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Mgr. Petr Pavlas, Ph.D.

Mgr. Petr Pavlas, Ph.D.

deputy head

Work position: Research Fellow and Editor of Acta Comeniana

Research Fields of Interest:
- late Renaissance and early modern philosophy
- history of the idea of perfect language
- history of metaphors, metaphorology

- pansophism and encyclopaedism: John Amos Comenius and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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Education and Academic Qualification

- 2011–2015: (Ph.D.) Theory and History of Science and Technology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Plzeň)

- 2009–2011: (Mgr.) Analytic Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Plzeň)

- 2006–2009: (Bc.) Humanities, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Plzeň)

- 2006: Cambridge First Certificate in English (Council of Europe Level B2), Pilsen (Plzeň)

Work Experience

- Since 01/2016: Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Comenius' studies and Early Modern Intellectual History (researcher, from 2021 deputy head, from 2023 senior researcher)

- Since 09/2015: Department of Philosophy & CCS-Lab, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (member)

- 03/2013–05/2015: Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Research Centre for the Theory and History of Science (researcher)

Lectures and Mentoring

- 2022/2023: Lecture and seminar „Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy“; seminar „Modern Czech Philosophy“ (in English)

- 2021/2022 Lecture and seminar "Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy"; seminar "Latin Philosophical Terminology"; seminar "Reading and Interpretation of Latin Philosophical Texts", Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2020/2021: Lecture and seminar "Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy"; seminar "Latin Philosophical Terminology"; seminar "Reading and Interpretation of Latin Philosophical Texts", Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2019/2020: Seminar "Reading and Interpretation of Latin Philosophical Texts"; seminar "Modern Czech Philosophy" (in English), Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2018/2019: Seminar „Reading and Interpretation of Latin Philosophical Texts"; seminar „Reading and Interpretation of Philosophical Texts Z“; seminar „Modern Czech Philosophy" (in English), Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2017/2018: Seminar "Latin Philosophical Terminology"; Seminar "Modern Czech Philosophy" (in English), Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2016/2017: Lecture and Seminar "Fundamentals of Philosophy"; Seminar "Modern Czech Philosophy" (in English), Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2015/2016: Seminar „Interpretation of Philosophical Texts"; Seminar „Modern Czech Philosophy" (in English), Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2012/2013: Lecture „Philosophy 2", Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

- 2012/2013: Seminar „Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy", Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Supervision of bachelor and master theses; consultation of a dissertation thesis.

Research Fields of Interest

- Late Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy; History of Metaphors, Metaphorology; History of the Idea of Perfect Language; Pansophism ans Encyclopaedism: John Amos Comenius and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Scholarships and Study Visits

- 07/2019–12/2019: Universität Passau, Philosophische Fakultät, Lehrstuhl für Philosophie by prof. M.-T. Liske (KAAD scholarship for post-docs)

- 06/2018–11/2018: research stay at the Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt by prof. M. Mulsow

- 02/2017–08/2017: fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin by prof. W. Schmidt-Biggemann (grant of the Czech Academy of Sciences for early-career researchers)

- 01/2016–02/2016: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

- 09/2013–06/2014: fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin by prof. W. Schmidt-Biggemann (DAAD scholarship for Ph.D. students and young researchers)

Research Grants and International Projects

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (ERC CZ)

- 09/2023–08/2025: LL2320 The Origins of Modern Encyclopaedism: Launching Evolutionary Metaphorology (TOME: http://tome.flu.cas.cz)

European Research Council (ERC)

- 2022: Proposal no. 101077426 TOME The Origins of Modern Encyclopaedism: Launching Evolutionary Metaphorology. Panel SH6 (favourably evaluated in Step 1, not funded in Step 2)

Renaissance Society of America (RSA)

- 2022: RSA Virtual registration grant winner

Czech Science Foundation

- 2019–2022: Early Modern Encyclopaedism in the Centre and on the Peripheries: Lavinheta, Apáczai Csere, Comenius, Leibniz, 19-02938S (coordinator)

- 2014–2018: Between Renaissance and Baroque: Philosophy and Knowledge in the Czech Lands within the Wider European Context, GB14-37038G (team member from 2016)

