The Enlightenment Workshop

The Enlightenment Workshop

February 21-22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 4:00-6:00pm (3335 Dwinelle)

Plenary Address:

David Bell (Princeton): “Militarism in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution”


Saturday, February 22, 9:00am–4:45pm (Seaborg Room, Faculty Club)

9:00: Breakfast

9:45-11:15: Session I

Will Slauter (Université Paris 8): “Copyright Law and Publishing Practice in Eighteenth-Century England and America”

John Shovlin (NYU): “John Law's Geopolitics: Finance and International Order in the Early Eighteenth-Century

11:15-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-1:00: Session II

Lynn Festa (Rutgers): “Humanity Personified” 

Joanna Stalnaker (Columbia): “Diderot's Brain (And Its Afterlife)” 

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:30: Session III

Chad Wellmon (University of Virginia): “Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern University

Jean-Luc Chappey (Université Paris 1): “The Republic of Letters against the invention of the 19th Century? Questions about the legacy of the Enlightenments between the Directory and the Empire”

3:30-3:45: Coffee Break

3:45-4:45: Roundtable Conversation

Carla Hesse (History; Dean of Social Sciences), Jonathan Sheehan (History; Director of the Center for the Study of Religion),
 David Bates (Rhetoric)

Conference Organizers:

Carla Hesse

Jonathan Sheehan

David Bates

For more information, please contact the workshop's coordinator, Yotam Tsal, at

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:00am
All Welcome
Faculty Club