[artinfo] Centre for Modern Thought

Fran Taylor f.taylor at abdn.ac.uk
Tue Dec 27 15:40:48 CET 2005

To students seeking graduate/post-graduate programmes with a strong 
theoretical commitment:

We would like to call your attention to the existence of a new 
research centre at the University of Aberdeen that offers a unique 
context for theoretically and philosophically oriented study.  The 
Centre for Modern Thought aims to explore and carry forward the 
ground-breaking intellectual movements of the last century in the 
context of cross-disciplinary debate framed by a strong reference to 
modern history and contemporary socio-political issues.  We draw from 
programmes across the College of Arts and Social Sciences at 
Aberdeen, and we have significant funding from our institution for 
high-profile appointments in political philosophy, theory of art and 
media, intellectual history, science studies, and cultural and 
literary theory. We aim to make the Centre for Modern Thought a hub 
for contemporary thinking in an international context. We will invite 
some of the most prominent intellectuals of our time to Aberdeen, and 
we will host colloquia on a wide range of topics including human 
rights, contemporary architecture and urban planning, global ecology, 
and new political
thought.  At the same time, we will provide sustained training at the 
highest level to students who seek to explore the foundations and 
contexts for contemporary thinking.

The Centre offers an M.Litt by Research (which gives students 
considerable flexibility to pursue independent research), and offers 
Ph.D. an exceptional environment for their study. Students may also 
pursue an M.Litt in Comparative Literature and Thought.

Visit our website at  http://www.abdn.ac.uk/modernthought  or, for 
Comparative Literature, see
For further information contact Professor Christopher Fynsk 
(enl290 at abdn.ac.uk).

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