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JHI Seeks New Co-Executive Editor for Journal

The Journal of the History of Ideas seeks a new co-executive editor to join its editorial team.

Since its inception in 1940, the JHI has published work in intellectual history that is of common interest to scholars and students in a wide range of fields and disciplines. The Journal is committed to encouraging diversity in themes, regional coverage, chronological range, methodological approaches, and authorship. The successful candidate should be committed to fostering these goals. Discipline, period, and approach are open, but she or he should offer strengths that complement those of the other executive editors, Martin Burke, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Ann Moyer. The initial term of appointment will be three years, open to renewal. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to the chair of the search committee, Warren Breckman (breckman@upenn.edu).


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Call for Contributing Editors

We are seeking additional contributing editors to join our editorial collective within the next three months.

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About us: The Journal of the History of Ideas Blog (JHI Blog), launched in 2015, is an online publication that aims to bring together today’s varied, burgeoning conversations in the field of intellectual history, broadly conceived. Like our parent journal, we understand intellectual history as an ecumenical and expansive field, encompassing a diverse set of methods, regional emphases, and periods, and bordering upon many other subfields and disciplines. We supplement the work of the JHI by commenting speedily on developments in the field, highlighting the perspectives of graduate students and early-career researchers, and presenting research in a different format from that afforded by print journals. 

The JHI Blog is coordinated by graduate students and supported by a community of committed contributing editors and guest contributors from a broad spectrum of higher education and public history institutions. We feature new content 2-3 times a week and cover various formats, including think pieces, written interviews, podcast interviews, conference reports, and exhibition reviews. Promoting new and exciting original scholarship, the Blog reaches a wide audience within and beyond the academy.

Responsibilities: Contributing editors (CEs) create, edit, and curate digital content for the JHI Blog on a voluntary basis. Their role is crucial in creating a platform for new voices, highlighting the work of fellow junior scholars, and critically engaging with debates and developments in the field. Working closely with the primary editors, CEs actively commission within their professional networks and also contribute their own pieces as desired. They should aspire to either commission or author a piece for the Blog roughly every 6 weeks. In addition, CEs have the opportunity to contribute to our monthly reading recommendations, host an episode for our podcast, organize thematic fora, and engage with published authors from our parent journal under our new rubric Broadly Speaking. All work is completed online and there are no required regular meetings.

The CE position is especially well-suited to graduate students and early-career scholars and offers access to a broad scholarly network and online community on Twitter and Facebook. We are particularly eager to extend our coverage of fields, experiences and methods not traditionally well-represented in intellectual history. Whatever the primary area of specialty, we would love to hear from a variety of disciplines beyond history.

Interested in joining? We are looking for new editors to begin soliciting and contributing pieces ideally within the next three months. Send us a brief email with your research and commissioning interests, your CV, and a brief writing sample of your choice (a blog post, conference paper, essay, book review, etc.) at blogjhi@gmail.com.

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JHI Issue 82.1 Now Available

The new issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas (January 2021, 82.1) is now live on Project MUSE.

Over the coming weeks, we will publish short interviews with some of the authors featured in this issue about the historical and historiographical context of their respective essays. Look out for these conversations under the new rubric Broadly Speaking.

NB: Elisabeth Åsbrink’s article and the Books Received section are freely available without a Project MUSE subscription.

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Seth Kimmel, “Early Modern Iberia, Indexed: Early Modern Iberia, Indexed: Hernando Colón’s Cosmography” (pp. 1–28) 

Jeffrey Dymond, “Human Character and the Formation of the State: Reconsidering Machiavelli and Polybius 6” (pp. 29–50) 

Alessandro Nannini, “At the Bottom of the Soul: The Psychologization of the ‘Fundus Animae’ between Leibniz and Sulzer” (pp. 51–72) 

Fascisms and Their Afterli(v)es:
A Cluster of Essays Edited by Dagmar Herzog

Dagmar Herzog & Stefanos Geroulanos, “Fascisms and Their Afterli(v)es: An Introduction” (pp. 73–83) 

Sven Reichardt, “Fascism’s Stages: Imperial Violence, Entanglement, and Processualization” (pp. 85–107) 

Elissa Mailänder, “Masters of Sex? Nazism, Bigamy, and a University Professor’s Fight with Society and the State (1930–1970)” (pp. 109–131) 

Elisabeth Åsbrink, “When Race Was Removed from Racism:Per Engdahl, the Networks that Saved Fascism and the Making of the Concept of Ethnopluralism” (pp. 133–151)
(No Project MUSE subscription required)

Matías Grinchpun, “Not Six Million nor Thirty Thousand: From ‘Holocaust Revisionism’ to ‘State Terrorism’ Denial in Argentina, 1945–2016” (pp. 153–174)

Books Received (pp. 175-178)
(No Project MUSE subscription required)

Notices (pp. 189-181) 

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JHI Issue 81.4 Now Available

The new issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas (October 2020, 81.4) is now live on Project MUSE.

Over the coming weeks, we will publish short interviews with some of the authors featured in this issue about the historical and historiographical context of their respective essays. Look out for these conversations under the new rubric Broadly Speaking.

Nikhil Menon’s article and the Books Received section are both available without a Project MUSE subscription.

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Bart Wauters, “Aquinas, ius gentium, and the Decretists” (pp. 509–29) 

Polly Ha, “Revolutionizing the New Model Army: Ecclesiastical Independence, Social Justice, and Political Legitimacy” (pp. 531–53) 

Pannill Camp, “The Theatre of Moral Sentiments: Neoclassical Dramaturgy and Adam Smith’s Impartial Spectator” (pp. 555–76) 

Bill Jenkins, “Physiology of the Haunted Mind: Naturalistic Theories of Apparitions in Early Nineteenth-Century Scotland” (pp. 577–97) 

Zoe Beenstock, “Reforming Utilitarianism: Lyric Poetry in J. S. Mill’s “Thoughts on Poetry and Its Varieties” and Autobiography” (pp. 599–620) 

Stéphane Guy, “Negotiating an “Economic Revolution”: History, Collectivism, and Liberalism in William Clarke’s Thought” (pp. 621–42) 

Nikhil Menon, “Gandhi’s Spinning Wheel: The Charkha and Its Regenerative Effects” (pp. 643–62)
(No Project Muse subscription required)

Books Received
pp. 663 
(No Project Muse subscription required) 

Notices
pp. 667–69 

Contents of Volume 81
pp. 673–74 

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Intellectual History News and Events

With the proliferation of online lectures, working groups and all manner of events, we at the JHI Blog thought it would be a good idea to consolidate news and opportunities relevant to our colleagues working in intellectual history. We will publish these roundups of public lectures, conferences, calls for papers, working groups and new journal issues every other Saturday.

We encourage our readers to send us information and updates about any news or events that fits within this scope. You can use this form to let us know about something you’d like us to publicize.


Historical Epistemology Lecture Series

International lecture series on historical epistemology with: Paul Roth, Matteo Vagelli, Lucie Fabry, Stefanos Geroulanos, Annaguilia Canesso, Alberto Vianelli, Perrine Simon-Nahum, Massimiliano Simons, Iván Moya Diez, Sophie Roux, Silvia De Cesare and Msahito Hirati.
Épistémologie Historique: Research Network on the History and the Methods of Historical Epistemology
November 12, 18, 25 11 – 1PM (EST). Link.

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Hans Blumenberg Seminar Series and Special Events
16 November Hannes Bajohr (Basel), Florian Fuchs (Princeton) and Joe Kroll (Princeton), editors and translators of History, Metaphors, Fables. A Hans Blumenberg Reader (2020) in conversation with Nicholas Halmi (Oxford) and Audrey Borowski (Oxford)

All seminars on Mondays, 5 pm (UK time) on zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89764748793
Convener: Audrey Borowski (Oxford). Link.

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Lecture: “On the Receptions of Karl Marx’s Capital in the Anglophone World,” Babak Amini (London School of Economics)

Yale University, Franke Lectures in the Humanities.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00pm EST. Link.

