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Prof. Joan-Pau Rubiés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) will give the lecture "A particular kind of gentilism? Buddhism in early modern European thought" in the Utrecht/Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History.

Detail Summary
Date 30 April 2019
Time 16:00 - 17:30
Location University Library
Engraving from Vincent Levinus's 1715 "Wondertooneel der nature"

About the speaker

Joan-Pau Rubiés (PhD Cambridge) is the coordinator of the Research Group on Ethnographies, Cultural Encounters and Religious Missions (ECERM) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, which has received funding from the ERC (Marie Curie Program), AGAUR (SGR) and MINECO. His research is focused on the study of cross-cultural encounters in the early modern world, from a perspective combining the contextual analysis of ethnographic sources with the intellectual history of early modern Europe. He is currently developing various lines of research including: travel writing and ethnography, religious dialogue and cultural mediation, the intellectual impact of travel writing and the origins of the Enlightenment, diplomacy and cultural encounters and the comparative history of early modern empires and globalisation.


University Library, Potgieterzaal

University Library

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam

About the Seminar

The Utrecht/Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History is a platform for researchers from different faculties and departments at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University who are working in the field of intellectual history and related disciplines. These include, among others, the history of historical, legal and political thought, conceptual history, the social and cultural history of ideas, as well as research at the intersection between intellectual history, institutions, politics, and practices.

Worldwide, intellectual history is moving into new, exciting directions. Tapping into new source materials, covering longer stretches of time, dealing with broader geographical spaces, making comparisons and drawing connections on a global scale, as well as combining established and new (digital) methods, both young and up-coming as well as established experts are in search for new answers – and perhaps more importantly – new questions. The Utrecht/Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History contributes to this development by providing a venue for presenting and discussing frontline research.

The Seminar is jointly organized by:

dr. Camille Creyghton (Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam / Queen Mary, London)
dr. Boyd van Dijk (European Studies, UvA)
prof. dr. Annelien De Dijn (Political History, UU)
dr. Lisa Kattenberg (History, UvA)
dr. René Koekkoek (Political History, UU)
dr. Matthijs Lok (European Studies, UvA)
Tamara Mercante Thierauf (Student-Assistant, European Studies, UvA)