Monday, 29 December 2014

IHR Research Seminar in 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, usually in Room 304 (details below). They start at 5.30pm and last about two hours. For further information, contact Mark Mason at

For Spring Term 2015 Richard Saville has organized a series of papers on the theme of 'The Philosophy of Economic History'.

Spring Term 2015:
The Philosophy of Economic History

22nd January (Professor Olga Crisp Room 102). David Renton (Garden Court Chambers): 'The idea of the margin in Sidney Pollard’s economic history'.

5th February (Room 304).      John Foster (University of the West of Scotland): 'Karl Marx’s method and the study of history'.

19th February (Room 304). David Howell (University of York): 'Inventing Tradition: Eric Hobsbawm on Nations and Classes'.

5th March (Room 304). Nuala Zahedieh (University of Edinburgh): 'Eric Williams and the Materialist approach to the history of Slavery'.

19th March (Room 304). Richard Saville: 'John Richard Hicks and the theory of economic history'.

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