American Political Thought Seminar | Newberry

American Political Thought Seminar

The Federalist, nos. 1-33, p. 21 issue #13

The Federalist, nos. 1-33, p. 21 issue #13

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 inuence 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.


The American Political Thought Seminar 2017-2018 Call for Proposals is now OPEN. Proposals for the 2017-2018 seminars will be accepted until June 1, 2017. 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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Seminar Schedule 2016-2017

Thursday, November 10, 2016
American Political Thought Seminar
“I Expect From What Mr. Hamilton Says”: Intellectual Property in the Federalist Era Nora Slonimsky, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Thursday, March 16, 2017
American Political Thought Seminar
Slavery and Abolition in Hamilton’s America