History of Political Ideas

Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, IHR, Basement, North block, Senate House Unless otherwise stated

Time: Wednesdays 17:15

Convening Committee: Richard Bourke (QMUL), Gregory Claeys (RHUL), Janet Coleman (LSE), Hannah Dawson (KCL), Angus Gowland (UCL), Jeremy Jennings (KCL), Michael Levin (Goldsmiths), Avi Lifschitz (UCL), Niall O’Flaherty (KCL), Quentin Skinner (QMUL), Gareth Stedman Jones (QMUL), Georgios Varouxakis (QMUL), Aline-Florence Manent (QMUL) and Mira Siegelberg (QMUL).

Spring Term 2018
DateSeminar details
17 January
17:15
Uses of the Past, Wars of Works: German Historians Confront Enlightenment and Terror, c. 1973-1988
Paul Nolte (University of Berlin )
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

31 January
17:15
Office and (un)accountability in ancient Greece: the case of the Thirty
Melissa Lane (Princeton University)
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor

14 February
17:15
Towards a History of Liberalism
Alan Kahan (Université de Versailles St Quentin)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

28 February
17:15
Carl Schmitt's Concept of Secularisation
Peter E. Gordon (Harvard University)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

14 March
17:15
The Politics of Rights: From the Wars of Religion to the Age of Revolution
Dan Edelstein (Stanford University)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

DateSeminar details
18 April
17:15
“When Souls Came to Matter: the Many Lives of Du Bois' Souls of Black Folk”
Mónica Brito Vieira (University of York)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

Summer Term 2018
DateSeminar details
2 May
17:15
Democracies Ancient and Modern from Plato to Platonov: some post-Brexit reflections
Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

16 May
17:15
Of Revolutions and the Problem of Choice
Sophie Rosenfeld
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

30 May
17:15
History of political Ideas-TBA
Speaker to be announced
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR