Bucharest to host 11th international conference of International Society for Intellectual History

The 11th international conference of the International Society for Intellectual History (ISIH) will be held, May 26-28, at the Central University Library of Bucharest (BCU), the Romanian Culture Institute (ICR) reports.

Organised for the first time in Romania by ISIH with support from ICR, BCU and the Bucharest University, the conference will gather together 100 scientists from prestigious European and US academic institutions specialising in Early Age Intellectual History, Medieval Intellectual History, Early Modern and Enlightenment Intellectual History, Social History, Cultural History, Political History, Material Culture, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Evolutionism, Neurosciences, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, and Epistemology.

Organisers say the Bucharest edition of the ISIH conference, called ‘Passionate Minds: Knowledge and the Emotions in Intellectual History,’ aims to address the topic of the interplay of emotions and cognition as it bears on historical views of epistemology, logic, psychology, theology, medicine, moral philosophy or aesthetics, on approaches to education and the transmission of knowledge, as well as on the dynamics of intellectual communities.

The previous editions of the ISIH conferences were held at the University of New Brunswick (1997); The Freie Universitat of Berlin (1998); the University of Chicago (2000); the University of Cambridge (2001); the University of New South Wales/University of Sydney (2002); the Bogazici University of Istanbul (2003); the University of Helsinki (2004); the University of California, Davis (2005); the Birkbeck, University of London (2007), and the University of Verona (2009).

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