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      » Dr Michael Ostling (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
      » Dr Ian Hesketh (Senior Research Fellow)
      » Dr Tom Aechtner (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
      » Dr Leigh Penman (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
      » Dr Diana Barnes (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
      » Dr Karin Sellberg (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
      » Dr Nicholas Heron (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
      » Dr Daniel Midena (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
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            » Dr Helen Creese
            » Professor Carolyn Dean
            » Dr Richard Devetak
            » Professor Lisa Downing
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            » Dr Sarah Ferber
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            » Dr Greg Hainge
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            » Professor Erica McWilliam
            » Prof Cary J. Nederman
            » Dr Lisa O'Connell
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            » Dr Sanjay Seth
            » Dr Takashi Shogimen
            » Professor Richard Yeo
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» Current Funded Projects
      » Religion, History and the Secular
            » CHED Seminar Series 2013 - Semester 1
            » Prato Workshop 26-28 September 2013
      » Science and Secularization
      » Anglicanism and the Modernisation of English Literary Culture
      » Uses and Abuses of Biology
      » Religion, Naturalism and the Sciences
      » Secularisation and British Literature, 1600-1800
      » A Critical Genealogy of Normality
      » Official Historiography in Renaissance Italy, 1400-1500
» Faculty Fellowships and Research Scholarships
      » Faculty Fellowships 2014
      » 2013/2014 Summer Research Scholarships
      » Writing Scholarships
» News and Events
      » IASH Research Symposium on Enlightenment Thinking
      » IASH seeks to appoint an Associate Professor and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies
      » Launch of UQ’s new Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)
      » CHED Public Seminar - 'Living and Dying for Ideas'
      » Emeritus Prof. Ian Hunter awarded prestigious John Burrow Prize
      » CHED Public Seminar - "'A pretty kind of fiend or pygmie devil": Classifying the Fairies in Early Modern Europe'
      » CHED Public Seminar - 'Knowledge Stories: Narratives of Popular Science after WWII'
      » Professor Peter Harrison Publishes New Book : 'The Territories of Science and Religion'
      » CHED Public Seminar - ' "Physica Peregrinans, or the Travelling Naturalist": Robert Boyle, his Informants and the Role of the Exotic in late 17th-century Natural Philosophy'
      » CHED Public Seminar - 'Dangerous Minds: Contested Narratives of Criminal Profiling'
      » Emeritus Prof. Ian Hunter awarded prestigious Villum Foundation Visiting Professorship
      » CHED Public Seminar - '"American's Ongoing Anti-Evolution Crusade": An Evolving Narrative'
      » CHED Public Seminar - The Object of Normality: Composite Statues of the Statistically Average American Man and Woman, 1890 - 1945
      » CHED Public Seminar Series: Histories of Science - Narratives and Boundaries
      » Upcoming Conference: Rethinking Intellectual History, University of Sydney, 7 - 9 April 2015
      » Peter Harrison on Science and Religion in Europe: A Historical Perspective
      » CHED seeks to appoint two Postdoctoral Fellows to work with Professor Peter Harrison on his ARC Laureate Fellowship.
