Edinburgh Eighteenth-Century and Enlightenment Studies Colloquium

Colloquium programme

17 April 2015, 9.30 – 5 pm.

Venue: G.16, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.

9.30 – 10.15 am: Coffee and Tea

10.15 – 10.30 am: Introduction (Thomas Ahnert)

10.30 – 11.30 am: Margot Finn, ‘Books and their Readers in British India c.1780-1840: A Long Enlightenment?’

11.30 am – 12.30 pm: Barbara Taylor, ‘Enlightenment and the Perils of Solitude’

12.30 – 1.30 pm: Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 pm: John Henry, ‘The Newtonian Moment: How Action at a Distance became Part of Mainstream Physics (uniquely) throughout the long Eighteenth Century.’

2.30 – 3.30 pm: John Robertson: ‘The Enlightenment in History and Philosophy’

3.30 – 4.00 pm: Coffee and Tea

4.00 – 5.00 pm: Discussion on Opportunities for Collaboration in Enlightenment and Eighteenth-Century Studies

7.00 pm: Dinner

 

Participants must register. If you are interested in attending, please email Thomas.Ahnert@ed.ac.uk.