Author Archives: James A T Lancaster

Conference: Erudition, Antiquity, and The Enlightenment in Rome, c.1600-c.1800

Conference: Erudition, Antiquity, and The Enlightenment in Rome, c.1600-c.1800 7 June 2018, St John’s College, Cambridge The principal objective of the conference is to examine the connections between erudition, antiquity, and the Enlightenment in early-modern Rome. It takes place at a propitious moment, as a series of notable recent studies have shown how erudition informed many […]

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Constance Blackwell (1934-2018)

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Constance Blackwell on 29 March 2018. Constance’s enthusiasm for the study of early modern philosophy (especially the late scholastic writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) was undiminished right up to the moment of her final illness. Constance played a key role […]

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The 7th London Summer School in Intellectual History

The 7th London Summer School in Intellectual History 4-7 September 2018, Queen Mary University of London The London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies, as well as to meet a great number of academics and graduate students working […]

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Conference: The History of Political Thought in the Age of Ideologies, 1789-1989

Conference: The History of Political Thought in the Age of Ideologies, 1789-1989 31 May-1 June 2018, Queen Mary University of London Historians of political ideas since the late 1960s have advocated focussing on authorial intentions instead of tracing the progress of “unit ideas” or the transmission of disembodied concepts. Yet historical practice has not always […]

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CfP: LECTIO Doctoral Seminar Jill Kraye

CfP: LECTIO Doctoral Seminar Jill Kraye Seminar Date: 17 May 2018 Every year, LECTIO awards the LECTIO Chair to a renowned scholar specialized in one of the disciplines studied by LECTIO researchers. Holder of the 2018 LECTIO Chair is Prof. Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute). On Thursday 17 May 2018, she will give a doctoral seminar […]

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Conference: Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought

Conference: Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought 12-14 April 2018, Newcastle University The aim of this conference at Newcastle University is to expand on this revived appreciation of the classical influence in early modernity by looking specifically at the role played by the ancient world in that sphere from which it has most […]

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Conference: Exploring Entangled Histories: Britain and Europe in the Age of the Thirty Years’ War, c.1590-1650

Conference: Exploring Entangled Histories: Britain and Europe in the Age of the Thirty Years’ War, c.1590-1650 12-14 April 2018, Folger Library All are welcome to attend the “Exploring Entangled Histories: Britain and Europe in the Age of the Thirty Years’ War, c.1590-1650” conference, but you must pre-register for the event by completing the form below. […]

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Hobbes Studies 2018 Essay Competition

Hobbes Studies 2018 Essay Competition Submissions Deadline: 30 May 2018 Hobbes Studies is pleased to invite submissions to the 2018 Hobbes Studies Essay Competition. Submissions should treat the philosophical, political, historical, literary, religious, or scientific aspects of the thought of Thomas Hobbes and be no more than 10,000 words. Essays are invited from researchers in […]

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CfP: The Pursuit of Legitimacy. Power and its Manifestations in Political History

CfP: The Pursuit of Legitimacy. Power and its Manifestations in Political History (4th Workshop for PhD Candidates in Political History) 25 -26 October 2018, Leiden University Some political questions are never to be solved. The question of legitimacy is one of these issues that keep pressing themselves on history. How the wielding of political power is […]

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2018 Charles Schmitt Prize Winner

2018 Charles Schmitt Prize Winner The winner of the 2018 Charles Schmitt Prize is Xiaona Wang, who is a final year PhD student in the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Her essay is entitled:  ‘By Analogy to the Element of the Stars: The Divine In Jean Fernel’s and […]

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