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Charles Capper, who passed away on 1 July, 2021, was one of the founding co-editors of MIH, alongside Nicholas Phillipson (d. 24 January, 2018) and Anthony LaVopa, in a venture made possible thanks to the strong and continuing support of friends and colleagues at Cambridge University Press. Even after he stepped away from editorial duties, he remained a vibrant presence for us, embodying a generous vision of the life of the mind that he had done so much to illustrate in his own work on modern American intellectual history. A wonderful scholar and a warm friend, Charlie will be missed dearly by all who knew and worked with him. Readers who might like to remind themselves of the extent of his scholarly achievements and some of the lesser-known political dimensions of Charlie’s career, can easily turn to David Hollinger’s assessment in ‘Charles Capper, Romantic America, and Intellectual History,’ in Modern Intellectual History 16/1 (2019), pp. 281-293.’

Angus Burgin, Duncan Kelly, Tracie Matysik, Darrin McMahon, Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins.

  • ISSN: 1479-2443 (Print), 1479-2451 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Angus Burgin Johns Hopkins University, USA, Professor Duncan Kelly University of Cambridge, UK, Professor Tracie M. Matysik University of Texas at Austin, USA, and Professor Darrin M. McMahon Dartmouth College, USA
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Modern Intellectual History 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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