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  • ISIH bursaries for the Biennial Conference of the European Society for the History of Political Thought

    “Human Nature – Humans and Nature in the History of Political Thought”, Central European University in Vienna, 25-27 September 2024 This year, in lieu of its annual conference, the ISIH will be teaming up with  the ESHPT for their biennial international conference “Human Nature – Humans and Nature in the History of Political Thought”, at…

  • Constance Blackwell Prize 2024

    The ISIH is now accepting submissions to the Constance Blackwell Prize, one of our prizes for early career intellectual historians. This prize is awarded biennially to the best first monograph in intellectual history (broadly construed) published in the previous two years. The prize was established in memory of the Society’s founder, Constance Blackwell (1934-2018). The…

  • Conference in Honour of Stephen Gaukroger

    Monday 19 Feb – Wednesday 21 Feb, 2024 The University of Sydney has organised a conference in honour of the late Stephen Gaukroger, Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney and former editor of Intellectual History Review. For more information about the conference, including the programme and instructions…

  • Stephen Gaukroger (1950-2023) in Intellectual History Review

    The ISIH is pleased to announce that Stephen Gaukroger’s final article, ‘Making sense of the exotic: the differing impact of travel reports in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century thought’, has now been published in the Society’s journal, Intellectual History Review (IHR). Stephen was President of the ISIH from 2002-8, and then co-edited the IHR with Stephen Clucas…

  • Charles Schmitt Prize 2024

    We are pleased to announce that the ISIH is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Charles Schmitt Prize. The deadline to submit for this year’s competition is 1 May 2024. As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Taylor & Francis), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual…

  • Women in Intellectual History programme, winter 2023/24

    The International Society for Intellectual History is pleased to announce the programme for papers of the third instalment our seminar series, Women in Intellectual History, which will take place online in winter 2023/24. To register and to receive the link to the Teams meeting, please complete this form.

  • Stephen Gaukroger (1950–2023)

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Stephen Gaukroger, who passed away on 3 September 2023. Stephen was an eminent intellectual historian and historian of science who was an active member of the Society since its early years. Stephen was amongst those who, in 1994, encouraged our founder,…

  • ISIH Annual General Meeting, 2023

    The ISIH will hold their Annual General Meeting at the 2023 Conference in Edinburgh. The meeting will be hybrid, and will take place from 15:15-16:30 (BST) on Tuesday 5 September. Members of the ISIH who are unable to attend the conference, but would like to join the meeting online, should contact the Communications Director to…

  • ISIH Annual General Meeting, 2023

    The 2023 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Intellectual History will take place during the ISIH Conference, ‘Crisis and Change in Intellectual History‘, which will be held at the University of Edinburgh 4 to 6 September . Members not attending the the conference in person can join the AGM online. Details of the date, time…

  • Constance Blackwell Prize 2022

    The ISIH is delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural Constance Blackwell Prize is Jessica Patterson, for her book Religion, Enlightenment and Empire: British Interpretations of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2021). The judges were deeply impressed by the originality, breadth, and rigour of Jessica Patterson’s book. Patterson shows, with…

  • Charles Schmitt Prize 2023

    As the result of generous donations from an anonymous donor and our publisher (Taylor & Francis), the International Society for Intellectual History is offering, on an annual basis, a prize to honour the contribution of Charles B. Schmitt (1933-1986) to intellectual history. The prize is £250, plus £100 worth of Routledge books, and a year’s free membership of the ISIH with a subscription to the…

  • ISIH President wins 2022 Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize

    The Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize was created in honor of the 400th birthday of Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680). The Prize is intended to acknowledge an internationally known scholar whose work best preserves the memory of women in philosophy.  The prize is awarded by the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and by its director, Prof. Ruth…

  • Constance Blackwell Prize Shortlist

    We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for our inaugural Constance Blackwell Prize, named in honour of our founder. The prize is awarded biennially to the best first monograph in intellectual history (broadly construed) published in the previous two years. The titles on the shortlist are, in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames: Jessica Patterson, Religion, Enlightenment…

  • Call for Expressions of Interest – 2022 ISIH Online Events for Early Career Researchers

    The International Society for Intellectual History is inviting expressions of interest from early career researchers who would like to organise an online event for ECRs with ISIH in 2022. Possible formats include but are not limited to workshops and seminar series, with a topic that would engage intellectual historians from a broad range of backgrounds.…

  • ISIH appoints new Executive Committee member: Elias Buchetmann as Early Career Representative

    The ISIH is delighted to announce a new position on our Executive Committee: Early Career Representative. The inaugural holder of this position is Elias Buchetmann (University of Rostock). The Early Career Representative will be responsible for arranging events each year primarily geared towards early career researchers in intellectual history. Last year these events included Coerced Labour in the…