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Quentin Skinner's 'Meaning and Understanding' after 50 years: interdisciplinary perspectives

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Quentin Skinner's 1969 essay 'Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas' was a groundbreaking challenge to textual interpreters. This conference will critically examine the essay and it's legacy.

This conference is aimed both at traditional audiences (historians, philosophers and political theorists) and new audiences: digital humanities and quantitative text analysts; comparative political theorists; and scholars of rhetoric/ideological analysis. 

Convenors:
Dr Adrian Blau
, King's College London
Dr Joanne Paul, University of Sussex

Registration
A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.

Standard Admission: £75 both days, £40 one day. Includes lunch and refreshments.
Concessions: £35 both days, £20 one day. Includes lunch and refreshments.
The concession rate applies to: unwaged / retired / early career academics (within three years of completing PhD) / students / disabled. 

Free entrance is offered to companions or carers of disabled visitors.

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