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Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast

Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast

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Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast
Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast

Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast

Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast

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What do intellectual historians currently investigate? And why is this relevant for us today? These are some of the questions our podcast series, led by graduate students at Cambridge, seeks to explore. It aims to introduce intellectual historians and their work to everyone with an interest in history and politics. Do join in on our conversations!(The theme song of "Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast" was created at jukedeck.com)

Latest Episodes

Decolonisation, Freedom, and African Intellectual History (Prof. Emma Hunter)

What can decolonisation in twentieth century Africa tell us about the history of political thought? How might African intellectual history shed light on new methods and modes of inquiry? And what does it mean to ‘decolonise’ intellectual history? Emma Hunter, professor of global and African history at the University of Edinburgh and the 2018/19 Quentin Skinner Fellow, joins us to discuss these questions and more in this episode.

35 MINOCT 9
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Decolonisation, Freedom, and African Intellectual History (Prof. Emma Hunter)

Weber, Liberty, and the Anthropocene (Prof. Duncan Kelly)

What can history contribute to the pursuits of contemporary political theory? What does the notion of the Anthropocene have to do with the history of political thought? And what exactly is the legacy of the political thought produced during the First World War? These are some of the questions discussed in this episode with Duncan Kelly, professor of political thought and intellectual history at the University of Cambridge, and the author ofPolitics and the Anthropocene(2019).

30 MINAUG 23
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Weber, Liberty, and the Anthropocene (Prof. Duncan Kelly)

Law, History and Global Governance (Dr Megan Donaldson)

What is the place of history in the study of law? How do historians of international law conceive of emergent actors on the global stage? To what extent do legal histories shape the expectations and commitments of today’s international institutions? Dr Megan Donaldson, recently appointed to a lectureship in Public International Law at University College London, addresses these questions and shares her experience of a complex intersection between law, legal history and the history of political thought. #Globalgovernance #legalhistory #internationallaw #deliberativedemocracy #publicity #interwarperiod

35 MINAUG 12
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Law, History and Global Governance (Dr Megan Donaldson)

Gender and Political Thought (Dr Anna Becker)

How does an attention to gender change our understanding of Renaissancepolitical textsand the history of ideasmore broadly?How can we challenge the traditional divide between thepolitical public and the apolitical private spheres? And in what ways is re-evaluating the conceptual relationship between disadvantaged groups in theearly modern periodfruitful for our own times?We spoke to Anna Becker, from the Centre of Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen, to discuss these questions and more. #gender #Renaissance #household #Machiavelli #Bodin #power #sovereignty

33 MINAPR 10
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Gender and Political Thought (Dr Anna Becker)

Bodin, Self-Translation, and the Environment in early modern Europe (Dr Sara Miglietti)

Which ideas and values shaped the relationship between humans and their environment in early modern Europe? Why did authors become interested in translating their own work, and what ramifications could this have? How can the ways in which authors were read, copied, and censored in the past enrich our understanding of their work? These are some of the questions we discuss with Dr Sara Miglietti, Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute in London.

25 MINFEB 10
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Bodin, Self-Translation, and the Environment in early modern Europe (Dr Sara Miglietti)

Socialism, Poverty, and the Century of Marx (Prof. Gareth Stedman Jones)

How do we write the history of both the theory and the practice of socialism and welfarism? How do historians negotiate the relationship between their politics and their scholarship? And in what way is Karl Marx's political thinking relevant for us today? Gareth Stedman Jones, Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London, talked to us about the history of poverty in nineteenth century Europe, his recent biography of Karl Marx, and what Dickens can teach us about writing history. #welfare state #poverty #socialism #nineteenth century #Marx #Marxism #New Left

38 MIN2018 DEC 23
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Socialism, Poverty, and the Century of Marx (Prof. Gareth Stedman Jones)

Rome, Liberty, and Rhetoric (Dr Valentina Arena)

How does the world of ideas impact our understanding of political practice? What notions of freedom shaped the Roman republic? And how can Roman understandings of rhetoric empower our thinking in the twenty first century? These are some of the questions we discussed with Dr Valentina Arena, Reader in Roman History at University College London.

28 MIN2018 OCT 27
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Rome, Liberty, and Rhetoric (Dr Valentina Arena)

Intellectual History, Critical Theory, and Method (Prof. Martin Jay)

What's the relationship between ideas and life experiences, politics and scholarship? How does our methodological self-consciousness evolve? What is the interaction between different schools of intellectual history? Martin Jay reflects on his life and career as an intellectual historian.

23 MIN2018 OCT 27
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Intellectual History, Critical Theory, and Method (Prof. Martin Jay)

Enlightenment, Science, and Political Authorship (Prof. Avi Lifschitz)

Where did Enlightenment take place in the eighteenth century? Why were Enlightenment thinkers interested in the origins of language and the workings of the human mind? And can political rulers also be philosophers? Avi Lifschitz talked to us about science, aesthetics, politics and philosophy in eighteenth century Europe, about scholarship then and now, and about the legacies of Enlightenment thinking for our own time.

23 MIN2018 OCT 27
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Enlightenment, Science, and Political Authorship (Prof. Avi Lifschitz)

Politics, Language, and Nature (Dr Annabel Brett)

What makes early modern political thought fruitful for our thinking today? How do language and translation inform the writing of history? And why should animals be our starting point for thinking about the political? These are questions we discussed with Dr Annabel Brett, who is a Reader in the History of Political Thought at the University of Cambridge.

