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2022 Online Conference

6-8 January 2022
Conference Convenors: Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford), Gary Browning (Oxford) Conference Academic Convenors: Adrian Blau (King's College), Benjamin Holland (University of Nottingham) and Marie Moran (University College Dublin). Conference Administrator: Maria Dede (University of Exeter) Because of the UK government advice, December 8 2021, that from Monday Dec 13 individuals should work from home if possible, we are cancelling the PHYSICAL conference in Oxford, and are moving ALL sessions on line.  Registration is still open;  registered participants will have access to all panels and plenary sessions.  If you have already booked accommodation and/or meals at St Catz you will be refunded in the next few weeks. 
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Political Thought Conference January 6-8 2022 - The Conference is moving on line - Because of the UK government advice, December 8 2021, that from Monday Dec 13 individuals should work from home if possible, we are cancelling the PHYSICAL conference in Oxford, and are moving ALL sessions on line.  Registration is still open;  registered participants will have access to all panels and plenary sessions.  If you have already booked accommodation and/or meals at St Catz you will be refunded in the next few weeks. .

Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought conference, 6th-8th January 2022 – St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford Academic Convenors: Adrian Blau (King’s College London), Ben Holland (Nottingham), and Marie Moran (University College Dublin). Conference Convenors: Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes) and Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford).  Conference Administrator: Maria Dede (Exeter).

Because of the UK government advice, December 8 2021, that from Monday Dec 13 individuals should work from home if possible, we are cancelling the PHYSICAL conference in Oxford, and are moving ALL sessions on line.  Registration is still open;  registered participants will have access to all panels and plenary sessions.  If you have already booked accommodation and/or meals at St Catz you will be refunded in the next few weeks. 

Plenary speakers: Melvin Rogers (Brown) ‘TBA’, James Alexander (Bilkent), ‘The caesura in the history of political thought’, Maeve Cooke (UCD) ‘Re-envisioning freedom: ethical and political agency in the anthropocene’,  Cecile Fabre (Oxford) ‘The duty to accept apologies’, Lorna Finlayson (Essex) ‘The Politics of Free Speach’.

Panel sessions:   Genealogy in Political Philosophy: Methods, Applications and Problems: Nicholas Smyth; Ugur Aytac & Enzo Rossi; Verena Erlensbusch-Anderson; Daniele Lorenzini. Democracy Beyond Elections Chiara Destri; Peter Stone; Annabelle Lever & Attila Mráz. Publicity and Privacy in Democratic Politics: Jim Johnson & Susan Orr; Annabelle Lever; Jonathan Seglow. New Configurations of Space in the History of Political and Legal Thought Benjamin Mueser; Matilde Cazzola; Megan Maruschke; James Cullis.Race and Racism in the History of Political Thought and Political Theory Adrian Blau; Astrid Hampe-Nathaniel; Nasar Meer;  Andreas Sorger. Political Theory: Questions of Method  Joseph Mohorcich; Michael Keary; Nicolas Mithen; Ruth Kelly. Liberalism Contested  ; Detlef von Daniels; Jonny Thakkar; Allyn Fives. The History of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Political Thought: Aude Attuel-Hallade; Vivian Hall; Owen Phillips; Huahui Zhu. Democratic Theory: Deven Burks; Wenyang Gao; Sixtine Van Outryve D’Ydewalle. Gender, Race, and Oppression: Alessandra Maglie; Katherine O’Donnell; Ashwini Vasanthakumar; Cat Wayland. The Politics of Work: Caleb Althorpe; Peter Giraudo; Tom Parr. Space, Time and Reason: John McGuire; Benjamin Mueser, Lowry Pressly; Robert Stone.

Author meets critics:   Dannica Fleuss, Radical Proceduralism: Ask Citizens, Not Philosophers!: Sonia Bussu, Rod Dacombe, Andrew Knops; Ashwini Vasanthakumar, The Ethics of Exile: A Political Theory of Diaspora: David Miller, Carmen Pavel, Eric J.Miller, Catherine Craven; Carmen Pavel, Law beyond the State: Jiewuh Song, Andreas Follesdal, Daniel Butt;Emanuela Ceva and Maria Paola Feretti, Political Corruption: The Internal Enemy of Public Institutions: Adrian Blau, Cecile Fabre, Jonathan Wolff;  Helen McCabe, John Stuart Mill, Socialist: Martin O’Neill, Piers Norris Turner, Chris Brooke, Seamus Flaherty, Tom Holland, Robert Lamb; Jeff Miller Democracy in Crisis: Lessons from Ancient Athens:Iain Hampsher-Monk, Yves Sintomer, Paul Cartledge, Daniela Cammack