Popular sovereignty is a key normative concept in modern political discourse, underpinning our ideas of legitimacy and democracy, and contributing to the way we conceptualise international order. There currently exists no comprehensive study dedicated to charting the emergence and transformation of this fundamental part of our political heritage. Our aim is therefore to trace for the first time the complex and controversial career of popular sovereignty across ancient and modern history.
This will be accomplished through the presentation of papers by the network members at three meetings to be held in London in July 2012, April 2013 and July 2013.
We are currently soliciting graduate and post-doctoral applicants for inclusion in the full-day meeting on 6 July 2012 at Queen Mary, University of London. Participants will attend the presentation of papers by three members of the network (Melissa Lane, Eric Nelson and Tim Stanton) and have the opportunity to contribute questions and feedback together with the core members of the network. There will be a reception to follow for all members and participants.
Eligibility: Applicants must be current graduate or post-doctoral students in the history of political thought or related fields with an interest in the aims of the project.
Application Process: Please send all three of the following files as a single document/PDF to Matt Jacobsen: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Current Academic CV – max. 2 pages.
2. Statement of Interest – max. 300 words.
3. Letter of Support – from supervisor or member of advisory committee.
Deadlines: Applications must be received by 4pm GMT, 15 April 2012.
Successful applicants will be notified by 15 May 2012.
Note: Applicants who are interested in attending all three workshops should indicate this in their statement. This will not affect the success of the application.
For more information regarding the project, including profiles of network members and workshop programme, please visit: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/hpt/projects/sovereignty.html
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