[H-verkko] Helsinki, Comparative and Historical Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Europe

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Ti Marras 7 19:29:07 EEST 2014

Agricolan tapahtumakalenteriin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:

Comparative and Historical Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 24
17.10.2014 klo 10:30

In the eighteenth century, European moral, political, and cultural thought
became firmly grounded on an historical understanding of the development of
civil society. Broadly speaking, the seventeenth century was dominated by the
natural law tradition and contract theories based on theoretical constructions
of humankind’s advancement from the state of nature to civility. This changed
during the eighteenth century and the development of civil society started to be
understood in historical instead of hypothetical terms. Simultaneously, the
wealth, constitutions and power of nations became increasingly the object of an
international comparative perspective. The comparison—not always founded in
proper insight of the contrasting examples—gained an increased rhetorical
power in treatises and political arguments.

Organised by the project History, Nature and Empire in Eighteenth-Century Europe
at the University of Helsinki, this workshop probes into the intersection of
comparative and historical knowledge in eighteenth-century assessments of the
development and future prospects of nations and empires.

10.30–10.45, Opening remarks, Mikko Tolonen (University of Helsinki)

Sophus Reinert (Harvard Business School)
The Way to Wealth Around the World: Benjamin Franklin and the Globalization of
American Capitalism

Peter Hallberg (Malmö University)
The Politics of Comparative Constitutionalism: The Virginia Declaration of
Rights (1776) in Sweden

12.15–13.30, Lunch

Alison Martin (University of Reading)
Translating Nature and Empire: German editions of Mungo Park’s Travels in the
Interior Districts of Africa (1799)

Laura Tarkka (University of Helsinki)
The Reception of East India Company’s Code of Gentoo Laws (1776) in European
Review Journals

15.00–15.30, Coffee and tea

Koen Stapelbroek (University of Helsinki, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Instruments of Economic Integration and the History of Humankind:
Eighteenth-Century Outlooks onto Global Trade

Jani Marjanen (University of Helsinki, Max Planck Institute for Human
Development, Berlin)
Eighteenth-Century Economic Societies and Comparative Models for Economic

Everyone is warmly welcome!

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