EU Operational programmes

- 2018–2019: OP VVV CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_027/0008030 MEMPHIS – Mobility Enhancement in Philosophical Studies (team member)

- 2013–2015: OP VK CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0138 RCTHS – Research Centre for Theory and History of Science (team member)

- 2013: OP VK CZ.1.07/2.4.00/31.0108 Research Network for Theory and History of Science (team member)

University of West Bohemia

- SGS-2015-017 – Literary techniques in the Early Modern Scientific Discourse (team member)

- SVK1-2015-016 – Language of nature and language of science on the threshold of modern age (team member)

- SVK1-2014-011 – The Bible or Experience: Two Sources of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (team member)

- SVK1-2013-013 – Contra Aristotelem: Philosophy and Science in the Early Modern Europe (coordinator)

- SGS-2013-038 – Contra Aristotelem: Ancient and New Knowledge at the Dawn of Early Modern Age (coordinator)

- SGS-2012-038 – Libri mundi: Contribution to the Metaphorologie of Early Modern Age (team member)

- SVK2-2012-008 – World and the Book: Knowledge of Nature in the Early Modern Age (team member)

Awards and prizes

- JOSEF HLÁVKA AWARD 2020 (an honour given by the Hlávka Foundation to young talented researchers of the Czech Academy of Sciences under 33 years of age)

- OTTO WICHTERLE AWARD 2020 (an honour given by the Czech Academy of Sciences to selected, exceptionally outstanding, promising young scholars at the Czech Academy of Sciences under 35 years of age for their remarkable contributions to the advancement of knowledge in a given area)

- POSTDOC 2017 (an award given by the University of West Bohemia to young doctoral students who have achieved excellent results in research, development and innovation)

- TALENT 2010, TALENT 2011, TALENT 2013, TALENT 2014 (an award given by the University of West Bohemia to young talented students who participate in research, development, innovation and other creative activities)

- finalist of FALLING WALLS LAB 2013 (a competition of young scholars, Berlin, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

- nomination for OTO MÁDR PRIZE 2012 (by Prof. Karel Skalický)

Bibliography

Monographs

- Knize knih vstříc. Herbornský encyklopedismus a konstelace Komenský-Leibniz. [Towards the Book of Books. The Herborn Encyclopaedism and the Comenius-Leibniz Constellation.]. Praha: Filosofia, 2023. 202 s. ISBN 978-80-7007-754-2.

- Definovat a kombinovat: Komenského projekt posledního jazyka. [Define and Combine. Comenius’s Project of a Final Language.] Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2018. ISBN 978-80-7465-365-0. [Review: Makovský, Jan. Acta Comeniana, 32/LVI (2020), pp. 117–124; Štogr, Josef. Revue Trivium, 2021/4, accessible from WWW: http://www.revuetrivium.cz/clanek/prvni-a-posledni-rec]

- Trinus liber Dei: Komenského místo v dějinách metaforiky knihy. [Trinus liber Dei: The place of Comenius in the history of the book metaphor.] Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2015. ISBN 978-807465139-7.
[Review: Lukavec, Jan. Literatura, 7. 1. 2016, http://iliteratura.cz/Clanek/35845/pavlas-petr-trinus-liber-dei-komenskeho-misto-v-dejinachmetaforiky-knihy. Žemla, Martin. SCeH, 46 (2016), 95–96, p. 192–195.]

Articles in journals

- ‘Le bon homme Comenius’: the personal and intellectual links between Comenius and Leibniz. Intellectual History Review (2023), DOI: 10.1080/17496977.2023.2272110

- Up to Five Books of God: The Metaphorical and Theological Background of Herborn Encyclopaedism. Reformation & Renaissance Review, 24/3 (2022), pp. 188–207, DOI: 10.1080/14622459.2022.2160686

- Gott und Frieden. Biblische Sprache und kognitive Metaphern des Angelus Pacis. [God and Peace. Biblical Language and Cognitive Metaphors of Angelus Pacis.]. Comenius-Jahrbuch, 31 (2023), pp. 87–110. ISSN 0945-313X.

