Sydney Intellectual History Network
The Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN) draws together scholars to think through the problem of communicating significant conceptual innovation in the modern world, situating our research along a trajectory of intellectual history reconfigured as a dynamic multidisciplinary exploration of generative thought.
While some argue that the 21st century is a 'post-Enlightenment' and 'post-idea' world, researchers within our network maintain that important conceptual developments are well within our reach, but have been obscured by siloed perspectives that ignore a sense of history. Our intent is to develop new perspectives on the past that will allow us to reshape intellectual history as a multidisciplinary field of research and to offer novel insights into the continuities and discontinuities between the past, present and future.
The Sydney Intellectual History Network currently incorporates two groups within the Sydney region: SIHN@Sydney and SIHN@UWS. We are working in partnership to develop a shared program of events of interest to our network members. It is our ambition to develop additional hubs for the network at other institutions within Australia and internationally.
Congratulations to SIHN members and their teams for securing a Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme 2017-2018 Grants:
Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group
Lead Researcher: Francesco Borghesi.
Participants: Mark Allon, Linda Barwick, Mark Byron, Jeremy Hammond, Ian McCrabb,
Jennifer Milam, Chao Sun, Shane White, Stephen Whiteman.
Concepts and Theories of 'Life' from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Lead Researchers: Cat Moir and Dalia Nassar.
Participants: Iain McCalman, Ute Eickelkamp, Daniela Helbig, Harriet Johnson,
Simon Kiorgaard, Alex Lefebvre.
SIHN looks forward to working in cooperation with these groups in the near future. Watch this space!br>