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

22 Jul 2020 - 23 Jul 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

This conference has unfortunately been postponed

Details about re-scheduled British Academy events will be added to our events webpage at a later date.

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. 

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

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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