2020 Conference Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: UK and Ireland Association for Political Thought conference, 9th-11th January 2020 – St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
Academic Convenors: Robert Lamb (Exeter), Emily McTernan (UCL) and Alasia Nuti (York); Conference Convenors: Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes) Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford)

The APT conference has taken place annually in Oxford in January since the 1970s, and is the flagship event of the scholarly community of political theorists across Britain and Northern Ireland. It brings together scholars working across the whole field of political thought, and past plenary speakers have included Onora O’Neill, Quentin Skinner, G.A. Cohen, Lois McNay, Melissa Lane, and Rainer Forst.
The format of the APT conference is changing and expanding. In addition to its traditional plenary papers, which will be delivered this year by Katrina Forrester (Harvard), Andrew March (UMassAmherst), Serena Olsaretti (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) and Linda Zerilli (Chicago), while Jerry Gaus (Arizona) will deliver the APT Lecture, the conference will launch new formats. We are excited to invite different types of proposals from political theorists, philosophers, and historians of political thought:

(1) Paper abstracts (300 words) and panel proposals (three papers per panel);

(2) ‘Author meets critics’ roundtables;

(3) First book workshop (where monograph manuscripts will be presented by authors and discussed with selected respondents). To be considered, please submit description of your manuscript no longer than two pages.

We look forward to a conference that represents a diverse set of intellectual traditions, including analytic and normative political philosophy, the history of ideas, all traditions of critical theory, as well as comparative/global political theory. Panels that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and submissions from graduate students are welcomed.

To submit an abstract, a panel proposal, a roundtable, or a proposal for a first book workshop, please visit the APT conference website: https://www.associationforpoliticalthought.ac.uk. The final deadline for submission is April 30th 2019.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the conference!

For any questions, please do not hesitate to write us at conference@associationforpoliticalthought.ac.uk

Robert Lamb, Emily McTernan and Alasia Nuti

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