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
10

Roundtable on: Religion Enlightenment and Empire

Jessica Patterson (Newnham College, Cambridge)
Commentators: Shruti Kapila (Corpus Christi, Cambridge), Ian Stewart (QMUL), Niall O'Flaherty (KCL).
Oct
17

To be confirmed

Valentina Arena (UCL)
Commentator: Malcom Schofield (St John's College, Cambridge)
Oct
24

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

Sarah Mortimer (Christ Church, Oxford)
Commentator: Magnus Ryan (Peterhouse, Cambridge)
Oct
31

Hans Kelsen, Imperial Dissolution, and the History of Modern Legal Thought

Natasha Wheatley (Princeton)
Commentator: Christopher Clark (St Catherine's College, Cambridge)
Nov
7

Friedrich Carl Savigny and the Politics of Legal Knowledge

Charlotte Johann (Churchill College, Cambridge)
Commentator: TBC
Nov
14

On the Liberties of the Ancients: Licentousness, Equal Rights, and the Rule of Law

Benjamin Straumann (Zurich)
Commentator: Lars Vinx (Hughes Hall, Cambridge)
Nov
21

From Cyberspace to the Metaverse: Toward an Intellectual History of the Internet

Angus Burgin (Johns Hopkins University)
Commentator: David Runciman (University of Cambridge)
Nov
28

Book Discussion: The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire, and the Birth of Global Economic Politics

Jamie Martin (Harvard)
Mira Siegelberg (King's College, Cambridge), Steven Klein (KCL), Duncan Bell (Christ's College, Cambridge).

At a glance

Term
Michaelmas Term
When
Mondays 5.00pm - 6.45pm
Where
St John’s College, Main Lecture Theatre at the Old Divinity School.
Convenor(s)
Dr Sylvana Tomaselli
Dr Christopher Brooke
Dr Charlotte Johann
Dr Adam Woodhouse