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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

For the 2020/21 academic year, the seminar will be held online on Monday evening (5:00 pm - 6:45 pm). Please see the seminar schedule for further details.

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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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Roundtable: Max Skjönsberg, "The Persistence of Party" (18 May 2021)

Book roundtable for Max Skönjsberg, "The Persistence of Party. Ideas of Harmonious Discord in Eighteenth-Century Britain" (CUP 2021). Online via Zoom.

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Roundtable: Joanne Paul, "Counsel and Command in Early Modern English Thought" (25 May 2021)

Book roundtable for Joanne Paul, "Counsel and Command in Early Modern English Thought" (CUP 2020). Online via Zoom.

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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 in 2022 at King's College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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