Johannes Kepler, 1571-1630

The Harmony of the World

A conference to celebrate the 400th anniversary
of the publication of Johannes Kepler's Harmonices Mundi
21-23 June 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia

Join us in St Petersburg in June 2019 for a unique event - a gathering of scholars to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Johannes' Kepler's Harmonices Mundi (The Harmony of the World). Kepler was one of the greatest minds of the 17th century, and he made an extraordinary contribution to astronomy, astrology, geometry and cosmology. At a time of historic transformation in Europe he asked how the cosmos operates - and how we can live in harmony with it. Our line-up of distinguished academic speakers will consider and debate the origins, importance and significance of Kepler's remarkable work.

The conference takes place during the 'White Nights' when days are at their longest, and we will enjoy St Petersburg at its most glorious. Our first day will take place on the summer solstice itself and we plan to celebrate in the evening with a special organ concert. We will visit the Kepler archive and have a chance to view Kepler's own manuscripts and on Sunday we will enjoy the conference dinner on a river cruise.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg.

To book for the conference please go here.

Kepler's Harmonices Mundi 1619

Registration includes

Conference - all 3 days: 200 euros

1 excursion - sightseeing of Saint Petersburg

Conference bag with conference papers

A visit to the Saint Petersburg Archive to see Kepler's manuscripts

Publishing of conference proceedings in Culture and Cosmos

Visa for Russia


To visit Russia, you will need to obtain a tourist visa from the Russian Embassy. This can be a process, which varies from country to country, with different time period for completing and submitting documents, so we advise you to start the process in as soon as possible. The best way is to apply via the tourist agency in your country through which you book your travel..

Museum of the History of Religions
Pochtamtskaya Ulitsa 14 (Pochtamtskaya Street 14) - see map
St. Petersburg, Russia

Visit the Russian conference website:
(the website is in Russian)

This conference is sponsored by the Sophia Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Experience the white nights in St. Petersburg around summer solstice.

Images from the Peterhof palace just outside St. Petersburg.

Images from the Church of the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg.

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