Political Thought and Intellectual History

Seminar or event series

The Political Thought and Intellectual History Seminar is the official research seminar of the Political Thought and Intellectual History Subject Group of the Faculty of History. It is an integral part of the History Faculty's PhD Programme in Political Thought and Intellectual History and the Inter-Faculty M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History, which is co-sponsored by the Faculty of History, the Faculty of Classics and the Department of Politics and International Studies.

 

The purpose of the seminar is to present frontline research in the History of Political Thought and related disciplines (Political Theory and Intellectual History) by senior scholars within and outside Cambridge, as well as by younger academics, post-doctoral research fellows and advanced graduate students. Further educational aims are to introduce students to the skills of advanced academic debate and to integrate them into the Cambridge academic community.

 

Further information and event details can be found on the website of the Cambridge Centre for Political Thought

 

Please note: Due to the limited capacity of the venues, we ask that students reserve their seats for each session via Eventbrite. Registration links for individual sessions will be distributed via the mailing list.

Events

Oct
11

Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics: 
A Roundtable Discussion

Sylvana Tomaselli (Cambridge)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College
Oct
18

Volk against Kaste: Non-Democratic Popular Sovereignty in Nazi Germany

Luna Sabastian (Cambridge)
Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College
Oct
26

Freedom, Slavery, and Empire in Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy

Adam Woodhouse (Cambridge)
Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College
Nov
1

Democracy and Representation in Early Modern England, 1531–1653

Markku Peltonen (Academy of Finland)
Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College
Nov
8

The Political Thought of Charles Malik

Chloe Kattar (Cambridge)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College
Nov
15

Reason of State beyond the Canon:  Political Argument and Calculation in early Stuart Projects

Vera Keller (University of Oregon)
Venue: Zoom
Nov
22

Post-dissident Liberalism as Politics and Culture: East Central Europe after 1989

Michal Kopeček (Cambridge)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College
Nov
29

Dugald Stewart and Political Economy after Enlightenment

Lina Weber (University of St Andrews)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College

At a glance

Term
Michaelmas Term
When
Mondays 5.00pm - 6.45pm
Where
See event detail
Convenor(s)
Prof Richard Bourke
Dr Emma Mackinnon
Dr Samuel Zeitlin
Dr Lisa Kattenberg