Thursday, 24 January 2013

Brunel seminar series

Brunel Social and Political Thought Research Group Seminar Series 2013

The Revolutionary Foundations of Modern Political Thought

This seminar series aims to explore the ways in which revolutionary politics, movements and events, and responses to them, have shaped and transformed the vocabulary of modern political thought. Brunel, national and international scholars will explore these themes in thinkers and movements ranging from the early modern period to contemporary radical political thought, in political and social theory, philosophy, film and literature.

Thursday 7th February 2013, 3pm, Howell Room 002
Matthijs Krul (Brunel University) 'The Value of Value: On the Significance of Concepts of Value for Economic History'

Wednesday 20th February 2013, 3pm, Gaskell Building Room 266
Andrea Bardin (Brunel University) 'From Man to Matter: Marx after Simondon'

Wednesday 27th February 2013, 4pm, Howell Room 002
Alex Callinicos (King’s College London) 'Deciphering Capital'

Thursday 7th March 2013, 3pm, Howell Room 002
Neil Davidson (University of Strathclyde) 'Political and Social Revolutions in Historical Perspective: from the Dutch Revolt to the Arab Spring'

Wednesday 13th March 2013, 1pm, Lecture Centre Room 264 (Co-sponsored by Politics and History Departmental Seminar)
Nathaniel Boyd (Brunel University) “Who Thinks Concretely?” Hegel’s Critique of Political Abstraction

Thursday 14th March 2013, 3pm, Howell Room 002
Alex Demirovic (University of Basel and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung) 'Marxism and Foucault'

Wednesday 20th March 2013, 3pm, Lecture Centre Room 008
Chiara Bottici (The New School) 'Democracy and the Spectacle. On Rousseau’s Homeopathic Method'

29th-31st May, 2013, Brunel University, International Conference
(Organised by Filippo del Lucchese)
Machiavelli’s The Prince: Five Centuries of History, Conflict, and Politics
Speakers include Antonio Negri, Etienne Balibar, John McCormick, John Najemy and Warren Montag

All seminars take place at Brunel University. Directions to the campus can be found here:

For further information, please contact:

Peter Thomas <>

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