Multidisciplinary Research Workshop on 29 May 2013, 11.00-13.00, Villa La Fonte, Conference Room
It has often been lamented that history and the social sciences have long parted ways into separate disciplines. So much so that Fernand Braudel once quipped that conversations between historians and social theorists had become akin to a ‘dialogue of the deaf’. Braudel, however, [...]
”Woman and Religion”
This paper explores the connections made between religion and women by French secularizers in the 19th century as a way of understanding the effects of what Max Weber called “disenchantment.” It asks how differences of sex figured in anti-clerical writings (particularly those of Jules Michelet). And it argues that the conflation of women [...]
7 & 8 May 2013, San Domenico di Fiesole, Villa La Fonte, Conference Room
Every year the Max Weber Programme holds an annual “Classics Revisited” conference in which a particular theme or a figure or text from the Western canon is examined from diverse disciplinary perspectives.
Past topics have included David Hume on norms and institutions, Karl [...]