We are pleased to announce the programme for the Seventh Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought, 'Imagined Worlds in the History of Political Thought', which takes place at the Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre at University College London (UCL), on 30 June and 1 July 2016. Download the programme here.
Welcome to History of Political Thought
This website is intended to be a resource for postgraduates working in the fields of intellectual history and the history of political thought, as well as those in related areas such as the history of science, political theory and legal history. This forum was established in 2009 by London-based postgraduates studying the history of political thought, and continues to be run by postgraduate students.
On this page, you will find information about, and can register for, upcoming conferences organised by London postgraduates working in the field. The London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thoght is currently one of three annual HPT graduate conferences in the UK, and has attracted speakers from the United States, Brazil, and Canada, as well as from numerous British institutions. The objective of the conference is to identify and explore themes in intellectual history that have resonated through the ages, gathering innovative scholarly contributions from both graduate students as well as established authorities. Past keynote speakers include Eric Nelson (Harvard) and John Dunn (Cambridge), with previous themes including Global Order and Disorder, Conceptualising Change, and Property, Dominium and Self-Ownership. The organisers of the conference have also launched an online peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Intellectual History and Political Thought, which includes more in-depth discussions of issues raised at conferences.
You can find information about the conference and journal using the tabs at the top of this page. Scroll down to find news stories associated with the conference and our other activities. Finally, on the left of this page is a feed from the facebook group "The Republic of Letters", which often includes CFPs, job advetisements and notices about upcoming events of interest.