The event has been postponed from March 2020 to September 2020, some details below will therefore be changed.
Conference on Living Ideas: Dynamic Philosophies of Life and Matter, 1650–1850
The Living Ideas conference will be held at the University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus, 18–20 September 2020. A full list of speakers will be posted when finalized. Presentations will be based on the speaker’s nominated research topic within the project.
Besides the presentation and discussion of papers in the three-day colloquium, there will be an introductory meeting on the 16th, a follow-up meeting on the 22nd for further discussion, and an excursion in Tokyo, date tbc, allowing conversations to continue in a more informal setting.
Schedule of talks
N.B. Dates will be changed to late September. Some speakers will likely while some listed below might be unable to attend the rescheduled event.
Accommodation in the Shibuya area of Tokyo, near University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus, will be provided for all speakers for up to five nights, at the KKR Hotel Nakameguro. Rooms for all participants have already been booked. Hopefully, a map and directions in English will be posted here soon.
There is some budget for travel, but constraints mean that priority must be given to researchers whose institutions cannot cover their flight cost.
Getting to the hotel from Haneda Airport
Acknowledgement of Grants and Support
Living Ideas is a multi-year, interdisciplinary project based in the history of ideas and supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, kakenhi grant number 19K00107 (Principle Investigator, Peter Cheyne).
Thanks also to the University of Tokyo for providing the on-campus conference room and supporting facilities.
Funds supporting travel costs have also been provided by:
Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Loyola University, USA
Miyazaki International University, Japan
Penn State University, USA
Temple University, USA
Warwick University, UK
Western Ontario University, Canada
For internationally posting details of the project and conference, we are grateful also to:
The British Association for Romantic Studies
The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism
NASSR-L, the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Listserv
Philos-L, the Liverpool University-based Philosophy Listserv