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Humanist Archives: April 18, 2022, 8:13 a.m. Humanist 35.656 - events: historical epistemologies (Venice)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 656.
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        Date: 2022-04-16 09:50:07+00:00
        From: Rodolfo Garau <rudigarau@YAHOO.IT>
        Subject: CFP: International Society for Intellectual History 2022 Conference in Venice

Histories of Knowledge: Political, Historical and Cultural Epistemologies 
in Intellectual History

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
12-15 September 2022

The International Society for Intellectual History
<> is pleased to announce the Call for
Papers for its 2022 conference to be held in Venice. The conference
addresses the knowledge-power entanglement in intellectual history,
including at the level of historiography.

In recent years, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, the growth of
global inequalities, and the emergence of global conspiracy theories
have brought to the fore the political dimensions of knowledge by
eliciting debates on issues such as post-truth, the crisis of expertise,
and the control of data and information. Drawing inspiration from the
pressing issues of today’s world, #ISIH2022 will use the lens of
intellectual history to explore the mutual influence of ideas stemming
from the political and cultural realms, ranging from philosophy to the
sciences, the arts, and literature. We also invite material and social
inquiries into the political and cultural conditions that inform
knowledge construction at three different levels: its roots, its
validation processes, and its implications. This type of approach, which
investigates the politically-informed, ever-changing historical
conditions of knowledge, is what we refer to as ‘political epistemology’.

Collectively, we aim to foster enquiry into the interplay of the
political and the intellectual, including (but not limited to) the
topics listed below, from Western as well as global perspectives:

●Political legitimation of evidence claims in the history of knowledge
●Post-truth epistemologies as a cultural-political problematic
●Crises of expertise in history
●Environment, ecology and politics in intellectual history
●Global and local asymmetries of knowledge in intellectual history
●Gender, race, sexuality, and power in the history of knowledge
●The material practices of knowledge making
●Histories of science, histories of knowledge, and politics:
historiographical continuities and ruptures
●Loci of knowledge production (geographies, laboratories, institutions)
●The politics and epistemology of labour organisation
●The place of agency in processes of knowledge production
●The knowledge and politics of Otherness

We invite anyone working on these topics, or in any relevant field of
intellectual history, to submit proposals for 25-minute papers.
Proposals for panels, consisting of three or four papers, are also
welcome. Papers and panels may concentrate on any period, region,
tradition or discipline relevant to the conference theme. The language
of the conference is English.

Keynote speakers: Vera Keller (University of Oregon) and Shaul Bassi
(Ca’ Foscari).

The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2022. Proposals should be in
the form of a 300-word abstract and a 150-word biography; in case of a
panel proposal, it shall also comprise a panel description. Please send
proposals to the organizers Pietro D. Omodeo, Lavina Maddaluno, and
Rodolfo Garau to the email address

Registration fees will be 50€. Discounted fees will be available for
unfunded scholars and students.

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