With the proliferation of online lectures, working groups and all manner of events, we at the JHI Blog thought it would be a good idea to consolidate news and opportunities relevant to our colleagues working in intellectual history. We will publish these roundups of public lectures, conferences, calls for papers, working groups and new journal issues every other Saturday.

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Princeton Bucharest Virtual Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

This is a weekly seminar on early modern philosophy (and the sciences) taking place every Tuesday (1 pm East Coast Time, 8 pm Bucharest (EEST) time) on zoom and broadcasted live on its corresponding youtube channel. Organized by Daniel Garber, Dana Jalobeanu and Claudia Dumitru.

Registration: https://earlymodernseminar.wordpress.com/
Contact: princetonbucharestseminar@gmail.com


13th Marx Autumn School: The Nature of Capital – Ecology in Marx

Organized by Helle Panke e.V., Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berliner Verein zur Förderung der MEGA e.V., T.O.P. B3rlin and the …umsGanze! Alliance. The entire Marx Autumn School will be bilingual: All lectures and discussions will be translated simultaneously (German/English), and there will also be a working group in English. Friday-Sunday, October 23-25, 2020. Registration required.


Translation as Activism: A Conversation with the editors of The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism (2020): Rebecca Ruth Gould and Kayvan Tahmasebian.

Center for Translation Studies, American University in Cairo.
27 October, 7PM Cairo Time. Registration


Lecture: “The Might of the Living Dead: Thinking with Zombies in the Jewish Tradition,” David Shyovitz (Northwestern U.)

The Jewish Studies Program at Penn State University.
October 26 // 12 pm (EST). Registration .


Lecture: “The Ambivalent Translator. On Psychoanalysis, Philology, and Translation,” Andreas Mayer (CNRS, EHESS)

Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin.
October 27, 2PM (EST). Registration.


Lecture: “God’s Disability: Confronting the ‘Euthanasia’ Murders,” Dagmar Herzog (CUNY)

Jewish Studies Colloquium at the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry. Brandeis University
October 27, 12:30-1:30pm (ET). Registration.


Webinar: On film, Rosenöl und Deutscher Geist: The Fortunes of German Intellectual History, directed by Richard Bourke and Dina Gusejnova. Chair: Nicholas Ostrum, Moderator: Samuel Moyn, Discussants: Emily Levine, Robert Pippin.

Organized by the Council for European Studies, Critical European Studies Research Network. October 29, 2PM Eastern. Registration.


Book Launch: Aaron Tugendhaft’s The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet

Seminary Coop Bookstore / University of Chicago Press
October 29, 6pm central time. Registration. Contact info@semcoop.com.


Seminar: A Mythology of Racism? Racist Historical Texts and Quentin Skinner’s ‘Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas’, with Adrian Blau

The Institute of Historical Research, University of London. October 29, 2020, 5:30PM – 7:00PM (GMT). Registration.


Discussion: Anniversary of D’Holbach’s Système de la nature, with Alan Charles Kors

The Voltaire Foundation / University of Oxford. November 5, 17:00 (GMT). Registration.

Featured Image: Lyubov Popova, Subject from a Dyer’s Shop (circa 1914). Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation.