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Welcome to the Home Page of Political Thought in Cambridge

Through the links on this page you will find information on a wide range of activities in the History of Political Thought, Political Theory, and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge and beyond. These include the weekly seminar, individual lectures and conferences, and our graduate and undergraduate courses.

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Cambridge Seminars in Political Thought and Intellectual History

The seminars meet on Monday at 5.00pm - 6.45pm in Keynes Hall, King's College, and are followed by a wine reception and dinner at Pizza Express.

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Visiting Scholars Scheme

The Centre for Political Thought is pleased to announce a new Visiting Scholars scheme. Applications from established academics and qualified postdoctoral researchers are welcome. Visitors are hosted for a minimum of two weeks, but usually apply to visit for one term. In exceptional cases Visiting Scholars accepted for up to three successive terms in a year. Visitors must be undertaking work of interest to the Centre.

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Legal Histories beyond the State

The Centre for Political Thought is pleased to advertise 'Legal Histories beyond the State', an initiative of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, the Centre for History and Economics, and the Cambridge Centre for Political Thought.

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Global Intellectual History

The Global Intellectual History Seminar focuses on new work in this fast-developing area of international, transnational and global political thought and intellectual history. It meets periodically in Corpus Christi College.

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2019 Modern Intellectual History Lecture

Professor Stefan Collini (University of Cambridge) will deliver the inaugural 'Modern Intellectual History' lecture, on 22 November, 2019, at Jesus College, Cambridge. His lecture is entitled "When George met Bill: Orwell, Empson and the Language of Propaganda."

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2020 Quentin Skinner Lecture

Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky (Yale University) is the Quentin Skinner Lecturer for 2019-20 and will be at Cambridge in Easter Term 2020. During his term with us he will give the annual Quentin Skinner lecture on Thursday 4 June 2020 and participate in the related colloquium. His lecture is entitled "The Post-Napoleonic Holy Alliance."

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Anti-Colonial Political Thought: A Two Day International Conference

"Anti-Colonial Political Thought" will focus on arguments against 20th century European empires deployed in numerous colonial settings across Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Asia. The conference will take place on 18-19 Sept. 2020 at King's College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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"Anti-Colonial Political Thought" will be a two-day conference focusing on arguments against 20th century European empires deployed across Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Asia. The conference will take place on 18-19 Sept. 2020 at King's College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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