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The Monday Seminars in Michaelmas Term will be held via Zoom.

Research Seminar Series 1Research Seminar Series 2

12 October

A Roundtable Discussion

Mira Siegelberg (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Richard Bourke

Commentators: Tejas Parasher (King's College, University of Cambridge) and Will Selinger (UCL)

19 October

Thomas Paine in the French Revolution

Adam Lebovitz (Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge)

Chair: Lucia Rubinelli

Commentator: Richard Bourke (King's College, University of Cambridge)

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26 October

Politics and Salus Populi: Hobbes and the Sovereign as Physician of the State

Raffaella Santi (University of Urbino)

Chair: Richard Bourke

Commentator: Samuel Zeitlin (Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge)



2 November

Revolutionary Republicanism: Robespierre, Condorcet, Grouchy

Geneviève Rousselière (Duke University)

Chair: Lucia Rubinelli 

Commentator: Christopher Brooke (Homerton College, University of Cambridge)


9 November

The Tragic Vision of the Civil Rights Movement

Brandon Terry (Harvard University)

Chair: Richard Bourke

Commentator: Emma Mackinnon (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge)


16 November 

Three Lions in Winter: William Petty and the Debates over the Fiscal and Constitutional Structure of the Interregnum and the Restoration State

Shannon Stimson (Georgetown University)

Chair: Samuel Zeitlin

Commentator: Felix Waldmann (Christ's College, University of Cambridge)


23 November

Poetry, Mores, and Laws: Herder's response to Montesquieu

Eva Piirimae (University of Tartu)

Chair: Emma Mackinnon

Commentator: Michael Sonenscher (King's College, University of Cambridge)


30 November

Between Virtue and Necessity: Reason of State in the Spanish Monarchy, ca 1590-1650

Lisa Kattenberg (Gonville & Caius, University of Cambridge)

Chair: Samuel Zeitlin

Commentator: Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)