Monthly Archives: March 2020

Beyond Eurocentrism in Intellectual History, a Colloquium – Call for Papers

Received from Dr. Chloe Ireton (University College, London) This event is currently scheduled to take place 3rd to the 5th September 2020 at UCL in London. Please note that due to the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency the organisers may look to postpone the event until some time in 2021 or later. The CFP deadline (details below) is unaltered. Overview: This colloquium is designed to discuss ideas and methods from intellectual histories outside of a European context, especially how they might stimulate new approaches in the discipline of intellectual history as constituted in the Western academy. We plan to bring together scholars working in and on different regions to start a conversation about how intellectual history is researched, taught and configured in different places, bringing into stark relief the politics of knowledge of the field. We hope that all intellectual historians, whatever their specific area of research, will be interested in joining us to rethink the endeavour of intellectual history in a global context. Over the last few years, since the publication of Moyn and Sartori’s landmark collection of essays Global Intellectual History (2013) and the launch of the journal Global Intellectual History (2016), there have been […]

Past & Present Articles Featured in OUP’s “History of Outbreaks Collection”

by the Past & Present editorial team Our publisher Oxford University Press Academic has released a free to read collection of articles about the history of illness, disease and pandemics entitled “History of Outbreaks”. All articles in the series are free to read until 31/03/2020. Oxford University Press Academic introduce the collection by saying that: “When a disease occurs in greater numbers than expected in a community, region, or season, it is considered an outbreak. In addition to human suffering, outbreaks create panic, disrupt the social and economic structure, and can impede development in the affected communities. While we cannot predict exactly when or where the next epidemic or pandemic will begin, we can explore and learn from outbreaks of the past.” There are four Past & Present articles, drawn from issues released in recent years as well as one which is still forthcoming. Please find them listed below: *‘Loving Capitalism Disease’: Aids and Ideology in the People’s Republic of China, 1984–2000, Julian Gewirtz *The Path to Pistoia: Urban Hygiene Before the Black Death, G. Geltner *Rejecting Catastrophe: The Case of the Justinianic Plague, Lee Mordechai and Merle Eisenberg *The Antonine Plague, Climate Change and Local Violence in Roman Egypt, […]