6 de abril de 2018

ERC Endeavor “EarlyModernCosmology”. Three pre-doctoral fellowships

The Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
ERC Endeavor “EarlyModernCosmology”

The ERC research endeavor, “Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe” (proposal number 725883), was established at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice beginning in November 2017. It will benefit from the financial support of the European Research Council for five years.
Historian and philosopher of science, Pietro Daniel Omodeo, will lead an international research group investigating early-modern Protestant and Catholic cosmologies in their institutional, political, and ideological settings. The project has a wide-ranging thematic, geographical, and geopolitical scope. It will be reinforced by a methodological and philosophical reflection on political epistemology informed by Gramscian views on society, culture, and politics.

We are currently looking for

three pre-doctoral fellows

with outstanding projects in one of the following research areas relevant to the ERC endeavor:

  • History of scientific and philosophical thought in the political-confessional contexts of the early modern period;
  • History of astronomy in the early modern period, its historical roots and scientific contexts (incl. technical, visual, and conceptual aspects in general);
  • Problems of historical epistemology, in particular a meta-reflection on science informed by historical-political and historical-cultural categories.

The successful candidates will enroll in a PhD program at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Philosophy Curriculum.

A research proposal (of maximum 15,000 characters, including spaces, 1,5 spaced, in English) should be submitted, including a survey of the state of the art and a final bibliography (which is excluded from the 15,000 characters).

Deadline: April 26, 2018, at 13:00 (Italian time)

For the details and the submission, please follow the instructions in the call on the University official website:

The submission should be sent following the procedure as indicated on the University website.