The Centre for the Study ofthe History of Political Thought

History of Political Ideas Seminar Programme 2021-22

Please find below the programme for this year’s IHR History of Political Ideas seminar.


Term 1

13 Oct – Wilson Jeremiah Moses (Penn State): ‘Siblings in the Hands of an Angry God: Brother-Sister Exile Narratives from Adam and Eve, to Hansel and Gretel, to Siegmund and Sieglinde’

27 Oct – Lena Halldenius (Lund): ‘Human rights and socioeconomic inequality’

10 Nov – Philip Pettit (Princeton): ‘Sovereignty and the Mixed Constitution’

24 Nov – Shatema Threadcraft (Vanderbilt): ‘The Labors of Resurrection: Black Women, Death Work and the Making of the Black Counterpublic Sphere’

8 Dec – Jennifer Pitts (Chicago): ‘Democracy’s World Shadow: Du Bois’s International Thought’

Term 2

26 Jan – Felix Waldmann (Cambridge): ‘Gianvincenzo Gravina, maternal dominium, and Thomas Hobbes in Rome, 1699-1708’

9 Feb – Sarah Mortimer (Oxford): ‘What was ‘political’ thought in early modern Europe?’

23 Feb – Stuart Jones (Manchester): ‘James Bryce and the Uses of Comparative Politics’

23 Mar – Patricia Owens (Oxford): TBA

Term 3

27 Apr – Shruti Kapila (Cambridge): ‘On Violence or the Importance of Indian Political Thought’

11 May – Joel Isaac (Chicago): TBA


Seminars take place on Wednesday from 17:15 – 18:45 GMT. Please note that all seminars in term 1 will take place online. As before, you will need to register for each online session via the IHR website. Registered attendees will then be sent the link to join in advance. Listings for each session and the links to register will become available shortly.