2020 Programme: Limits and Boundaries in the History of Political Thought

11th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought

Friday, 18 September 2020

All times in GMT+1

Zoom

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8:50-9:00 Introduction

Peter Morgan (UCL)

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks

Andrew Fitzmaurice (QMUL)

9:15-10:45 Panel 1: The Limits of the Political

Chair: Cathleen Mair (QMUL)

Philipp Schönegger (St Andrews)

The Lockean prerogative: on the limits of political power and natural law

Luke Ilott (Cambridge)

Michel Foucault on the limits of ‘the political’, 1978-1984

Apolline Taillandier (Paris)

Posthuman futures, cyborg languages, and the remaking of postwar liberalism

10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Panel 2: Contested Boundaries

Chair: Alessandro De Arcangelis (UCL)

Anna Nasser (Naples)

Borderlands as a site of resistance. Reshaping borders and identity in Gloria Anzaldúa’s political thought

Shuhuai Ren (KCL)

What’s wrong with the European Federation? Jean-Jacques Rousseau on cosmopolitan institutions and political boundaries

12:15-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15-14:45 Panel 3: Boundaries of Belief

Chair: Adela Halo (QMUL)

Elly Brown (Princeton)

Re-creation and preservation: Augustine and Hobbes on pride and fallen politics

 Kai Gräf (Heidelberg)

The limits to toleration: atheists in the political thought of the Enlightenment

Edward Lucas (Oxford)

Religion and politics in British socialism

14:45-15:15 Break
15:15-16:15 Panel 4: Negotiating Space

Chair: Jack Edmunds (KCL)

Jeffrey Dymond (UCLA)

The city and the state in Quattrocento humanist political thought

Helen Ross (Chicago)

Sacred Precincts: women’s sphere and the state of exception

16:15-17:00 Break
17:00-19:00 Keynote Lecture

Chair: Hannah Dawson (KCL)

Katrina Forrester (Harvard)

“Boundary Work: Socialist Feminism Revisited”