The Centre for the Study ofthe History of Political Thought

Past Activities

This is a listing of all our past events and activities including lectures, workshops, conferences and colloquiums.

Past Events

Graduate conference: Imagined Worlds in the History of Political Thought

Thursday 30th June, 2016 – Friday 1st July, 2016

10am, Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL

The London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought will be held on 30th June-1st July, on the theme of 'Imagined Worlds'. The Keynote speaker is Melissa Lane.

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Symposium on sovereignty and human rights

Friday 15th January, 2016

9.30 - 17.00 (followed by a reception), Senate House, University of London

This year's Annual Symposium in the Humanities and Social Sciences will be held on on 15 January 2016, on the theme of Sovereignty and Human Rights.

The Symposium will consider two new books: Richard Tuck's The Sleeping Sovereign and Samuel Moyn's Christian Human Rights.

Registration is essential, so please book in advance here.

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Roundtable on Empire and Revolution

Wednesday 13th January, 2016

5.15pm, Room SH349, 3rd floor, South block, Senate House

A roundtable discussion of Richard Bourke's Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke will take place on Wednesday 13 January 2016 at 5:15 p.m.

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Social welfare, justice and distribution

Friday 19th June, 2015

9am - 5pm, QMUL campus (room TBC)

A two-day conference in honour of John Roemer, jointly organised by the Centre and the School of Economics and Finance.

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Graduate Conference: Public and Private

Friday 5th June, 2015 – Saturday 6th June, 2015

9.30am, Senate House

The Sixth Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought was held on 5-6 June 2015 at Senate House. The theme was 'Public and Private'.

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Intellectual Histories of American Foreign Policy

Thursday 5th June, 2014

3pm, Arts Two, QMUL

A workshop on ‘Intellectual Histories of American Foreign Policy’ took place on 5-6 June 2014.

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Graduate Conference: Conceptualising Change

Monday 2nd June, 2014

9.30am, Senate House

The fifth annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought was held on 2-3 June 2014 at Senate House, University of London. This year’s theme was ‘Conceptualising Change in the History of Political Thought’.

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Hume’s Politics: half-day colloquium

Friday 14th March, 2014

2pm - 6pm, Stewart House

A half-day colloquium on Andrew Sabl’s Hume’s Politics was held on Friday 14 March. Speakers: James Harris, Paul Sagar, Robin Douglas, Mark Philp, and Andrew Sabl.

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Liberty Abroad: panel discussion

Friday 7th March, 2014

5pm - 7.30pm, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

Panel discussion at Europe House to launch Georgios Varouxakis’s Liberty Abroad: J. S. Mill on International Relations.

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The Foundations of Modern International Thought: half-day colloquium

Friday 25th October, 2013

2pm - 6pm, Senate House

This half-day colloquium was devoted to David Armitage’s latest book, The Foundations of Modern International Thought, and more broadly the ‘international turn’ in intellectual history to which it contributes. Papers were delivered by Hannah Dawson, Edward Keene, Iain McDaniel and Lea Ypi, and a response given by David Armitage.

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