Conference 2018

Political Thought Conference

St Catherine’s College, Oxford, (Mary Sunley Building) January 4-6, 2018

Academic Convenors: Humeira Iqtidar (KCL) and Iseult Honohan (UCD)

Conference Convenors:  Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes) Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford)

Conference Administrator: Udit Bhatia (Oxford)

Thursday, 4 January

1:00 pm APT Executive meeting

2.15 pm Dimitrios Efthymiou (Frankfurt): “Should EU Immigrants Have Immediate Access to Welfare Rights?”

3:45 pm Tea

4.00 pm Shalini Satkunanandan (UC Davis): “Revisiting the ‘Sacrifice of the Intellect’: Weber on Late Modern Religiosity and Politics”

5:30 pm Poster Presentations: Martin Sticker, Trinity College Dublin, Procreation, carbon footprint and climate impact;  Lydia Messling, Reading, Climate change scientists as policy advocates;  Siyang Liu, Durham, Miller’s account of nation building and its liberal multiculturalist critics; Luke Hennessy, ANU, Thucydides contra philosophy;  Jinyu Sun, UCL, The natural duty account: justice and the state.

6.30 pm Bar: JCR

7.00 pm Dinner

8.30 pm APT Lecture: Melissa Lane (Princeton): “When the ‘Thirty Tyrants’ Got Their Name, and Why It Matters”

Friday, 5 January

9.30 am Faisal Devji (Oxford): “Idols, Commodities and Islam”

11.00 amCoffee

11.30 am CUP Graduate Essay Prize winner: Claire Vergerio (Leiden): “Carl Schmitt’s Gentili and the History of Modern War”

1.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm Round Table on Tim Hayward’s Global Justice and Finance, with Tim Hayward (Edinburgh), John O’Neill (Manchester), Anahi Wiedenbrug (LSE) and Sabrina Martin (Oxford)

3.30 pm Tea

3:45 pm Professional Session: Digitalisation in History of Political Thought, Peter de Bolla, Cambridge Concept Lab, Prof of Intellectual History and Aesthetics

5-6.00 pm AGM

6.30 pm Reception – Sponsored by Contemporary Political Theory (CPT)

7.00 pm Dinner

8.30 pm Simon Tormey (Sydney): “Populism: Democracy’s Pharmakon” Sponsored by Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP)

Saturday 6 January

9.30 am Alasia Nuti (York): “Emancipation Through the Unjust Past”

11.00 am Coffee

11:30 am Robert Lamb (Exeter) : “Historicizing the Idea of Human Rights”

1 pm Conference ends.

Pre-Registration now open:

The Conference will take place in the Mary Sunley Building. Step-free access is available at the venue. Please do not hesitate to contact us at in case you require further information. We look forward to welcoming you in Oxford this January.

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