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 Autumn Term 2015 Kalle Pihlainen (kalle.pihlainen@utu.fi) has organized a series of papers on the theme of 'Questioning Theories of History'.

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
15 October Do We Need Analytic Philosophy of History?

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen (University of Oulu)

29 October The Excluded Middle? Levinasian Ethics as a Middle Ground between Historical Representation and Historical Experience

Anton Froeyman (Ghent University)

12 November On Disobedient Histories

Keith Jenkins (University of Chichester)

26 November Enlightenment or Modernity: The Question of Historical Continuity

Martin Davies (University of Leicester)

10 December History between Story and Argument: Reviving Narratological Analyses of Professional Historical Writing

Wulf Kansteiner (Aarhus University)