      » Public lecture - Professor Paul Davies
      » 'Exploring the Territories of Science and Religion' - A New College Lecture Series presented by Prof Peter Harrison
      » A Critical Genealogy of Normality Workshop - 12 December 2014 - Wellcome Institute London
      » ARC grant application workshop for Cultural Studies projects 2013 - Monday December 10 2012
      » BrisScience - UQ Research Week public lecture - Professor Peter Harrison (UQ)
      » CHED Seminar Series 2013 - Semester 1
      » CHED Symposium - The Aesthetics of Scale: Emerging Trends in Historical Narrative - Friday 11 July 2014
      » CHED-IRC Conference - Evolution and Historical Explanation: Contingency, Convergence, and Teleology - 17-19 July 2014 St Anne's College, Oxford
      » CHED/History Public Seminar Series 2014 Semester 2 - History between Art and Science - Thursdays 4:00-5:00 Seminar Room, Level 4 Forgan Smith
      » Congratulations to CHED Director Peter Harrison, who on 22 August was announced as one of sixteen ARC Laureate Fellows
      » Dr Knox Peden awarded a prestigious UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award for 2013
      » Early Modern Literature Forum - "Painful Love in a Dominican Nun's Autograph" - Dr Johannes Depnering (Oxford) - 4pm Wednesday 2 July 2014
      » Go8 European Fellowship
      » Grant from The Faraday Institute, Cambridge
      » History between Art and Science - "'Emotional Arenas': A New Concept for Historicizing Emotions" - Dr Mark Seymour (Otago) - Thursday 16 October 4:00-5:30
      » History between Art and Science - "Colonial Knowledge Making" - Prof Tony Ballantyne (Otago) - Thursday 11 September 4:00-5:30
      » History between Art and Science - "Intimacy, Gossip and Family in the Scottish Aristocratic Household" - Dr Katie Barclay (Adelaide) - Thursday 25 September 4:00-5:30
      » History between Art and Science - "Novatores: Novelty and its Critics in Early Modern Religion and Natural Philosophy' - Prof Daniel Garber (Princeton) - Thursday 21 August 4:00-5:30
      » History between Art and Science - "Reassessing Newton's Alchemy" - Prof William R. Newman (Indiana) - Thursday 4 September 4:00-5:30
      » History between Art and Science - "Wonder Books, Religious Conflict, and Cultural Recycling in Early Modern Europe" - Dr Jenny Spinks (Manchester) - Thursday 14 August 4:00-5:30
      » History on a Grand Scale - 'Analogy and Natural History: Another Look at Kant and Herder's Dispute' - Dr Dalia Nassar (Sydney) - Thursday 27 March 4:00-5:30
      » History on a Grand Scale - 'Early Modern Cosmopolites and Modern Cosmopolitics' - Dr Leigh Penman (UQ) - Thursday 3 April 4:00-5:30
      » History on a Grand Scale - 'The Natural History of Aesthetics' - Dr Thomas H. Ford (Melbourne) - Thursday 1 May 4:00-5:30
      » History on a Grand Scale - 'The Necessity and Contingency of Universal History: Deleuze and Guattari contra Hegel' - Dr Craig Lundy (Wollongong) - Thursday 15 May 4:00-5:30
      » History on a Grand Scale - 'The Return of Natural History' - Dr Ian Hesketh (UQ) - Thursday 17 April 4:00-5:30
      » Intellectual History and modernity - 'Early Modern Science and the Virtues of the Mind' Dr Sorana Corneanu (Bucharest)
      » Intellectual History and Modernity - 'Philosophy and/or Science: the Physics in Metaphysics and the Metaphysics in Physics' Associate Professor Phil Dowe (HPRC)
      » Intellectual History and Modernity - 'Science, Religion and the 18th Century Alantic Republic of letters' Dr Sarah Irving (UWS)
      » Intellectual History and Modernity - Semester 2 Seminar Series 2012
      » Ludwig Hirschfield Mack Visiting Chair
      » Narratives of Secularisation - The History of Political Thought as Secular Genealogy: The Case of Liberty in Early Modern England - Professor Conal Condren (UNSW)
      » Narratives of Secularization - 'Is Secularity Possible?' - Prof Simon During (UQ) - Thursday 6 June 2013
      » Narratives of Secularization - 'Public Reason Liberalism' - Prof Jerry Gaus (Arizona) - Thursday May 23, 2013
      » Narratives of Secularization - 'Secularization: Cartographic Sketches of a Modern Combat Concept' - Ian Hunter (CHED) - Thursday May 9, 2013
      » Narratives of Secularization - 'The Historical Jesus in Victorian Britain: J. R. Seeley and the Controversy of Ecce Homo' - Ian Hesketh (CHED)
      » New Perspectives on the Early Modern - 'Passionate Knowledge: The Dilemmas and Anxieties that Shaped Modern Science' Associate Professor Ofer Gal (Sydney)
      » New Perspectives on the Early Modern - 'The "Death" of the Devil in Early Modern Thought' Professor Philip Almond (UQ)
      » New Perspectives on the Early Modern - 'Historiographies of the International: The Balance of Power in Histories of the European States System' - Associate Professor Richard Devetak(UQ) - Thursday 10 October 4:00-5:30
      » New Perspectives on the Early Modern - 'Universal Acid: Evolutionary Theory, Literature, and the Limits of a Cognitive Metaphor' - Professor Nicholas Saul (Durham) - Thursday 19 September 4:00-5:30
      » New Perspectives on the Early Modern - Love in the '90s: Shakespeare on Romantic Misapprehension' - Dr Rhodri Lewis (Oxford)
      » Public Lecture - The Battle-Fields of Science and Religion - Professor Ronald L. Numbers (UW-Madison) Tuesday 8 July 2014 6:30 pm
      » Public Seminar Series 2012 'The Two Cultures' - May 17 2012, Dr Elizabeth Stephens (UQ)
      » Public Seminar Series Semester 1 2014 -' History on a Grand Scale: Philosophical and Theoretical Approaches'
      » Seminar Series
      » Summer Scholarships at CHED--Deadline 30 August 2014
      » Symposium - The Art and Science of Synthetic Biology: Critical and Creative Perspectives on 'New Life' - Thursday 22nd November
      » The University of Oxford has awarded a DLitt to Prof. Peter Harrison, the Centre's Director.
