International Society for Intellectual History 2019 Conference

Revolutions & Evolutions in Intellectual History



5 – 7 June 2019, University of Queensland, Australia

Keynotes: Michael Hunter (Birkbeck), Erika Milam (Princeton), Evelleen Richards(Sydney)

The Printing Revolution, Copernican Revolution, Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Darwinian Revolution, French Revolution, Russian Revolution, Sexual Revolution, Information Revolution. The past is often viewed through the lens of revolutions, great upheavals in the way the peoples, societies and cultures of the past understood their place in history and their relation to the world around them. Contrasted to these are the evolutions, gradual processes of modernisation and secularisation, reformation and enlightenment, subjugation and liberation that erode longstanding traditions and forge new ones. Revolutions and Evolutions in Intellectual History proposes to explore not only historical, philosophical, cultural, material, social and scientific revolutions and evolutions in human thought, but to question the historiographical categories that afford the past real and imagined motions in space and time.

Sponsored by The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland.

Conference Committee: Ian HeskethMichael Hunter and James A. T. Lancaster.

For general inquiries, please email James A. T. Lancaster.

The call for papers is open until 1 November 2018.



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