2020 Conference

Change and Exchange

27 – 29 May 2020, European University Institute

Keynotes: Giancarlo Casale (EUI), Emmanuelle de Champs (Cergy-Pontoise), Laszlò Kontler (CEU), Glenda Sluga (Sydney and EUI)

The suddenness of many recent changes has led to a widespread feeling of bewilderment and led many to retreat into what are seen as safe places and idealised pasts, rejection of difference and increasingly violent and intolerant social exchange. At the same time, the evidence of climate change is making people increasingly aware of the need to rethink our way of life. It therefore seems an appropriate moment to look at how change has been understood and conceptualised in the past, how changes in ways of thinking, concepts and paradigms have come about, the strength of resistance to change, and the role of exchange – intellectual and material – in this process. Change and Exchange proposes to explore historical, philosophical, cultural, material, social, environmental and scientific change, the varieties of social, intellectual, material, economic, etc. exchange and the interactions between the two. It will also look at change and exchange in the field of Intellectual History itself.

Registration

Registration is now open. The registration fee includes: the welcome reception (26 May 2020, 6.00-­8.00 pm at the Villa Salviati) and buffet lunches (27-29 May). The dinner on 28 May (additional cost: 50 €) will be in a historic location in central Florence. 

Please click here to register before 28 February.

Conference venue: Villa Salviati, Sala del Consiglio, via Bolognese 156 – 50139 Florence, Italy.

Sponsor: Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute.

For general inquiries, please email Francesca.Parenti@eui.eu.

Conference Committee: Ann Thomson, Thomas Ashby, Giovanni Lista, Elisavet Papalexopoulou, Francesca Parenti

  • #ISIH2020 Conference

    #ISIH2020 Conference

    #ISIH2020 will take place 27-29 May at the European University Institute.