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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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Political Philosophy Workshop

The Political Philosophy Workshop is a forum for discussing work in progress by Cambridge political philosophers.

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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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DAAD Workshop on Koselleck's legacy: 'Future wishes are famously subverted'

A series of DAAD-Cambridge Hub Workshops on Reinhart Koselleck’s legacy in Germany and beyond will take place in Trinity Hall on October 17, November 7 and November 21.

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Quentin Skinner Fellow for 2019

The Quentin Skinner Lecture for 2019 will be given Dr. Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh), 7 June 2019 on 'The History of Liberalism in Twentieth-Century Africa'. It will be followed by a symposium on themes related to Dr. Hunter's lecture. For further details see here:

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Literature & the Early Modern State

A major two-day conference that aims to explore how political writing, broadly conceived, interacts with early-modern theories of state. The conference will take place on 4-5 April 2019 in Magdalene College, Cambridge. For further details, including registration, click below.

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The Seeley Lecturer for 2019 is Professor Elizabeth Anderson (Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan). Prof. Anderson will lecture on "The Great Reversal: How Neoliberalism turned Classical Liberal Principles Against Workers" on 7, 9, 14, 16 May 2019.

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Interventions | The Intellectual History Podcast

Our intellectual history podcast, run by graduate students at Cambridge. Interventions introduces intellectual historians and their work to everyone with an interest in history and politics.