The Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies announces a lecture on the 'Return of the History of Ideas' by Prof. Darrin McMahon (Darthmouth College).
Long dismissed as a hopelessly outdated form of inquiry, the “history of ideas” is today making a comeback as a viable form of intellectual history. What are the promises and the pitfalls of a renewed history of ideas? In this discussion, Professor McMahon will take up the question both from the standpoint of past criticism and current methodological concerns.Venue:
Doelenzaal, UB Amsterdam, Singel 425, AmsterdamMore information on the Society's blog.