Vlad Alexandrescu, University of Bucharest

Robert Arnăutu, New Europe College

Cătălin Avramescu, University of Bucharest

Sorana Corneanu, University of Bucharest

Sorin Costreie, University of Bucharest

Mihnea Dobre, University of Bucharest

Dana Jalobeanu, University of Bucharest

Cristian Moisuc, University \”Alexandru Ioan Cuza\”, Iași

Horia-Roman Patapievici, Romanian Institute for Culture

Lucian Petrescu, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Călin Cristian Pop, New Europe College

Tinca Prunea, New Europe College

Liviu Stroia, FME, University of Bucharest

Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban, Ambassador of Romania to the Holy See


Grigore Vida, University of Bucharest


Roger Ariew, University of South Florida

Jean-Robert Armogathe, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

Giulia Belgioioso, Università del Salento

Michel Blay, CNRS, Paris

Gérard Ferreyrolles, Université Paris IV

Daniel Garber, Princeton University

Denis Kambouchner, Université Paris I

Jean Mesnard, Institut de France

Anca Oroveanu, University of Fine Arts/New Europe College, Bucharest

Ioan Pânzaru, University of Bucharest

Ilie Pârvu, University of Bucharest

Anca Vasiliu, CNRS, Paris


Raluca Alexandrescu, University of Bucharest

Virgil Ciomoş, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Eugen Ciurtin, Romanian Association for the History of Religions

Mihaela Irimia, University of Bucharest

Gabriel Mihăilescu, University of Bucharest

Ioan-Lucian Muntean, University of Leeds

Mihai-Vlad Niculescu, Bradley University

Cristian Preda, University of Bucharest

Adina Ruiu, Université de Montréal

Justin E. H. Smith, Concordia University, Montreal


Bucharest-Princeton Seminar 2009


9th edition

25th-31st of July, 2009, Bran, Transylvania

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. Traditionally, the seminar has two components: morning reading groups and afternoon discussions of work-in-progress.
This year, the topic for the morning sessions will be Spinoza’s Tractatus theologico-politicus. In addition to this we are inviting papers on all aspects of early modern philosophy/early modern science. The languages of the seminar are English and French.
Invited speakers include: Daniel Garber (Princeton University), Roger Ariew (University of South Florida), Ed Curley (University of Michigan), Frédéric de Buzon (Université Marc Bloch de Strasbourg), Pina Totero (Rome) and Alan Gabbey (Barnard College/Columbia University). Others may be added later.
The Seminar will take place in Bran, a small resort near Brasov, in Transylvania. It will be hosted in a small, friendly Bed and Breakfast (single or double rooms). The participation fee is 120 euros for faculty and 60 euros for students (covering accomodation with breakfast and some of the meals).
To apply, please send a CV and a 1 page abstract by May 15 to Dana Jalobeanu, dana.jalobeanu [at], and Vlad Alexandrescu, valexandrescu [at]
A limited number of “grants” are available for students to cover the costs of the participation fee and transportation from Bucharest to Bran (to apply for a grant, please send a CV, a 1 page description of your research project and a letter of support/recommendation to the same email adresses as above).