This seminar provides a forum for introducing and discussing topics on the political history and philosophy of early America. The seminar explores issues of citizenship, democracy, sociology, and the influence of political history on contemporary politics and theory. It is open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority will be given to individuals who are at a stage in their research at which they can best profit from discussion, and to individuals who need a venue to present their work. The seminar will meet on selected Thursdays during the academic year, 5-6:30 pm, at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.
Click here for the 2019-2020 Call for Proposals for the American Political Thought Seminar. Proposals are due June 3, 2019. To submit a proposal, please visit our webform and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email or in hard copy.
The seminar is sponsored by the Jack Miller Center.
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