Seminar Series: Religion and Human Nature in the European Enlightenment

Seminar Series: Religion and Human Nature in the European Enlightenment

18 January to 21 March 2016, King’s College London

You are cordially invited to a new seminar programme at King’s College, London, co-sponsored by the Centre for Enlightenment Studies, and the Departments of History and Political Economy on ‘Religion and Human Nature in the European Enlightenment’.

The first seminar will take place on Monday 18th January 2016, in room K3.11, Strand Campus with Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary, University of London) presenting ‘Enlightenment and Solitude’. The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception and dinner, to which everyone is welcome to attend.

Subsequent Seminars:

  • Monday 1st February, Annelien de Dijn (Amsterdam), ‘The Complacent Enlightenment: Religion and Politics in Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws’, K3.11.
  • Monday 15th February, Thomas Ahnert (Edinburgh), ‘Religion and Human Nature in Scottish Enlightenment Debates’, Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29).
  • Monday 29th February, Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS, Paris), ‘Challenging the Boundaries: Monboddo’s “History of the Species Man”’, Council Room (K2.29).
  • Monday 14th March, John Robertson (Clare College, Cambridge), ‘Sociability in Sacred History 1650-1800’, Council Room, (K2.29).
  • Monday 21st March, James Harris (St Andrews), ‘Hume and Jacobitism’, K3.11,

For questions or further information please contact the organisers: Robin Mills ( or Robin Douglass (

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