British Political Thought in History, Literature, and Theory (conference)

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This was a spring conference held from March 31 to April 2, 2005. Speakers included Nicholas Canny (National University of Ireland, Galway), Richard E. Flathman (The Johns Hopkins University), Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex), Jean E. Howard (Columbia University), Duncan Ivison (University of Toronto), Colin Kidd (University of Glasgow), Kirstie McClure (UCLA), John Morrill (University of Cambridge), Karen O'Brien (University of Warwick), Joanne Wright (Brock University), and Steven Zwicker (Washington University), with Quentin Skinner (University of Cambridge) as respondent.

One of the Center for the History of British Political Thought programs, this conference was organized to commemorate the first two decades of its methodical inquiries, this international conference examined the work of the Center and identified new areas for future study. Scholars from history, political theory, and literature, the fields with which the Center has been most closely associated, considered the ways in which the history of British political thought as practiced and developed by the Center have interacted with the multinational approach to British history, with the historical study of literature, and with the discipline of political theory.