Author Archives: James A T Lancaster

CfP: HOPOS Special Issue: Animism and Its Discontents: Soul-Based Explanations in Early-Modern Philosophy and Medicine

CfP: HOPOS Special Issue: Animism and Its Discontents: Soul-Based Explanations in Early-Modern Philosophy and Medicine Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 This special issue will explore varieties of animism in the natural philosophy of Western Europe from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Our focus is “natural-philosophical animism,” the position that the soul, along with its […]

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American Friends of the Warburg MA Scholarship in Intellectual or Art History

The American Friends of the Warburg Institute are funding a new scholarship which will cover the fees for a student from North America to study on one of our MA programmes in 2018/19: MA in Cultural and Intellectual History and the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture. To apply you need to be […]

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CfP: Our Place in the Cosmos?: Humanity, Spirituality and the Awesome Universe

CfP: Our Place in the Cosmos?: Humanity, Spirituality and the Awesome Universe Science, Religion & Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal One often cited premise is that the work of modern scientists like Copernicus and Darwin served to remove our home planet and humanity from their special place in the cosmos as previously upheld by religious and […]

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The Journal of Early Modern Studies Needs Your Help!

Dear colleagues and friends, We need your help. Recent developments in Romania are making it more and more difficult to keep up the Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS) on our research funds. In order to keep the journal going we need subscriptions, both individual and institutional. As some of you know, the Journal of Early Modern Studies was founded […]

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Conference: Vegetative Powers: Endowing Bodily Life from the Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

Conference: Vegetative Powers: Endowing Bodily Life from the Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period 12-13 September 2018, Università di Padova The conference aims at analysing the various attempts to deal with the bodily activities traditionally attributed to vegetative powers—nutrition, generation, sleep, and metabolism—that served for the understanding and definition of life. Vegetative powers are a key […]

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Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (3 years)

Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (3 years) Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at The University of Queensland is dedicated to high level research in a range of humanities disciplines, with particular strengths in Intellectual and Literary History, History of Science, History of […]

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CfP: The Body and Politics (Graduate Conference)

CfP: The Body and Politics (Graduate Conference) 18-19 March 2019, Pembroke College, Cambridge Keynote speaker: Dr Anna Becker (University of Copenhagen) The 2019 Cambridge Graduate Conference in Political Thought and Intellectual History will be on the theme ‘The Body and Politics’. We invite graduate students to consider the multifaceted ways in which the body can be […]

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CfP: Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity

CfP: Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity 15-17 May 2019, Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII, Bologna May 15-17, 2019, the Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference will take place in Bologna, hosted by the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII. Short paper proposals on all disciplines related to Early Modern Christianity, ca. 1450-1650, such […]

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Conference: Ideas of Poverty in the Age of Enlightenment

Conference: 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 comprehending and reforming society and politics, our current understanding is that the existence of poverty was rarely problematized by eighteenth-century thinkers, writers and officials – notwithstanding that […]

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Event: Manuscript Workshop on Professor Annelien de Dijn’s Freedom: An Unruly History

Call for Participation: Manuscript Workshop on Professor Annelien de Dijn (University of Utrecht), Freedom: An Unruly History (Harvard University Press, forthcoming). 3 September 2018, Strand Campus, King’s College London The Centre for Enlightenment Studies at King’s College London, with support from the Leverhulme Trust, is proud to host a manuscript workshop of Professor de Dijn’s forthcoming […]

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  • 2019 ISIH Conference

    2019 ISIH Conference

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