Empire and Political Thought: A Retrospective

02/21/2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, will speak on a panel with Jeanne Morefield (University of Birmingham) and James Tully (University of Victoria), moderated by Jennifer Pitts (University of Chicago).

Over the past two decades, scholars in political theory, intellectual history, and related fields have approached the study of European imperialism with renewed attention. This event, sponsored by the Theorizing Indian Democracy project and presented in partnership with the UChicago Political Theory Workshop, will attempt to take stock of this scholarship by bringing together scholars who have been pivotal in initiating the study of imperialism’s effects on globalization, historiography, citizenship, sovereignty, multiculturalism, and law. What motivated the initial turn towards questions of empire and colonialism within European and American academia, and do those motivations still hold today? We will also ask how studies of empire might reconstruct critical forms of political thought and practice from non-European intellectual traditions.

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