Category Archives: Conferences and Workshops

Conference: Erudition, Antiquity, and The Enlightenment in Rome, c.1600-c.1800

Conference: Erudition, Antiquity, and The Enlightenment in Rome, c.1600-c.1800 7 June 2018, St John’s College, Cambridge The principal objective of the conference is to examine the connections between erudition, antiquity, and the Enlightenment in early-modern Rome. It takes place at a propitious moment, as a series of notable recent studies have shown how erudition informed many […]

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Conference: The History of Political Thought in the Age of Ideologies, 1789-1989

Conference: The History of Political Thought in the Age of Ideologies, 1789-1989 31 May-1 June 2018, Queen Mary University of London Historians of political ideas since the late 1960s have advocated focussing on authorial intentions instead of tracing the progress of “unit ideas” or the transmission of disembodied concepts. Yet historical practice has not always […]

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Conference: Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought

Conference: Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought 12-14 April 2018, Newcastle University The aim of this conference at Newcastle University is to expand on this revived appreciation of the classical influence in early modernity by looking specifically at the role played by the ancient world in that sphere from which it has most […]

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Conference: Exploring Entangled Histories: Britain and Europe in the Age of the Thirty Years’ War, c.1590-1650

Conference: Exploring Entangled Histories: Britain and Europe in the Age of the Thirty Years’ War, c.1590-1650 12-14 April 2018, Folger Library All are welcome to attend the “Exploring Entangled Histories: Britain and Europe in the Age of the Thirty Years’ War, c.1590-1650” conference, but you must pre-register for the event by completing the form below. […]

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CfP: The Pursuit of Legitimacy. Power and its Manifestations in Political History

CfP: The Pursuit of Legitimacy. Power and its Manifestations in Political History (4th Workshop for PhD Candidates in Political History) 25 -26 October 2018, Leiden University Some political questions are never to be solved. The question of legitimacy is one of these issues that keep pressing themselves on history. How the wielding of political power is […]

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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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