Paper proposals are invited for the fourth Cambridge Graduate Conference in Political Thought and Intellectual History, to be held on 21-22 March 2011 at the University of Cambridge. The theme of the 2011 conference will be “Politics, Order, Law”, and papers dealing with any period and tradition in the history of political thought from antiquity to the present will be considered. Papers which bring an historical perspective to bear on problems of contemporary political theory are welcome. A keynote address will be given by a senior member of the Cambridge Faculty of History. In previous years keynote addresses have been delivered by Quentin Skinner, Raymond Geuss and Gareth Stedman Jones.
The conference theme should be interpreted broadly, to cover the various senses of “law”—including civil, natural and scientific—as well as differing conceptions of order in politics. Up to eight papers will be accepted. Panels will be led by a discussant from Cambridge, who will offer comments on each paper before general discussion with Cambridge faculty and conference participants. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for outstanding graduate students to present and discuss their work in a collegial and supportive atmosphere. Accommodation will be provided for speakers from outside Cambridge.
Abstracts of up to 500 words are requested by 6 December 2010, with accepted papers to follow in full by 7 March 2011. Please submit abstracts, along with your name and a brief C.V., to email@example.com.
Registration will close on 25 February 2011; those wishing to attend the conference without presenting a paper should write to the above address with their name and institutional affiliation before that date.
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