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Being Human: Individualism and the Self from the Renaissance to the 21st Century

TBC - Date & CFP

The conference is currently scheduled to take place at the University of Warwick on Saturday, 22 February 2025. Watch this space and @BeingHuman2025Link opens in a new window for updates and our forthcoming Call for Papers, and feel free to get in touch with any questions!

Being Human - 2025 Conference

A 1-day interdisciplinary conference on the development, conceptualisation, and significance of individualism, human nature, and the self in the Western World, from the early modern period to the modern day (c.16th–21stC). Aiming to bring together a diverse range of scholars from history and literature to psychology and philosophy, this conference hopes to put disparate theoretical approaches in conversation with one another in order to facilitate a nuanced consideration of these concepts’ historicity and cultural variability in a modern-day Western society which often assumes their total universality.

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This conference is supported by the Humanities Research Centre at the University of Warwick and is organised by History PhD Candidates Mia EdwardsLink opens in a new window (, Himesh MehtaLink opens in a new window ( and Anna PravdicaLink opens in a new window (

If you have any questions about the conference, please get in touch using the contact details below.


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