The 7th London Summer School in Intellectual History

The 7th London Summer School in Intellectual History

4-7 September 2018, Queen Mary University of London

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, as well as to meet a great number of academics and graduate students working in many different fields in intellectual history. Running from 4 to 7 September 2018, the 7th annual summer school will include:

  • Special workshops on methodological approaches to intellectual history
  • Masterclasses discussing texts distributed and read in advance
  • Feedback on current research (following brief student presentations)
  • 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, Classics) as well as MA/MSc 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 seventh year, is run jointly by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This year Keynote Lectures will be delivered by:

  • Professor Quentin Skinner (QMUL), on: “Interventions and ideologies: an approach to intellectual history”
  • Professor Barbara Taylor (QMUL) on: “Philosophical Solitude”

The discussions will be led by academics from the different branches of the University of London, other UK universities and from overseas. In past years these have included Richard Bourke, Katrina Forrester, Maurizio Isabella, Aline-Florence Manent, Mira Siegelberg, Quentin Skinner, Gareth Stedman Jones, Barbara Taylor, and Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL); Hannah Dawson, Jeremy Jennings, and Niall O’Flaherty (KCL); Michael Lobban and Lea Ypi (LSE); Julia Ng (Goldsmiths); Valentina Arena, Angus Gowland, Julian Hoppit, Axel Körner, Miriam Leonard, Avi Lifschitz, and Nicola Miller (UCL). From outside the University of London, they have also included David Armitage (Harvard), Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS Paris), Arnault Skornicki (Université Paris Nanterre), Jérémie Barthas (CNRS, Lille), Anthony La Vopa (North Carolina), Ritchie Robertson (Oxford), Iain McDaniel and the late Donald Winch (Sussex), Richard Whatmore (St Andrews), Duncan Kelly (Cambridge), Felicity Green (Edinburgh), Liisi Keedus (York/Tallinn), Iain Hampsher-Monk (Exeter), Martin van Gelderen (Göttingen), Knud Haakonssen (Erfurt), Or Rosenboim (City University), and others.

Dates and fees: The event starts on Tuesday 4 September 2018 in the evening (5.00pm) and ends in the early afternoon (4.00pm) on Friday 7 September 2018. It will take place at the Queen Mary campus in Mile End, London. Participants are required to contribute £185, which covers tuition, lunches, two dinners (5th and 6th September) 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 £53.10 (£44.25 plus VAT) per night.

How to apply: Please send a CV and a brief abstract of current or future research (up to 200 words) to Vanessa Lim at: The deadline for applications is Friday 15 June 2018.

For updates on the Summer School, please click here.


This entry was posted in Events, Postgraduate Course, Society Updates. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • #ISIH2022 Conference

    #ISIH2022 Conference

    #ISIH2022 Our 2022 Conference will take place in Venice, 12-15 Sept.