Category Archives: Society Updates

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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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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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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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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