Reformation and Modernity

November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy; IRH-ICUB

204 Splaiul Independentei
Bucharest 060024

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

Selected speakers:

Mircea Flonta
University of Bucharest
Mogens Laerke
University of Aberdeen
Scott Mandelbrote
Cambridge University

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Reformation and Modernity

Bucharest, November 17-18, 2017

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Organized by: Faculty of Philosophy & IRH-ICUB, Center for the Study of Rationality and Beliefs, University of Bucharest

Invited speakers: Mircea Flonta (University of Bucharest), Günter Frank (Karlsruhe University), Hans Klaus Keul (University of Ulm), Mogens Laerke (ENS Lyon), Ilmari Karimies (Univerity of Helsinki), Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Charlotte Methuen (University of Glasgow), Vasilică Mugurel Păvălucă (Technical University Dortmund),  Michal Valčo (Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra), Wolfram Weisse (Hamburg University). 

500 years ago, a piece of theological writing triggered an intellectual and social process with tremendous intellectual, social and political consequences. In many senses, we are still living in its aftermath, trying to understand its impact upon the social and cultural framework which we now perceive as familiar. Over time, the Reformation engaged the attention of philosophers, historians, sociologists, theologians, historians of ideas and historians of science attempting to understand its relation with the modern philosophy, the scientific revolution, capitalism, other cultural and social phenomena characteristic of European modernity.

Our conference aims to provide a forum for discussing current debates and breakthroughs on the subject of the inter-relations between Reformation and Modernity. We welcome papers coming from a variety of perspectives, and from all humanist disciplines. Students’ contributions will also be taken into consideration, since the organizers are planning to organize a student panel.

Conference languages: English and Romanian.

Submission of papers:

Please send your abstract (max. 500 words) by email to by September 15, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2017. Along with the abstract, please send us your contact details: current affiliation, address and telephone number.

Please mark that, while there will be no conference fee, the organizers will not cover any travel or accommodation costs.


Location: The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Splaiul Independenţei 204, Sector 6, postcode 060024, Bucharest. You can access on-line maps of Bucharest here. (

Organizing Committee

Franz Lothar Altmann (SWP Berlin)

Romulus Brâncoveanu (University of Bucharest- Coordinator)

Ştefan Buchiu (University of Bucharest)

Otniel Bunaciu (University of Bucharest)

Professor Wilhelm Dancă (University of Bucharest)

Professor Gabriel H. Decuble (University of Bucharest)

Associate Professor Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest)

Associate Professor Florentina Niţu (University of Bucharest)

Constantin Stoenescu (University of Bucharest)

Sabin Totu (University of Bucharest).

Selection Committee:

Sorin Bădrăgan  ( University of Bucharest)

Vasile – Adrian Carabă (University of Bucharest)

Sorin Costreie  (University of Bucharest)

Ileana Dascălu  ( University of Bucharest)

Mihai Draganovici  (University of Bucharest)

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