Property, Dominium and Self-Ownership

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14 May 2012

Time: 12:00am
Venue: Senate House, University of London

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Property, Dominium and Self-Ownership 

The Third Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought

Senate House, London

14-15 May 2012


Start times:

12:00pm on the 14th May

9:30am on the 15th May 

Keynote speaker: Professor Eric Nelson (Harvard University)

Since antiquity, political associations, institutions and identities have long been tied to the possession and cultivation of property. The aim of this year’s conference is to consider interrelated themes of property, dominium and self-ownership in the history of political thought.

Proposals for papers and panels may wish to consider some of the following themes:

-          Definitions of property and their historical development

-          The concept of dominium, and the interplay between property and political authority

-          Ownership of the self and others

-          Property and freedom

-          Property and citizenship

-          Dominium and territory  

-          Colonialism and postcolonialism

-          Ownership in feminist and minority discourse