History seminars at the IHR

History of Political Ideas

Convening Committee: Richard Bourke (Queen Mary, University of London),  Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London), Janet Coleman (London School of Economics and Political Science), Angus Gowland (University College London), Jeremy Jennings (King’s College London), Michael Levin (Goldsmiths College, University of London), Avi Lifschitz (University College London), Niall O’Flaherty (King’s College London), Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, University of London), Gareth Stedman Jones (Queen Mary, University of London), Georgios Varouxakis (Queen Mary, University of London)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Niall O'Flaherty: niall.o'flaherty@kcl.ac.uk

Venue: Larger Confernce Room, in the basement

Time: Wednesday, 5.15 pm 

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
8 October Moving Beyond the Welfare State: Anglo-American Political Philosophy since the 1960s

Katrina Forrester (QMUL)


22 October A Matter of Sources: the Contribution of Thomas Docking, Roger of Waltham and William of Pagula to the History of English Medieval Political Thought

Frédérique Lachaud (Lorraine)


5 November The Political Economy of Empire

Donald Winch (Sussex)

Joint session with the Imperial and World History Seminar


19 November Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion

Alan Kahan (Versailles/St. Quentin)

 Please note: this session starts at 17:30


3 December The Athenians Against the Persians: Plato's View

Christopher Rowe (Durham)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
14 January Citizens or Faithful? Religion and the Liberal Revolutions of the 1820s in Southern Europe

Maurizio Isabella (QMUL)


28 January The Young Engels, English Socialism, and Utopia

David Leopold (Oxford)


11 February Germaine de Stael and the Politics of Passions, 1789-1796

Biancamaria Fontana (Lausanne)


25 February TBC

Timothy Hampton (Berkeley)


11 March Rhetoric, Parliament and Monarchy in Elizabethan and Early-Stuart England

Markku Peltonen (Helsinki)


25 March How (Not) To Draw Contemporary Insights From The History of Political Thought

Adrian Blau (KCL)


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
13 May The Textual History of Part III of Leviathan, Of a Christian Commonwealth

Deborah Baumgold (Oregon)


27 May The Poem of Walter: Epic Heroism and Ninth-Century Political Thought

Alice Rio (KCL)


10 June The Politics of Historical Economics: Wilhelm Roscher on Caesarism and Democracy

Iain McDaniel (Sussex)