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Race, Slavery, and the Perils of Gift-Giving: Rereading The Liberty Bell and Cassey’s Album

Alexandra Urakova
SCAS & Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Seminar, 13 April, 2021

Transnational Encounters - Translational Practices: Swedish-Finnish Cultural Influences in Emergent Finnish Literary Practice

Outi Paloposki
SCAS & University of Turku

Seminar, 23 March, 2021

Dictionary Craze: Transforming Knowledge across Early Modern Europe

Linn Holmberg
SCAS & Stockholm University

Seminar, 2 March, 2021

From Big Data to Deeper Knowledge of the Human

Jan Komorowski
SCAS & Uppsala University

Seminar, 2 February, 2021

The Big Picture: From Cosmic Origins to Life on Exoplanets

Martin Sahlén
SCAS & Uppsala University

Seminar, 12 January, 2021

The History and Philosophy of Biosignatures

David Dunér
SCAS & Lund University

Seminar, 8 December, 2020

The Search for Signatures of Life - Investigating the Geological Archives

Anna Neubeck
SCAS & Uppsala University

Seminar, 10 November, 2020

Constitutional Democracy and the Corporation: From Republican Liberty to Oligarchy

David Ciepley
SCAS & Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Seminar, 3 November, 2020

Knowledge and Curriculum in the Changing Landscapes of Higher Education

Johanna Annala
SCAS & Tampere University

Seminar, 22 September, 2020

Searching for the New Human: Glacier Melt, Anthropogenic Change and Self Reflection in Andean Pilgrimage

Karsten Paerregaard
SCAS & University of Gothenburg

Seminar, 15 September, 2020

Paradoxes, Local Consequence
and the Role and Future
of Deductive Logic

Peter Schroeder-Heister
SCAS & Universität Tübingen

Seminar, 12 May, 2020

Reading Belief through Structural Ordering, 1700–1850

Ruth Tatlow
SCAS & Uppsala university

Seminar, 31 March, 2020

Individualization, Subjectivity and Reform: Nicholas of Cusa and the Erfurt Carthusians in the Fifteenth Century

Mikhail Khorkov
SCAS & Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Seminar, 17 March, 2020

Why Do Global History?

Michael J. Puett
SCAS & Harvard University

Seminar, 10 March, 2020

Climate Variability and Food (In)Security
in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Fredrik_Charpentier Ljungqvist
SCAS & Stockholm University

Seminar, 3 March, 2020

Life in the
Digital Time Machine

Helga Nowotny
Prof. em. ETH Zurich & Former President, European Research Council

The 2nd Wittrock Lecture,
25 February, 2020

Ancient Greek Dance Aesthetics
and the Dipylon Wine Jug

Eric Cullhed
SCAS & Uppsala University

Seminar, 11 February, 2020

Discrete Archives:
Untold Stories from the Past

Racha Kirakosian
SCAS & Harvard University

Seminar, 4 February, 2020

“A Drunken Charade?”:
Finding East Asian Justice in Imperial Decline and Colonial Defeat

Barak Kushner
SCAS & University of Cambridge

Seminar, 28 January, 2020

Governance After the End of Borders

Peter Mancina
SCAS & University of Oxford

Seminar, 3 December, 2019

The Knife and the Word: Placebo Effects in Surgery

Karin Jensen
SCAS & Karolinska Institutet

Seminar, 26 November, 2019

From Populations to Species: Genome Evolution and Its Modelling

Laurent Guéguen
SCAS & Université Claude
Bernard - Lyon 1

Seminar, 19 November, 2019

Enacting the Artifice:
A Cognitive Approach to Literary Self-Reflection

Merja Polvinen
SCAS & University of Helsinki

Seminar, 12 November, 2019

George Orwell’s Forerunners and Disciples: Anti-Utopia in Modern Russian Literature

Boris Lanin
SCAS & Russian Institute of
Theatre Arts (GITIS), Moscow

Seminar, 5 November, 2019

Rhythmical Entrainment: A Genealogy of Embodied Sympathy in the Nineteenth Century

Ewan Jones
SCAS & University of Cambridge

Seminar, 22 October, 2019

Is a Unified Theory of the Good Possible?

Graham Oddie
SCAS & University of Colorado

Seminar, 14 May, 2019

Repertoires of Public Giving: Elite Philanthropy in Gift-Theoretical and Comparative Perspective

Ilana F. Silber
SCAS & Bar-Ilan University

Seminar, 9 April, 2019

The Causes and Consequences of Human Genomic Variation

Sohini Ramachandran
SCAS & Brown University

Seminar, 26 March, 2019

Historians and the Future

Jürgen Kocka
Freie Universität Berlin

The 1st Wittrock Lecture,
15 February, 2019

The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists and
the Struggle for the Post
Cold War Imagination

Jenny Andersson
SCAS & Max Planck Sciences
Po Center on Coping with
Instability in Market Societies
(MaxPo), Sciences Po, Paris

Seminar, 5 February, 2019

Setting the Table:
How Capital Transformed
Russia’s Food System

Susanne A. Wengle
SCAS & University of Notre Dame

Seminar, 29 January, 2019

The Early Baltic Pantheon

Jenny Larsson
SCAS & Stockholm University

Seminar, 6 November, 2018.

The Economy of Promises:
Trust and Credit in the United
States of America

Bruce G. Carruthers
SCAS & Northwestern University, Evanston

Seminar, 23 October, 2018

The History of 10%:
Measures of Sexual Behavior
and the Gay Rights Movement
in the U.S.

