Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800, Feb. 23, 2012 (abstracts due: 11/5/12)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800
The University of California¬, Berkeley Graduate Conference in the History of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 will take place on Saturday, 23 February. We are inviting papers by graduate students from any discipline on any aspect, theme, or thinker in British Political Thought in the early modern period.
We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to, sovereignty, rule of law, jurisprudence, politics and language, rhetoric, state-building, espionage, gender, political historiography, religion, sacred history, translation and textual transmission, representation, politics and drama, rights, liberty, civility, and equity. In addition, papers focusing on thinkers including, but not limited to, More, Hooker, Case, Queen Mary, King James VI and I, Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, Margaret Cavendish, Middleton, Bacon, The Levelers, The Diggers, Filmer, Winstanley, Bramhall, Lilburne, Cromwell, Milton, Hobbes, Locke, Astell, Shaftesbury, Queen Anne, Mandeville, Hume, Ferguson, Smith, Wollstonecraft, as well as papers on the British reception and English translation of Bodin, Lipsius, Charron, Althusius, Campanella, Galileo Galilei, Descartes, Spinoza, Bayle, Montesquieu, and Rousseau are especially welcome.
The conference will include the participation of Berkeley faculty in the History of Political Thought, including Professors Mark Bevir, Kinch Hoekstra, Ethan Shagan, and Shannon Stimson. Invited participants will receive accommodation and meals.
For consideration, please email abstracts of 750-1000 words by November 5, 2012 to Berkeleypoliticalthought@gmail.com
This conference is supported by The Center for British Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.