Postdoctoral fellowship ERC Early modern Cosmology (Venice)

Dear friends and colleagues,

please, find attached the call for one postdoctoral fellowship (1 year with the possibility of an extension of one extra year) linked to the research ERC endeavor EarlyModernCosmology – “Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe” (GA 725883) which has received funding from the European Research Council – Horizon 2020 and is based at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (

The research endeavor addresses the confessional, political and ideological settings of early modern science, with a particular focus on cosmology. The project has an overarching thematic, geographical, and geopolitical scope and is reinforced by a methodological and philosophical reflection on political epistemology informed by Gramscian views on society, culture, and politics.

As Principal Investigator I am currently looking for

one post-doctoral fellow

with an outstanding project in one or more of the following research areas relevant to the ERC endeavor:

  1. Early-modern cultural history of science: Cosmology and related disciplines in their socio-political context;
  2. Early-modern institutional history: Early-modern institutional history of ideas and/or epistemic webs in their socio-cultural and political entanglements;
  3. Political epistemology: Methodological problems of historical epistemology for the investigation of science, religion and ideology.

Deadline: 31 January 2019 at 12:00 (Venice time)

For the details and the on-line submission, please follow the instructions in the call on the university’s official website:




Research support office (Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage):

Project Manager EarlyModernCosmology: Silvia Bellacicco

Principal Investigator EarlyModernCosmology: Pietro Daniel Omodeo

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