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

Events

Jan
25

Democracy Requires Organized Collective Power’

Steven Klein (KCL)
Commentator: Charlotte Johann (King’s, University of Cambridge)
Chair: Emma McKinnon
Feb
1

Carl Schmitt in Leipzig – Defence of Democracy or Autocratic Subversion?

Lars Vinx (Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge)
Commentator: Lucia Rubinelli (Robinson, University of Cambridge)
Chair: Samuel Zeitlin
Feb
8

Thucydides’ Tragic Science of Democratic Defeat

Mark Fisher (Georgetown University)
Commentator: Lisa Kallet (University College, University of Oxford)
Chair: Emma McKinnon
Feb
15

Kant’s “True Politics”

Susan Shell (Boston College)
Commentator: Katerina Deligiorgi (University of Sussex)
Chair: Samuel Zeitlin
Feb
22

Experiencing Republican Texts

Rachel Hammersley (Newcastle)
Commentator: Mark Goldie (Churchill, University of Cambridge)
Chair: Richard Bourke
Mar
1

Not Being Kantian about Moral Justification

Luc Foisneau (CNRS)
Commentator: John Dunn (King’s, University of Cambridge)
Chair: Lucia Rubinelli
Mar
8

Hegel and Italian Political Thought, 1848-1862

Fernanda Gallo (Homerton, University of Cambridge)
Commentator: Gareth Stedman Jones (QMUL)
Chair: Richard Bourke
Mar
15

Separation of Powers as a New Theory

Jeffrey Tulis (University of Texas at Austin),
Commentator: Lucia Rubinelli (Robinson, University of Cambridge)
Chair: Samuel Zeitlin.
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