First Issue of History of Humanities is in Production


This is an exciting moment: the first, inaugural issue of History of Humanities is now in production. It will appear in March 2016, but below is already a Table of Contents:

Table of Contents History of Humanities Vol.1 Nr.1


A New Field — Introduction to the Inaugural Issue of History of Humanities

Rens Bod, Julia Kursell, Jaap Maat and Thijs Weststeijn


Monuments and Documents — Panofsky on the Object of Study in the Humanities

John Guillory

Calling Time — A Reply to John Guillory

John E. Joseph

Response to John Guillory

Geoffrey Galt Harpham


 “On the Narration of the Past in China” — Headnote

Haun Saussy

On the Narration of the Past in China (An Outline)

Liu Dong

Gods, Heroes and Mythologists — Romantic Scholars and the Pagan Roots of Europe’s Nations

Joep Leerssen

Ferdinand Gregorovius versus Theodor Mommsen on the City of Rome and its Legends

Maya Maskarinec

Two Million Filing Cards — The Empirical-Biographical Method of Semen Vengerov

Mark Gamsa

Culture and Nature in the Prism of Knowledge

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

News of the Profession

 Call for Papers: “The Making of the Humanities V”

Book Reviews

Alain Schnapp, with Lothar von Falkenhausen, Peter N. Miller, and Tim Murray (eds.), World Antiquarianism: Comparative Perspectives. Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute, 2013.

Review by: Thijs Weststeijn

James Turner, Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Review by: Floris Solleveld

Khaled El-Rouayheb, Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century: Scholarly Currents in the Ottoman Empire and the Maghreb. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Review by: Michiel Leezenberg

Thijs Weststeijn, Art and Antiquity in the Netherlands and Britain: The Vernacular Arcadia of Franciscus Junius (1591–1677). (Studies in Netherlandish Art and Cultural History, 12.) Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015.

Review by: Sophie van Romburgh

Michael Gavin, The Invention of English Criticism: 1650-1760, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Review by: Neus Rotger

Wenchao Li (Hg.), Einheit der Vernunft und Vielfalt der Sprachen. Beiträge zu Leibniz’ Sprachforschung und Zeichentheorie. (Studia Leibnitiana, Supplementa 38). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014.

Review by: Donald Rutherford

Diana Reynolds Cordileone, Alois Riegl in Vienna 1875-1905. An Institutional Biography. (Studies in Art Historiography.) Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Review by: Arnold Witte

Thomas Schneider & Peter Raulwing (eds.). Egyptology from the First World War to the Third Reich. Ideology, Scholarship, and Individual Biographies. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013.

Review by: Miguel John Versluys

Paul Taylor (ed.), Meditations on a Heritage. Papers on the Work and Legacy of Sir Ernst Gombrich. London: Paul Holberton publishing in association with the Warburg Institute, 2014.

Review by: Marieke van den Doel

Notes on Contributors


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