Istituto Polacco di Roma, Palazzo Blumensthil (Rome)

Istituto Polacco di Roma, Palazzo Blumensthil


Via Vittoria Colonna, 1 00193 Roma
Francesco Poppi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)), Giangiacomo Gandolfi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)), Marco Faccini (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))

September 28th  -- September 30th, 2023
ROME, Italy

The meeting, organized by the INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Rome in collaboration with the Istituto Polacco, the Società Astronomica Italiana (SAIt) and Accademia Polacca delle scienze in Roma will be held in Rome on 28-30 September 2023. 

The conference - inspired by the passage in Rheticus’ Narratio Prima that describes his teacher in Rome surrounded by artists and scholars - will focus on the multi-faceted relations between Copernicus and Italy, that is, considered in their wide and inter-related biographical, historical, cultural and scientific aspects. 

Thus, we welcome papers addressing topics such as the first reception of Copernicus’s works and ideas, the constant dialogue with Italian technical astronomy and astrology, the interdisciplinary cultural impact on the humanistic and popular milieus of the time and the National Copernican Celebrations along the centuries. 

Among invited scholars we mention Anna de Pace (Università di Milano), Rivka Feldhay (Cohn Institute – Tel Aviv University), André Goddu (Stonehill College – Easton MA), Andreas Kuhne (Ludwig Maximilian Universitat, Munich), Michael Shank (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Robert Westman (University of California – San Diego) and Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk (Instytut Historii Nauki PAN).

The Workshop will also take into account the extraordinary role of Artur Wolynski, the founder of our collection, and of Bronislaw Bilinski, the other crucial Polish philologist and historian that worked in Rome and published important contributions about Copernicus.


Registration is still open, please click here.

In consideration of the relevance of the Workshop and of the necessity of facilitating a large participation of scholars and academics, we have decided to maintain the reduced fee of 120E for the whole meeting for latecomers and to add a new possibility: a fee of 60E for single days of attendance

Guided visit of Villa Farnesina
Guided visit to the private “quadreria” of Palazzo Patrizi Montoro
Social dinner
  • David Valls-Gabaud
  • Emanuel Rossetti
  • Fabrizio Bònoli
  • Francesco Poppi
  • Giancarlo Truffa
  • Giangiacomo Gandolfi
  • gloria vallese
  • Hassane El ouahi
  • Jan Piskurewicz
  • Marco Faccini
  • Obie Okoye
  • Valerie Shrimplin
  • Viktor Blasjo
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