New yearbook: History of Intellectual Culture

History of Intellectual Culture (HIC) is a new international and interdisciplinary open access yearbook for peer-reviewed papers, published by De Gruyter. The yearbook is also a continuation of the journal by the same name founded in 2001. Our approach emphasizes the cultural dimension in the history of knowledge and underscores that knowledge must be regarded…

Utrecht seminar: “Circulation, Arenas, and the Quest for Public Knowledge”

On 15 April at 15:30–17:00 (CET), Johan Östling will give a talk at the History of Knowledge Seminar Series @ Utrecht University.  Abstract: “Circulation, Arenas, and the Quest for Public Knowledge” The recent surge in publications on the history of knowledge may obscure the fact that there are several parallel understandings of what the field is. In…

Big Research Questions About the Human Condition

On 20 April at 13.15–15.00, Arne Jarrick will present his new book, Big research questions about the human condition: A historian’s will (London: Anthem Press, 2021). Jarrick, professor emeritus in history at Stockholm University, introduces his book in this way: “My basic message can be put in a straightforward way: humanities scholars should improve their way of…

GLOKNOS: Annual Lecture Series 2020-21

Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (University of Cambridge | http://www.gloknos.ac.uk) (for bookings and Zoom links, please contact Samantha Peel: sjp229@cam.ac.uk) 15 April | Shadi Bartsch-ZimmerStrauss in Beijing The popularity of the political philosopher Leo Strauss among a group of Chinese public-facing academics has been noted with bemusement in the West. This lecture takes a deeper…