SOAS University of London

Centre for Comparative Political Thought

Conceptual Itineraries: The Roots and Routes of the Political

Sudipta Kaviraj, Jeanne Morefield, Sara Ahmed, Jacques Lezra, Stathis Gourgouris, Supriya Chaudhuri, Shaul Setter, Robbie Shilliam

Date: 10 June 2017Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 10 June 2017Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 116

Type of Event: Workshop

The Centre for Comparative Political Thought is holding it's 2017 Workshop on:

Conceptual Itineraries: The Roots and Routes of the Political

The workshop will be lexical in nature, each talk addressing a single political concept. Our lexical premise, however, is that the travelling of concepts (between spaces, between languages, between geo-political contexts) affects their meaning and uses.

Please join us in this collective endeavour to examine whether and how concepts travel.


9:30-11:30 Chair: Dr. Rochana Bajpai

Opening words: Dr. Hagar Kotef

Nation/Nation State - Professor Sudipta Kaviraj

The World - Professor Jeanne Morefield

11.45-1:15: Chair: Dr. Manjeet Ramgotra

Use - Professor Sara Ahmed

Number - Professor Jacques Lezra

2:30-4:00: Chair: Dr. Matt Nelson

Sacred - Professor Stathis Gourgouris

Modern - Professor Supriya Chaudhuri


4.30-6:00: Chair: Dr. Rahul Rao

Collectivity - Dr. Shaul Setter
Poor - Professor Robbie Shilliam

Closing remarks: Professor Charles Tripp


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