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Cambridge Centre for Political Thought

 

All sessions begin at 5 pm. Please note: Due to the limited capacity of the venues, we ask that students reserve their seats for each session via Eventbrite. Registration links for individual sessions will be distributed via the mailing list.

Research Seminar Series 1 Research Seminar Series 2

11 October 

Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics: A Roundtable Discussion 

Sylvana Tomaselli (St. John’s College, Cambridge)

Commentators:
Richard Bourke (King's College, Cambridge) 
Gareth Stedman Jones (QMUL) 

Chair: Emma Mackinnon (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College

 

18 October

Volk without Kaste: Non-Democratic Popular Sovereignty in Nazi Germany 

Luna Sabastian (Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge)

Commentator: David Motadel (LSE) 

Chair: Samuel Zeitlin (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)

Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College

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25 October

Freedom, Slavery, and Empire in Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy 

Adam Woodhouse (Robinson College, Cambridge) 

Chair: Richard Bourke (King's College, Cambridge)

Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College

 

1 November

Democracy and Representation in Early Modern England, 1531–1653 

Markku Peltonen (University of Helsinki)

Commentator: Annabel Brett (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge)

Chair: Samuel Zeitlin (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)

Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College

 

8 November

The Political Thought of Charles Malik

Chloe Kattar (Darwin College, Cambridge) 

Chair: Richard Bourke (King's College, Cambridge)

Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College

 

15 November 

Reason of State beyond the Canon: Political Argument and Calculation in early Stuart Projects

Vera Keller (University of Oregon)

Commentator: Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Chair: Lisa Kattenberg (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge)

Venue: Zoom

 

22 November

Post-dissident Liberalism as Politics and Culture: East-Central Europe after 1989

Michal Kopeček (Cambridge)

Chair: Emma Mackinnon (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College

 

29 November

Dugald Stewart and Political Economy after Enlightenment

Lina Weber (University of St Andrews)

Commentator: Niall O’Flaherty (KCL)

Chair: Lisa Kattenberg (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge)

Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College