      » Two grants awarded from The Historical Society, Boston
      » Upcoming Public Lecture: Professor Brad S Gregory - 'The Reformation Era and the Makings of Modernity'
      » Visiting Fellowship at Clare College Cambridge UK
      » Evolution and Progress: An Uneasy Symbiosis - A Public Lecture by Professor Michael Ruse (FSU) - Monday 17 June 2013
      » Past Events
            » On Lying in Politics
                  » ON LYING - PROGRAM
                  » Titles, Abstracts and Papers
            » Transpositions of Empire
                  » Prato Information
                  » Transpositions of Empire: Titles, Abstracts and Papers
            » The Natural and the Normal in the History of Sexuality
            » Milton in Intellectual and Cultural History
                  » Program
                  » Abstracts
                  » Public Lecture
                  » "A Life Beyond Life": Celebrating John Milton's 400th Anniversary
            » Subject, Persona, Office: Methodological and Historiographical Issues
            » The Rudé Seminar in French History
            » Turning Points in the History of Sexuality
                  » Seminar Program
                  » Abstracts
            » Public Lecture: 'The Work of the Dead'
            » Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the Archive
                  » Accommodation
                  » Contacts
                  » Keynote Speakers
                  » Titles and Abstracts
                  » Venue Information
            » CHED Public Seminars - Anachronism in Intellectual History.
            » The Persona of the Philosopher in Eighteenth-Century Europe
                  » Conference Program
                  » Contacts
                  » Prato Information
                  » Speakers and Topics
                  » Titles and Abstracts
            » Feminine Sexual Pathologies
                  » Revised Version of Papers Presented
                        » Caroline Warman
                        » Michael Finn
                        » Peter Cryle
                        » Rachel Mesch
            » Emmanuel Levinas Centenary Conference
            » Charlatanism in the "Age of Reason"
                  » Conference Description
                  » Speakers
                        » Simon During (Johns Hopkins)
                        » David Gentilcore (Leicester)
                        » Iain McCalman (ANU)
                        » Chantal Thomas (CNRS, Lyon)
                        » Alan Corkhill (Queensland)
                        » Peter Cryle (Queensland)
                        » Beatrice Fink (Maryland)
                        » Marian Füssel (Münster)
                        » Margaret D. Garber (California State University, Fullerton)
                        » Sabine Kleine-Rossbach (University of the Saarland)
                        » Martin Mulsow (Munich)
                        » Peter Otto (Melbourne)
                        » Giovanni Pasqua (Italy)
                        » Winfried Schroeder (Berlin)
                        » Annabel Temple-Smith (Queensland)
                        » Heather Wolffram (Queensland)
                  » Conference Program
                  » About Prato
                  » Sponsors
                  » Delegates with Disabilities
                  » Further Information
            » Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle: The Makings of a "Central Problem"
                  » About the Conference
                  » Conference Schedule
                  » Conference Speakers
                        » Carolyn J. Dean
                        » Gert Hekma
                        » Martha Vicinus
                        » Vernon A. Rosario
                  » Titles and Abstracts
                        » Carolyn Dean: Tolerance, Discipline, and Challenges of Writing the History of Sexuality
                        » Jonathan Marshall - Keeping the Bacchae at Bay: Hysterical performativity and the Salpêtrière school of Dr Jean-Martin Charcot, 1872-1893
                        » Elizabeth Stephens: Anatomies of Desire: Sexual Pathology Exhibits in 19th Century Medical Museums
                        » Christopher Forth: A Diet of Pleasures? Sexology, Health Reform, and the Sexual Subject in Fin-de-Siècle France
                        » Alison Moore: Money, Anality and Bourgeois Civilisation: Freud and the excretory imagination of fin-de-siecle Europe
                        » J. Edgar Bauer: Intersexual variabilities and phallic restorations: on Otto Weininger's and Sigmund Freud's Reception of Magnus Hirschfeld's 'Zwischenstufenlehre'.
