Intellectual History: New Findings, New Approaches, in the Study of Religion, Science, and Cultural Identity
April 10, 2010
This Workshop will concentrate on current innovations in the study of the intellectual history of the Atlantic world, the flow of ideas between Europe and the Americas, from José de Acosta to Jonathan Edwards – new findings on Biblicism, alchemy, science, architecture, critiques of idolatry, and approaches to the Enlightenment. The intention is not to present descriptive summaries of these subjects but for leading authorities to identify, from work in progress, innovative points of inquiry and to indicate profitable lines for future study.
There will be three sessions, running from 9:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Participants are invited to join in the discussions. Lunch will be provided and a reception will follow the afternoon session.
Attendance at the Workshop and participation in the discussion are open to the academic community. Historians at the beginning of their careers are especially encouraged to attend. Travel and accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of attendees, though the Workshop can provide local lodging information. Registration for the Workshop by April 1 is requested.
To register, and for additional information, please see our Web site or contact the Atlantic History Seminar, Emerson Hall 4th Floor, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138; Phone: 617-496-3066; Fax: 617-496-8869; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.fas.harvard.edu/ ~atlantic.
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