Trust and Happiness in the History of Political Thought - Third International Conference of the European Society for the History of Political Thought

Date: 
September 17, 2014 - 09:00 - September 19, 2014 - 18:00
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Event audience: 
CEU organizer(s): 
László Kontler
CEU host unit(s): 
Department of History
CEU contact person: 
László Kontler
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Trust and Happiness in the History

of Political Thought

 

Third International Conference of the

European Society for the History of Political Thought

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 17-19 September, 2014

 

In political and public discourse, as well as in political science and theory, debates concerning trust, fidelity, happiness, well-being, social contract and capital, and the connections between them, have intensified over the past two decades. The Society, http://europoliticalthought.wordpress.com/ now invites proposals that bring the perspectives and methods of the history of political thought to bear on these concepts and connections in ancient, medieval, and modern European contexts. Prospective participants are also encouraged to reflect on the wider implications of their empirical topic for the state of the art and the overall relevance of the field. A round-table discussion during the conference is also planned to address these issues.

 

Keynote speakers will include:

Lea Campos Boralevi (ESHPT President, Frorence)

Steven Johnstone (Arizona) – on trust and citizenship in ancient Greece

Ralf-Peter Fuchs (München) – on trust as a concept of religious plurality during the Thirty Years War

John Dunn (Cambridge) – on toleration, trust and the travails of living together globally

The conference also marks the planned inauguration of a new specialization in the History of Political Thought at CEU, offered jointly by several departments in their MA programs.

The call for papers (closed on 15 January) yielded a large number of interesting proposals, and we look forward to a diverse and stimulating academic event.

This link will be periodically refreshed, but with any quesries please turn to the local contact, László Kontler (kontlerl@ceu.hu), CEU Department of History, ESHPT  Secretary General