skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Michaelmas

The Monday Seminars in Michaelmas Term will be held via Zoom, with Zoom links publicised by the Seminar mailing list. 

Research Seminar Series 1Research Seminar Series 2

12 October

Statelessness: 
A Roundtable Discussion

Mira Siegelberg (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Richard Bourke

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

Cambridge access

Visitor access

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)

Cambridge access

Visitor access

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)

Cambridge access

Visitor access 

2 November

Can Sovereignty Be Represented? Jacobinism From Radical Democracy to Populism

Geneviève Rousselière (Duke University)

Chair: Lucia Rubinelli 

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

Cambridge access

Visitor access

9 November

Irony and the Politics of Pessimism in African American History and Theory

Brandon Terry (Harvard University)

Chair: Richard Bourke

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

Cambridge Access

Visitor Access 

16 November 

'The Greatest of All Plagues': Plato on Economic Inequality

David Lay Williams (DePaul University)

Chair: Lucia Rubinelli

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

Cambridge Access

Visitor Access

23 November

Mores, Commerce, and Reforms in Russia: Herder's Response to Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws

Eva Piirimae (University of Tartu)

Chair: Emma Mackinnon

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

Cambridge Access

Visitor Access

 

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)

Cambridge Access

Visitor Access