History seminars at the IHR

History of Political Ideas / Early Career Seminar

2014-2015 Convening Committee: Julia Nicholls (QMUL), Alexandra Chadwick (QMUL), Signy Gutnick Allen (QMUL), Giorgio Lizzul (KCL), Roberta Giubilini (Warburg), Max Skjönsberg (LSE), Sarah Wilford (KCL), Joanne Paul (NCH), Evangelos Sakkas (QMUL)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact s.t.gutnickallen@qmul.ac.uk

Venue: Peter Marshall Room, 204

Time: Wednesday 5.15pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
29 October The British Enlightenment's First (Only?) Stadial Study of Religion: William Falconer's Remarks on the Influence of Climate (1781)

Robin Mills (Cambridge)


12 November Privilege of Rome. The Papacy and the Printed Legacy of the Council of Trent

Paolo Sachet (Warburg)


26 November 'A dead man has no rivals': history, time, and utility in the thought of Jeremy Bentham and James Mill, c.1780-1820

Callum Barrell (QMUL)


10 December Political Thought and Class Formation in the New American Republic

Tom Cutterham (Oxford)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
7 January Suarez and the Jesuit scholastic in the genealogy of the State

Ben Slingo (Cambridge)


21 January Reading Anarchism Politically: Radical Praxis in Errico Malatesta's 'At the Cafe'

Puneet Dhaliwal  (Oxford)


4 February 'Morality, and in particular justice': John Rawls and the normative turn in American ethical theory, 1955-1963

Kenzie Bok (Cambridge)


18 February Hobbes's fool as 'hostis humani generis'

Max Jaede (St. Andrews)


4 March Arendt on the 'Grammar of Politics' in the American Revolution

Caroline Ashcroft (Cambridge)


18 March Rethinking the origins of Marxism in modern France

Julia Nicholls (QMUL)


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
6 May Nationality as a Global Problem in British Political Thought: 1914-1922

Georgios Giannakopoulos (QMUL)


20 May Empire, political economy and the British-Irish Union of 1801

James Stafford (Cambridge)


3 June Topic TBC

Tom Parry-Jones (Cambridge)


17 June Topic TBC

Adam Mowl (UCLA)