Lecture 1: Peculiarities
This lecture examines the phenomenon of English exceptionalism, in particular the historiographical commonplace that eighteenth-century England missed out on an Enlightenment, and the reasons given for that. However, it will also look at J.G.A. Pocock’s attempts to insert a conservative English variant within a family of European Enlightenments.
Date: 19 January 2023, 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street OX1 4BG
Venue Details: South School
Speaker: Professor Colin Kidd (Wardlaw Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews)
Organising department: Faculty of History
Part of: The James Ford Lectures in British History 2023 - Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment: Ancients, Moderns and Pagan Pasts
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Belinda Clark