Deadline for applications: June 22, 2012
Location: St Petersburg, Russia
For this seminar we invite contributions addressing the history of the concept of republic in three distinct political settings: city-republics, regional powers and community of nations. We are particularly interested in comparative conceptual histories of republicanism in the European Northern and Southern city-republics and
Russian North-Western regions, in the late Middle Ages, early modern and modern periods. We also encourage submissions addressing the history of this concept in other regions. In addition to these regular forms of republics, we welcome aggregate-level analyses of real or imagined republics. These may include conceptions of various political
unions as aggregate republics, such as the “united States” (before 1777) and Europe, and discussions of the impacts a republican constitution might have on the relations among nations.
Keynote lectures by Peter Haldén, Martin van
Gelderen and Quentin Skinner
To apply please send your paper proposal (up to 300 words) and a short letter of intent (up to 300 words).
Visa: You will need to acquire a visa to enter the Russian Federation. The organizers will send formal invitations to selected participants.
Finances: No attendance fee will be charged. The organizers will provide a few partial travel grants. If you wish to apply for a travel grant, you should indicate this in your letter of intent.
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