2023 Nicolai Rubinstein Lecture: Prof. Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Friday 31st March, 2023
18:15, Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL
The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought and the School of History at Queen Mary University of London are delighted to invite you to the 2023 Annual Nicolai Rubinstein Lecture in Intellectual History.
This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Distinguished Professor & Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, UCLA). The title of his paper is: ‘Sceptical Views of Early Modern Empire in Europe and Beyond: A rereading of Michel de Montaigne’. The event will be chaired by Professor David Armitage (The Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University)
Date: Friday 31 March 2023
Time: 18.15 (to be followed by reception)
Venue: Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London
Registration is essential. To register please click here.
13th Annual London Graduate Conference in HPT
Thursday 30th June, 2022 – Friday 1st July, 2022
Registration is now open for the Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought, which takes place in person at UCL (30 June to 1 July 2022).
The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Adom Getachew (University of Chicago).
A PDF version of the full programme is available here.
Booking is essential. To register, please click here.
Rethinking Liberty: a colloquium and reception
Friday 20th May, 2022
14:00 - 18:00, Bush House, King’s College London
An in-person colloquium at King’s College London to reflect on different ways of thinking about liberty. The colloquium will be followed by a reception to celebrate the work of Quentin Skinner and to mark the publication of Rethinking Liberty before Liberalism, edited by Hannah Dawson and Annelien de Dijn (Cambridge University Press, 2022).
Book symposium: Andrew Fitzmaurice’s ‘King Leopold’s Ghostwriter’
Friday 13th May, 2022
16:00 – 19:00, Room GC201, Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London
The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought and the Schools of Law and History at Queen Mary University of London are delighted to co-host a New Book Symposium on Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice’s ‘King Leopold’s Ghostwriter: The Creation of Persons and States in the Nineteenth Century‘ (Princeton University Press, 2022).
The event is organised by Professor Maksymilian Del Mar (QMUL) and Professor Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL).
Professor David Armitage (Harvard)
Professor Michael Lobban (LSE)
Professor Lisa Siraganian (Johns Hopkins)
Dr. Inge Van Hulle (Max Planck, Frankfurt)
Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice (QMUL)
Chaired by Professor Quentin Skinner (QMUL) and Professor Maksymilian Del Mar (QMUL).
Date & Time: Friday 13 May 2022, 16.00 – 19.00, followed by a reception in the Arts Two SCR.
Venue: Room GC201, Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London
Booking is essential. To book, please click here.
Book launch: Caroline Ashcroft’s ‘Violence and Power in the Thought of Hannah Arendt’
Tuesday 22nd March, 2022
17:15–18:30, 1.12 Laws Building, Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary’s Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought and School of History are delighted to host the launch of Dr Caroline Ashcroft’s (QMUL) ‘Violence and Power in the Thought of Hannah Arendt’ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021). The event is organised by Dr Waseem Yaqoob (QMUL).
Dr Caroline Ashcroft (QMUL)
Professor Kimberley Hutchings (QMUL)
Dr Andrew Schaap (Exeter)
Dr Waseem Yaqoob (QMUL)
Chaired by Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice (QMUL).
Time: Tuesday 22 March 2022, 17.15 – 18.30, followed by a reception in the Senior Common Room
Venue: 1.12 Laws Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Please register to attend here.
12th Annual London Graduate Conference in HPT
Thursday 24th June, 2021 – Friday 25th June, 2021
10:00 – 18:30, Virtual
2019 Rubinstein Lecture: Professor Melissa Lane
Thursday 21st March, 2019
18:30 – 21:00, ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London
We are pleased to announce the details of the 2019 Annual Rubinstein Lecture:
Chair: Professor Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, QMUL
Speaker: Professor Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics & Director, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
Title: ‘Lycurgus, Solon, Charondas…: Figuring the legislator in Platonic political thought and its aftermath’
To be followed by a reception. Please register here.
2018 Annual Symposium in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Quentin Skinner’s From Humanism to Hobbes
Friday 23rd November, 2018
13:30 – 19:30, Senate Room, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, WC1E 7HU
Please join us for the 2018 Queen Mary Annual Symposium in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This year will be dedicated to Professor Quentin Skinner’s book From Humanism to Hobbes: Studies in Rhetoric and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Registration is essential.
Ideas of Poverty in the Age of Enlightenment
Wednesday 5th September, 2018 – Thursday 6th September, 2018
Strand Campus, King’s College London
Although the Age of Enlightenment saw the development of radically new approaches to comprehending and reforming society and politics, our current understanding is that the existence of poverty was rarely problematized by eighteenth-century thinkers, writers and officials – notwithstanding that ‘the poor’ made up the clear majority of Europe’s population. This picture only changed in the transformative decade of the 1790s. This conference brings together historians with a wide range of geographical and theoretical expertise to re-examine the ways in which poverty was conceptualised in the social, political and religious discourses of eighteenth-century Europe.
The conference is generously supported by the King’s College London Faculty of Humanities Research Grant Programme, Dept. of History Research Fund and Centre for Enlightenment Studies; University College London’s History Dept. Events Fund; and the Royal Historical Society.
Those wishing to attend are requested to register by emailing Niall O’Flaherty (niall.o’email@example.com) and Robin Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 August. Places are limited and will be offered on a rolling basis. Please click here to download a copy of the conference programme.
Manuscript Workshop on Professor Annelien de Dijn’s Freedom: An Unruly History
Monday 3rd September, 2018
10:30 - 17:30, Strand Campus, King’s College London
Call for Participation: Manuscript Workshop on Professor Annelien de Dijn (University of Utrecht), Freedom: An Unruly History (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).
The Centre for Enlightenment Studies at King’s College London, with support from the Leverhulme Trust, is proud to host a manuscript workshop on Professor de Dijn’s forthcoming intellectual history Freedom: An Unruly History. This will take the form of five hour-long chapter-by-chapter sessions opened by commentators followed by general discussion.
For expressions of interest in attending or for further details please contact email@example.com. Places are limited so email asap. Participation at this event involves committing to reading as much of the manuscript as possible and attending with the intention to contribute to discussion if possible. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a subsidised dinner for attendees.
Commentators: David Carter (Reading), Valentina Arena (UCL)/Justin Champion (Royal Holloway), Angus Gowland (UCL), Julia Nicholls (KCL), Caroline Ashcroft (QMUL)