The St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History

Everyone welcome

All seminars take place at 5.
15 pm, Room 1.10, St Katharine’s Lodge, The Scores

Tuesday, 12 February    
Nathan Alexander (Erfurt)
‘The meanings of “racism”: towards a history of the concept’

Tuesday, 26 February     
Jacqueline Rose (St Andrews) and Matthew Ward (Oxford)
‘(Mis)reading Hobbes in the British Atlantic world: trade, toleration, and royalist visions of empire in the early Restoration’

Tuesday, 12 March        
Max Skjönsberg (St Andrews)
‘Adam Smith and the Jacobite question’

Tuesday, 2 April             
Iain McDaniel (Sussex)
‘Writing the intellectual history of Caesarism’

Tuesday, 16 April           
John Clark (St Andrews)
'Disappointing the historian: the inexact diary of a modern scientist'

Tuesday, 23 April           
Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS)
‘The boundaries of humanity in the Enlightenment: orangutans, slaves, and global markets’

Tuesday, 7 May             
Thomas Ahnert (Edinburgh)
‘Roman Law and modern empire: constitutional debate and the German Usus Modernus Pandectarum around 1700’

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