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Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History


Founded in 2001, the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History sponsors visiting lectures, workshops, and conferences on diverse themes of interest to scholars in history, philosophy, political theory, literature, and the human sciences.


Series Events Calendar

The Rebel's Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon – A Conversation with Adam Shatz Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — The Rebel's Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon – A Conversation with Adam Shatz
January 24, 2024
3:00pm - 4:15pm
  • Adam Shatz – U.S. Editor, The London Review of Books; Visiting Professor, Bard College
  • Joelle Abi-Rached – Lecturer in History of Science, Harvard University; Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow, Harvard Radcliffe Institute
  • Jesse McCarthy – Assistant Professor of English and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Flaschenpost: Critical Theory at 100  – The European and American Reception, 1923-2023 |  Day 2 Flaschenpost: Critical Theory at 100 – The European and American Reception, 1923-2023
Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Flaschenpost: Critical Theory at 100 – The European and American Reception, 1923-2023 | Day 2
October 7, 2023
8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Chair Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University and Maxim Pensky – Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University; Co-Director, Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University
Flaschenpost: Critical Theory at 100  – The European and American Reception, 1923-2023 | Day 1 Flaschenpost: Critical Theory at 100 – The European and American Reception, 1923-2023
The Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Flaschenpost: Critical Theory at 100 – The European and American Reception, 1923-2023 | Day 1
October 6, 2023
8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Chair Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University and Maxim Pensky – Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University; Co-Director, Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University
Vulgar Marxism Harvard Colloquium on Intellectual History — Vulgar Marxism
April 11, 2023
4:00pm - 5:15pm
  • Edward Baring – Associate Professor of History and Human Values, Princeton University
  • Chair Charles Clavey – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair & Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Translating Marx's Capital in the 21st Century: Notes on the New English Edition Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Translating Marx's Capital in the 21st Century: Notes on the New English Edition
February 9, 2023
4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Paul Reitter – Professor of History, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University
  • Chair Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
In the Wake: Exposing White German Abolitionist Performativity and the Limits of Empathy Harvard Colloquium on Intellectual History & Committee on Degrees in Social Studies — In the Wake: Exposing White German Abolitionist Performativity and the Limits of Empathy
November 10, 2022
4:30pm - 5:45pm
  • Obenewaa Oduro-Opuni – Assistant Professor of German Studies, University of Arizona
  • Chair Andrew Brandel – Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Transatlantic Transfers of Political and Administrative Ideas in the 20th Century Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History & Europe in the World Seminar — CANCELLED - Transatlantic Transfers of Political and Administrative Ideas in the 20th Century
April 14, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Sławomir Łukasiewicz – University Professor of Political Science, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • Céline Mavrot – Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Leader, University of Bern
  • Fritz Sager – Full Professor, University of Bern; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Taru Haapala – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Autonomous University of Madrid; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair David Armitage – Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Fulfilled Life Harvard Colloquium on Intellectual History — CANCELLED - Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Fulfilled Life
April 7, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Joel Whitebook – Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Director, Columbia University Psychoanalytic Studies Program (2012-2017)
  • Chair Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History & CES Resident Faculty and Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Translating "Capital"? Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — CANCELLED - Translating "Capital"?
