Conference 2013



Global Order and Disorder in the History of Political Thought

Fourth Annual London Graduate Conference in the 

History of Political Thought

Senate House, London

3-4 June 2013

Keynote Speakers: 
Professor James Tully (University of Victoria) – chair: Professor Quentin Skinner (QMUL)

Professor Malcolm Schofield (University of Cambridge) – chair: Professor Richard Bourke  (QMUL)

Deadline for Proposals: 31 January 2013

In the context of contemporary debates surrounding globalization and global governance, this conference will investigate the historical underpinnings of conceptions of global order. From the classical to the modern age, travel, exploration, military expansion and commerce have contributed to the emergence of international and transnational perspectives on politics. The focus of this conference will be on the way in which these developments have led to the transcending of political boundaries in a way that still reverberates in modern debates.

Proposals for papers and panels may wish to consider some of the following themes:

  • Global governance, cosmopolitanism and global citizenship
  • International law and transnational institutions
  • Global conflict, interventionism and pacifism
  • Empire and colonialism
  • Exploration, travel and global encounters
  • Migration, multiculturalism and diversity
  • Cartography and visual representations of the global
  • Federalism and devolution
  • Capitalism, markets and technology
  • Global commons and environmentalism
  • Religion, church and state
  • Internationalism and radicalism
  • Human rights discourses
  • Transnational social movements

We invite proposals from a diversity of fields that deal with the themes of global order and disorder in a historical perspective, including the history of political thought, political theory, geography, anthropology, international relations, philosophy, literary studies, classics and other related fields. Participants will have the opportunity to publish their papers in our online, peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Intellectual History and Political Thought.

To submit a paper, please email a CV and proposal of max. 500 words for presentations of approximately 20 minutes to Panel proposals will also be accepted.