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Political Thought and Intellectual History Graduate Conference 2019

We invite graduate students to consider the multifaceted ways in which the body can be read into, and through, the political.

Keynote speaker: Dr Anna Becker (University of Copenhagen)

The original Call for Papers can be found here: https://ptih.wordpress.com/2019-conference-the-body-and-politics/.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/617160725308452/.



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8:45-9:00 – Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:15 – Opening Remarks

9:15-10:45 – Panel 1. Two Bodies Politic: Between household and city
Liam Klein (Harvard), Greek Traditions on the Body Politic
Daniel Allemann (Cambridge), Punishment, household power, and the body of the slave
Comment: Magnus Ryan (Cambridge)

10:45-11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 – Panel 2. Silent Minds and Speaking Bodies
Anni Henriksen (Copenhagen), ’Disarm contentious minds’: The Private Mind in the Elizabethan Body of Political Thought
Luke Ilott (Cambridge), Thomas Hobbes on the legibility of bodies
Comment: Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)

12:30-13:45 – Lunch

13:45-15:15 – Panel 3. Power, Practice and the Body
Patrícia Martins Marcos (UC San Diego), Political Medicine: Devotional Healing and Medical Statecraft in the Portuguese Enlightenment (1715–1792)
Olivier Higgins (Cambridge), Theory, Practice and the Body in Schiller’s RepublicanismComment: Sylvana Tomaselli (Cambridge)

15:15-15:30 – Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 – Panel 4. Labour and “Unproductive” Bodies
Amelia Horgan (Essex), The invention of prostitution: sex work and unproductive labour in early socialist thought
Ann Heffernan (Chicago), “They Attend Strictly to Their Own Business”: Disability as Industrial Asset
Comment: Waseem Yaqoob (Cambridge)

17:00-18:15 – Keynote: Anna Becker



This conference is supported by the Royal Historical Society and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Image credit: Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man, Salvador Dalí, 1943.

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