April 1, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Paul Reitter – Professor of History, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University
  • Chair and Discussant Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History & CES Resident Faculty and Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Confessions of the Flesh: Michel Foucault’s Final Volume of "The History of Sexuality" Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History & European Politics Seminar — Confessions of the Flesh: Michel Foucault’s Final Volume of "The History of Sexuality"
December 5, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
  • James Bernauer, S.J. – Kraft Family Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
  • Julian Bourg – Associate Professor of History, Boston College; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
  • Rey Chow – Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University
  • Agustin Colombo – Postdoctoral Researcher, Boston College & University of Paris, VIII
  • Bernard Harcourt – Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
  • Lynne Huffer – Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
  • Mark D. Jordan – Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought & Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School; Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University
  • Austin Sarfan – Graduate Student, Program in Literature, Duke University
  • Annabel Kim – Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
  • Edward McGushin – Professor of Philosophy, Stonehill College
  • Durba Mitra – Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
American Liberalism in France: The French Reception of Rawls, 1971-2010 Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — American Liberalism in France: The French Reception of Rawls, 1971-2010
October 30, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Mathieu Hauchecorne – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Paris 8
  • Chair David Armitage – Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History & CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Phenomenology and Religion - One-Day Workshop Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Phenomenology and Religion - One-Day Workshop
October 11, 2019
9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Edward Baring – Associate Professor of History and Human Values, Princeton University
  • Francis Schüssler Fiorenza – Charles Chauncey Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School
  • Amy Hollywood – Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School
  • Sean Kelly – Teresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
  • Noreen Khawaja – Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University
  • Elisa Magri – Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
  • Dermot Moran – Joseph Chair in Catholic Philosophy, Professor, Boston College
  • François-David Sebbah – Professor of Philosophy, Paris Nanterre University
  • Sarah Shortall – Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Notre Dame
  • Chair Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History & CES Resident Faculty and Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Justification and Alienation: Kant, Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory CES 50th Anniversary Series — Justification and Alienation: Kant, Marx and Contemporary Critical Theory
September 27, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Rainer Forst – Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Chair Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Adorno and the Dialectic of Aesthetic Sublimation A Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Harvard University — Adorno and the Dialectic of Aesthetic Sublimation
May 1, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Martin E. Jay – Ehrman Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Adorno, Aesthetic Negativity, and the Problem of Idealism A Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Harvard University — Adorno, Aesthetic Negativity, and the Problem of Idealism
April 23, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Robert Pippin – Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Philosophy, The University of Chicago
Primacy of the Object: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory and the Return of Form Adorno's Aesthetic Theory - A Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Harvard University — Primacy of the Object: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory and the Return of Form
April 3, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Eva Geulen – Professor for European Culture and the History of Knowledge, Humboldt University of Berlin
Adorno as Tourist Adorno's Aesthetic Theory - A Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Harvard University — Adorno as Tourist
March 5, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Sherry Lee – Associate Professor of Musicology and Associate, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Natural History and Aesthetic Experience Adorno's Aesthetic Theory - A Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Harvard University — Natural History and Aesthetic Experience
February 27, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Maxim Pensky – Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University; Co-Director, Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University
Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment
February 25, 2019
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Colin Kidd – Wardlaw Professor of Modern History, University of St Andrews; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University
Art Has No Power Over Schein Through Its Abolition Adorno's Aesthetic Theory - A Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Harvard University — Art Has No Power Over Schein Through Its Abolition
February 20, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Michael Rosen – Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University
Redemption Through Sin: The Biographical Background to Gershom Scholem's Most Famous Essay Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Redemption Through Sin: The Biographical Background to Gershom Scholem's Most Famous Essay
December 4, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • David Biale – Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, University of California, Davis
The Life and Work of Claude Lévi-Strauss Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — The Life and Work of Claude Lévi-Strauss
October 15, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Legacy 1968 | Keynote Address The Legacy of 1968 | Conference
Legacy 1968 | Keynote Address
