2018 Conference

Borders, Boundaries, Limits

10 – 13 June 2018, University of St Andrews, Scotland

The political aspects of the theme of the conference are obvious and topical – outsiders/insiders, citizens/neighbours/strangers/migrants/refugees/enemies. We would also like to encourage papers on more global subjects, including civilizations, travel, colonization, and such like. Furthermore, we would encourage papers on the history of natural philosophy, theology, metaphysics, etc.: histories of the extent of the universe, of the visible, and of the measurable. Finally, we are keen to have papers on ethics: transgressions of every kind.


Call for Papers

Proposals for 20-minute individual papers are welcome. Proposals for panels, consisting of three 20-minute papers, are also welcome. Paper and panel proposals are welcome both from ISIH members and scholars who are not members of the Society. The language of the conference is English: all speakers are supposed to deliver their papers in English. Papers and panels may concentrate on any period, region, tradition or discipline relevant to the conference theme.

Abstracts should be submitted via the conference submission form.

Submission deadline: 31 December 2017

For further details and registration, please click here.

Conference organisers: Richard Whatmore, Elsie Johnstone, Michael Hunter, & James A.T. Lancaster