The Centre for the Study ofthe History of Political Thought

Conference: Quentin Skinner’s ‘Meaning and Understanding’ after 50 years

Quentin Skinner’s 1969 essay ‘Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas’ was a groundbreaking challenge to textual interpreters. This British Academy conference on 22-23 July 2020 will critically examine the essay and its legacy.

The conference is aimed both at traditional audiences (historians, philosophers and political theorists) and new audiences. For more details and to register, click here.