2017 Conference

Poster (pdf)

Conceptions of Space in the History of Political Thought

10th Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference in Political Thought and Intellectual History

Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 2 June 2017

Keynote Address: Professor Lauren Benton (Vanderbilt)

Old Library, Pembroke College
09:15 – 09:45 Registration & coffee 
09:45 – 09:50 Welcome remarks
09:50 – 11:30
Panel I: Territory
Luca Zenobi (Oxford):
Iurisdictio in Practice: Legal Thinking and Political Pluralism in the Making of Borders and Territories in Late Medieval Italy
Benjamin Mueser (Columbia):
Vattel’s Theory of Territory: Towards a Historical Account of Territorial Rights
António Ferraz de Oliveira (Warwick):
Kropotkin’s Territories: History, Communism and Evolution
Commentator: Dr Annabel Brett
     Reader in the History of Political Thought
11:50 – 13:10
Panel II: Architecture
Iseabail Rowe (EUI):
Constructing Power: A Comparative Study of Late Medieval Venetian and Florentine Government Architecture and Spatial Treatment
Abigail Modaff (Harvard):
Ideas in Brick and Mortar: Space and the Social Thought of Jane Addams
Commentator: Dr Duncan Bell
     Reader in Political Thought and International Relations
13:10 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 15:50
Panel III: Geopolitics
Luna Sabastian (Cambridge):
Spaces on the Temporal Move: Weimar Geopolitik and Indian Contributors, 1924-45
Vincent Garton (Cambridge):
Japanese Mass Imperialism and the Geometries of Total War, 1926-45
Commentator: Dr Or Rosenboim
     Research Fellow in Politics
16:15 – 17:35
Panel IV: Sovereignty
Matilde Cazzola (Bologna):
A Practitioner of the Empire in the Age of Revolutions: Space and Sovereignty in Thomas Pownall’s Political Thought
Prerna Bhardwaj (KCL):
Republic of Village: The Locus of Moral Sovereignty in Modern Indian Thought
Commentator: Dr Tom Hopkins
     Teaching Associate in Politics and International Studies
18:00 – 19:30
Keynote address
Dean of the College of Arts and Science; Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History; and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University
Empire and Interpolity Zones
20:00 Conference dinner (all welcome)

The 2017 Conference Conveners:

Daniel Allemann, Anton Jäger, and Valentina Mann

We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors: the George Macaulay Trevelyan Fund at the Faculty of History, Cambridge; the Student-Organised Conferences Fund at the Faculty of History, Cambridge; and Trinity College, Cambridge.

 The original Call for Papers is available here.