Author Archives: James A T Lancaster

Special Issue: Manipulating Flora: Seventeenth-Century Botanical Practices and Natural Philosophy

Manipulating Flora: Seventeenth-Century Botanical Practices and Natural Philosophy Early Science and Medicine 23 (2018) This special issue aims to explore the philosophical investigations of flora in the seventeenth century. In the early modern period, natural philosophers regarded plants not just as bodies that are collected for their rarity, curiosity or medical uses, but also as […]

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CfP: Scientiae: Early Modern Knowledge

CfP: Scientiae: Early Modern Knowledge 12-15 June 2019, Queen’s University, Belfast Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. This conference at Queen’s University, […]

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CfP: Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe

CfP: Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe: New Directions in Practice, Policy & Scholarship 19-21 June 2019, Groningen This conference will bring into conversation scholars, museum curators, heritage professionals, visual artists, as well as leaders of religious and secular organizations. Among the scholarly disciplines that we hope will contribute is intellectual history. Heritage is new area of […]

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CfP: Civil Religion from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

CfP: Civil Religion from Antiquity to the Enlightenment 23-24 October 2019, Newcastle University Civil religion – the belief that public religion could be subsumed within the administration of the state – has long been recognised by intellectual historians of the early modern period as a feature of republican discourse, most often conceived of as an […]

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Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Course: ReIReS School in Paris

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Course: ReIReS School in Paris 17-22 February 2019, École Pratique des Hautes Études The École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) in Paris is pleased to announce the ReIReS School 17-22 February 2019 on the use and study of special documents. Especially – but not only – PhD students and postdocs are welcome, both […]

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Workshop: First ReIReS Digital Humanities Course in Mainz

Workshop: First ReIReS Digital Humanities Course 21-23 January 2019, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz The First ReIReS Digital Humanities Course is organized by the Leibniz Institute of European History and will be held in Mainz, January 21-23, 2019. Young scholars, librarians and others affiliated to ReIReS partners and institutions outside the consortium are welcome […]

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Prize: Inaugural Germana Ernst International Prize for Campanella Studies 2018-2019

Inaugural Germana Ernst International Prize for Campanella Studies 2018-2019 Submissions due: 15 June 2019 On the second anniversary of Germana Ernst’s passing, her relatives together with the editor and collaborators of the international journal ‘Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche filosofiche e materiali storico-testuali’ are launching an award in her memory. Ernst was a scholar of Campanella’s […]

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New Book: Science in an Enchanted World: Philosophy and Witchcraft in the Work of Joseph Glanvill

New Book: Science in an Enchanted World: Philosophy and Witchcraft in the Work of Joseph Glanvill Julie Davies Best known as the Saducismus triumphatus (1681), Joseph Glanvill’s book on witchcraft is among the most frequently published from the seventeenth century, and its arguments for the reality of diabolic witchcraft elicited passionate responses from critics and supporters […]

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New Book: Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences

New Book: Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences Editors: James A. T. Lancaster & Richard Raiswell The motto of the Royal Society—Nullius in verba—was intended to highlight the members’ rejection of received knowledge and the new place they afforded direct empirical evidence in their quest for genuine, useful knowledge about the world. But […]

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New ISIH Facebook Group

New ISIH Facebook Group The International Society for Intellectual History (ISIH) has created a new Facebook Group, and will be phasing out the old Facebook page in the next three weeks. This is to allow the Society to take advantage of the new tools available through the Facebook Groups platform. To continue receiving announcement from […]

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  • 2019 ISIH Conference

    2019 ISIH Conference

    #ISIH2019 will take place 5-7 June 2019 at the University of Queensland.