The Enlightenment: A Workshop

The Enlightenment: A Workshop

Friday, February 21, 4 pm (3335 Dwinelle)

Plenary address:
David Bell (Princeton) "Militarism in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution"

Saturday, February 22, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)

Will Slauter (Université Paris 8), “Copyright Law and Publishing Practice in Eighteenth-Century England"

Lynn Festa (Rutgers), “Humanity Personified”

Joanna Stalnaker (Columbia), “Diderot’s Brain (And Its Afterlife)”

Jean-Luc Chappey (Université Paris 1), “The Republic of Letters against the invention of the 19th Century? Questions about the legacy of the Enlightenments between the Directory and the Empire”

John Shovlin (NYU) – “John Law’s Geopolitics: Finance and International Order in the Early Eighteenth-Century”

Chad Wellmon (University of Virginia) – “Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern University”

Round Table Discussion:

Carla Hesse (History; Dean of Social Science)
Jonathan Sheehan (History; Director of the Center for the Study of Religion)
David Bates (Rhetoric)

For any questions, please contact the workshop’s coordinator, Yotam Tsal, at