Histories of Knowledge: Political, Historical and Cultural Epistemologies in Intellectual History
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
International Society for Intellectual History
Conference Venice 2022
12-15 September 2022
In recent years, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, the growth of global inequalities,
and the emergenceof global conspiracy theories have brought to the fore the political dimensions
of knowledge by eliciting debates on issues such as post-truth, the crisis of expertise,
and the control of data and information.Drawing inspiration from the pressing issues of today’s world,
ISIH2022 will use the lens of intellectual history to explore the mutual influence of ideas stemming
from the political and cultural realms, ranging from philosophy to the sciences, the arts, and literature.
We also invite material and social inquiries into the political and cultural conditions that inform
knowledge construction at three different levels: its roots, its validation processes, and its implications.
This type of approach, which investigates the politically-informed, ever-changing historical conditions
of knowledge, is what we refer to as ‘political epistemology’.
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Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage