Author Archives: James A T Lancaster

CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine

CfP: Rewrite Conflicts: The Role of Losers, Heretics, and Outsiders in the History of Medicine Invited editor: Fabrizio Baldassarri A multifaceted narration characterizes the contrapositions between schools, factions, theories, and practices in the history of medicine. Yet, studying these conflicts helps to shed light on those actors traditional historiographies usually relegate to secondary roles: surgeons, […]

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Symposium: Spinoza and Contemporary Political Philosophy

Symposium: Spinoza and Contemporary Political Philosophy (in honor of Professor Emeritus Gerasimos Vokos) 20 June 2017, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki A symposium on this subject will take place in the Maurice Saltiel Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, on 20 June 2017 (9.35 am–18.30 pm). The participants include Etienne Balibar, Kiarina Kordela, Pierre François Moreau, Gerasimos Vokos. Attendance […]

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CfP: Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference 2018

CfP: Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference 2018 24-26 May 2018, University of Warsaw The Reformation was closely tied to the renovation of educational models from its very beginning. By questioning the model of the medieval university and establishing new pedagogical solutions, early modern scholars and teachers shaped subsequent generations of clergy and laity, enabling them to work […]

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CfP: Inclusion and Exclusion in the History of Ideas

CfP: Inclusion and Exclusion in the History of Ideas 14-15 December 2017, Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History The Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History invites paper and panel proposals for its first international conference, which will take place 14-15 December 2017. Papers and panels should address intellectual history, broadly speaking, and relate to the general conference theme […]

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New Book: Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics: ‘A Salutary Moral Influence’ By Richard Crockatt Einstein and Twentieth Century Politics (Oxford University Press) is the first comprehensive study of his politics, covering his opinions and campaigns on pacifism, Zionism, control of nuclear weapons, world government, freedom, and racial equality. Most studies look at Einstein in isolation but here he […]

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CfP: Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment

CfP: Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment (The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI) 13-15 December 2017, Griffith University and the University of Queensland A preoccupation with the idea and use of ‘nature’ was an important characteristic of the Enlightenment. Long considered a pivotal moment in the development of modernity, the Enlightenment is now […]

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Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology

Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology 6 June 2017, University of Oxford The ‘Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse’ research network at TORCH is delighted to host a workshop on ‘Crises of Meaning and Political Theology’ on the afternoon of 6 June. Speakers will include: Martin Ruehl (Cambridge), “Ernst Kantorowicz and the Politics of Political Theology” […]

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Workshop: Hume’s Thought and Hume’s Circle

Workshop: Hume’s Thought and Hume’s Circle 22 June 2017, IASH, University of Edinburgh A workshop on this subject will take place in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh on 22 June 2017 (1.45 pm–5.50 pm). The participants include Thomas Ahnert, James Harris, Catherine Jones, Robin Mills, Nicholas Phillipson, and Felix Waldmann. Attendance […]

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CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870-1970)

CfP: Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870-1970) 18-19 September 2017 “Histories of Anthropology: Transforming Knowledge and Power (1870-1970)” will be held at the University of Cambridge on 18-19 September 2017. The conference committee is currently accepting abstracts (max. 300 words) until 20 May 2017. The remit for the conference is broad and covers […]

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CfP: Political Philosophy and its History: Leo Strauss and Beyond

CfP: Political Philosophy and its History: Leo Strauss and Beyond 6-7 December 2017, KU Leuven Leo Strauss is widely considered one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of 20th century. He is best known for providing insightful and challenging studies of several canonical thinkers in the history of political philosophy (Plato, Aristotle Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, […]

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