The Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought ( is pleased to announce the following event and call for papers:

Conference: Teaching the New Science
the role of Academia during the Scientific Revolution

14-16 June 2017, Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52 Groningen

The new scientific worldview emerged during the seventeenth century has been often considered as radically opposed to the Aristotelian-Scholastic philosophy that dominated universities at the time. Recent scholarship has significantly nuanced this picture by revealing the intricate osmosis between the Academic world and the new frontiers of natural philosophy. Textbooks and university courses are privileged laboratories to study the dissemination of ideas, the emergences of new methods, the evolution of controversies and the shaping of new scientific paradigms.

This conference aims to bring together scholars working on different facets of the history and circulation of scientific ideas within and around the seventeenth century academic milieu.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Roger Ariew (South Florida)
Klaas van Berkel (Groningen)
Patricia Easton (Clermont)
Helen Hattab (Houston)
Christian Leduc (Montréal)
Sophie Roux (ENS Paris)
Tad Schmaltz (Michigan Ann-Arbour)
Call for Papers

We welcome abstracts for papers on topics related to the conference theme. Possible topics for paper presentation include: controversies in the academic milieu; canonical and non canonical figures in the history of science and philosophy; experimental practices, laboratories and scientific societies; science&religion issues in the university context; textbooks and philosophical debates; teaching practices and the new science; women in academia. Please send the abstract of your proposed lecture to Dr Andrea Sangiacomo by February 1, 2017. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing and sent as a doc or docx file (please don’t use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (name, affiliation, email and professional status – doctoral student; postdoc; lecturer; etc.) should also be specified in your e-mail message.

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