Rereading the History of Ideas Reading Group

Past Meetings

27 February 2015

Peter Kitson's Forging Romantic China, specifically the Introduction and chapter 7, "Chinese Gardens, Confucius and The Prelude'.

Introduction (PDF)

Chapter 7 (PDF)

Notes (PDF)


11 April 2014

Richard Rabinowitz
Visiting Fellow, United States Study Centre
President, American History Workshop
Research Scholar & Visiting Fellow, Gilder Lehrman Center for Slavery, Yale University

Eavesdropping at the Well: Interpretive Media in the Slavery in New York Exhibition (PDF)

Curating History’s Silences: The Revolution Exhibition (PDF)

Leslie Harris review of Curating History’s Silences (PDF)

Steve Lubar review of Curating History’s Silences (PDF)


21 March 2014

The writings of Sanjay Subrahmanyam.

Subrahmanyam, "Courtly Encounters - Introduction" (PDF)

Subrahmanyam, "Three Ways to be Alien - Introduction" (PDF)

Subrahmanyam, "Connected Histories" (PDF)


15 November 2013

Baxandall, "Pictures and Ideas" (PDF)


18 October 2013

Skinner "Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas" (PDF)

Laslett, "Introduction" to Two Treatises of Government (PDF)


23 August 2013

Gordon, "What is Intellectual History" (PDF)

Grafton, "The History of Ideas: Precept and Practice" (PDF)

Lovejoy, "Reflections on the History of Ideas" (PDF)