28 MIN2018 OCT 27
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Politics, Language, and Nature (Dr Annabel Brett)

Latest Episodes

Decolonisation, Freedom, and African Intellectual History (Prof. Emma Hunter)

What can decolonisation in twentieth century Africa tell us about the history of political thought? How might African intellectual history shed light on new methods and modes of inquiry? And what does it mean to ‘decolonise’ intellectual history? Emma Hunter, professor of global and African history at the University of Edinburgh and the 2018/19 Quentin Skinner Fellow, joins us to discuss these questions and more in this episode.

35 MINOCT 9
Comments
Decolonisation, Freedom, and African Intellectual History (Prof. Emma Hunter)

Weber, Liberty, and the Anthropocene (Prof. Duncan Kelly)

What can history contribute to the pursuits of contemporary political theory? What does the notion of the Anthropocene have to do with the history of political thought? And what exactly is the legacy of the political thought produced during the First World War? These are some of the questions discussed in this episode with Duncan Kelly, professor of political thought and intellectual history at the University of Cambridge, and the author ofPolitics and the Anthropocene(2019).

30 MINAUG 23
Comments
Weber, Liberty, and the Anthropocene (Prof. Duncan Kelly)

Law, History and Global Governance (Dr Megan Donaldson)

What is the place of history in the study of law? How do historians of international law conceive of emergent actors on the global stage? To what extent do legal histories shape the expectations and commitments of today’s international institutions? Dr Megan Donaldson, recently appointed to a lectureship in Public International Law at University College London, addresses these questions and shares her experience of a complex intersection between law, legal history and the history of political thought. #Globalgovernance #legalhistory #internationallaw #deliberativedemocracy #publicity #interwarperiod

35 MINAUG 12
Comments
Law, History and Global Governance (Dr Megan Donaldson)

Gender and Political Thought (Dr Anna Becker)

How does an attention to gender change our understanding of Renaissancepolitical textsand the history of ideasmore broadly?How can we challenge the traditional divide between thepolitical public and the apolitical private spheres? And in what ways is re-evaluating the conceptual relationship between disadvantaged groups in theearly modern periodfruitful for our own times?We spoke to Anna Becker, from the Centre of Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen, to discuss these questions and more. #gender #Renaissance #household #Machiavelli #Bodin #power #sovereignty

33 MINAPR 10
Comments
Gender and Political Thought (Dr Anna Becker)

Bodin, Self-Translation, and the Environment in early modern Europe (Dr Sara Miglietti)

Which ideas and values shaped the relationship between humans and their environment in early modern Europe? Why did authors become interested in translating their own work, and what ramifications could this have? How can the ways in which authors were read, copied, and censored in the past enrich our understanding of their work? These are some of the questions we discuss with Dr Sara Miglietti, Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute in London.

25 MINFEB 10
Comments
Bodin, Self-Translation, and the Environment in early modern Europe (Dr Sara Miglietti)

Socialism, Poverty, and the Century of Marx (Prof. Gareth Stedman Jones)

How do we write the history of both the theory and the practice of socialism and welfarism? How do historians negotiate the relationship between their politics and their scholarship? And in what way is Karl Marx's political thinking relevant for us today? Gareth Stedman Jones, Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London, talked to us about the history of poverty in nineteenth century Europe, his recent biography of Karl Marx, and what Dickens can teach us about writing history. #welfare state #poverty #socialism #nineteenth century #Marx #Marxism #New Left

38 MIN2018 DEC 23
Comments
Socialism, Poverty, and the Century of Marx (Prof. Gareth Stedman Jones)

Rome, Liberty, and Rhetoric (Dr Valentina Arena)

How does the world of ideas impact our understanding of political practice? What notions of freedom shaped the Roman republic? And how can Roman understandings of rhetoric empower our thinking in the twenty first century? These are some of the questions we discussed with Dr Valentina Arena, Reader in Roman History at University College London.

28 MIN2018 OCT 27
Comments
Rome, Liberty, and Rhetoric (Dr Valentina Arena)

Intellectual History, Critical Theory, and Method (Prof. Martin Jay)

What's the relationship between ideas and life experiences, politics and scholarship? How does our methodological self-consciousness evolve? What is the interaction between different schools of intellectual history? Martin Jay reflects on his life and career as an intellectual historian.

23 MIN2018 OCT 27
Comments
Intellectual History, Critical Theory, and Method (Prof. Martin Jay)

Enlightenment, Science, and Political Authorship (Prof. Avi Lifschitz)

Where did Enlightenment take place in the eighteenth century? Why were Enlightenment thinkers interested in the origins of language and the workings of the human mind? And can political rulers also be philosophers? Avi Lifschitz talked to us about science, aesthetics, politics and philosophy in eighteenth century Europe, about scholarship then and now, and about the legacies of Enlightenment thinking for our own time.

23 MIN2018 OCT 27
Comments
Enlightenment, Science, and Political Authorship (Prof. Avi Lifschitz)

Politics, Language, and Nature (Dr Annabel Brett)

What makes early modern political thought fruitful for our thinking today? How do language and translation inform the writing of history? And why should animals be our starting point for thinking about the political? These are questions we discussed with Dr Annabel Brett, who is a Reader in the History of Political Thought at the University of Cambridge.

28 MIN2018 OCT 27
Comments
Politics, Language, and Nature (Dr Annabel Brett)
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