Peter De Bolla is Professor of Cultural History and Aesthetics at King’s College, Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Concept Lab.  Together with Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia, and John Regan, all affiliated with the Cambridge Concept Lab, he coauthored the article “The Idea of Liberty, 1600–1800: A Distributional Concept Analysis,” published in the most recent issue (81.3, July 2020) of the Journal of the History of Ideas. He spoke with Brendan Mackie, a contributing editor at the JHI Blog, about their article.

Featured Image: Thomas Gainsborough, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews (~1750). National Gallery. Courtesy of Wikimedia.