Centre for Intellectual History

Sussex Lectures in Intellectual History

Sussex Lectures in Intellectual History is a public lecture series jointly organised by SCIH and the History of European Ideas journal published by Taylor and Francis.

In 2008 we begun recording our lectures, which we are delighted to present here in our digital archive. You can stream each lecture directly from this page by clicking the appropriate play button below. Alternatively, you can download a particular lecture by right-clicking (Mac: Ctrl + click) on the 'Download' link and selecting 'Save Target As' (Mac: select 'Download Linked File As'). Our podcast archive is also now available on iTunes.

Sussex Lectures in Intellectual History

Tocqueville, Democracy and Religion

Professor Alan Kahan (21st May 2014)

Unfortunately there is no recording for this lecture

Adjudication, popular sovereignty and the coming of the English Revolution

Professor Alan Cromartie (19th March 2014)

Alan Cromartie - Adjudication, popular sovereignty and the coming of the English Revolution (19/03/2014)

Towards a new, gendered history of property-owning democracy

Dr Christopher Brooke (19th February 2014)

Christopher Brooke - Towards a new, gendered history of property-owning democracy (19/02/2014)

Christianity and Human Nature in Hugo Grotius

Dr Sarah Mortimer (13th November 2013)

Christianity and Human Nature in Hugo Grotius. Dr Sarah Mortimer (13th November 2013)

Revolutionary foundations in the intellectual history of political thought

Dr Duncan Kelly (23rd October 2013)

Unfortunately there is no recording for this lecture

The John Burrow Memorial Lecture: The Trials of Douglas Young

Professor Colin Kidd (17th April 2013)

The John Burrow Memorial Lecture: The Trials of Douglas Young. Professor Colin Kidd (17th April 2013)

Every Great Revolution is a Civil War

Professor David Armitage (20th May 2013)

Every Great Revolution is a Civil War. Professor David Armitage (20th May 2013)

The John Burrow Memorial Lecture: The Trials of Douglas Young

Professor Colin Kidd (17th April 2013)

The John Burrow Memorial Lecture: The Trials of Douglas Young. Professor Colin Kidd (17th April 2013)

On Historical Distance

Professor Mark Salber Phillips (13th March 2013)

On Historical Distance. Professor Mark Salber Phillips (13th March 2013)

Professorial Lecture: Democracy and Empire

Professor Richard Whatmore (5th March 2013)

Professorial Lecture: Democracy and Empire. Professor Richard Whatmore (5th March 2013)

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Two 17th Century Century Concepts of Liberty and their Legacy

Professor Blair Worden (23rd January 2013)

Two 17th Century Century Concepts of Liberty and their Legacy. Professor Blair Worden (23rd January 2013)

The Mythos, Ethos and Pathos of the Humanities

Professor Ian Hunter (11th October 2012)

The Mythos, Ethos and Pathos of the Humanities

Calvinists, Socinians and Arminians: Reformation and natural rights in early modern political thought.

Professor James Moore (11th October 2012)

Calvinists, Socinians and Arminians: Reformation and natural rights in early modern political thought. Professor James Moore (11th October 2012)

Benjamin Franklin's Radical Agrarian Project

Professor Manuela Albertone (18th June 2012)#

Benjamin Franklin's Radical Agrarian Project

Karl Marx: 'Ricardian Socialist'?

Dr Keith Tribe (9th May 2012)

Karl Marx: 'Ricardian Socialist'? Dr Keith Tribe (9th May 2012)

Arnold Toynbee's 'Industrial Revolution'

Professor Donald Winch (30th April 2012)

Arnold Toynbee's 'Industrial Revolution' Professor Donald Winch (30th April 2012)

Travels with Alexis de Tocqueville

Professor Jeremy Jennings (17th April 2012)

Travels with Alexis de Tocqueville. Professor Jeremy Jennings (17th April 2012)

The sociological imagination in mid-twentieth century Britain and America

Professor Peter Mandler (12th March 2012)

The sociological imagination in mid-twentieth century Britain and America. Professor Peter Mandler (12th March 2012)

Reading Rousseau in Latin America

Professor Nicola Miller (27th February 2012)

Reading Rousseau in Latin America. Professor Nicola Miller (27th February 2012)

What gave you that idea Paddy? Genealogies of the Irish mind

Professor Norman Vance (6th February 2012)

What gave you that idea Paddy? Genealogies of the Irish mind. Professor Norman Vance (6th February 2012)

The John Burrow Memorial Lecture: The Very Idea of the University

Professor Stefan Collini (5th December 2011)

The John Burrow Memorial Lecture: The Very Idea of the University. Professor Stefan Collini (5th December 2011)

The Pilgrim's Progress in the Evangelical Revival

Professor Isabel Rivers (21st November 2011)

The Pilgrim's Progress in the Evangelical Revival. Professor Isabel Rivers (21st November 2011)

Sacred History and Political Thought, 1650-1750

Professor John Robertson (18th October 2011)

Sacred History and Political Thought, 1650-1750. Professor Isabel Rivers (21st November 2011)

John Maynard Keynes: Economist as Biographer and Intellectual Historian

Professor Donald Winch (6th June 2011)

John Maynard Keynes: Economist as Biographer and Intellectual Historian. Professor Donald Winch (6th June 2011)

Rembrandt, Grotius and Menasseh: Visuality and Religious Toleration

Professor Martin van Gelderen (10th May 2011)

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Adam Smith: An Intellectual Biographer's Perspective

Professor Nicholas Phillipson (28th February 2011)

Adam Smith: An Intellectual Biographer's Perspective. Professor Nicholas Phillipson (28th February 2011)

J.W. Burrow: A personal history

Dr. Brian Young (21st October 2010)

J.W. Burrow: A personal history. Dr. Brian Young (21st October 2010)

Anglican Enlightenment and Christian revelation: The reception of Gibbon's Decline and Fall

Professor J.G.A. Pocock (2nd March 2010)

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Word and Image in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes

Professor Q.R. Skinner (11th March 2009)

Word and Image in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. Professor Q.R. Skinner (11th March 2009)

Gibbon and the Invention of Gibbon: Chapters 15 and 16 revisited

Professor J.G.A. Pocock (22nd May 2008)

Gibbon and the Invention of Gibbon: Chapters 15 and 16 revisited. Professor J.G.A. Pocock (22nd May 2008)