Since intellectual history is nowadays associated with a wide range of methodologies and practices, historical periods, and research topics, it lacks a clearly defined institutional identity. These differences form the starting point of this working group, which aims to function as a platform to discuss historical research and methods that can be associated with the intellectual historian as an ‘eavesdropper on the past’, to use the words of John Burrow, ranging from the Early-modern period to the present. It welcomes disagreement and dialogue on the practice, theory, and limits of intellectual history.
The working group organizes meetings with visiting scholars, workshops, and lectures. The group meets every two weeks, and the meetings usually consist of an introductory presentation and a general discussion. Please check the webpage of the working group.