Sarah Hutton elected as President of the ISIH

The International Society for Intellectual History (ISIH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Hutton as its next President. She takes up the office as successor to Professor Michael Hunter, who served as President of the ISIH since October 2014. 

Sarah Hutton is Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of York, and Professor Emeritus of Aberystwyth University. She studied at New Hall, Cambridge, and the Warburg Institute, University of London. The main focus of her research is in early modern intellectual history, where her interests extend from history of philosophy, to the history of science, the history of medicine, and seventeenth-century literature. She has long been interested in the Cambridge Platonists and has pioneered research on women in early modern philosophy and science. 

Her principal publications are British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century (OUP, 2015) and Anne Conway, a Woman Philosopher (CUP, 2004). Other publications include Women, Science and Medicine (with Lynette Hunter), Newton and Newtonianism (with James Force) (Kluwer, 2004), Studies on Locke (with Paul Schuurman) (Springer, 2008). She has also edited early modern texts: Richard Ward’s Life of Henry More (Kluwer, 2000), Ralph Cudworth, A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (CUP 1996), and The Conway Letters, a revised edition of Marjorie Nicolson’s 1930 original (OUP, 1992). 

She is a founding member of the editorial boards of The British Journal of the History of Philosophy and Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy. She has served on the board of management of The Journal of the History of Philosophy and is advisor to such projects as Project Vox and New Narratives in the History of Philosophy. She was for 25 years director of International Archives of the History of Ideas.

Sarah Hutton says: “I am delighted to have been invited to be the President of ISIH. Having been associated with ISIH since its inception I have witnessed its development into the major international forum for Intellectual History that it is today. I look forward to building on the legacy of Constance Blackwell to emphasise the commitment of ISIH to the international and interdisciplinary pursuit of Intellectual History.”

The ISIH would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Professor Hunter for his distinguished service as President. The Society has flourished under Professor Hunter’s direction and we are very grateful that he has kindly agreed to continue to serve the ISIH on the Advisory Board.

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