Category Archives: Conferences and Workshops

Conference: Re-inventing Liberal Universalisms

Conference: Re-inventing Liberal Universalisms 26-27 February 2018, University of Greifswald Liberalism, even when considered as a manifold and plural political ideology, is still widely regarded as having universal reach in its concepts and arguments. “Universal” here refers to the interweaving of abstract terms assuring continuity throughout fluctuating political agendas. Due to the important role of rationality […]

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ISIH2018 Panel: Third Paper Sought

ISIH2018 Panel: Third Paper Sought The body politic and its boundaries in late medieval and early modern political literature The metaphor of the “body politic” is probably one of the most common and widespread metaphors in political literature (Struve 1978; Briguglia 2006; Archambault 1967). It allowed political theorists to strike the imagination of their contemporaries […]

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Registration Open: Early Modern Civil Religion Workshop

Registration Open: Early Modern Civil Religion Workshop 14 September 2017, Newcastle University This one-day workshop proposes to open a discussion into civil religion in early modernity on its own terms, rather than as a subsect of existing scholarly narratives. It seeks to bring together scholars from different disciplinary spheres in order to encourage reflection on […]

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Symposium: Spinoza and Contemporary Political Philosophy

Symposium: Spinoza and Contemporary Political Philosophy (in honor of Professor Emeritus Gerasimos Vokos) 20 June 2017, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki A symposium on this subject will take place in the Maurice Saltiel Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, on 20 June 2017 (9.35 am–18.30 pm). The participants include Etienne Balibar, Kiarina Kordela, Pierre François Moreau, Gerasimos Vokos. Attendance […]

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Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology

Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology 6 June 2017, University of Oxford The ‘Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse’ research network at TORCH is delighted to host a workshop on ‘Crises of Meaning and Political Theology’ on the afternoon of 6 June. Speakers will include: Martin Ruehl (Cambridge), “Ernst Kantorowicz and the Politics of Political Theology” […]

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Workshop: Hume’s Thought and Hume’s Circle

Workshop: Hume’s Thought and Hume’s Circle 22 June 2017, IASH, University of Edinburgh A workshop on this subject will take place in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh on 22 June 2017 (1.45 pm–5.50 pm). The participants include Thomas Ahnert, James Harris, Catherine Jones, Robin Mills, Nicholas Phillipson, and Felix Waldmann. Attendance […]

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Conference Programme: Fractured States in the History of Political Thought

Conference Programme: Fractured States in the History of Political Thought 29-30 June 2017, University College London We are pleased to announce that the programme for the 8th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought on ‘Fractured States’ is now available to download. The conference will feature a keynote lecture by Annabel Brett (Cambridge), […]

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Conference: Sacrifice revisited

Conference: Sacrifice revisited 19 May 2017, University of Oxford A revisitation of the concept of Sacrifice in late modernity in its various configurations, philosophical and ideological. A conference of the Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse – CEA Research Network. With Dr Faisal Devji (St Anthony’s), Dr Leader Maynard (Politics), Dr Brad Evans (Bristol), Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis […]

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CfP: The Impact of Learning Greek, Hebrew and ‘Oriental’ Languages on Scholarship

CfP: The Impact of Learning Greek, Hebrew and ‘Oriental’ Languages on Scholarship, Science, and Society in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 13-15 December 2017, Leuven Collegium Trilingue In 1517, Leuven witnessed the foundation of the Collegium Trilingue. This institute, funded through the legacy of Hieronymus Busleyden and enthusiastically promoted by Desiderius Erasmus, offered courses in […]

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Conference: Gli illuministi e i demoni / The Enlightenment and the Devil

Conference: Gli illuministi e i demoni / The Enlightenment and the Devil 26-27 May 2017, Colloquio Internazionale di Studi, Rovereto Gli illuministi e i demoni. Il dibattito su magia e stregoneria nel Trentino del Settecento e i suoi legami con l’Europa. A metà Settecento Rovereto e l’Accademia degli Agiati furono al centro di una delle principali controversie sul sovrannaturale […]

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