                        » Gabrielle Houbre: Les bâtards d'Hermès et d'Aphrodite : singularités du sexe et curiosité médicale dans la France fin de siècle
                        » Gert Hekma: Jacob Israel de Haan: sexology, poetry, politics
                        » Máire Cross: Between Sexual Conservatism and Political Subversion. Contrasting Images of would-be Emancipators in fin de siècle France
                        » Ofer Nur: The kibbutz movement and the model of the Männerbund
                        » Peter Cryle: The Aesthetics of the Spasm
                        » Michael Wilson: The Freemasonry of Pederasts: Male Same-Sex Sexuality in French Print Culture, 1880-1914
                        » Heike Bauer: The Measurement of Civilisation: Sexology and African Female Sexual Practice at the Fin de Siècle.
                        » Martha Vicinus: 'Faun Love': The Aesthetic Desire of Michael Field and Bernard Berenson
                        » Virginia Blain: One Night Stanzas: Olive Custance, Natalie Barney and the Ethics of Pleasure"
                        » Barbara Caine: Bloomsbury anticipations: Jane Strachey, Dorothy Bussy and the story of 'Olivia'
                        » Ron Frey: A Short Genealogy of the Sex Drive
                        » Gary Foster: A Different Kind of Act
                        » Vernon Rosario: Sex and Heredity at the Fins-de-Siècles
            » Virtual Maths mini-conference
                  » Abstracts
                  » Speakers
            » The Persona of the Philosopher in Early Modern Europe
                  » The Project
                  » The Seminar
                  » The Speakers
                  » The Schedule
                  » Titles and Abstracts
                        » David Burchell
                        » Conal Condren
                        » John Cottingham
                        » Catherine Curtis
                        » Robert v. Friedeburg
                        » Stephen Gaukroger
                        » Karen Green and Jacqueline Broad
                        » Knud Haakonssen
                        » Peter Harrison
                        » David Saunders
                        » Ian Hunter
                        » Richard Serjeantson
                        » Richard Yeo
                  » Further Information
            » Histories of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
                  » Conference Description
                  » Speakers
                        » David Burchell
                        » Cary J. Nederman, Texas A & M University
                        » Conal Condren, University of New South Wales
                        » Constant J. Mews, Monash University
                        » Craig D'Alton
                        » Ian Hunter, University of Queensland
                        » John Christian Laursen, University of California Riverside
                        » Paul Hayward, University of Otago
                        » Sandra Pott, University of Hamburg
                        » Takashi Shogimen, Independent Scholar
                        » Thomas A. Fudge, University of Canterbury
                        » Thomas Ahnert, University of Edinburgh
                  » Further Information
            » Symposium Lecture by Ian Hunter
            » Symposium - Virtual Anatomies
            » 'Science without God: Religion, Naturalism and the Sciences' conference at Florida State University, 14 - 16 February 2013
            » A seminar to honour Professor Peter Cryle
            » Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference 2010
            » Australian Academy of the Humanities 44th Annual Symposium
            » Book Launch May 20
            » Call for Papers for the Religious History Association 33rd Annual Conference, July 2014
            » Dr Elizabeth Stephens awarded an Australian Council grant.
