Francis Bacon and the Medicine of the Mind: Stoic Protestantism in Late Renaissance England

Event: International Workshop

Location: NEC conference hall

13 – 15 May 2010

First Workshop of the ERC Starting Grant MOM

Sorana CORNEANU (University of Bucharest), Guido GIGLIONI (Warburg Institute), Peter HARRISON (Oxford University),
Dana JALOBEANU (University of Bucharest), Doina Cristina RUSU (University of Bucharest),
Koen VERMEIR (CNRS), Joseph WOLYNIAK (Oxford University)


Thursday, 13 May: Papers

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

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 break

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)