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London Summer School in Intellectual History


The London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies. Running from 7 to 10 September 2015, the summer school will include:

  • Special workshops
  • Masterclasses
  • Feedback on current research
  • Advice on writing and publishing
  • Discussion of newly published work in intellectual history

Applications are welcome from doctoral students in intellectual history and related disciplines (the history of philosophy, literature, politics, and science) and from MA students intending to conduct future research in this area.

London is now one of the international centres of research and teaching in the history of political thought and intellectual history with a dedicated graduate programme and year-round research seminars, conferences, and workshops. The Summer School, now in its fourth year, is run jointly by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). Keynote lectures will be delivered by Anthony J. La Vopa (North Carolina) and Quentin Skinner (QMUL). The discussions will be led by members of staff from the different branches of the University of London and from overseas. In past years these have included Richard Bourke, Katrina ForresterGareth Stedman-Jones, and Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL), Jeremy Jennings and Niall O'Flaherty (KCL), Michael Lobban (LSE) as well as Valentina ArenaAngus GowlandAxel Körner, and Avi Lifschitz (UCL). From outside the University of London, they have also included Donald Winch and Iain McDaniel (Sussex), Richard Whatmore (St Andrews), Duncan Kelly (Cambridge), Felicity Green (Edinburgh) Iain Hampsher Monk (Exeter), Martin van Gelderen (Göttingen), and Knud Haakonssen (Erfurt).

This is the programme from last year. To find out what students gained from their experience at the Summer School, please see the London Summer School in Intellectual History blog entry.

Dates and fees

The event starts on 7 September 2015 in the evening and ends in the early afternoon on 10 September 2015. It will take place at the UCL main campus in Bloomsbury. Participants are required to contribute £185, which covers tuition, lunches, and a reception on the first evening. In addition, those who need accommodation in central London can book a reserved room in one of the UCL Halls of Residence from £40 per night.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a brief abstract of current or future research to Lucy Dow at history.intellectual@ucl.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2015.

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