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History in the Humanities and Social Sciences Network - Workshop 3

AHRC Funded Network

History in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Richard Bourke (Cambridge) and Quentin Skinner (QMUL)

Workshop 3

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The network aims to explore the role of historical knowledge to key areas of the humanities and social sciences ranging from political theory and international law to philosophy and economics.

Key Contributors:
Jennifer Pitts (Chicago)
Mira Siegelberg (QMUL)
Susan James (Birkbeck)
Hannah Dawson (KCL)
Sam Moyn (Yale)
Michael Lobban (LSE)

Date: Friday 5 July 2019, Time: 9:30–17.45
Venue: McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College (off Benet Street)

Please note that the McCrum is located just off Benet Street, next to The Eagle pub.

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9:30–10:00       Coffee

10:00–11:45     Papers 1 and 2

Jennifer Pitts (Chicago), ‘The Uses of History in the Study of International Politics’.

Mira Siegelberg (QMUL), ‘International Theory and the Making of Modern International Order: Refugees in IR Theory and History’.

Chair: Emma Mackinnon (Cambridge).

11:45–12:00     Coffee Break


Susan James (Birkbeck), ‘Imagining the Boundary Between History and Philosophy’.

Chair: Richard Bourke (Cambridge).

13:00–14:30     Lunch


Hannah Dawson (KCL), ‘What Is A Woman? Feminism at the Intersection of Philosophy and History’.

Chair: Quentin Skinner (QMUL).

15:30–16:00    Coffee Break


Samuel Moyn (Yale), ‘Contingency and Structure in Legal History’

Michael Lobban (LSE) ‘Law and History, History and Law’.

Chair: Iza Hussin (Cambridge).

Network Members: Michael Lobban, Adam Tooze, Sheilagh Ogilvie, Jennifer Pitts, Mira Siegelberg, Sam Moyn, Cathy Shrank, Pamela Clemit, Hannah Dawson, Hazem Kandil, Quentin Skinner, Richard Bourke, Susan James, Stathis Kalyvas, Ira Katznelson.