The London Summer School in Intellectual History
The Annual London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies, as well as to meet a great number of academics and graduate students working in many different fields in intellectual history and related sub-disciplines. The Annual Summer School, which usually runs in September, includes:
- Special workshops on methodological approaches to intellectual history
- Masterclasses discussing texts distributed and read in advance
- Feedback on current research (following brief student presentations)
- Advice on writing and publishing
- A colloquium
Applications are welcome from doctoral students in intellectual history and related disciplines (the history of philosophy, literature, politics, law, political science, Classics) as well as MA/MSc students intending to conduct future research in this area. London is now one of the leading international centres of research and teaching in the history of political thought and intellectual history with a dedicated graduate programme and year-round research seminars, conferences, and workshops. The Summer School, now in its ninth year, is run jointly by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
The discussions will be led by academics from the different branches of the University of London, other UK universities and from overseas. In past years these have included Caroline Ashcroft, Richard Bourke, Katrina Forrester, Maurizio Isabella, Aline-Florence Manent, Mira Siegelberg, Quentin Skinner, Gareth Stedman Jones, Barbara Taylor, Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL); Hannah Dawson, Humeira Iqtidar, Jeremy Jennings, Niall O’Flaherty, Paul Sagar (KCL); Michael Lobban, Lea Ypi (LSE); Julia Ng (Goldsmiths); Valentina Arena, Angus Gowland, Julian Hoppit, Axel Körner, Miriam Leonard, Avi Lifschitz, Nicola Miller (UCL). From outside the University of London, they have also included David Armitage (Harvard), Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS Paris), Arnault Skornicki (Université Paris Nanterre), Jérémie Barthas (CNRS, Lille), Anthony La Vopa (North Carolina), Ritchie Robertson (Oxford), Iain McDaniel and the late Donald Winch (Sussex), Richard Whatmore (St Andrews), Duncan Kelly (Cambridge), Felicity Green (Edinburgh), Mónica Brito Vieira (York), Liisi Keedus (York/Tallinn), Iain Hampsher-Monk (Exeter), Martin van Gelderen (Göttingen), Knud Haakonssen (Erfurt), Or Rosenboim (City University), and others.