CFP Enlightenment legacy: the rights of man in a global perspective

Graduate Summer School, 1-3 September 2022, Luigi Einaudi Foundation, Turin

The Turin Humanities Programme and Fondazione1563 are pleased to invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to submit their applications to the summer school “Enlightenment legacy: the rights of man in a global perspective”.

The summer school intends to elucidate, from a global perspective, a fundamental – although often neglected – aspect of the legacy of the Enlightenment to better understand its enduring and controversial presence over time in the fields of politics, society, law, and economics.

We encourage applications from researchers with a strong interest in human rights/rights of man and woman/natural rights in an historical, global and interdisciplinary setting. In particular, but not limited to:

  • constitutions and the constitutionalization of human rights
  • the development of representative democracy
  • ancient and modern republicanism
  • political economy and commerce
  • the law of nations and international law
  • race, slavery, colonialism

The summer school will be held in English.

The summer school programme includes keynote lectures by Professor Nicholas Cronk (Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford), Professor Dan Edelstein (Stanford University), Professor Serena Ferente (University of Amsterdam), Professor Vincenzo Ferrone (University of Torino), Professor Franco Motta (University of Torino), Professor Céline Spector (Sorbonne Université), Giovanni Bietti (composer, pianist and musicologist), early career researchers’ presentations of original manuscripts/book projects, workshops and roundtable discussions.

To apply for the Summer School, prospective participants should submit a brief academic CV (max. 2 pages), an abstract of the research they wish to present (max. 400 words) and a short essay on why they would like to attend the Summer School (max. 200 words).

Applications are due 5:00pm (Italian/CET time) 20 June 2022

For full details and application information please click here.

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