Category Archives: Society Updates

2017 Charles Schmitt Prize Winning Essay

The International Society for Intellectual History is delighted to announce that the 2017 Charles Schmitt Prize has been awarded to Mark Thomas Young of the University of Bergen, Norway, for his essay, ‘Enchanting Automata: Wilkins and the Wonder of Workmanship’. This year’s competition received a good range of high-qualities entries, so the judges would like to commend Mark Thomas Young on his […]

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CFP: The 2017 Conference of the ISIH

CFP: The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity 30 May – 1 June 2017, American University in Bulgaria The relationship between religious belief and modernity has been interpreted in different ways by intellectual historians. Some historiographical currents argue that modern secular societies developed thanks to the gradual emergence of such ideas as “reasonableness”, “natural […]

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Rethinking Europe: Registration and Programme

Rethinking Europe: Registration and Programme 3-5 May 2016, University of Crete Registration and accommodation details, as well as a preliminary programme, are now available for the 2016 conference of the International Society for Intellectual History, Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History. In recent debates regarding the status of intellectual history, the emergence of new academic objects such as […]

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Final Reminder: Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History

Final Reminder: Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History 3-5 May 2016, Rethymnon Campus, University of Crete The International Society for Intellectual History is pleased to announce our 2016 conference: Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History, which will take place at the University of Crete from 3-5 May. In recent debates regarding the status of intellectual history, the emergence of new academic […]

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Charles Schmitt Prize 2016

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 £50 worth of Routledge books, and a year’s free membership of the ISIH with a subscription to the Society’s quarterly journal Intellectual […]

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Rethinking Europe: Keynotes Announced

Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History 3-5 May 2016, University of Crete Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History (3-5 May, University of Crete), the 2016 conference of the International Society for Intellectual History, is pleased to announce that our two keynotes will be David Armitage (Harvard) and Etienne Balibar (Paris-Ouest Nanterre/Kingston University). In recent debates regarding the status of intellectual history, the […]

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CFP: Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History

Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History 3-5 May 2016, Rethymnon Campus, University of Crete The International Society for Intellectual History is pleased to announce our 2016 conference: Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History, which will take place at the University of Crete from 3-5 May. In recent debates regarding the status of intellectual history, the emergence of new academic […]

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ISIH on Twitter

The International Society for Intellectual History is now on Twitter. Follow us @ISIHtweets for the latest news in the field of intellectual history. Members are encouraged to fill out our new Announcement Submission Form to advertise their academic CFPs, Conferences, funding opportunities, etc. on  Facebook, Twitter and our news feed.

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New President of the ISIH

The International Society for Intellectual History is pleased to announce that the Society’s next president will be Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, University of London), who will serve a three-year term from December 2014. Professor Hunter is a distinguished intellectual historian, whose research has focussed on the intersection of natural philosophy, magic, and religion, as […]

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Charles Schmitt Prize 2015

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 £50 worth of Routledge books, and a year’s free membership of the ISIH with a subscription to the Society’s quarterly journal Intellectual […]

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