November 19th, 2004

cea pro choice

____________________[PRO] circulation of intellectual contextualization


One incentive in my work is to explore complex issues and ideas with an intricacy that aspires to lucidity but resists ready summary or codification. Intellectual history in this sense not only provides understanding through contextualization but also examines how certain artefacts, processes and signifying practices pose critical challenges to their contexts of production, circulation and reception. Such artefacts, processes and practices also demand responsive understanding on the part of historians who bring them into present contexts with implications for the future.