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Mar 19
14:00 - 17:00
Interpretative Methods: Hermeneutics for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Advanced Training

This workshop consists of three sessions which investigate a series of methods for the interpretation of texts in the human and social sciences. By building on the philosophical foundations of interpretative methods, as well as practicing these methods, the sessions will give researchers the intellectual background and skills to interpret texts in various forms.

This session will focus on contextualism: When looking at historical texts, what is the importance of the particular context within which they were written? Does this context necessarily influence and explain the texts, or can the texts be read on their own? The Cambridge School of intellectual history has defended the importance of historical context in interpreting the past, and this gave rise to a methodological debate in the human and social sciences. By focusing on the work of Skinner and the critique he faced from Bevir, this third session provides the student with a focused application of interpretive methods on a historical author of their choice.

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Open to All Kent Postgraduate Researchers and staff, plus external PGRs, academics and professional researchers,

£0 to PGRs in Kent & DTP institutions

£30 for all other PGRs; £60 for other researchers; £90 for commercial

Contact: Deborah Molloy
Graduate School


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