Seminar: Religion and Human Nature in the European Enlightenment, King’s College, London

To all those interested in eighteenth-century European intellectual history,

You are invited to a new seminar programme at King’s College, London, co-sponsored by the Centre for Enlightenment Studies, and the Departments of History and Political Economy. The first seminar will take place on at 17:15 on Monday 18th January 2016, in room K3.11, Strand Campus with Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary, University of London) presenting ‘Enlightenment and Solitude’. The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception and dinner, which everyone is welcome to attend.

Subsequent Seminars – all commencing at 17:15 but please note changing locations

  • Monday 1st February, Annelien de Dijn (Amsterdam), ‘The Complacent Enlightenment: Religion and Politics in Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws’, K3.11,
  • Monday 15th February, Thomas Ahnert (Edinburgh), ‘Religion and Human Nature in Scottish Enlightenment Debates’, Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29),
  • Monday 29th February, Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS, Paris), ‘Challenging the Boundaries: Monboddo’s “History of the Species Man”’, Council Room (K2.29),
  • Monday 14th March, John Robertson (Clare College, Cambridge), ‘Sociability in Sacred History 1650-1800’, Council Room, (K2.29)
  • Monday 21st March, James Harris (St Andrews), ‘Hume and Jacobitism’, K3.11,

For questions or further information please contact the organisers: Robin Mills ( or Robin Douglass (

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