Audrey Borowski is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, completing a thesis on the German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in his intellectual and social milieus in the years 1672–79.
Audrey's interests range widely from the Early modern period to the 21st century, from Leibniz to Catastrophe and the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence.
She has actively encouraged intellectual exchange by organizing, among other things, the ‘Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse’ research network at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (2016–17), the ‘Early Modern Mind’ seminar at The Queen’s College, Oxford (spring 2018), the ‘Universal Histories Research Seminar’ at Queen’s (with Nicholas Halmi, winter 2020)—selected papers from which will be published as a special issue of the Intellectual History Review—and in autumn 2020 a ‘Hans Blumenberg Seminar’ on Zoom with speakers from a half-dozen countries.
‘Constantin Volney on Universal Histories’, in ‘Universal Histories’, special issue of Intellectual History Review (forthcoming)
‘Friedrich Meinecke or the Defeat of Cultural Historicism’, appeared in the volume Historicism: A Travelling Concept (published by Bloomsbury in October 2020)
‘History of the Earth’ entry in Charles Wolfe and Dana Jalobeanu (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Science and Philosophy (Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, online edition June 2020, print edition forthcoming January 2021)