The Social History of Knowledge: Encylopédie to Wikipedia

The Institute of Historical Research, and the University of Notre Dame present a series of seminars in GLOBAL HISTORY at the London Centre of the University of Notre Dame, 1 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HG (off Pall Mall East, west of the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery) on Wednesdays at 5.30 p.m.

Registration essential; please email Charlotte Parkyn (
Forthcoming Programme for 2012

1st February: Peter Burke (Cambridge) with Steve Fuller (Warwick) and Felipe Fernández-Armesto (Notre Dame) in a panel on Professor Burke´s The Social History of Knowledge: Encylopédie to Wikipedia (There will be a reception after the seminar. )

Professor Burke is one of the most influential and admired living historians. He joins the Auguste Comte Professor at Warwick University, whose books include Science vs Religion and New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies.

The University of Notre Dame invites seminar-goers to wine at or after the seminars. Seminar-goers who would like to dine with the speaker should send a cheque for £40 to Felipe Fernández-Armesto, UND, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG at least a fortnight in advance. Men wear suit and tie to the dinner parties and women are kindly asked to dress accordingly. Steering group: William Clarence-Smith (SOAS), Surekha Davies (Birkbeck), Felipe Fernández-Armesto (Notre Dame), Geoffrey Hosking (SEES, UCL). N.B: Seminar-goers should register with Enquiries to