The Institute of English Studies runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public. Use the calendar below to view upcoming events and to register for conferences and lectures.

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EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Xiaona Wang (University of Edinburgh): “Rarefaction and the Origins of Newtonian Repulsive Force”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
12 January
Room 234 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Sven Dupre (Utrecht University): “The Poetics of Failure and the Imperfections of Knowledge”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
9 February
Room 234 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Guy Claessens (De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Leuven) “Resemblance vs Representation: Neoplatonic Mathe...

EMPHASIS
Seminar
2 March
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Kevin Tracey (Swansea University/Science Museum): “Calculating Value: Reading the Scribal Technologies of Early Modern Mathematics”

EMPHASIS
Seminar
6 April
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Andrés Vélez Posada (Universidad EAFIT, Medellín) “Fire, Salt and the Tree of Knowledge in Early Modern Medicine: the case of Juan Huarte’s ...

EMPHASIS
Seminar
4 May
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Kirsten Walsh (Exeter University): “Newton’s Definitions"

EMPHASIS
Seminar
1 June
Room 246 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)
EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar)

Simon Gilson and
Ben Thomson: Cristoforo Landino and Renaissance Philosophy

EMPHASIS
Seminar
6 July
Room 246 (Senate House)