“Futures of Intellectual History” is a graduate student conference that will serve as a platform for scholarly exchange in the subjects and methods of intellectual history. “Futures” first began as a conference at the Remarque Institute at New York University in 2015. The conference was a success, bringing together graduate students from around the world to discuss the horizons and limits of intellectual history within the global/transnational shift in historiography. This year’s conference at Berkeley assembles a community of graduate students from several disciplines whose work grapples with these themes, probing the identity of intellectual history as a paradigmatically interdisciplinary field open to new innovations, cross-connections and dislocations. Panels range from topics in the history of law, pedagogy and political economy, to philosophy and the history of science.

The conference, open to the public, consists of six panels, each with three graduate student presenters and one faculty commentator. Each presenter will have pre-circulated their paper, and will offer a brief ten minute presentation of their work, followed by faculty comment.

For details, see the program schedule.

To read the pre-circulated papers, please email us at futuresberkeley@gmail.com.

This conference has been made possible with the generous support of the UC Berkeley History Department, Department of Rhetoric, The Program in Critical Theory, the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and the Townsend Center.