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ANACHRONISM
IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
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Intellectual history is a practice conducted in a host of disciplines and in multiple styles. Despite this diversity, anachronism has come to be generally seen as a vice that inhibits genuine historical understanding. This seminar series will explore the presence and effects of anachronism in various fields of intellectual history.
 
CCCS SEMINAR ROOM, LEVEL 4, FORGAN-SMITH TOWER
THURSDAY 4-5.30PM

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MARCH 18 – ANDREW LEACH: - ‘Productive Anachronism: Post-war Historiography of the Roman Baroque in Architectural Culture’.
 
APRIL 1 – RICHARD YEO: - ‘Taking notes: Empirical Sensibilities in Early Modern Science’
 
APRIL 15 – PETER CRYLE:- ‘Anachronistic Readings of Eighteenth-Century Libertinage’.
 
APRIL 29 – BEN MYERS: - ‘Law, Right and Civil Resistance in Calvin’s Theology: A Study in the Anachronism of Rights-Discourse’.
 
MAY 13 – ALASTAIR BLANSHARD:- ‘Why are the Greeks Homosexuals and not Paedophiles?: Towards a History of the Politics of Sexuality’.
 
MAY 27 – CONAL CONDREN:- ‘The Battle Fought Last Thursday: Anachronism and the Dispute between Ancients and Moderns’.

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