- (in collaboration with Iveta Pintnerová) In the Footsteps of Patočka to the Cusan Echos in the Early Modern Vernacular Encyklopaedism: Comenius´ Theatrum universitatis rerum in Context, Studia Comeniana et Historica, 51 (2021), 105–106, pp. 65–93.

- Lex secundum quam disponuntur omnia: Trichotomic Trees in Jan Amos Komenský’s Pansophical Metaphysics and Metaphorics. Journal of Early Modern Studies, 9 (2020), 1, p. 9–31, http://zetabooks.com/all-titles/journal-of-early-modern-studies-volume-9-issue-1-spring-2020/

- The Search for a Final Language: Comenius's Linguistic Eschatology. Erudition and the Republic of Letters, 5 (2020), 2, p. 207–228.

- Komeniáni v karteziánském zrcadle: Boj o definice některých metafyzických pojmů v polovině 17. století. [Comenians in a Cartesian Mirror: Struggle for definitions of certain metaphysical concepts in the middle of the 17th century.] Studia Neoaristotelica, 16 (2019), 4, p. 43–71.

- "The Best of All Possible Languages". Marin Mersenne as a Source of Comenius’s Combinatorial Approach to Language Planning. Acta Comeniana, 31 (2017), p. 23–41.

- Slovo jako definice: Komenského logický purismus. [Word as Definition: Comenius’s Logical Purism.] Studia Comeniana et Historica, 47 (2017), 97–98, p. 55–72.

- 雅恩·帕托什卡论扬·阿姆斯·夸美纽斯 的形而上学以及库萨对他的启发 ——对夸美纽斯三分论研究的贡献 [Jan Patočka on Comenius’s Metaphysics and Its Cusan Inspiration. A Contribution to the study of Comenius’s Triadism.] Tsinghua Studies in Western Philosophy, 3 (2017), 2, p. 280–290.

- Jan Patočka’s Transcendentalia and categories on Jan Amos Comenius’s Triadic System and Its Cusan Inspiration. Acta Comeniana, 30 (2016), p. 187–200.

- The Role of Protestantism in the Emergence of Modern Science: Critiques of Harrison's Hypothesis. Teorie vědy. [Theory of science.], 37 (2015), 2, p. 159–171.

- The Idea of Perfect Language in F. M. van Helmont and J. A. Comenius. Studia Comeniana et Historica, 43 (2013), 89–90, p. 286–305.

- Přírodní filosofie Tommasa Campanelly. [Tommaso Campanella’s Natural Philosophy.] Pro–Fil, 14 (2013), 2, p. 44–63.

- Boží knihy, kniha přírody a věcný jazyk u J. A. Komenského. [God’s Books, the Book of Nature and the Real Language in John Amos Comenius.] Acta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity, 4 (2012), p. 17–40.

- Teilhardova vědeckost jako otevřená otázka. [Teilhard’s Scientific Status as an Open Question.] Teologické texty: Časopis pro teoretické a praktické otázky teologie, 23 (2012), 4, p. 179–186.

- Teilhard, Monod a Dawkins aneb Není evolucionismus jako evolucionismus. [Teilhard, Monod and Dawkins or Evolutionism not Always the Same.] Teologické texty: Časopis pro teoretické a praktické otázky teologie, 21 (2010), 4, p. 180–188.

Articles in edited volumes

- Kniha Krista a knihy Boží. Předpoklady zrodu teosofické triády a tetrády v luterské mystice přelomu 16. a 17. století [The Book of Christ and the Books of God. Preconditions of the Inception of the Theosophical Triad and Tetrad in the Lutheran Mysticism at the Turn of the 16th and 17th Centuries.] In: Podavka, O. (ed.). Křesťanská kultura a vzdělanost v českých zemích od středověku po Komenského. Justus et Bonus. Ad honorem Jiří Beneš. Praha: Filosofia, 2020, p. 273–302. ISBN 978-80-7007-630-9.

- The Book Metaphor Triadized: The Layman’s Bible and God’s Books in Raymond of Sabunde, Nicholas of Cusa and Jan Amos Comenius. In Burton, S. – Hollmann, J. – Parker, E. (eds.). Nicholas of Cusa and Early Modern Reform. Leiden: Brill, 2019, p. 384–416.

