History seminars at the IHR

Philosophy of History

This seminar is open to all those interested in the philosophy of history, broadly construed (including historiography, historical theory, methodology). Meetings take place five times in the Autumn and five in the Spring Terms, on alternate Thursdays at the IHR, in Room 304. They start at 5.30pm and last about two hours. For further information, contact Mark Mason at M.Mason@chi.ac.uk

Convenors: Robert Burns (Goldsmiths), Helena Hammond (Roehampton), Mark Mason (Chichester), Kalle Pihlainen (Åbo, Finland)  

Venue:  Room 304, IHR third floor, North block, Senate House 

Time: Thursday, 5.30pm

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

For Spring Term 2016 Helena Hammond (Helena.Hammond@roehampton.ac.uk) has organized the following series of papers: ‘Inside/Outside?  Philosophy of History and scientific, visual, and literary cultures’:

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
21 January Badiou and History

Michael Kelly  (University of York)


4 February The Past in Print: History and the Print Media in Early Nineteenth-Century English Architectural Topography

Stephen Bann  (University of Bristol)


18 February Is there such a thing as the History of Science outside the History of Science?

Jamie Melrose (University of Bristol)


3 March Hitler in French Fiction, 1945-2015

Manuel Bragança (Queen’s University, Belfast)


17 March Restructuring the Relationship between the Philosophy of History and the Philosophy of Science

Paul Roth (University of California, Santa Cruz)