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NYU Intellectual History Workshop

NYU Intellectual History Workshop
Spring 2016

Schedule All talks to be held at the Remarque Institute Seminar Room, 3rd Floor of 53 Washington Square South, unless otherwise noted, on Mondays at 12:30.

Lunch will be served; please contact Samantha Paul ( to RSVP. To be added to the contact list and receive precirculated papers, please contact Stefanos Geroulanos ( and provide an @nyu or @gmail address.

The schedule for the semester is as follows:

February 19. Mark Somos (Harvard University, Government / Yale University, Political Science)

American States of Nature

March 28. Malgorzata Mazurek
(Columbia University, History)

The Eastern European Peasant in Nehru’s India: Transnational Debates on Rural Economies, 1930s-1960s

April 4. Judith Surkis
(Rutgers University, History)

Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria

April 8. Duncan Kelly (Cambridge University, Politics)

Michel Foucault as Historian of Political Thought

April 11. Isabel Gabel (University of Chicago, Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science)

Causality and Scale: Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenological Natural History

April 25. Mayanthi Fernando (University of California - Santa Cruz, Anthropology)

Unsettling the Secular

A discussion of Prof. Fernando’s recently-published book, The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism

May 2. Cathy Gere (University of California - San Diego, History of Science)

Orphic Modernism: Some Thoughts on Epiarchaeology and the History of the Human Sciences

A discussion of Prof. Gere’s book: Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism

Supported by the Remarque Institute, the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History, the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of History.