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Lecture: “Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Its Outtakes: The Ethics of Perpetrator Representation,” Erin McGlothlin (Washington University in St. Louis)

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University
Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST. Registration.

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Workshop: Theorizing Crisis Imaginaries

Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London
24 November 2020, 3.30pm – 6.00pm GMT. Link.

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Webinar: Dr. Christopher Cameron will present on his recent book Black Freethinkers: A History of African American Secularism.

International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism Webinar Series. Link.
November 25, 10.00 PT, 13.00 ET, 18.00 GMT, and 19.00 CET.


Featured Image: From Richard Arnautoff, Richmond Industrial City. 1940. Courtesy of Richmond Museum of History.

Categories
Announcement

Intellectual History News and Events

With the proliferation of online lectures, working groups and all manner of events, we at the JHI Blog thought it would be a good idea to consolidate news and opportunities relevant to our colleagues working in intellectual history. We will publish these roundups of public lectures, conferences, calls for papers, working groups and new journal issues every other Saturday.

We encourage our readers to send us information and updates about any news or events that fits within this scope. You can use this form to let us know about something you’d like us to publicize.


Princeton Bucharest Virtual Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

This is a weekly seminar on early modern philosophy (and the sciences) taking place every Tuesday (1 pm East Coast Time, 8 pm Bucharest (EEST) time) on zoom and broadcasted live on its corresponding youtube channel. Organized by Daniel Garber, Dana Jalobeanu and Claudia Dumitru.

Registration: https://earlymodernseminar.wordpress.com/
Contact: princetonbucharestseminar@gmail.com

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13th Marx Autumn School: The Nature of Capital – Ecology in Marx

Organized by Helle Panke e.V., Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berliner Verein zur Förderung der MEGA e.V., T.O.P. B3rlin and the …umsGanze! Alliance. The entire Marx Autumn School will be bilingual: All lectures and discussions will be translated simultaneously (German/English), and there will also be a working group in English. Friday-Sunday, October 23-25, 2020. Registration required.

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Translation as Activism: A Conversation with the editors of The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism (2020): Rebecca Ruth Gould and Kayvan Tahmasebian.

Center for Translation Studies, American University in Cairo.
27 October, 7PM Cairo Time. Registration

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Lecture: “The Might of the Living Dead: Thinking with Zombies in the Jewish Tradition,” David Shyovitz (Northwestern U.)

The Jewish Studies Program at Penn State University.
October 26 // 12 pm (EST). Registration .

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Lecture: “The Ambivalent Translator. On Psychoanalysis, Philology, and Translation,” Andreas Mayer (CNRS, EHESS)

Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin.
October 27, 2PM (EST). Registration.

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Lecture: “God’s Disability: Confronting the ‘Euthanasia’ Murders,” Dagmar Herzog (CUNY)

Jewish Studies Colloquium at the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry. Brandeis University
October 27, 12:30-1:30pm (ET). Registration.

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Webinar: On film, Rosenöl und Deutscher Geist: The Fortunes of German Intellectual History, directed by Richard Bourke and Dina Gusejnova. Chair: Nicholas Ostrum, Moderator: Samuel Moyn, Discussants: Emily Levine, Robert Pippin.

Organized by the Council for European Studies, Critical European Studies Research Network. October 29, 2PM Eastern. Registration.

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Book Launch: Aaron Tugendhaft’s The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet

Seminary Coop Bookstore / University of Chicago Press
October 29, 6pm central time. Registration. Contact info@semcoop.com.

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Seminar: A Mythology of Racism? Racist Historical Texts and Quentin Skinner’s ‘Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas’, with Adrian Blau

The Institute of Historical Research, University of London. October 29, 2020, 5:30PM – 7:00PM (GMT). Registration.

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Discussion: Anniversary of D’Holbach’s Système de la nature, with Alan Charles Kors

The Voltaire Foundation / University of Oxford. November 5, 17:00 (GMT). Registration.


Featured Image: Lyubov Popova, Subject from a Dyer’s Shop (circa 1914). Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation.