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School of History

The 7th London Summer School in Intellectual History

4 September 2018 - 7 September 2018

Time: 5:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: Queen Mary University of London

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, 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 ArenaAngus Gowland, Julian Hoppit, Axel Körner, Avi Lifschitz, and Nicola Miller (UCL). From outside the University of London, they have also included David Armitage (Harvard), 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 £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.

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