- Trojnost jako řád i metoda: Příspěvek k triadologické komeniologii. [Triadism as an Order and Method: A Contribution to Triadic Comeniology.]. In Řezníková, L. – Urbánek, V. (eds.). Ex definitione: Pansofické pojmy J. A. Komenského a jejich dobové kontexty: Studie Martinu Steinerovi. Praha: Filosofia, 2017, p. 289–299. [Studie a prameny k dějinám myšlení v českých zemích; 16.]. ISBN 978-80-7007-504-3.

- The Book of the Mind: The Shift Towards the Subject in Patrizi and Comenius. In Nejeschleba, T. – Blum, P. R. (eds.). Francesco Patrizi: Philosopher of the Renaissance. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 2014, p. 343–358. ISBN 978-80-244- 4428-4.

Reviews and review articles

- Eruditio semper reformanda. Discussing and Reflecting on Howard Hotson's New Book. (Review). Hotson, H. The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618–1670. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Acta Comeniana, 35 (2021), pp. 163–189.

- (Review). Danilo Facca, Early Modern Aristotelianism and the Making of Philosophical Disciplines. London – New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. Acta Comeniana, 34 (2020), pp. 155–159.

- (Review). Dílo Jana Amose Komenského 26/1. Korespondence. Část I: 1628–1638. Praha: Academia, 2018. Filosofický časopis, 68 (2020), 2, pp. 305–308.

- (Review). Spisy o první filosofii. Jan Amos Komenský. Praha: Oikoymenh 2017. 765 s. Studia Comeniana et historica, 48 (2018), 99–100, p. 93–98.

- (Review). Špelda, D. Pravda – dcera času: O původu ideje pokroku poznání. [Truth – Daughter of Time: On the Origin of the Idea of Scientific Progress]. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7465-193-9. Acta Comeniana, 30 (2016), p. 242–246.

- (Review). Burton, S. J. G. The Hallowing of Logic: The Trinitarian Method of Richard Baxter's Methodus Theologiae. Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2012. ISBN 978-90-04-22640-1. Acta Comeniana, 29 (2015), p. 188–191.

- Příroda se nerada svléká. [Nature takes clothes off grudgingly.] (Review). Hadot, P. Závoj Isidin. [The Veil of Isis.] Praha: Vyšehrad, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7429-013-8. Acta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity, 2 (2012), p. 169– 172.

- Zápasníci s přírodou: vědci a ti druzí. [Wrestlers with Nature: Scientists and the Others.] (Review). Harrison, P. – Numbers, R. – Shank, M. (eds.). Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science. Chicago – London: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Teorie vědy. [Theory of Science.], 35 (2013), 1, p. 154–161.

Translations

- Horský, J. Cultures of Evidence, Jan Amos Comenius and Paradigms of Interpretation: A Discussion of Lenka Řezníková's New Book. Acta Comeniana, 33 (2019), p. 121–142. (Translated from Czech to English.)

- Božská moudrost – Boží příroda. Rosekruciánské manifesty, Evropa a české země v 17. století. Exhibition at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Národní 3, Praha 1, 14. 5. – 29. 6. 2019. (The captions of the exhibits and the text panels translated from English to Czech.)

- Patočka, J. Transcendentalia and categories. Acta Comeniana, 30 (2016). (Translated from Czech to English.)

- Sato, M. Vrozenost jako přirozenost u Descarta. Kuděj: Časopis pro kulturní dějiny, 2 (2012), p. 64–81. (Translated from English to Czech.)

Conferences, lectures, posters

- The Book Metaphors and the Origin of Modern Encyclopaedism. A talk at the Scientiae annual conference, Prague, 9. 6. 2023 (plus co-organizing the international panel).

- Gott und Frieden. Die biblische Sprache und kognitive Metaphern des Friedensengels. An invited talk at the virtual workshop „Comenius' Angelus Pacis im Kontext der Frühmoderne und dessen Beitrag zur heutigen Friedensethik“, Universität Vechta, Germany, 10. 12. 2022.