Wendy N. Espeland
SCAS & Northwestern University, Evanston

Seminar, 25 September, 2018

The Effects of Sexual Selection
on Origin of Species

Maria Servedio
SCAS & University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill

Seminar, 24 April, 2018

How to Write the History of Philanthropy in General, and
of the Ford Foundation in
Particular

Sir David Cannadine
SCAS & Princeton University

Lecture, 19 April, 2018

Written Constitutions as Print

Linda Colley
SCAS & Princeton University

Lecture, 8 March, 2018

Capitalism and Its Critics:
A Long-term View

Jürgen Kocka
SCAS & Freie Universität Berlin

Lecture, 1 February, 2018

Transnational Cultural Exchange and Globalization

Johan Heilbron
Centre européen de sociologie et
de science politique de la Sorbonne (CESSP), Paris & Erasmus Univer-
sity, Rotterdam

Seminar, 25 January, 2018

The Institutionalization of American Universities as Organizational Actors: Will
This Model Globalize?

Francisco O. Ramirez
SCAS & Stanford University

Seminar, 14 November, 2017

Science Studies Without
Relativism

Anandi Hattiangadi
SCAS & Stockholm University

Seminar, 3 October, 2017

The Moral Sciences in 19th Century Cambridge

Keith Tribe
SCAS & Independent Scholar

Seminar, 26 September, 2017

Scholarship and Freedom

Geoffrey Harpham
Duke University, Durham &
National Humanities Center,
Research Triangle Park, NC

Lecture,
14 September, 2017

The Beginning of the Century:
A Reconsideration of the 20th Century in Chinese/Global
History

Wang Hui
SCAS & Institute for Advanced
Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University,
Beijing

Lecture, 18 May, 2017

The Distinctive Pattern of
Revolution in the
Islamicate Civilization

Saïd Amir Arjomand
State University of New York
at Stony Brook

Lecture, 18 May, 2017

Gaston Bachelard and the
Hands of Albert Flocon

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
SCAS, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin
& Technische Universität Berlin

Lecture, 11 May, 2017

Kelainai - Apameia Kibotos:
The Results of Researches
in South Phrygia

Askold Ivantchik
Université de Bordeaux 3, Moscow State University & Russian Aca-
demy of Sciences, Moscow

Seminar, 29 March, 2017

Holocaust Denial in the
Courtroom: The Historian
as Expert Witness

Christopher R. Browning
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill

Seminar, 15 March, 2017

Queen Lovisa Ulrika of Sweden
and Eighteenth-Century Politics

Elise Dermineur
SCAS & Umeå University

Seminar, 7 December, 2016

Clifford Geertz’s World

Joel Isaac
SCAS & University of Cambridge

Lecture, 17 November, 2016

Sin: The Prehistory

David Konstan
SCAS & New York University

Lecture, 14 October, 2016

Carl Peter Thunberg,
Japan och Linneanum

Marie-Christine Skuncke
Uppsala University

Lecture, 10 September, 2016

The Search for Signatures of Life - Investigating the Geological Archives

Anna Neubeck
SCAS Fellow, Natural Sciences

Seminar, 10 Nov, 2020

A Very Queer Family Indeed:
Writing and Sexuality in
Nineteenth-Century England

Simon Goldhill
University of Cambridge

Lecture, 22 September, 2016

On Norms and Facts of
Reasoning

Hans Rott
Universität Regensburg

Lecture, 9 September, 2016

Religion in Modern Britain: Revisiting a Research Site

Grace Davie
University of Exeter

Seminar, 17 March, 2016

The Modern Communications Environment: An Evolutionary Perspective

Merlin Donald
SCAS & Queen’s University,
Kingston, ON

Lecture, 18 February, 2016

The Modern Communications Environment: An Evolutionary Perspective

Merlin Donald
SCAS & Queen’s University,
Kingston, ON

Lecture, 18 February, 2016

Traditional China: ‘Supersti-
tious’ or ‘Rational’? Another
View of Cross-cultural Master
Narratives

Michael Lackner
SCAS & Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Lecture, 28 January, 2016

Choreographed Diplomacy:
The German-Israeli Encounter
in Luxembourg 1952

Dan Diner
SCAS & the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem

Seminar, 1 October, 2015

Houses of Refuge and Entertainment: The Develop-
ment of Institutes for Advanced Study and Their Role in Contemporary Academia

Peter Goddard
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Lecture, 17 September, 2015

Translating and Editing ”Unfinished” Writings:
August Strindberg’s Diaries
and Letters

Elena Balzamo
SCAS & Literary Scholar and Translator, Paris

Seminar, 10 February, 2015

Decomposing a ‘Great Narrative’. The Exodus: The Context and Background of the National
Myth of Ancient Israel

Jan Retsö
SCAS & University of Gothenburg

Seminar, 11 March, 2015

Can You Trust a Text You Read/Interpret? Case in Point: Strindberg’s Inferno and
Legender in Samlade Skrifter
and Samlade Verk, a Text
Critical Comparison

Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams
SCAS & University of Washington, Seattle.

Seminar, 3 February, 2015

To Edit Strindberg Again: On
the National Edition of August Strindberg’s Collected Works

Gunnel Engwall
SCAS & Stockholm University

Seminar, 29 January, 2015

From Values to Probabilities

Wlodek Rabinowicz
SCAS, Lund University &
London School of Economics
and Political Science

Seminar, 4 December, 2014

Linguistics and Normativity

John Broome
SCAS, University of Oxford &
Australian National University,
Canberra

Seminar, 16 October, 2014