Category Archives: Conferences and Workshops

Conference: Virtù, Stato, Sovranità. Political Thought in Italy c. 1300-c.1800

Virtù, Stato, Sovranità. Political Thought in Italy c. 1300-c.1800 20 June 2017, Christ’s College, Cambridge A major conference on this subject will take place in Christ’s College, Cambridge on 20 June 2017 (9.30 am-6.45 pm). The participants include Melissa Calaresu, Serena Ferente, James Hankins, Jill Kraye, Giorgio Lizzul, John Robertson, Quentin Skinner, Peter Stacey, Nicolas Stone Villani, […]

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Workshop: Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History

Workshop: Dartmouth History Institute in Intellectual History Seminar Dates: 11-15 June 2017 This summer (11-15 June 2017), Dartmouth College will inaugurate its first annual Dartmouth History Institute, a week-long summer history seminar. The theme will be European intellectual history from the seventeenth century to the present. Designed for graduate students and recent PhDs, participants will […]

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Priestcraft: Early Modern Variations on the Theme of Sacerdotal Imposture

Conference: Priestcraft: Early Modern Variations on the Theme of Sacerdotal Imposture 1-2 September 2016, CRASSH, Cambridge Between older forms of anticlericalism which impugned priests for laxity and later forms which questioned their loyalty to the nation, the early modern period witnessed the emergence of its own distinct claim, namely: that priests concocted and peddled fraudulent […]

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Conference: The Sophistic Renaissance

Conference: The Sophistic Renaissance 26 September 2016, Ca’ Foscari University This International Conference aims at exploring the influence and diffusion of the ancient sophistic traditions in early-modern Europe, fostering an interdisciplinary discussion among scholars and enhancing a new network for a future collaboration across fields. The Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Ca’ Foscari […]

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CFP: 60 Years of Essentially Contested Concepts

CFP: 60 Years of Essentially Contested Concepts 12 December 2016, University of Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh’s Philosophy, History, and Literature, Languages and Culture schools, The Creation of Reality Group (CRAG), The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict (CSMC), EIDYN, and the Institut Français UK celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of W.B. Gallie’s influential paper, […]

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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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Cultural Encounters: Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

Cultural Encounters: Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment 17 November 2016, The Warburg Institute The Warburg Institute will host its first Postgraduate Symposium on 17 November 2016. It will explore the concept of cultural encounters and focus particularly on their productive outcomes. We are interested, above all, in […]

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Conference: Imagining Apocalypse

Conference: Imagining Apocalypse 18 June 2016, University of Oxford Organised in collaboration with Dr Catherine Redford, the theme of this year’s RECSO conference is ‘Imagining Apocalypse’. 2016 is a key anniversary for scholars studying long eighteenth-century depictions of apocalypse as it marks two hundred years since the famous ‘year without a summer’ of 1816, when […]

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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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Registration Open: Fate and Fortune in Renaissance Thought

Registration Open: Fate and Fortune in Renaissance Thought 27 May 2016, University of Warwick The aim of the colloquium is to explore the significance of the concepts of fate and fortune in Renaissance thought. While having a significant medieval background in theological texts and in The Consolation of Philosophy and other philosophical treatises, these concepts […]

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