Category Archives: Research Resource

The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence

New Book: The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence Brian Jeffrey Maxson Brian Jeffrey Maxson’s The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence (Cambridge University Press, 2013) offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian […]

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New Book and Blog: Discourses of Suffering

New Book and Blog: Discourses of Suffering John R. Yamamoto-Wilson This weblog contains edited extracts from John R. Yamamoto-Wilson, Pain, Pleasure and Perversity: Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England (Ashgate 2013), along with book reviews, further research and commentary, useful links, posts on related topics, etc. The main aim is to promote understanding of early […]

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Intellectual journeys: translation of ideas in Enlightenment England, France & Ireland

New Research Resource: Intellectual journeys: translation of ideas in Enlightenment England, France & Ireland Edited by Lise Andries, Frédéric Ogée, John Dunkley and Darach Sanfey The exchange of ideas between nations during the Enlightenment was greatly facilitated by cultural ventures, commercial enterprise and scientific collaboration. Focussing on contact between England, France and Ireland, a team of […]

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General Scholium Symposium Videos Available

General Scholium Symposium Talk Videos Available Online The first ever academic conference devoted to Newton’s General Scholium to the Principia was held at the University of King’s College, 24-26 October 2013, to coincide with the tercentenary of its first publication. All of the talks during the three-day symposium were video-taped professionally in high definition format complete with […]

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An Intellectual History of Genius

An Intellectual History of Genius Ideas Roadshow has recently released an issue devoted to the intellectual history of ‘genius’. “Deconstructing Genius” features a 93-minute conversation with Florida State University’s Darrin McMahon in which he discusses the evolution of the concept of genius, evil geniuses, the unacknowledged genius, and much more. As per all of our issues, […]

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From ‘Encyclopédie’ to ‘Encyclopédie méthodique’

From ‘Encyclopédie’ to ‘Encyclopédie méthodique’: Revision and Expansion Kathleen Hardesty Doig The last of the great Enlightenment encyclopedias, Charles Joseph Panckoucke’s Encyclopédie méthodique was originally conceived as an innovative revision of the Encyclopédie and the Supplément. Arranged in a series of subject-specific dictionaries, it began to appear in 1782 and was completed 50 years later, […]

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Free Issue of Zygon: Intelligent Discourse on Intelligent Design

Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science has just published a free online ‘virtual issue’, titled “Intelligent Discourse on Intelligent Design”. This virtual issue consists of articles already published, with a new editorial. The articles, by Larry Arnhart, Ernan McMullin, John Hedley Brooke, John S. Wilkins, Christopher Southgate, Michael Ruse, Doren Recker, Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt, Erkki Vesa Rope Kojonen, James A.T. Lancaster, Gregory R. […]

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Digital Edition of the Manuscripts of Thomas Harriot Now Available

Digital Edition of the Manuscripts of Thomas Harriot We are delighted to announce that the digital edition of the manuscripts of Thomas Harriot (1560–1621) is now up and running at: http://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/content/scientific_revolution/harriot. The editors are Matthias Schemmel (mechanics), Jacqueline Stedall (algebra, arithmetic, navigation, sources), and Robert Goulding (optics). The edition is hosted by ECHO (European Cultural Heritage […]

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Adventures of the Symbolic

Warren Breckman, Adventures of the Symbolic (Columbia University Press, 2013) Warren Breckman’s new book, Adventures of the Symbolic: Postmarxism and Radical Democracy has appeared with Columbia University Press, 2013. The book explores a body of theoretical work on ‘radical democracy’ shaped by the collapse of Marxism in the last decades of the twentieth century. It tracks […]

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Art History Supplement e-journal

Art History Supplement e-journal Art History Supplement (Online edition: ISSN 2046-9225), under the spectrum of Art Histories Society, is a bimonthly peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary e-journal; publishing material dealing with all time periods and methodologies within the field of art history. While Art Histories Society suggests a critical direction towards the – academic – study […]

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  • #ISIH2021 Conference

    #ISIH2021 Conference

    #ISIH2021 6 – 8 September 2021, to be held online. Click here for the newly released CFP!