October 5, 2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Julian Bourg – Associate Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Legacy 1968 | Panel 3: Intellectual Legacies of 1968 The Legacy of 1968 | Conference
Legacy 1968 | Panel 3: Intellectual Legacies of 1968
October 5, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Sandrine Sanos – Associate Professor of Modern European History, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Charity Scribner – Associate Professor, Literature, City University of New York
  • Timothy Brown – Professor of History, Northeastern University
Legacy 1968 | Panel 2: Political Legacies of 1968 The Legacy of 1968 | Conference
Legacy 1968 | Panel 2: Political Legacies of 1968
October 5, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Timothy Brown – Professor of History, Northeastern University
  • Ali Jones – Graduate Student, German and Dutch Department, University of Cambridge
  • Charity Scribner – Associate Professor, Literature, City University of New York
Legacy 1968 | Panel 1: The Global Sixties The Legacy of 1968 | Conference
Legacy 1968 | Panel 1: The Global Sixties
October 5, 2018
10:15am - 11:45am
  • Martin Klimke – Associate Professor of History, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Quinn Slobodian – Professor of International History, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
  • Beatrice Wayne – Lecturer on History & Literature, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University
Apes, Slaves, and Global Markets: Boundaries of Humanity in Enlightenment Debates Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Apes, Slaves, and Global Markets: Boundaries of Humanity in Enlightenment Debates
April 10, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Silvia Sebastiani – Associate Professor, École des hautes études en sciences sociales - Centre de recherche historique, (EHESS)
Resisting Neoconservatism: Explaining the Intellectual Evolution of Stanley Hoffmann's Relationship with Raymond Aron Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Resisting Neoconservatism: Explaining the Intellectual Evolution of Stanley Hoffmann's Relationship with Raymond Aron
February 20, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins – Assistant Professor of History, College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University
  • Chair Julian Bourg – Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Core, Boston College and CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
Republican Liberty and Early Modern Revolution Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History and the Political Theory Colloquium — Republican Liberty and Early Modern Revolution
November 14, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Quentin Skinner – Regius Professor of Modern History, Emeritus, University of Cambridge; Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Chair Eric Nelson – Robert M. Beren Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University
Power Without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment Harvard Colloquium For Intellectual History — Power Without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment
October 4, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Trygve Throntveit – Dean's Fellow for Civic Studies, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development
The Chicago World Constitution (1948) and the Quest for Post-War Order Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — The Chicago World Constitution (1948) and the Quest for Post-War Order
March 2, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Or Rosenboim – Research Fellow in Politics and History of Political Thought, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
  • Eva Marlene Hausteiner – Postdoctoral Lecturer and Researcher in Political Theory, University of Bonn; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016-2017, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2016-2017, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
The Past and Present of Ideen - and Geistesgeschichte in Germany The Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — The Past and Present of Ideen - and Geistesgeschichte in Germany
February 8, 2017
4:10pm - 6:00pm
  • Timothy Goering – Postdoctoral Researcher, Ruhr University Bochum; Visiting Fellow, History Department, Harvard University
Where Memory Leads: A Holocaust Scholar Looks Back The Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Where Memory Leads: A Holocaust Scholar Looks Back
December 1, 2016
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Saul Friedlander – Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
​Adorno's Negative Dialectics at 50 International Conference - Day 2 Sessions — ​Adorno's Negative Dialectics at 50
November 19, 2016
9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Asaf Angermann – Postdoc Assoc Judaic Studies and Philosophy, Yale University
  • Gordon Finlayson – Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sussex
  • Lydia Goehr – Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
  • Espen Hammer – Professor of Philosophy, Temple University
  • ​Axel Honneth – Jack C. Weinstein Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University
  • Rahel Jaeggi – Profossor of Philosophy, Humboldt University
  • Martin E. Jay – Ehrman Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
  • Iain Macdonald – Professor of Philosophy, University of Montreal
  • Lambert Zuidervaart – Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Adorno's Negative Dialectics at 50 International Conference - Day 1 Sessions — Adorno's Negative Dialectics at 50
November 18, 2016
9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Seyla Benhabib – Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University
  • ​Jay Bernstein  – Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
  • Maeve Cooke – Associate Professor of German Social and Political Thought, University College Dublin
  • Konstancja Duff – Doctoral Student, Department of Philosophy, University of Sussex
  • Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
  • Brian O'Connor – Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin
  • Maxim Pensky – Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University; Co-Director, Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University
  • Michael Rosen – Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University
  • Welcome Remarks by Maxim Pensky – Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University; Co-Director, Institute of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University and Peter E. Gordon – Amabel B. James Professor of History; Faculty Affiliate , Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University.