            » Dr Knox Peden awarded a prestigious ARC DECRA
            » Governing Human Beings in the Age of the Brain: A symposium with Professor Nikolas Rose
            » History on a Grand Scale - 'Hayden White's Metahistory, Forty Years On' - Dr Knox Peden (UQ) - Thursday 6 March 4:00-5:30
            » Intellectual History and Modernity 'The Universal Declaration of Human rights in the History of Cosmopolitanism' Professor Samuel Moyn (Columbia)
            » Intellectual History and Modernity - 'Stories of Saint Domingue, Stories of Haiti, Stories of the World' Professor Jeremy Popkin (Kentucky)
            » McKenzie Wark - a public seminar
            » Narratives of Secularization - 'Science and Secularization' - Professor Peter Harrison (CHED)
            » New Perspectives on the Early Modern - 'The Jesuit Pedagogy of the Passions in the 17th Century: Nicolas Causin and Polyhistory' - Dr Raphaele Garrod (UWA) - Thursday 24 October 4:00-5:30
            » Past Seminar Series
                  » 'Reason and the Passions' Public Seminer Series
                  » 'Reason and the Passions' seminar series 2011
                  » CHED Public Seminars: New Developments in Intellectual History
                  » CHED Semester 2 Public Seminar Series - Issues in the History of Sexuality
                  » Contested Histories Seminar Series
                  » Issues in the Intellectual History of Medicine
                  » Professor Ian Hunter - Seminar
                  » History of Theory Seminar Series
            » Public lecture - Professor Sanjay Seth - Tuesday May 1 2012 at 2pm
            » Public Seminar Series 2012
                  » Public Seminar Series 2012 'The Two Cultures' - March 22, Prof Paul Turnbull(HPRC) ‘Global in Practice, Scientific in Spirit’: The Claims of Big History
            » Public Seminar Series 2012 'The Two Cultures' - April 12 Prof. John Gascoigne UNSW 'Encompassing Secular and Sacred Knowledge: The Place of Science in the Dissenting Academies from the late 17th -19th Centuries'
            » Public Seminar Series 2012 'The Two Cultures' - April 19 2012, Prof. David Christian (Macquarie)
            » Public Seminar Series 2012 'The Two Cultures' - March 8, Prof. Richard Yeo (Griffith) 'Early Modern Scientific Note-Takers: Between two Worlds'
            » Public Seminar Series 2012 'The Two Cultures' - May 3 2012, Prof. Martin Stuart-Fox (UQ)
            » Sensibilité: The Knowing Body in the Enlightenment
            » Transgression and Discipline in the History of Sexuality
            » Evolution and Progress Michael Ruse
            » Femininity and the Construction of Sexual Pathologies
» Recent Books
      » Peter Harrison, The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago, 2015)
      » Philip Almond, The Devil: A New Biography (I.B. Taurus, 2014)
      » Philip Almond, The Lancashire Witches: A Chronicle of Sorcery and Death on Pendle Hill (I.B. Taurus, 2012)
      » Simon During, Against Democracy: Literary Experiences in the Era of Emancipation (Fordham University Press, 2012)
      » Peter Hallward and Knox Peden (eds), Concept and Form, vol 1: Key Texts from the Cahiers pour l’Analyse (Verso, 2012)
      » Peter Hallward and Knox Peden (eds), Concept and Form, vol 2: Interviews and Essays on the Cahiers pour l’Analyse (Verso, 2012)
      » Gary Ianziti, Writing History in Renaissance Italy: Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past (Harvard, 2012)
      » Michael Ostling, Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland (Oxford, 2012)
      » Ian Hesketh, The Science of History in Victorian Britain (Pickering & Chatto, 2011)
      » Peter Harrison, Ronald L. Numbers, and Michael H. Shank (eds), Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science (Chicago, 2011)
      » Elizabeth Stephens, Anatomy as Spectacle: Public Exhibitions of the Body from 1700 to the Present (Liverpool, 2011)
      » Peter Cryle and Alison Moore, Frigidity: An Intellectual History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
      » Philip Almond, England's First Demonologist: Reginald Scot and 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft' (I.B. Tauris, 2011)
      » Shaunnagh Dorsett and Ian Hunter (eds), Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought (Palgrave Macmillan 2010)
      » Peter Harrison (ed), Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion (CUP, 2010)
      » Ian Hesketh, Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford Debate (Toronto, 2009)
      » Elizabeth Stephens, Queer Writing: Homoeroticism in Jean Genet's Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
      » Simon During, Exit Capitalism: Literary Culture, Theory and Post-Secular Modernity (Routledge, 2009)
      » Peter Cryle and Christopher Forth (eds), Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle (University of Delaware Press, 2008)
      » Philip Almond, The Witches of Warboys (I.B. Taurus, 2008)
      » Ian Hunter, The Secularisation of the Confessional State: The Political Thought of Christian Thomasius (CUP, 2007)
      » Peter Harrison, The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science (CUP, 2007)
      » Ian Hunter,Thomas Ahnert, and Frank Grunert (ed and trans), Christian Thomasius: Essays on Church, State, and Politics (Liberty Fund, 2007)
      » Conal Condren, Stephen Gaukroger, and Ian Hunter (eds), The Philosopher in Early Modern Europe (CUP, 2006)
      » Philip Almond, Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England (CUP, 2004)
      » Ian Hunter, Rival Enlightenments: Civil and Metaphysical Philosophy in Early Modern Germany (CUP, 2001)
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