9 November: Biblical Exchanges: The Hebrew Republic in Early Modern Europe
The Cambridge-Harvard Mellon Program on Exchanges of Economic and Political Ideas is pleased to announce a colloqium on Biblical Exchanges: The Hebrew Republic in Early Modern Europe, to be held on Thursday November 9 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, in the Political Theory Seminar Room, CGIS N401, Harvard University. There will be presentations by Fania Oz-Sulzberger (Haifa University) and Eric Nelson (Harvard University). Background papers will be circulated in advance. For further information, please contact Eric Nelson (email@example.com) or Emma Rothschild (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1 November:Conversation with Drew Gilpin Faust(Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)
The series of informal conversations in which historians discuss their research experiences and sources with graduate students will continue this semester. The meetings are organized by the Harvard-Cambridge Mellon Program on Exchanges of Economic and Political Ideas since 1760, and past events have included informal teas with C. A. Bayly and Bernard Bailyn. At 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 1, in Robinson Lower Library, Harvard University, the program will host a conversation with Drew Gilpin Faust, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and author of, among other books, 'Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War', 'Southern Stories: Slaveholders in Peace and War, and 'A Sacred Circle: The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South'. Graduate students in all departments are invited and encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact Angus Burgin (email@example.com) or Emma Rothschild (firstname.lastname@example.org).
27-28 October: The Exchange of Ideas and Culture between South Asia and Central Europe
The Heidelberg Session of the "Exchange of Ideas and
Culture between South Asia and Central Europe" Conference will take place in the Department of History, South Asia Institute (SAI) at the University of Heidelberg between 27 and 28 October 2006. Papers will be given by Sudipta Kaviraj, Ayesha Jalal, Manu Goswami, Harald Fischer-Tiné, Ben Zachariah, Dilip Menon, Reba Som, Amit Das Gupta, Doug McGetchin, Kate O’Malley, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Stanislava Vavrouskova, Claude Markovits, and Joachim Oesterheld. Click for the programme.
The Harvard Session of the "Exchange of Ideas and Culture between South Asia and Central Europe" Conference took place October 28-29, 2005. The schedule can be found here.
28 July: Bentham and Benthamism
An informal meeting about Bentham and Benthamism, as part of the Cambridge-Harvard Mellon Program on Exchanges of Political and Economic Ideas since 1760, took place on Friday 28 July 2006 in King's College, Cambridge. There were remarks by Fred Rosen, Richard Tuck, Emma Rothschild and Chris Bayly, and amongst other participants were Yusuke Dan, Richard Drayton, John Dunn, Biancamaria Fontana, Ross Harrison, Istvan Hont, William O'Reilly, David Palfrey, and Robert Travers. Click for the programme. Click for a list of participants.
25 July: A New History of Ideas for India
A one-day colloquium, organised by Chris Bayly and Shruti Kapila and following an earlier one at Tufts University in April 2005, took place in the Saltmarsh Rooms in King’s College on 25 July 2006. Papers were given by Michael Dodson, Andrew Sartori, Jon Wilson, Faisal Devji and Javed Majeed and were the focus of the conference. The papers are intended for a special issue of the Modern Intellectual History journal. Click for the programme. Click for a list of participants.
5 June: Bentham in the World(I)
A one-day workshop, organised by Caitlin Anderson, took place at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University on 5 June 2006. The workshop looked at the ideas and influence of Jeremy Bentham across the world. David Armitage, Chris Bayly and David Todd gave papers and other participants included Karuna Mantena, Uday Mehta, Jennifer Pitts, Emma Rothschild and Richard Tuck. Attendance and participation in the discussion was open to the academic community. Click for the programme. Click for a list of participants.
27 March: Exchanges of Ideas
A roundtable meeting in connection with the research project on Antiquarianism and International Exchange and the more recent research programme on Exchanges of Economic and Political Ideas since 1760 was held in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Edinburgh on 27 March 2006. The meeting was organised by Emma Rothschild. Click for a list of participants.
Informal tea on the historian's craft
Bernard Bailyn spoke about his work in one of a series of informal teas designed to bring together graduate students and distinguished historians. Lower Library, Robinson Hall.
July 4: Exchanges of Ideas: 19th Century Political Thought
An informal meeting in connection with the new research programme on Exchanges of Economic and Political Ideas since 1760 was held in King's College on 4 July and was concerned with extra-European and inter-disciplinary aspects of 19th century political thought. Chris Bayly, Daniel Pick and Emma Rothschild introduced their draft chapters in the Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Political Thought, currently being edited by Gareth Stedman Jones and Greg Claeys.
May 21: Taxonomies, Translations, Exchanges: Race, 1760-1980
William O'Reilly and Daniel Matlin organised a one-day workshop which took place in King's College on 21 May 2005. The discussion focussed on the concept and application of race and examined questions of negotiation, coexistence and toleration in Europe, the Atlantic World, Africa and Asia. This was the first in a series of workshops and conferences exploring various historical aspects of race. View:
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April 16: Atlantic Legalities, 1500-1825
A workshop of the Atlantic History Seminar, organised by Caitlin Anderson in collaboration with the Centre for History and Economics, took place at Harvard University on 16 April 2005. The workshop concentrated on the roles of law in Atlantic history. Attendance and participation in the discussion was open to the academic community. Historians at the beginning of their career were especially encouraged to attend.