2014 Conference

St Catherine’s College, Oxford 9-11 January 2014

Academic Convenors: Moya Lloyd, Loughborough University, and Chris Brooke, University of Bristol.

Conference Convenors: Gary Browning, Oxford Brookes and Elizabeth Frazer, Oxford.

Administrator: Sarah Glatte, University of Oxford.

Papers are selected by the academic convenors. All sessions are plenary and consist of a single paper followed by discussion.

Speakers: Sam Chambers, Johns Hopkins; Diana Coole, Birkbeck; Avner De-Shalit, Hebrew University Jerusalem; James Harris, St Andrews; Maximilian Jaede, St Andrews (winner of the CUP graduate student’s essay prize); Justine Lacroix, Universite libre de Bruxelles; Iain McDaniel, University of Sussex; Aletta Norval, Essex University; Laura Valentini, London School of Economics.

The following schedule is provisional; times and details may change.

Event timetable

Thursday 9th Jan 2014

2.00 p.m. Registration

2.30 to 4.00.

Session 1: Iain McDaniel, University of Sussex:
Democracy and Imperialism: Views from Nineteenth-Century Germany.

4.00 to 4.30 Tea

4.30 to 6.00

Session 2: Sam Chambers, Johns Hopkins University:
Giving an account of the social formation.

7.00 to 8.30 Dinner

8.30 to 10.00

Session 3: Diana Coole, Birkbeck
From population control to behaviour modification: liberty, coercion and biopower in pursuit of sustainable well being.

Friday 10th Jan 2014

8.00 to 9.00 Breakfast

8.30. Registration continues


Session 4: Justine Lacroix, Universite libre de Bruxelles:
Hannah Arendt, human rights, and French philosophy.

10.45 to 11.15 Coffee

11.15 to 12.45

Session 5: Maximilian Jaede, St Andrews:
Why laughing mattered for Hobbes: pity, pusillanimity, and the will to power. Maximilian is the winner of the Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize.

1.00 to 2.00 Lunch


a) Professional development for graduate students ‘Getting published’: Panel speakers to include: Caroline Wintersgill, Bloomsbury Press; Richard Bellamy, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

b) Time and space for editorial board meetings etc.

3.30 to 3.45 Tea

3.45 to 4.45

APT and Conference AGM, including presentation by speaker from the AHRC.

4.45 to 6.15

Session 6: Aletta Norval, Essex University:
Making and unmaking of political worlds: imagination and embodiment in Krog and Wittgenstein.

6.15 Reception, sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

7.00 to 8.30 Dinner

8.30 to 10.00

Session 7: Avner De-Shalit, Hebrew University Jerusalem:
The ethics of academic boycott.

Saturday 11th Jan 2014

8.00 to 9.00 Breakfast

9.00 to 10.30

Session 8: Laura Valentini, London School of Economics:
Samaritan justice.

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00 to 12.30

Session 9: James Harris, St Andrews:
Hume’s science of politics.

12.30 Conference ends



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