The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

The conference program is subject to updates. Please consider this as a guide only.

Day 1 -- 27 September
9:30 Registration
9:45 Opening
10:00-11:00 Keynote: Gentilcore On Charlatans in Early Modern Italy
11:00-11:30 Morning Tea
11:30-12:15 Schröder The Spontaneous generation theory after Redi and Leeuwenhoek: On the strategic use of (pseudo)science in eighteenth-century philosophical texts
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Füssel Charlataneria Eruditorum: On the social semantics of scientific fraud in 17th and 18th century Germany

Wolffram Gaukelei: Occultism and the Law in Modern Germany
3:15-3:45 Afternoon Tea
3:45-4:45 Keynote: McCalman Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, the Artist as Charlatan
Day 2 -- 28 September
10:00-10:45 Otto Performing the resurrection: James Graham and the suspension of disbelief
10:45-11:15 Morning Tea
11:15-12:15 Keynote: During Charlatanism and the culture of fiction: England 1700-1780
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Fink From powder of sympathy to power of suggestion: the case of Sir Kenelm Digby

Garber Con or Craft? Changing defenses of chrysopoeia in a late seventeenth-century medical journal
3:15-3:45 Afternoon Tea
3:45-5:15 Mulsow Charlatanism, Alchemy and Critique of Religion in Hamburg (1750-1761)

Temple-Smith Charlatan Philosopher and wise enchantress: seduction and authority in 18th century French discourses on happiness
Conference dinner
Day 3 -- 29 September
10:00-11:00 Keynote: Thomas Casanova and the Marquise d'Urfé
11:00-11:30 Morning Tea
11:30-12:15 Cryle The Contested Professional Places of La Mettrie, Doctor, Philosopher, and Libertine
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:30 Kleine-Rossbach From Gold-Maker to stock market speculator: Faust and the modern economy

Corkhill Literary Representations of charlatanism in eighteenth-century Germany
3:15-3:45 Afternoon Tea
3:45-4:30 Pasqua Searching for the secrets of magic

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