- Lingua ultima: Comenius’ Vision of a Universal Language in the ‘Time of the Seventh Trumpet’. An invited talk at virtual conference of the Renaissance Society of America, panel „Universal Language in Early Modern Europe: New Directions in Research“, 30. 11. 2022.

- The Origins of Modern Encyclopaedism (TOME): Launching Evolutionary Metaphorology. A talk at the conference Computing the Past, CCS-LAB, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, 7. 10. 2022.

- „Quod perficit, absolutum esse debet“: The Eschatology of J. A. Comenius's Universal Reform. An invited talk (virtual) at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (plus co-organising the panel together with the American Cusanus Society), 10. 5. 2022.

- Circulus rerum – orbis doctrinarum – liber librorum: Filosofické a teologické zdroje novověkého encyklopedismu. An invited lecture at the University of Ostrava (Jednota filozofická), 22. 10. 2021.

- Up to Five Books of God: Metaphorical and Theological Background of the Herborn Encyclopaedism. A talk at international conference „Between the Labyrinth and the Way of Light: Early Modern Metaphors of Knowledge and Johannes Amos Comenius“, 1. – 4. 9. 2021 (plus co-organising the conference).

- Omniscience, Theosis and a Book of Books. Cusan Reverberations in the Herborn Encyclopaedism. An invited talk at the annual (virtual) conference of the Renaissance Society of America 2021 (plus co-organising the panel together with the American Cusanus Society), 13. 4. 2021–22. 4. 2021.

- Natura, Mens, Scriptura, Christus - sive Libri Dei. The Genesis of the Metaphorical Triad/Tetrad. An invited lecture at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies Innsbruck, 20. 11. 2019.

- Lex secundum quam disponuntur omnia. Trichotomic Trees in Jan Amos Comenius' Pansophical Metaphysics and Metaphorics. An invited lecture at a workshop of the IRH-ICUB, Bucharest, 8. 11. 2019.

- The Search for the Intellectual and Personal Links between Comenius and Leibniz. The 8th annual international conference Scientiae, Queens University, Befast, 12.–15. 6. 2019.

- Příroda je boží. A public debate from the cycle “Teologickej battle”, Kulturní centrum Falcon, Klatovy, 30. 5. 2019.

- Liber naturae and its Two Siblings. Triadisation of God’s Books from Augustine to Comenius. The Rosicrucian Manifestos and the Visual and Intellectual Culture of the Seventeenth Century, A workshop at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 14. 5. 2019.

- Definovat a kombinovat. A lecture and a book presentation at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Philosophy, Plzeň, 26. 4. 2019.

- Komenského projekt posledního jazyka. A lecture and a book presentation at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Prague, 11. 4. 2019.

- „Ut ultima sint ultima id est optima“. Jan Amos Comenius's Final Language. The 65th Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Toronto, 17.–19. 3. 2019.

- The Slavic Language(s) as an Inspiration for Comenius’s Project of a Universal Language. The conference Neo-Latin Scholarship on the Slavs at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, 5.–7. 12. 2018.

- A Trivial-Quadrivial Mixture: Combinatorial Mathematics and the Language Planning from Cardano to Comenius. The workshop From Quadrivium to Natural Sciences: New Impulses in the Traditional Framework at the University of Ostrava, 15.–16. 11. 2018.

- Metafyzické koncepce Komenského okruhu očima scholastického karteziána. The conference Místo Komenského v dějinách evropského metafyzického myšlení at the University of Pardubice, 13.–14. 11. 2018.

- The Search for a Final Language: Jan Amos Comenius's Linguistic Eschatology. The conference Imagining the Last Things at the British School at Rome, 25.–26. 10. 2018.

- Comenius’s Unlimited Combinations: The Protestant Exile on the Infinity of Possible Words and Its Mersennian Inspiration. The International Society for Intellectual History Annual Conference in St Andrews, 10.–13. 6. 2018.

- Číslo 3 žije. Komenský o trojjediné knize Božího zjevení v přírodě, mysli a Písmu. An invited lecture at the New Town Hall in Brno, 24. 3. 2018.