How the Humanities Changed the World The Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — How the Humanities Changed the World
October 3, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Rens Bod – Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of the Center for Digital Humanities, University of Amsterdam
Daniel Weidner: On Hermann Broch The Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Daniel Weidner: On Hermann Broch
September 26, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Daniel Weidner – Professor, Institute for Cultural Theory and History, Humboldt University of Berlin; Associate Director, Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin
The Lucidity of Moderation: Raymond Aron as a "Committed Observer"'
April 14, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Hannah Arendt and the Problem of the Public Intellectual Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Hannah Arendt and the Problem of the Public Intellectual
April 6, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Benjamin Wurgaft – History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society, MIT
Eichmann in Jerusalem: Conscience, Normality, and the Rule of Narrative Hannah Arendt Lecture Series — Eichmann in Jerusalem: Conscience, Normality, and the Rule of Narrative
March 30, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Dana Villa – Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Hannah Arendt and the Laboring Body Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History — Hannah Arendt and the Laboring Body
March 9, 2016
7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Patchen Markell – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
The Institution of Meaning: — A Defense of Anthropological Holism
April 16, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Dark Cradle of Modernity: Burckhardt, Nietzsche, and the Idea of the Renaissance
April 2, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Martin Ruehl – Lecturer in German Thought, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University
CANCELLED — The Stakes of Opposing Democracy: Conservative Revolution and the Crisis of the Weimar Republic
February 10, 2015
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Geoff Eley – Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, University of Michigan
Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
November 20, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • James Turner – Professorof History, University of Notre Dame
“The Jefferson Rule: Why We Think the Founding Fathers Have All the Answers"
November 6, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • David Sehat – Professor of History, Georgia State University
Variations on Simone Weil: European and North American Receptions of Her Antisemitica
October 22, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
A Tale of Two Cities and the History of Revenge
September 30, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Catherine Gallagher – Eggers Professor of English Literature, University of California at Berkeley
Walter Benjamin and Isaiah Berlin: Modes of Jewish Intellectual Life in the 20th Century Walter Benjamin and Isaiah Berlin: Modes of Jewish Intellectual Life in the 20th Century
September 29, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Martin E. Jay – Ehrman Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Adorno as Educator in Minima Moralia
April 2, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Ulrich Plass – Associate Professor of German Studies, Wesleyan University
Thomas Hobbes and Civil Conversation Thomas Hobbes and Civil Conversation
February 26, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Quentin Skinner – Regius Professor of Modern History, Emeritus, University of Cambridge; Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London
Reluctant Return: Peter Gay and the Cosmopolitan Work of Enlightenment Reluctant Return: Peter Gay and the Cosmopolitan Work of Enlightenment
February 20, 2014
5:15pm - 7:00pm
The Political Origins of Global Justice The Political Origins of Global Justice
November 21, 2013
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Samuel Moyn – Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History, Yale Law School
Milton Friedman: The Economist as Historian
November 13, 2013
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Jennifer Burns – CES Speaker
Global 'Unsocial Sociability' in Enlightenment Political Thought
October 3, 2013
5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Sankar Muthu – Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France
April 8, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Camille Robcis – Professor of History and French, Department of History, Columbia University
Making a Success of the League of Nations: Internationalism and Intellectual Cooperation
March 27, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
CANCELLED - Terrorism as a Political Modernism
March 11, 2013
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Claudia Verhoeven – Assistant Professor, Department of History, Cornell University
What Is Jewish (if anything) about Sir Isaiah Berlin's Political Philosophy? What Is Jewish (if anything) about Sir Isaiah Berlin's Political Philosophy?
