Author Archives: James A T Lancaster

CfP: Historicism as a Polemical Concept in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1890-1980

CfP: Historicism as a Polemical Concept in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1890-1980 30-31 August 2018, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences On August 30 and 31, 2018 a conference “Historicism as a Polemical Concept in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1890-1980” will take place at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in […]

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Conference: Re-inventing Liberal Universalisms

Conference: Re-inventing Liberal Universalisms 26-27 February 2018, University of Greifswald Liberalism, even when considered as a manifold and plural political ideology, is still widely regarded as having universal reach in its concepts and arguments. “Universal” here refers to the interweaving of abstract terms assuring continuity throughout fluctuating political agendas. Due to the important role of rationality […]

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CfP: Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought

CfP: Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought 12-14 April 2018, Newcastle University Dichotomies have long been used to define the intellectual developments of early modern Europe – reason and faith; authority and subversion; science and humanism; radicalism and tradition; heterodoxy and orthodoxy – with classical thought usually located on the side of […]

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CfP: Aesthetics and Poetics in the History of Political Thought – Cambridge Graduate Conference

CfP: Aesthetics and Poetics in the History of Political Thought 13 June 2018, Cambridge Graduate Conference in Political Thought and Intellectual History The uneasy distinctions between poetics, aesthetics and politics raise many important issues for historians of political thought. Can we sharply distinguish political and aesthetic concerns throughout history? Are political theories always determined by […]

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Hume Scholar Facebook and Twitter Pages

Resource: Hume Scholar Facebook and Twitter Pages Hume Scholar is a Facebook and Twitter page dedicated to research about David Hume, the Scottish Enlightenment and related themes. It publicises information about new papers and books, call for abstracts and papers, book reviews, etc. We invite scholars and students to share with Hume Scholar all news and […]

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CfP: Ideas of Poverty in the Age of Enlightenment

CfP: Ideas of Poverty in the Age of Enlightenment 5-6 September 2018, King’s College London Although the Age of Enlightenment saw the development of radically new approaches to the study of society and politics, our current understanding is that the existence of poverty was rarely problematized by eighteenth-century thinkers – notwithstanding that ‘the poor’ made up […]

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Volume 38 (2017) of Grotiana Now Available

Volume 38 (2017) of Grotiana Now Available Brill Online Volume 38 (2017) of Grotiana is now available. Grotiana appears under the auspices of the Grotiana Foundation. The journal’s leading objective is the furtherance of the Grotian tradition. It welcomes any relevant contribution to a better understanding of Grotius’ life and works. At the same time close attention will […]

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Job: Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Job: Assistant Professor in Philosophy Concordia University, Montréal The Department is seeking an outstanding historian of philosophy, engaged in innovative and potentially ground-breaking research within the timespan from the Early Modern period to the Enlightenment, into the 19th century (ca. 1500-1900) – a historian whose research will advance departmental work in the intersection of philosophy of […]

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CfP: 9th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought

CfP: 9th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought 28-29 June 2018, London We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for the 9th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought. The conference keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Rachel Hammersley (Newcastle) and the deadline for submission […]

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Jobs: Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in European Political History

Jobs: Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in European Political History Utrecht University We’re hiring! More specifically we are looking to appoint two tenure-track assistant professors in European political history, which includes the history of political thought. Successful candidates will be able to join an internationally-oriented departement within easy commuting distance from Amsterdam. And the best part is […]

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