Cambridge Political Thought & Intellectual History Graduate Conference - 'Education and Educators in Political Thought'

March 31, 2021
Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

United Kingdom


Cambridge University
Queen Mary University of London
Cambridge University

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9:00-10:30 Education and Aristotelian Ethics

Abigail Staysa (Notre Dame): Aristotle on Pleasure and Prudence in the Nicomachean Ethics

Angelo Antonio Pires de Oliveira (Universidade de Campinas): Aristotle and His So-called Educational Elitism in the Nicomachean Ethics: a (re)examination

Comment: Dr Carol Atack (Cambridge)

10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Judgement, Virtue, and Education in Early Modern Intellectual History

Eli Bernstein (Oxford): Judgment, Pedagogy and Political Thought in the Essais of Michel de Montaigne, c.1571-1592

Yiyang Zhuge (Boston College): A New Model of Citizenship: Descartes as the First Educator of Modernity

Comment: Dr Lisa Kattenberg (Cambridge)

12:30-13:45 - Lunch

13:45-15:15 Self-Fashioned Ties: From the Family to the Community

Abbie LeBlanc (McGill): What Sophie Sees: Property and Family in Rousseau’s Émile

Elisavet Papalexopoulou (European University Institute): “Friends of the muses”: Greek women and education in the early nineteenth century

Comment: Sylvana Tomaselli (Cambridge)

15:15-15:30 - Coffee Break

15:30-17:00: In and Against Colonialism: Education as the site of Emancipation and Control

Niyousha Bastani (Cambridge): The Education of Others: Psychology and Twentieth Century “Racial Improvement”

Salmoli Choudhuri (Cambridge): Reimagining the Political Through Aesthetic Education in Rabindranath Tagore

Comment: Dr Luna Sebastian (Cambridge)

17:00-17:20 - Coffee Break

17:20-18:00 Keynote

Dr Hannah Dawson (King's College London): Feminism and Education

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