The Early Foucault and Intellectual History – talk at the Institute of Historical Research, 2 February 2017

I’ll also be giving some talks on Foucault over the next couple of months. First, at the Philosophy of History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, 2 February 2017 at 5.30pm.

This talk will begin with a discussion of Foucault’s Last Decade (2016) and Foucault: The Birth of Power (2017). I’ll talk about how I’ve been doing this work – working with published writings, archival material and other sources. It will then move to a discussion of the work I am now beginning on the very early Foucault – his work in the 1950s and the genesis of the History of Madness. The talk will say something about his early teaching, what we know of the process that led to the writing of his first major book, and the shorter publications that preceded it. The last part of the talk will talk about Foucault and translation – that is translations where Foucault was one of the translators, not translations of Foucault. These include works by Ludwig Binswanger and Viktor von Weizsâcker.

I’ll be giving versions of this talk at Goldsmiths and possibly Maynooth in March [update: actually the Goldsmiths talk was cancelled, and in Maynooth I’ll be speaking about terrain].

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