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Thursday  21 January:

09.00 – Reception: Location, Botanical Garden, Council Hall

09.15 – Welcome Address from Authorities and the Minister of Culture of Romania

Session title: Botanical Experimentation: Collectors, Therapists, Magicians, Naturalists (pt.1)

09.45 – “Garden experimentation by 16th-century naturalists and collectors, and its role in the development of botany as a science”, Florike Egmond (Leiden University)

10.45 – “Botánica to botica. Translation and Localization of Botanical and Pharmaceutical Knowledge in 16th-century Spain”, María M. Carrión (Emory University)

11.30 – Coffee Break & Visit to the Greenhouses of the Botanical Garden

12.45 – “Plants and Signatures in Paracelsian Magic, Chymistry and Science”, Hiro Hirai (Radboud University)

13.45 – Lunch Break

Session title: Botanical Experimentation: Collectors, Therapists, Magicians, Naturalists (pt.2)

Location, Botanical Garden, Council Hall

15.15 – “Plants as Scientific Instruments in Natural Magic and Natural Philosophy”, Doina-Cristina Rusu (University of Bucharest)

16.15 – “From recipes to creative experiments: tests, trials and learning by doing in Francis Bacon’s Sylva Sylvarum”, Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest)

17.00 – Coffee Break

17.30 – “Complexio and periculum in Federico Cesi’s botanical writings and drawings”, Luigi Guerrini (Galileo Museum)

18.15 – “Mastering the method of experimentation in the Hartlib Circle: the case of vegetation”, Oana Matei (Vasile Goldiş University of Arad)

 

Friday 22 January:

09.00 – Reception: Location, Botanical Garden, Council Hall

Session title: Gardens as Laboratories: Microscopes and Books

09.15 – “Fructiferous Experiments: the Baconian Garden as a Laboratory”, Cesare Pastorino (TU Berlin)

10.15 – “Experimenting with ‘Garden Discours’: Growing knowledge in Thomas Browne’s Garden of Cyrus”, Sarah Cawthorne (University of York)

11.00 – “Of the beard of a wild oat. Cavendish and Hooke on the microscope”, Michael Deckard (Lenoir-Rhyne University/University of Bucharest)

11.45 – Coffee Break & Visit to the Museum of the Botanical Garden

Session title: Mechanical or Chemical Vegetation. From Kircher to Boyle

12.45 – “Plant palingenesis in 17th-century England”, Antonio Clericuzio (Roma Tre)

13.45 – Lunch Break

Location, Botanical Garden, Council Hall

15.15 – “Athanasius Kircher and vegetal magnetism”, Lucie Čermáková (Charles University)

16.00 – “René Descartes and the mechanization of nature. Vegetative Soul/Vegetative Power”, Fabrizio Baldassarri (Forschungszentrum Gotha/Institute for Research in the Humanities)

16.45 – Coffee Break

Session title: Gardens in Europe

17.15 – “Building gardens with meanings. The symbolical role of vegetation in the creation of landscape design in Eastern and Western Europe”, Alexandru Mexi (University of Bucharest/Vasile Goldiş University of Arad)

18.00 – “The changing nature of archiving plants”, Alette Fleischer (Amsterdam University)

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