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News and Announcements

  • Pedro Feitoza wins the Antonio Candido Prize for the article “The Middle Line of Truth: Religious and Secular Ideologies in the Making of Brazilian Evangelical Thought, 1870-1930” Find out more

  • Esmat Elhalaby named winner of the inaugural Amílcar Cabral Prize for his article “Empire and Arab Indology.” Find out more

  • The Co-Editors of Modern Intellectual History are delighted to announce that the second MIH Lecture will be given by Professor Faisal Devji (Oxford) on December 1, 2023, at 5.00pm in Frankopan Hall at Jesus College, Cambridge. Professor Devji will speak on "Escaping the Global Event: Pan-Islamic Narratives in the Age of Empire." The lecture will be followed by a reception. If you are interested in attending, please email
  • ISSN: 1479-2443 (Print), 1479-2451 (Online)
  • Editors: Brandon Byrd Vanderbilt University, USA, Manu Goswami New York University, USA, Duncan Kelly University of Cambridge, UK, and Tracie M. Matysik University of Texas at Austin, USA
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Modern Intellectual History is an open access journal that publishes scholarship in intellectual and cultural history from 1650 onwards. MIH concerns itself primarily with apprehending the contextual origins and receptions of texts in order to recover their historical meanings. But we understand ‘texts’ in the broadest sense, so as to encompass multiple forms of intellectual and cultural expression. These include, but are not limited to, political thought, philosophy, religion, literature, both the social sciences and the natural sciences, music, architecture, and the visual arts.

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