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Centre for Idealism and New Liberalism
The Centre for Idealism and New Liberalism
(CINL) (formerly the Centre for the Study of British Idealism)
conducts research and teaching on the work and influence of the
philosophical and reforming movement known as the British
idealists, as well as into the thought of the New Liberals to
whom they gave rise, including L.T. Hobhouse and J.A. Hobson.
The CINL also provides a source of expertise and resources, as well
as producing publications and running conferences.
The CINL was created by Dr Colin Tyler and
Professor James Connelly to capitalise on the growing interest in
many countries in British idealism as both an intellectual movement
and an influence on public policy. Tyler and Connelly have
written extensively on British idealists such as, T.H. Green, R.G.
Collingwood and Michael Oakeshott, and have produced several
editions of previously unpublished material from British idealist
archives. Both are co-editors of Collingwood and British
Idealism Studies, the leading academic journal in the field,
whose executive editor is David Boucher (Cardiff).
Professor Nöel O’Sullivan (Emeritus, Hull), editor
of one of Imprint Academics three British Idealism series, is also
a member of the CINL. In this way, the CINL continues the
Department’s long association with idealist philosophy, not least
as found in the work of Professor Raymond Plant and the late R.N.
Centre Members and Associate Members
From left to right: Noel O'Sullivan (CINL/Politics,
Hull), Ian Tregenza (Macquarie University, Australia), James
Connelly (CINL/Politics, Hull), Chor-Yung Cheung (City University,
Hong Kong), Colin Tyler (CINL/Politics, Hull)
The aims of the CINL are to:
- Run conferences, workshops and seminars
- Develop a network of scholars working in the field
- Promote research grant applications
- Develop modules and prgrammes at both undergraduate and
- Act as a location of expertise for research students
- Be a repository of materials, especially (photo)copies of
We are always pleased to hear from other
scholars or students working on any aspect of the philosophy,
theory or practice of the British idealists or New Liberals.
For further information on the Centre for
Idealism and New Liberalism, contact either Dr Colin Tyler
Professor James Connelly (email@example.com)