In the summer of 2013, Concepta, International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought, and partner institutions will organize the eight Introduction to Conceptual History course. An international team of distinguished scholars and visiting lecturers will help participants critically examine the chief concepts in the humanities and social sciences from new perspectives. The goal of conceptual history is to illuminate the concepts and ideas that are central to the operation of political and social life through the study of their migration, reception, translation, and diffusion through time and space. The course has two main objectives. First, it introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the theory and methodology of conceptual history (scholars such as Reinhart Koselleck, Quentin Skinner, John Pocock, and Michel Foucault), which they can then use as tools in their own research. Second, it explores contemporary trends in conceptual history through case studies. The course includes a series of lectures, a seminar and workshops. It is designed for Danish and international PhD and advanced Masterís degree students from various academic fields.
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