Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas

http://jihi.eu
The Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas (JIHI) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes studies in the history of interdisciplinary ideas. It has been founded with the aim to: publish high quality, original research works, by scholars of different fields of specialization, based on well established, as on emerging lines of interdisciplinary historical research; promote the study of intellectual history as an intrinsically interdisciplinary object in its genesis; provide a publishing space for studies dealing with the history of ideas from a genuinely interdisciplinary research perspective; provide a regular forum for discussing issues pertaining to the interdisciplinary approach that characterizes the Journal. The JIHI appears biannually since 2012.

List of Papers (Total 49)

9. Book Reviews

Reviews of Sabine Arnaud, L’invention de l’hystérie au temps des Lumières (1670-1820), Paris 2014; Simon Davies, Daniel Sanjiv Roberts and Gabriel Sanchez Espinosa (eds.), India and Europe in the global eighteenth century, Oxford 2014.

8. Review-Interview. Suffit-il de voter pour avoir une démocratie? Un dialogue avec Olivier Christin

Olivier Christin, professeur d’histoire moderne à l’université de Neuchâtel et directeur d’étude à l’Ecole pratique des hautes études à Paris, spécialiste des siècles XVIe et XVIIe, nous donne par son dernier livre Vox populi. Une histoire du vote avant le suffrage universel (Paris, Editions du Seuil, 2014) un aperçu inédit sur une question actuelle, telle que le lien entre vote...

4. Research Report | Does a method for interdisciplinarity exist? Questions and research perspectives from a study on a political-philosophical essay by Thomas Mann

The author expounds the methodological outlines of her research study on Thomas Mann’s political-philosophical essay Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen (Considerations of an apolitical man). The peculiarity of this study consists in analysing Mann’s work from a point a view which combined the history of political culture with thematic issues typical of political philosophy. In...

5. Book Reviews

Reviews of C. Beenfeldt, The Philosophical Background and Scientific Legacy of E. B. Titchener’s Psychology. Understanding Introspectionism, Springer 2013; Hyden-Hanscho, Pieper, Stangl (eds.), Cultural exchange and consumption patterns in the Age of Enlightenment: Europe and the Atlantic World, Winkler, 2013; Conforti, Carlino Clericuzio (eds.), Interpretare e curare. Medicina e...

1. What is next?

The call for papers on “Erasmian Science. The influence on Early-Modern science of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his legacy”, that we have issued in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, has had fairly good results and the special issue of the Journal dedicated to this theme will appear as the second one of this year.The success of the Call has...

5. Doctor of Rivers. On the Remedies for Facing the Fortune in the Italian Renaissance

Renaissance medicine had the peculiar capacity to integrate in an organic and functional weave even historical and antiquarian competencies next to those properly naturalistic and biological. This is mirrored by the widespread use of medical metaphors in the context of moral and political, civil and technical reflexions. Such is the case also for the management of waters and...

6. Book Reviews

Reviews of F. Azouvi, “Le Mythe du grand silence: Auschwitz, les Français, la mémoire”, Fayard, 2012; V. Huys - D. Vernant, “L’indisciplinaire de l’art”, P.U.F., 2012; U. App, “The Cult of Emptiness”, University Media 2012; J.Ā. Josephson, “The Invention of Religion in Japan”, University of Chicago Press, 2012.

1. Deuxième anniversaire et un appel à communications

Notre revue est parvenue à son deuxième anniversaire, elle s’est enrichie de nouveaux collaborateurs et a reserré ses liens avec le groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en histoire des idées (GISI), qui en constitue un complément essentiel en tant que laboratoire de réflexion et chantier d’initiatives. L’appel à communications “Erasmian Science. The influence on Early-Modern...

1. NETWORKING

We are happy to present to our readers the third number of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas, enriched by new collaborations and by a welcome opening to the history of law. But, beyond the pride that goes with this result, and with our endurance, we also feel the necessity for us to get a wider perspective. We should like to be, in a good sense, ‘networkers’: to...

5. Book Reviews

Reviews of M.L. Pesante, Come servi. Figure del lavoro salariato dal diritto naturale all’economia politica, Franco Angeli, 2013 ; Joan W. Scott, Genere, politica, storia, éd. par I. Fazio, postface de P. di Cori, Viella, 2013.

4. VACUI RATIONE. OBSERVABILITY AND CAUSAL POWERS OF A NONENTITY

The notion of the vacuum is transmitted to early modern natural philosophy mainly in two versions: macroscopic void space, as a component of standard atomist theories; and microscopic void spaces interspersed within matter, that according to the pneumatic literature can be forcefully collected into artificial vacua of the first sort. Both kinds of natural vacua are directly or...

5. Book Reviews

Reviews of J. Astigarraga, Luces y republicanismo. Economía y politica en las Apuntaciones al Genovesi de Ramón de Salas, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2011; M. Bucciantini, M. Camerota, F. Giudice, Il telescopio di Galileo. Una storia europea, Einaudi, 2012; F. Falk, Eine gestische Geschichte der Grenze. Wie der Liberalismus an der Grenze...

4. War, Empire, and Republic in Revolutionary Europe. A Review-Interview with R. Whatmore

Richard Whatmore’s last book provides an interdisciplinary approach in intellectual history that centers around some political and economical issues debated in the last decades of the eighteenth-century. The story of how the Genevan représentants tried to preserve the independence of their city in the face of the power of France and Britain is...

7. Book reviews

Reviews of M. Matheus et al. (eds.), Le calamità ambientali nel tardo medioevo europeo: realtà, percezioni, reazioni, Firenze University Press, 2010;S.A. Reinert, Translating Empire. Emulation and the Origins of the Political Economy, Harvard University Press, 2011; A. Nicholls and M. Liebscher (eds.), Thinking the Unconscious. Nineteenth-Century German Thought...

6. Of Engineers and Dragons. The JIHI Logo

We inaugurate here a series of unpretentious short notes devoted to episodes in the history of ideas that in one or the other way display our concept of its interdisciplinarity. The first one is about the Journal's logo.