ENGLOBE Work Group Participates in "Jornada theoria cum praxi" Lecture Series at Instituto de Filosofia of the CSIC in Madrid

November 30th, 2012

Enlightenment Philosophy of History and Values: As part of a joint ENGLOBE Work Group meeting, the ENGLOBE project come together with the project "Filosofia de la historia y valores en el siglo XXI" in the frame of the workshop series "Jornadas theoria cum praxi" organised by the Instituto de Filosofia of the CSIC.  Alongside talks from researchers from the CSIC and invited special guests, ENGLOBE fellows presented their works and ideas. 

To download full event poster, please click here.

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak:
Scattered Speculations on Using the Enlightenment 

EHESS, Paris, June 22nd, 2012

In her talk, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak spoke about the interdisciplinary and related it to "Scattered Speculation." More specifically, she looked at Chartism as an attempt at the public use of reason and offered a reading of Mrs. Gaskell's norvel North and South (1854-55). She pursued the questions thus raised through a consideration of the writings of Rosa Luxemburg, Antonio Gramsci, and W.E.B. Du Bois and concluded with a reading of Tillie Olsen's novel Tell Me a Riddle (1961).
For more information, download the event flyer.


"The Limits of Freedom"

IPO Oslo (International Philospohy Olympiad) May 12-20, 2012 

In cooperation with the Instituto de Filosofia-CSIC, ENGLOBE's Ricardo Gutiérrez Aguilar will participate in the IPO Oslo conference as a "National Delegation from Spain".  At IPO 2011, 29 countries from three continents participated, and even more will come to IPO Oslo 2012, including the first Spanish delegation.  National delegations consist of two high school and upper secondary school students, accompanied by the leader of the delegation and an additional teacher.  Aguilar took part in the organization, selection process and will represent and accompany the Spanish delegation.    

For more information visit the IPO website

"Images of/from Enlightenment"

University of Zielona Gora, Poland, April 24-25 2012

The conference was organised by the Institute of History at the University of Zielona Gora.  Its aim was to present the Enlightenment from various perspectives and as the period in European history where we find intellectual sources of the present condition of the world, what is naturally related to the subject-matter of the ENGLOBE project.  For this reason, it was important to show connections between the Enlightenment and modernity in philosophy, historical processes, economic thought as well as in the area of fine arts.  The idea of the conference was also to show images of the Enlightenment movement in different places: in Poland, Ireland, or in accounts written from the perspective of British traveler, James Cook.

For more information, download the conference programme

The conference proceedings were published as a book.



The true faith? A cosmopolitan project in the early Enlightenment. A conference on Hugo Grotius at the University of Potsdam

Hugo Grotius’ best-selling book on the Truth of the Christian Religion (1627), based on the poem which he published in 1622 in Dutch, is the starting-point for a century of cosmopolitan reconsideration of Christianity, comparing it to the wisdom of classical antiquity, Judaism, Islam. This conference traces this book through the ages, through rational criticism, inter-confessional dialogue and colonial reflections. Faith and reason, conversion and natural religion, Christian unity and confessionalist orthodoxy, religion and Enlightenment for short, are among the dimensions to consider to have a fresh look at the issue of religion in our modern age.

The conference takes place on the 10 and 11 February 2013 at the University of Potsdam. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/grotius

The conference begins with a lecture by Prof. Jonathan Israel from Princeton on "True Christianity and the Radical Enlightenment" that was organised by the ENGLOBE team.



The Société d'Etude Guillaume-Thomas Raynal (SEGTR)

We are proud to announce the newly established cooperation between ENGLOBE and the Société d'Etude Guillaume-Thomas Raynal (SEGTR) and to warmly recommend their exhibition, "Sur les pas de l'abbé Raynal".
Exhibition Details
We would also like to express our thanks to the Société Raynal for giving us permission to use visual material from this exhibition.


"Abschied vom Eurozentrismus"

ENGLOBE's Prof. Dr. Iwan D'Aprile recently published a contribution to the online forum "Aufklärung" (Enlightenment): "Abschied vom Eurozentrismus". The forum is part of the Deutsch-Chinesisches Kulturnetz (German-Chinese Culture Network), a project from the Goethe Institut, Beijing. The article is available in German and Chinese.