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Discussion with Prof. Hilde de Weerdt (Leiden University), Prof. Ido de Haan (Utrecht University), Prof. Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Alicia Montoya (Radboud University Nijmegen), Prof. Arianna Betti (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Marc de Wilde (University of Amsterdam) and other discussants.

Event details of The Future of Intellectual History
Date 10 October 2017
Time 15:00 -18:00
Location Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis
Room Venue: VOC Room

The Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History will be inaugurated with a ‘roundtable conversation’ with specialists from different disciplinary backgrounds. Speakers will deliver short statements (ca. 10 minutes) and enter into a discussion with each other and the audience about the state of the field of intellectual history/ history of concepts. These statements are agenda-setting: what are the major methodological challenges for the future? What are the most important questions? Which perspectives and methods can be distinguished? What connections can be drawn between the  various strands of intellectual history? What other disciplines should intellectual history engage with?

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About the Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History

The Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History is a platform for researchers from different faculties and departments at the University of Amsterdam who are working in the field of intellectual history and related disciplines. These include, among others, the history of historical, legal and political thought, conceptual history, the social and cultural history of ideas, as well as research at the intersection between intellectual history, institutions, politics, and practices.

Worldwide, intellectual history is moving into new, exciting directions. Tapping into new source materials, covering longer stretches of time, dealing with broader geographical spaces, making comparisons and drawing connections on a global scale, as well as combining established and new (digital) methods, both young and up-coming as well as established experts are in search for new answers – and perhaps more importantly – new questions. The Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History contributes to this development by providing a venue for presenting and discussing frontline research.

We understand global intellectual history (1) in the basic sense that we do not exclude or privilege any geographical region or historical period; (2) to imply a self-reflexive and critical orientation to the historical rootedness of conceptual categories and intellectual traditions; and we believe (3) that global intellectual history should be concerned not only with connections, exchange, comparison, integration, interdependence and transfer, but also with conflict, disintegration, separation, resistance, boundaries and locality.

More about the Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History can be found here.

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis

Room Venue: VOC Room

Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam