Seminar: Information history: How, what, where and why?

Date: Tuesday May 18, 2021, 15-18 CET (on Zoom) The aim of this seminar is to gather researchers from different communities with an interest in the history of information in order to explore and further the discussion of information as a concept that designates a particular way of studying history. The hope is to continue…

Seminar 3/5: New dissertations in the history of knowledge

On May 3d, 13–15, LUCK will arrange a Zoom-seminar were two freshly minted Norwegian PhD:s, Susann Holmberg and Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal, present their fascinating research on the early modern history of knowledge. Their respective studies demonstrate that the history of knowledge is no longer just something scholars talk about – it is something that historians…

Language in the Global History of Knowledge

On 29–30 April 2021, the digital workshop “Language in the Global History of Knowledge” is organized at the Centre for the Historiography of Linguistics, KU Leuven. The workshop discusses various ways in which language and the study of language figured in the global history of knowledge, from the 16th to the early 20th century. In…

History of knowledge at Oxford

To celebrate the launch of the new Oxford Centre for Intellectual History, a digital event is organized on 20 April in the form an interdisciplinary conversation about “The Futures of Intellectual History”. The first panel is devoted to the history of knowledge. The event is open to all. For more information and registration see https://intellectualhistory.web.ox.ac.uk/event/futures-intellectual-history#/ Interieur…

Postponing the Visiting Fellowship Programme

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Visiting Fellowship Programme in the History of Knowledge unfortunately has to be postponed again. It is our intention that a call for the Visiting Fellowship Programme for the spring 2022 can be published in October 2021. More information will be posted on this website in due course.

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…

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…

Webinars: Republics of Letters around the Globe

From 2 April to 4 June 2021 the ERC-funded SKILLNET project at Utrecht University will organise a series of webinars. A string of historians will give presentations about early modern transnational learned communities in the Eurasian continent, shedding light on the essence of what constitutes a transnational scholarly and scientific community. The webinars will be…

Postdoc position: circulation of knowledge

The postdoc position (24 months) is affiliated with COMPASS, a new initiative at Linköping University aimed at establishing a research hub on the circulation of knowledge, led by Professors Eva Hemmungs Wirtén and Jesper Olsson.  For more information see: https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmpage=job&rmjob=15825&rmlang=UK Photo by Michael Coury on Unsplash