If you picture King’s professors basking on beaches all summer, please readjust your set. Dr Simon Kow has a busy ‘holiday’ planned, involving politics, piracy, publishing, presenting, and Pamplona—but he will not be running with the bulls.
Since the autumn of 2012, Dr Kow has been a researcher in the Early Modern Political Theology Project in the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. This summer he will present his paper, "Early Modern Political Theology and the Question of China", for them in Pamplona. The paper will be part of a published volume.
In addition, Dr Kow’s chaper on "Politics and Culture in Hume’s History of England" will be published by Brill Press (Leiden, Netherlands) in May in the Companion to Enlightenment Historiography, edited by Sophie Bourgault and Robert Sparling. He will also present his paper , "Grotius on Maritime Piracy" at the Association for Core Texts and Courses conference at the end of April in Ottawa. King’s is co-sponsoring this conference.
In June, Dr Kow will be co-teaching Dalhousie University’s advanced seminar in baroque culture in Ceky Krumlov, Czech Republic. The class will be held in the State Castle.