January 28, 2013
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Arie Dubnov – Department of History, Stanford University
German Émigrés and the Weimar Origins of the Cold War
October 1, 2012
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Udi Greenberg – Assistant Professor of History, Dartmouth College
Intentionality and Irony: The Missed Encounter of Quentin Skinner and Hayden White Intentionality and Irony: The Missed Encounter of Quentin Skinner and Hayden White
September 20, 2012
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Martin E. Jay – Ehrman Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
French Philosemitism From the Revolution to the Present
September 10, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Maurice Samuels – Professor of French, Department of French, Yale University
Philosophy as a Behavioral Science: Action, Decision, and the Analytic Revolution in Postwar American Philosophy
April 12, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Joel Isaac – Lecturer in the History of Modern Political Thought, Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Working Knowledge: Toward a History of the American Human Sciences in the Twentieth Century
April 11, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Joel Isaac – Lecturer in the History of Modern Political Thought, Christ's College, University of Cambridge
A Conversation with Claude Lanzmann
March 22, 2012
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Myth of Revolution
February 7, 2012
6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Dan Edelstein – Associate Professor of French; Europe Center Research Affiliate, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Beyond the Language: Totalitarianism as a Key Concept of the 20th Century
October 12, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Juan Francisco Fuentes – Director of the Group of Advanced Research (From Empire to Nation), Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University
Psychoanalysis and Anti-Semitism in Postwar Germany
September 21 - 10, 2012
4:15pm - 1:30pm
  • Dagmar Herzog – Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar, Professor of History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Obscenity of Objectivity : Post-Holocaust Antisemitism and the Invention-Discovery of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
September 21, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Dagmar Herzog – Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar, Professor of History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Radical Enlightenment's Critique of the American Revolution
March 31, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jonathan Israel – Professor of Modern European History, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
An Atheism that is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought An Atheism that is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought
March 7, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Stefanos Geroulanos – Executive Director, Remarque Institute, and Professor of History, New York University
Ideas of Terror and Terrorism in 20th-Century Europe Ideas of Terror and Terrorism in 20th-Century Europe
March 3, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Julian Bourg – Associate Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Christianity in Transatlantic Perspective: The Case of Philip Schaff (1819-1893)
February 16, 2011
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tal Howard – Professor of History, Gordon College
The Protestant Boomerang: What the Foreign Missionary Project Did to the United States in the 20th Century
November 1, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • David Hollinger – Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History, University of California Berkeley; President, Organization of American Historians
Symposium: The Future of American Intellectual History Symposium: The Future of American Intellectual History
April 23, 2010
3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Leslie Butler – Associate Professor of History, Dartmouth College
  • Charles Capper – Professor of History, Boston University
  • David D. Hall – Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School
  • David Hollinger – Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History, University of California Berkeley; President, Organization of American Historians
  • James Kloppenberg – Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University; Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
The Origins of Leo Strauss's Political Philosophy
March 1, 2010
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Thomas Meyer – Max Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt
Status, Interest, and the Making of Foreign Policy: French Perspectives on the ‘Reversal of Alliances’ (1755–1756)
February 18, 2010
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • John Shovlin – Visiting Scholar 2009-2010, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
American Expatriates in Interwar Paris: A Reconsideration
November 19, 2009
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Brooke Blower – Assistant Professor of History, Boston University
Of Empty Places: Slavoj Zizek and Ernesto Laclau, or the End of the Affair
October 22, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Genius and Geniuses in the Eighteenth Century
September 17, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
The Little Platoons of Society': Equality and Obligation in American Social Thought in the 1970s and 1980s
May 7, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Daniel Rodgers – Professor, Princeton University
Trauma, the Sacred, and the Sublime
April 7, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Dominick Lacapra – Bryce and Edith Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, Cornell University
An Integrated History of the Holocaust: Some Methodological Problems An Integrated History of the Holocaust: Some Methodological Problems
March 17, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Saul Friedlander – Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Theodor W. Adorno: One Last Genius
March 16, 2009
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Detlev Claussen – Journalist and a Professor of Social Theory, Culture, and Sociology, University of Hanover
Cosmopolitans in an Ethnonational Age? Jews and Austrians in the First Republic
February 26, 2009
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Malachi Hacohen – Associate Professor and Bass Fellow, History, Political Science and Religion, Duke University
Rethinking Foucault: Terror, Horror, and the Execution of Damiens Rethinking Foucault: Terror, Horror, and the Execution of Damiens
December 8, 2008
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Paul Friedland – Visiting Scholar 2009-2010, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Gibbon and the Invention of Gibbon: Chapters 15 and 16 of the Decline and Fall Revisited
November 21, 2008
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • J.G.A. Pocock – Harry C. Black emeritus professor, Johns Hopkins University
Cambridge Historians and the Contextual Approach to the History of Political Thought
November 12, 2008
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Mark Bevir – Professor of Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
Notes on the History of Scandal: Violette Nozière, 1933
November 6, 2008
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Sarah Maza – Jane Long Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University
Word and Image in the Philosophy of Hobbes Word and Image in the Philosophy of Hobbes
October 2, 2008
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Quentin Skinner – Regius Professor of Modern History, Emeritus, University of Cambridge; Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London
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