Museo Galileo – Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Piazza dei Giudici n. 1, Florence 50122, Italy 

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galilei’s Il Saggiatore, we are pleased to announce a conference organised by SFI (Italian Society of Philosophy), SILFS (Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science) and SISS (Italian Society of History of Science), under the auspices of the Museo Galileo. Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Department of Humanities of University of Florence (DILEF) and the World Congress of Philosophy Rome 2024, entirely devoted to young researchers.

The aim of the conference is to gather young researchers working in the field of philosophy, philosophy of science and history of science and to offer them the opportunity to present and discuss their papers in an informal and stimulating environment.


The conference is divided into six sessions, namely:

  1. Microcosm and Macrocosm
  2. Methods, esprit de finesse and esprit de géométrie
  3. Bodies and Evolution of the Mind
  4. Matter and Measurement
  5. Social World
  6. Ancients and Moderns

Invited speakers

  • Luciano Boi, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Paris)
  • Flavia Marcacci, Pontifical Lateran University (Rome)
  • Massimo Mugnai, Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa)

Participation in the conference is also valid as teacher training course.

Call for papers

We invite submissions in the aforementioned areas of research from PhD students or scholars who completed their PhD in the last 6 years. In the case of a co-authored paper, at least one of the authors must be a PhD student or a scholar who completed her/his PhD in the last 6 years; only those meeting this requirement are eligible to submit the abstract. Upload an abstract in English of at most 3000 words (including references) on the following Google Form:

DEADLINE: 30th of March, 2023

Each abstract will go through a double blind peer review.

Notification of acceptance is expected not later than the 30th of April, 2023.

Each session will host 4 different talks (30 minutes for each talk + 10 minutes of discussion). The official languages of the conference will be both Italian and English.

Young researchers who did not pass the selection are still welcome to attend. 


For further information, please contact the SILFS secretary, Pierluigi Graziani, <>, Davide Pietrini, <davide.pietrini@uniurb.itor visit the following website