Recent Developments in Intellectual History

Workshop with keynote by Stefan Collini, 23-24 May 2019

Hosted jointly by the Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History and the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Thursday 23 May (Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, Common Room, 3rd floor)

09.30-09.45 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

09.45-10.25 Marja Jalava (Turku), A Neo-materialist Perspective to Intellectual History

10.25-10.40 Coffee Break

10.40-11-20 David Armitage (Harvard), The Return of Presentism in Intellectual History

11.20-12.00 Stefan Nygård (Helsinki), The Geopolitics of Intellectual Life

12.00-13.00 Lunch, Common Room, HCAS

13.00-13.40 Cesare Cuttica (Paris 8), Archaeologist, Critic, Detective, Eavesdropper, Judge or What? The (Intellectual) Historian and the Public

13.40-14.20 Henning Trüper (Helsinki), A Chiliasm of Its Own: University History and the Philosophy of History

14.20-15.00 Gisèle Sapiro (EHESS, Paris), From the History and Sociology of Intellectuals to the Social History of Ideas: New Trends in France

16.00-18.00 (Venue: University of Helsinki Main Building, Lecture room AUD. XII)

PUBLIC LECTURE by Stefan Collini, Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge: The Idea of "the Reading Public": Literary History or Cultural Criticism?


Friday 24 May (Venue: Lecture Room Topelia A205)

10.00-10.40 Johan Strang (Helsinki), Georg Henrik von Wright in Finland, Sweden and England

10.40-11.20 Ann Thomson (EUI, Florence), Transcultural Intellectual History

11.20-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-13.00 Roundtable

13.00-14.00 Lunch, Bank, Helsinki


You are all warmly welcome to attend this workshop and public lecture by Stefan Collini (University of Cambridge). Note that the first day of the workshop (May 23) takes place in the Helsinki Collegium's Common room (Fabianinkatu 24A, 3rd floor) and the public lecture and the sessions of the second day elsewhere (see program below for venues). The events are free and open to the public.