Friday, March 4

9.00-9.30 Reception of participants and welcoming address

9.30-10.00 Dana Jalobeanu, Guido Giglioni, Sorana Corneanu, Reading Francis Bacon s Natural History in a New Framework: Problems and Questions

10.00-11.15 Guido Giglioni, Historia and Materia: The Philosophical Implications of Francis Bacon s Natural History

11.15-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-13.00 Dana Jalobeanu, A New Natural History? Investigating the Context of Bacon s Conception of Natural History

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.45 Peter Anstey, Francis Bacon and the Classification of Natural History

15.45-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.30 Benedino Gemelli, The History of Life and Death: A Spiritual History from Invisible Matter to Prolongation of Life

17.30-18.45 Doina Cristina Rusu, Francis Bacon: Building Natural Histories of the Invisible

19.00 Dinner

Saturday, March 5

10.00-11.15 Daniel Andersson, Calvinist Natural Histories of the Soul in the Seventeenth Century

11.15-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-13.00 James Lancaster, Natural Knowledge as a Propaedeutic to Self-Betterment: Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Natural History

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.45 Ian G. Stewart, Res, veluti per machinas conficiatur: Natural History in Bacon s Reform of Natural Philosophy

15.45-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.30 Madalina Giurgea, Laura Georgescu, Redefining the Role of Experiment in Bacon s Natural History, or, How Baconian was Descartes Before Emerging From His Cocoon?

17.30-18.45 Round-table: conclusions, queries, and prospects

19.00: Dinner