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

Jan
24

Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age: A Roundtable Discussion

Shruti Kapila (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)
Venue: Zoom
Jan
31

The Kelsenian Critique of Militant Democracy

Sandrine Baume (University of Lausanne)
Venue: Zoom
Feb
7

'A Monarch Feels For No-One’: Sophie de Grouchy’s French Revolutionary Republicanism

Kathleen McCrudden Illert (European University Institute)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King's College
Feb
14

Commerce Before Capitalism: Fénelon, Vauban, Boisguilbert

Ryan Hanley (Boston College)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King's College
Feb
21

The Quest for Law in Early 19th-Century Germany

Charlotte Johann (Churchill College, Cambridge)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College
Feb
28

Not the 'Dismal Science' but the 'Lifeless' one: Critiques of Classical Political Economy in Latin America

Nicola Miller (UCL)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King's College
Mar
7

Recovering Anti-colonial Solidarity

Jared Holley (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College
Mar
14

Hobbes’s Political Philosophy: Man and Morality

Devin Stauffer (University of Texas, Austin)
Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College

At a glance

Term
Lent Term
When
Mondays 5.00pm - 6.45pm
Where
Keynes Hall, King’s College
Convenor(s)
Prof Richard Bourke
Dr Emma Mackinnon
Dr Samuel Zeitlin
Dr Charlotte Johann