School of History


5 September 2016 - 8 September 2016

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: QMUL

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. In past years these have included Richard Bourke, Katrina Forrester, Gareth Stedman-Jones, and Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL), Jeremy Jennings, Hannah Dawson, and Niall O'Flaherty (KCL), Michael Lobban (LSE) as well as Valentina ArenaAngus GowlandJulian Hoppit, Axel Körner, Avi Lifschitz, and Nicola Miller (UCL). Last year’s full programme: London Summer School in Intellectual History 2015.pdf [PDF 113KB]. The impressions of participants in the Summer School can be found in the blog entry. The full programme of the 2016 event will be available soon.

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. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2016.