Open to all interested parties, the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT) will take place at Columbia University to celebrate and reconsider *The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law*. Published fifty years ago by John Pocock, one of the principal founders of the CSPT, *The Ancient Constitution* launched the late-twentieth-century revolution in the study of the history of political thought that gave rise to what is widely labeled the "Cambridge School."
This conference will bring together a highly distinguished collection of historians, legal thinkers, and political theorists--including David Armitage, Mark Bevir, Akeel Bilgrami, Janelle Greenberg, David Johnston, Sudipta Kaviraj, Donald Kelley, David Lieberman, Kirstie McClure, Robert Travers, Richard Tuck, and Melinda Zook--to engage in a concentrated discussion of the intellectual vistas opened up--as well as of those which might have been supplanted or occluded- by this work and a few companion works of the same period.
We hope this event will be of interest to scholars of history and theory from the U.S. west coast to the east, as well as points between, and Professor Pocock himself has made plans to attend. All members of CSPT and other interested parties are welcome to attend; there is no fee for attendance, though we do very much encourage all those who are not yet members of CSPT to join by linking to the application form: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/polisci/cspt/members/form.shtml.
To register for the conference, email Jonah Cardillo at email@example.com with subject line "CSPT Conference Registration." Please include your name, affiliation, and address.
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