We are delighted to announce that, following the summer break, the Wolfson History of Ideas reading group will resume its activities this month.
Our first meeting for the academic year 2013/14 will take place on Wednesday 23rd October, at 5pm at Wolfson (Committee room).
The reading group is open to all students, staff, and members of the common room, irrespective of their backgrounds, disciplines, and career level. We meet monthly to discuss short, rich texts; the theme for this year is 'Interwar Ideas'. For more information about dates of meeting and for pdfs of the readings, please keep checking our blog. Looking forward to seeing many of you in October, Kei, Nick, Christos *Please contact Christos (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries.
The reading for our next meeting on Wednesday 8 May 2013 is an excerpt (pp. 5-8 and 26-33) from Hannah Arendt's 'Totalitarian Imperialism: Reflections on the Hungarian Revolution', very kindly chosen by Kei. The entire article is available here.
As ever, please do get in touch if you have any questions or if you are unable to access the reading (email@example.com)
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 February at 5pm in Wolfson (room tbc).
We will be discussing chapter 9, 'Aestheticism, Perfectionism, Utopianism', (from vol 1) of Karl Popper's Open Society and its Enemies, which you can access here (pp.160-72). It is a relatively short text but contains various integral ideas that (will hopefully) lend themselves to fruitful discussion.
As ever, do get in touch if you have any questions/suggestions etc.