CFP: New Work in Intellectual History • International Society for Intellectual History (ISIH)

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Call for Papers
July 2, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Intellectual History, Philosophy, Political Science, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Law and Legal History


New Work in Intellectual History:  

A Project Development Workshop Series  


Testing the viability of future projects and fleshing out their substantive details is an essential part of drafting new proposals. Yet owing to the pressures of the job market as well as demands of various ongoing commitments, early career scholars rarely come by opportunities outside their supervisory teams or small circles of usually already familiar colleagues to rigorously discuss or receive more extensive criticism on their plans for future research, let alone to speak or defend their ideas publicly before presenting them at job interviews or similar settings.  


This series of events is therefore designed to offer platforms for scholars working in intellectual history to discuss and develop proposals for new projects and funding applications. It is aimed at late-stage PhD candidates, post-docs, and early career lecturers on fixed-term contracts, with those currently on the job market receiving greatest priority. Scholars with other profiles as well as more senior academics are of course more than welcome to participate if there is availability. Scholars at all career stages are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to attend. 


There are four planned sessions, spread over four weeks: 26 August, 2 September, 9 September, and 16 September. There will be room for twenty-four speakers in total, three per panel, two panels per session. Each will be allocated 15 minutes to present their project proposals, leaving plenty of time for questions and discussion. Project abstracts will be made available to registered participants, speakers and attendees alike. The precise schedules will be determined at a later date, in order to cater to scholars across different time zones. 


We welcome submissions on any subject in intellectual history and related disciplines, including political theory, history of science, modern languages, area studies, and philosophy. Submissions should comprise a brief academic biography (150 words), and an abstract (300 words) of the project on which they would like to speak. Please send these in a single PDF document to Dr. Shiru Lim, at by 2 July 2021

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