Author Archives: James A T Lancaster

ISIH2018 Panel: Third Paper Sought

ISIH2018 Panel: Third Paper Sought The body politic and its boundaries in late medieval and early modern political literature The metaphor of the “body politic” is probably one of the most common and widespread metaphors in political literature (Struve 1978; Briguglia 2006; Archambault 1967). It allowed political theorists to strike the imagination of their contemporaries […]

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CfP: Ephemeral Exhibition Spaces (1750-1918)

CfP: Ephemeral Exhibition Spaces (1750-1918) 16-17 March 2018, University of Geneva During the last decades of the Ancien Régime and throughout the long nineteenth century, people in Europe marvelled at absent worlds or past events that were reenacted visually or mentally in a variety of ephemeral exhibition spaces, like temporal museums, exhibits, (private) cabinets and, […]

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Jobs: Full professor in Modern History (19th-20th century)

Jobs: Full professor in Modern History (19th-20th century) Applications Due: 13 November 2017 Public competition for the recruitment of one Full Professor, at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) The applicant will be expected to: teach students within academic discipline of Contemporary History (M-STO/04) in the Scuola’s ordinary and specialization courses and in the other didactic […]

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CfP: Mediterranean Europe(s): Images and Ideas of Europe from the Mediterranean Shores

CfP: Mediterranean Europe(s): Images and Ideas of Europe from the Mediterranean Shores (9th Annual Symposium of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe) 4-6 July 2018, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici – Naples The economic crisis of the late 2000s, the growing Euroscepticism, and the refugee crisis have recently highlighted the […]

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CfP: Neo-Latin Scholarship on the Slavs

CfP: Neo-Latin Scholarship on the Slavs Conference Dates: 5-7 December 2018 An international conference organised by the Ján Stanislav Institute of Slavistics of the Slovak Academy of Science to be held in Bratislava on 5-7 December 2018. Almost all branches of modern science and scholarship, including humanities, can trace their existence back to at least early […]

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New Book: Victorian Jesus

Victorian Jesus: J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity Ian Hesketh (UTP, 2017) Ecce Homo: A Survey in the Life and Work of Jesus Christ, published anonymously in 1865, alarmed some readers and delighted others by its presentation of a humanitarian view of Christ and early Christian history. Victorian Jesus explores the relationship […]

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Charles Schmitt Prize 2018

As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Routledge), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual basis, a prize to honour the contribution of Charles B. Schmitt (1933-1986) to intellectual history. The prize is £250, plus £100 worth of Routledge books, and a year’s free membership of the ISIH with […]

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New Book: The First of the Modern Ottomans

The First of the Modern Ottomans: The Intellectual History of Ahmed Vâsıf  By Ethan L. Menchinge (Cambridge University Press, 2017) The First of the Modern Ottomans blends biography with intellectual history. On the one hand, it is the story of an Ottoman life – the life of the scribe, ambassador, and prolific historian Ahmed Vâsıf […]

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New Oxford Francis Bacon Website

New Oxford Francis Bacon Website The Oxford Francis Bacon critical edition has a new website for its project to complete a 15-volume critical edition of the works of Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the Elizabethan-Jacobean lawyer, natural philosopher, and statesman. The website includes details of the contents of each volume, published and planned, as well as the official […]

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Registration Open: Early Modern Civil Religion Workshop

Registration Open: Early Modern Civil Religion Workshop 14 September 2017, Newcastle University This one-day workshop proposes to open a discussion into civil religion in early modernity on its own terms, rather than as a subsect of existing scholarly narratives. It seeks to bring together scholars from different disciplinary spheres in order to encourage reflection on […]

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