London Summer School in Intellectual History

London Summer School in Intellectual History

5-8 September 2016, Queen Mary

The London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies. Running from 5 to 8 September 2016, the summer school will include: special workshops, masterclasses, feedback on current research, advice on writing and publishing, discussion of newly published work in intellectual history.

Applications are welcome from doctoral students in intellectual history and related disciplines (the history of philosophy, literature, politics, law and science) and from MA students intending to conduct future research in this area.

London is now one of the international centres of research and teaching in the history of political thought and intellectual history with a dedicated graduate programme and year-round research seminars, conferences, and workshops. The Summer School, now in its fifth year, is run jointly by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). Keynote lectures will be delivered by David Armitage (Harvard) and Quentin Skinner (QMUL). The discussions will be led by members of staff from the different branches of the University of London and from overseas.

Dates and fees: The event starts on 5 September 2016 in the evening and ends in the afternoon on 8 September 2016. It will take place at the Queen Mary campus in the East End. Participants are required to contribute £185, which covers tuition, lunches, and a reception on the first evening. In addition, those who need accommodation in central London can book a reserved room in one of the QMUL Halls of Residence from £43 per night.

How to apply: Please send a CV and a brief abstract of current or future research to Dr Julia Nicholls at:

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2016.

For further information, please see the website.


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