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Intellectual History Research

Researchers in intellectual history study knowledge of the past, with a particular focus on the period from 1500 to 1850. Their studies apply robust technical expertise as well as a keen interest in how institutions and publications have shaped the world of learning. Researchers at Caltech have a special expertise and focus on the history of Europe; other studies include the physical sciences, philosophy, Renaissance humanism, the age of exploration, and the history of art collecting.

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May 20, 2022 2:00 pm

Critical Intersections: Conversations on History, Race, and Science

Online Event
Lisa Messeri, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale University,
Eun-Joo Ahn, Graduate Student, Department of History, UC Santa Barbara,
May 18, 2023 8:00 am

Francis Bacon Conference

Location to be announced