H-IDEAS is a network for scholarly collaboration on the history of ideas, broadly defined.

Recent Content

CFP: Scholarship, Print, and Polemics in Seventeenth-Century Germany

This is a call for abstracts or extracts of book chapters that explore scholarly practice in the Holy Roman German Empire of the seventeenth century. The proposed volume is specifically interested in exploring the interactions between scholarly practice, print technology, and the polemics associated with confessionalisation and the rise of the early modern nation state. Potential contributors are encouraged to consider these interactions in the context of early modern interdisciplinarity and the correspondence networks that underpinned the Gelehrtenrepublik.

Symposium: UNMAPPING the RENAISSANCE (Florence, 12-15 March 2015)

initiated and organized by Mariechen Danz (artist), Angelika Stepken (Villa Romana Florence) and Eva-Maria Troelenberg (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)

The city of Florence is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The fact that the economic and commercial power structures that developed during the Renaissance also impelled the colonization of non-European worlds – among other things through linguistic and semiotic hegemony – is to this day rarely incorporated into this Florentine narrative.

Art of Healing. Hospitals in Italy in the Early Modern Era (Summer School at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, 24-30 Sep 2015)

From 24 to 30 September 2015 the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut is holding a summer school on the theme
Art of Healing. Hospitals in Italy in the Early Modern Era 

Call for Papers - New journal, Persecution, Tolerance, and Coexistence

PERSECUTION, TOLERANCE, AND COEXISTENCE publishes peer-reviewed articles in English exploring the historical background of ideological, religious, ethnic, racial and sexual persecution and the ways the social-political problems, typical of pluralistic societies, were met by a recurrent concern for tolerance and coexistence in late medieval and early modern Europe.