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Riccardo Bavaj on Intellectual History

May 7th, 2011 5:20:21 pm - Subscribe

There is no single answer to the question: What is intellectual history? Commenting in the mid-1980s on two recent volumes dedicated to the sub-discipline's methods and perspectives, John Pocock wryly remarked: "I recommend reading them, but after doing so myself, I am persuaded that whatever 'intellectual history' is, and whatever 'the history of ideas' may be, I am not engaged in doing either of them." [...]
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Call for Papers: Academic Life, Public Spheres and Political Cultures in Western Europe and the United States, 1945-90

May 7th, 2011 5:14:57 pm - Subscribe

In what ways – and to what extent – did academic life change in Western Europe and the United States during the Cold War era? Why did it change the way it did? These are the leading questions of a workshop that will examine the evolution of scholarly life within the context of far-reaching transformations of public spheres and political cultures. More details at CFP: Academic Life, Public Spheres and Political Cultures in Western Europe and the United States, 1945-90 - H-Soz-u-Kult / Termine
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