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Call for Papers  for the 9th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought. The conference keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Rachel Hammersley (Newcastle).


London, 28-29 June 2018


The conference welcomes proposals for papers and panels from any period and discipline, with the concept of ‘Representation’, ‘Misrepresentation’ and ‘Democracy’ construed as widely as possible. Applicants may wish to consider some of the following themes:

  • Theories of political representation, ancient to modern
  • Historical and normative accounts of representative democracy
  • Legal ideas of representation, authorisation, and personation
  • False representations: strategies of deceit, dissimulation, and manipulation


Proposals for papers and panels should be submitted by March 16, 2018. One is required to email a C.V. and a 500-word abstract for 20 presentations of 20 minutes to Panel proposals should include the titles of single papers, and should not exceed 1,500 words in total.

As a graduate conference, only applicants who have not been awarded a doctorate can apply.

For more information, check the History of Political Thought blog.

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