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April 2017

Global Enlightenment Conference

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017

This conference intends to scrutinize the unexamined legacies of the Enlightenment from a global perspective. The long-eighteenth century (1680 to 1820) was once understood as the historical era during which the West became secular—intellectual, cultural and political institutions liberated from Christianity. But over the past two decades, scholars have radically redefined Enlightenment both as concept and epoch. The Enlightenment is no longer a term reserved for assessments of Western history and civilization; the secularization of politics and culture is no…

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