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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 the Old Combination Room, Trinity 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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Workshop: History in the Humanities and Social Sciences - 5 July 2019

The final of three AHRC-Funded Workshops on the theme of "History in the Humanities and Social Sciences", organised by Prof. Richard Bourke (Cambridge) and Prof. Quentin Skinner (QMUL) will be held on Friday July 5 2019. It will take place in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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Quentin Skinner Fellow for 2019

This year's Quentin Skinner Lecture was given by Prof. Emma Hunter (Edinburgh) on 'Rethinking Liberties in 20th-Century Africa,' at 11:30 on 7 June, 2019, at CRASSH. The lecture was followed by an afternoon colloquium on the lecture's themes. A video recording of Prof. Hunter's lecture will be uploaded shortly.

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