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International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées

Editor-in-chief: Giglioni, Guido

ISSN: 0066-6610

About the Editors

Guido Giglioni 

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Guido Giglioni is Associate Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Macerata, Italy. He received his Ph.D in History of Science and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He was a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Dibner Institute, MIT, from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2017, he worked as the Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Neo-Latin Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He is the author of Latin Manuscripts of Francis Glisson: Philosophical Papers (1996), Immaginazione e malattia: Saggio su Jan Baptiste van Helmont (2000) and Francesco Bacone (2011). He co-edited Il linguaggio dei cieli: Astri e simboli nel Rinascimento (2012), I vincoli della natura: Magia e stregoneria nel Rinascimento (2012), Renaissance Averroism and Its Aftermath (2013), Francis Bacon on Motion and Power (2016). He was the Principal Investigator in a European Research Council Starting Grant. The title of the project was ‘The Medicine of the Mind and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England: A New Way of Interpreting Francis Bacon’. This five-year research project (2009-2014) was carried out in conjunction with the New Europe College (Colegiul Noua Europă) in Bucharest. His research concentrates on the interplay of life and imagination in the early modern period, a subject on which he has written many articles in journals and books.

John Christian Laursen 

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John Christian Laursen (Professor) received his Ph.D from The Johns Hopkins University, and joined the UCR faculty in 1991. His teaching and research interests include political theory and the history of political thought, with special interests in skepticism, cynicism, irony, toleration, cosmopolitanism, and freedom of the press. Professor Laursen is the author of The Politics of Skepticism in the Ancients, Montaigne, Hume, and Kant (1992) and co-translated Carl Friedrich Bahrdt’s play, The Edict of Religion (2000), Early French and German Defenses of Freedom of the Press (2003), and two political pamphlets by Pierre Bayle (2014, 2017). He co-edited Denis Veiras, The History of the Sevarambians (2006). His edited volumes include Histories of Heresy in Early Modern Europe (2002), Heresy in Transition (2005), Monarchisms in the Age of Enlightenment: Liberty, Patriotism, and the Common Good (2007), Skepticism in the Modern Age (2009), Forjadores de la tolerancia (2011), Paradoxes of Religious Toleration (2012), Skepticism and Political Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (2015), and Clandestine philosophy: New studies on subversive manuscripts in early modern Europe, 1620-1823 (2020). In addition, Professor Laursen has published numerous articles in journals and books and given invited lectures in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States. He received an award for Outstanding Teaching from the American Political Science Association in 2006 and held the Cañada Blanch Chair at the University of Valencia, Spain, in February-March 2005. He was a professeur invité at the Ecole Normale Supérieur in Lyon, France in 2009, a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Santiago de Compostela in 2012, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha campus de Toledo and the Instituto de Filosofía of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicos in Madrid, Spain in 2019.

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