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Unless otherwise specified, seminars take place from 5pm to 6.45pm in Keynes Hall King's College (map).

Research Seminar Series 1Research Seminar Series 2

20 January

Empire and Sovereignty in 'Democracies of the East'

Tejas Parasher (King's College, Cambridge)

27 January

Fortitude: Spinoza on living in the light of our knowledge

Susan James (Birkbeck)


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3 February

Hypocrisy, Sociability and Virtue: Mandeville vs. Shaftesbury

Robin Douglass (KCL)

10 February

Conceptualizations of Labour and the Making of the French Working Class, 1830-1848

Samuel Hayat (CNRS)

Commentator: Julia Nicholls (KCL)


17 February

"The English Always Disregarded Abstract Theories”: Constructing “Tory Democracy," 1881-1931

Emily Jones (Manchester)

24 February

Carl Schmitt and the Problem of the Realization of Law

Larx Vinx (Hughes Hall, Cambridge)

Commentator: Joshua Smeltzer (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)

2 March

Revolution and Charisma in the Thought of Max Weber

Edith Hanke (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

9 March

By Virtue of Necessity: Reason of State in the Spanish Monarchy

Lisa Kattenberg (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)

Commentator: Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)

"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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