Publication by Tommaso Giordani

Tommaso Giordani published an open acces research article in the journal Bergsoniana entitled “Two political itineraries of European Bergsonism: Georges Sorel and Thomas Ernest Hulme“. The article builds on Dr. Giordani’s previous publication with Dr. Henry Mead, and explores the way in which the two thinkers’ relationship with Bergsonian philosophy evolved from the late 19th century until the Great War.

Tommaso Giordani teaches at the Invisible University for Ukraine Winter School

In January 2024, our team member Tommaso Giordani taught at the second Invisible University for Ukraine Winter School in Budapest. Dr Giordani mentored students and delivered a lecture on different temporalities of revolution. BETWEEN THE TIMES stands in solidarity with the Ukranian people and condemns the brutal and unprovoked Russian aggression.

Tommaso Giordani on the French “social” Republic

On the 18 March 2023, Tommaso Giordani presented a paper entitled “Towards the ‘République sociale’: ideological interaction and social reform in the Third Republic” at the conference Boundaries and Encounters organized by the Society for French Historical Studies and the Western Society for French History held in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Further details can be found at

Tommaso Giordani and Henry Mead on Sorel and T.E. Hulme

Tommaso Giordani and Henry Mead published a research article on Thomas Ernest Hulme and the British reception of Georges Sorel in Modern Intellectual History. The paper argues that Hulme’s reading of Sorel as a moralist was an act of creative re-invention of the French thinker, and that it broke with much of the pre-existing British reception of Sorel. It comes with a bibliography of mentions of Sorel in Anglo-American publications between 1902 and 1922, the year of Sorel’s death.

It is accessible in open access here.

A PDF version is available in the link at the bottom.


Zsófia Lóránd on Women’s Intellectual History in East Central Europe

We are hosting an open philosophy seminar, on November 8th (Tuesday), at 16.00-17.30 in room A 544. Dr. Zsófia Lóránd (University of Cambridge) will give a talk on “Women’s Intellectual History in East Central Europe: Sources and Canons”.


Women from East Central Europe have only rarely been presented as intellectuals, even less so as important political thinkers. However, women in this part of the world had been extensively reflecting on the socio-political reality they lived in, as well as envisioning ways to make society a better place for women. Women’s rights and feminism have therefore a long intellectual and political tradition in East Central Europe that needs to be explored and analysed. My talk will comprise of two parts. In the first part, I will zoom in onto some of the methodological issues and key findings in my research about feminism in Yugoslavia. In the second part, I will talk about my current work on collecting sources and writing a regional history of women’s political thought in East Central Europe.


Zsófia Lóránd is an intellectual historian of feminism in post-WWII state-socialist Eastern Europe. Currently she is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge. Her book, The Feminist Challenge to the Socialist State in Yugoslavia was published in the Palgrave Macmillan series “Genders and Sexualities in History” in 2018. She got her PhD at the Central European University in Budapest and has held positions at the European University Institute in Florence and the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen.

Everyone is warmly welcome!

Tommaso Giordani on Solidarisme

Dr. Tommaso Giordani presented his research on French solidarisme and the ideological beginnings of the French welfare state on the 25 of August 2022, in Helsinki, at the conference In Search of the Common Good, organized by the European Society for the History of Political Thought.

More information can be found here.

Liisi Keedus Thesis Defence

On the 11 of June 2022, Liisi Keedus travelled to Uppsala University in Sweden to  examine  Thor Rydin’s doctoral thesis. The thesis was entitled:

In the Image of Loss: A new perspective on the works of Johan Huizinga (1872–1945), and can be found here.

Between the Times Summer School

Between the 11 and the 15 of July, the Between the Times Project organised a summer school focussed in comparative methods in transnational intellectual history. Students from all over Europe – and beyond –  gathered in Tallinn to discuss their work and learn new methods.

The summer school included keynote lectures from Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL), Eva Piirimäe (University of Tartu), Andres Kurg (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia) and a talk by Henry Mead (TLU).