Enlightenment Studies Workshop

Michel Ollivier, Tea party in English style

Michel Barthélemy OLLIVIER (1712 - 1784), Le Thé à l’anglaise servi dans le salon des Quatre-Glaces au palais du Temple à Paris en 1764 © Photo RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot

Date: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Time: 9am-5.30pm
Location: CCANESA Boardroom, Level 4, Madsen Building, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

This workshop aims at showcasing and fine tuning for publication the research carried forward by the Junior Research Fellows who were selected to participate in the Enlightenment Studies project. Each Fellow and some associated scholars will be given the opportunity to present for thirty minutes on a paper on her or his case study and discuss its progress with the project’s lead researchers and two invited respondents. The core research subjects of the workshop reflect the five major thematic strands of the project: globalisation, subjectivity, empiricism, prosperity and tolerance.


9.00-10.00 Daniel Canaris (Erlangen) and Francesco Borghesi (Sydney), The Enlightenment in Italy: Naples, Paolo Mattia Doria, China.

10.00-11.00 Anik Waldow (Sydney) and Martyn Lloyd (Queensland), Condillac on Being Human: Control and Reflection Reconsidered.

11.00-11.20 Morning tea

11.20-12.20 Mikko Tolonen (Helsinki), Is David Hume’s History of England part of a philosophical or political project?

12.20-1.15 Lunch

1.15-2.15 Jessica Priebe (National Art School), Leroy de Barde and the Rise of the South Seas.

2.15-3.15 Ekaterina Heath (Sydney), Cultural Meanings of Chinoiserie in Russia between Peter I and Catherine II (1730-1762).

3.15-3.30 Afternoon Tea

3.30-4.30 Emma Gleadhill (Macquarie), Accumulating Authority: British women travellers and their collections, 1770-1830.

4.30-5.30 Stephen Gaukroger, The End of Enlightenment: the Davos Debate.

Respondents: Mikko Tolonen (Helsinki) and Peter Anstey (Sydney)