Upcoming events

A Global History of Basic Income – Lecture by Anton Jäger (KULeuven) and Daniel Zamora Vargas (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Jointly organized by the Political History section of Utrecht University and the Research School Political History

date and time: 28 September 2023, 16.00-18.00
Place: Utrecht, Janskerkhof 2-3, room 0.13

Please register your attendance by sending an e-mail to: b.j.z.wesseldijk@uu.nl

Abstract and Biographies

Anton Jäger is a historian of political thought, interested in the interrelation between capitalism and democracy. More specifically, his work focuses on the question of how capitalism — here understood as a system of generalised market dependence — both enables and constrains political thinking and acting, generating specific visions of democracy, distribution and representation.

Daniel Zamora Vargas works at the intersection of sociology and intellectual history. His work focuses on 20th century conceptualisations of the ‘social question’ and theories of social justice. He is particularly interested in how new forms of knowledge, problematizations and political thought shape new conceptions of the state and techniques to govern social insecurity.

Together they published in April 2023 Welfare for Markets: A Global History of Basic Income, with Chicago University Press. Their lecture will be about this book.

Writing global intellectual histories: the body-political metaphor – lecture by Serena Ferente (University of Amsterdam)

Date and time: Tuesday 14 November, 16.00-17.30
Place: Amsterdam, Bushuis E 1.02

Lecture by Torsten Tschacher (South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg): title t.b.a.

Date and time: Tuesday 13 February 2024, 16.00-17.30
Place: Utrecht

Lecture by Mark Philp (Warwick): title t.b.a.

Date and time: Tuesday 26 March 2024, 16.00-17.30
Place: Utrecht

The limits of Enlightenment: Frederick II, the philosophes and the common people – Lecture by Avi Lifschitz (Oxford)

Date and time: Tuesday 16 April 2024, 16.00-17.30
Place: Amsterdam, Bushuis E 1.02

Lecture by Herman Bennett (City University of New York / Queen Mary, University of London): title t.b.a.

June 2024, Amsterdam