- The Best of All Possible Languages: Marin Mersenne as a Probable Source of Jan Amos Comenius’ Combinatorial Approach to Language Planning. The workshop Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science at IRH-ICUB Bucharest, 12.–16. 3. 2018.

-Word and Definition. Comenius on Perfect Language. An invited lecture at the Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, 3. 7. 2017.

- Triadism and the Book Metaphor in John Amos Comenius. The International Society for Neoplatonic Studies 2017 Annual Conference, Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Arts, 16. 6. 2017.

- A Neglected Chapter in the 17th Century Language Planning: Comenius’s Lingua Realis. An invited lecture at the University of Warszaw, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", 8. 6. 2017.

- The Book Metaphor Triadised: A layman’s Bible and God’s books in Raymond of Sabunde, Nicholas of Cusa and John Amos Comenius. The ISIH annual conference The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, 30. 5. 2017.

- The Protestant Reformation, Natural Theology and Language Planning. Comenius’ "Real Language". The Scientiae conference, Padova, 21. 4. 2017.

- Dokonalý jazyk mezi logikou a mystikou: J. A. Komenský a F. M. van Helmont. An invited lecture at the Palacký University in Olomouc, 16. 2. 2017.

- Slovo jako definice: Komenského logický purismus. 30. mezinárodní komeniologické kolokvium. A conference in the Museum of J. A. Comenius in Uherský Brod, 12.–13. 10. 2016.

- Knize knih vstříc. Komenský jako filosof a teolog. An invited lecture in the Town Library, Klatovy, 23. 5. 2016.

- Kniha přírody. Příspěvek k dějinám jedné zbožné i kacířské metafory. An invited letcure at the Charles University, Faculty of Sciences, Prague, 4. 3. 2016.

- Kniha přírody a přirozená teologie (Možná přijde i Komenský...). A lecture for the Czech Christian Academy, HIFI club, Klatovy, 26. 11. 2015.

- Trinus liber Dei: Komenského místo v dějinách metaforiky „knihy přírody". An invited lecture at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Prague, 15. 10. 2015.

- Soul as a Book in Patrizi and Comenius: A Contribution to the History of Metaphors. The Bible or Experience: Two Sources of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. A conference at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Philosophy, Plzeň, 25. 9. 2014.

- Hledání řádu v knize světa: od přírodního symbolismu k moderní vědě? Letní filosofická škola 2014: Idea řádu v minulosti a současnosti. An invited lecture on a summer school of philosophy in Dub nad Moravou, 2. 7. 2014.

- The Book of Mind: The Turn to Subject in Patrizi and Comenius. Francesco Patrizi: Philosopher of the Renaissance. An international conference at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Arts, Corpus Christi Chapel, 26. 4. 2014.

- Breaking the Wall of Harrison's Hypothesis. The conference Falling Walls Lab 2013 at the Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin, 8. 11. 2013.

- Kosmologie, proroctví a medicína u Tommasa Campanelly. Contra Aristotelem: Philosophy and Science in the Early Modern Age. A conference at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Philosophy, Plzeň, Austrian Library, 10. 9. 2013.

- Campanellova přírodněfilosofická poezie. Věda a filosofie ve filmu a literatuře. A conference at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Brno, 23.–24. 5. 2013.

- Komenského Boží knihy ve světle Harrisonovy hypotézy. Komenský – myslitel harmonie. A conference at the University of Pardubice, 12.–13. 11. 2012.

- Mundus enim hic liber est: kniha světa u Komenského. The Book and the World: Knowledge of Nature in the Early Modern Age. A conference at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Philosophy, Plzeň, 20. 9. 2012.

- Kniha a jazyk přírody mezi renesancí a novověkem. Poznávání přírody v proměnách filosofie a vědy. A conference at the University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Philosophy, Plzeň, 14. 6. 2012.

- Filosofie vědy Teilharda de Chardin. Mladá filozofia: Povaha súčasnej filozofie a jej metódy. A conference at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, 15.–16. 3. 2012.

- Filosofie a matematika. A lecture at the high school Gymnázium Jaroslava Vrchlického, Klatovy, 9. 6. 2010.