The best way of learning about our activities is through reading the summaries of presentations and discussion at our recent events, especially the annual workshops.

Future Events

Previous Events

Semester 2, Reading seminar 4: Conceptualizing Difference

Tue 26 May

Sophie Lauwers & Fredericke Weiner

Semester 2, Reading seminar 3: Secularism

Tue 12 May

Sophie Lauwers & Joel Pierce

PhD Presentations

Session I 14 April 2020

Session II Tue 28 Apr

Session III Tue 5 May

Trevor Stack

Semester 2, Reading seminar 2: Revisiting the Postmodern

19 February 2020

Dikaia Gavala & Jorg Meurkes

Semester 2, Reading seminar 1: Gramsci’s cultural hegemony

29 January 2020

Bisrat Kabeta & Tam Nguyen

Arendt’s Cases of Council Democracy

12 December 2019

Research Seminar

Hosted by Hanifi Baris

Unpacking the Gig Economy

12 November 2019

Movie Screening and Discussion

Co-organized by the Sociology Society and Vicky Kluzik

POLITICO Seminars 2019-2020

Wednesday, 2 October
Wednesday, 30 October
Wednesday, 5 December

Hosted by Nadia Kiwan and Andrea Teti

The Ghost of Hitler in South Africa

24 September 2019

Roudtable discussion with Shirli Gilbert and John de Gruchy

Co-hosted by CISRUL and the Divinity Department

Decolonising Political Concepts

19 & 20 September 2019

Inter-disciplinary conference

Hosted by CISRUL

Conceptualizing “Political”

13 – 16 June 2019

Workshop and PhD summer school

Hosted by CISRUL

Political Theory Seminar

16 May 2019

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi

Conceptualizing “Political” workshop prep reading seminar

2 May 2019

Hosted by Trevor Stack

Political Theory Seminar on Democracy

18 April 2019

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi

Rhetoric of Critique reading-based seminar

28 March 2019

Hosted by Trevor Stack

Politico PhD Presentations

27 March 2019

Hosted by Trevor Stack

Trying to Establish a European Identity by Politics of History: A New EU Strategy

25 March 2019

Hosted by Karin Friedrich

Guest Speaker Stefan Troebst

Political Theory Seminar on Equality and Justice

7 March 2019

Hosted By Tamas Gyorfi

Liberty and Rights

24 January 2019 2019

Reading-based Political Theory Seminar

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi

Approaches to Political Concepts

10 – 11 January 2019

CISRUL/POLITICO Training Workshop

Hosted by Michael Brown

State and sovereignty

29 November 2018

Reading-based Political Theory Seminar

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi

Citizen Participation in Contexts of Crime-Related Violence and Institutional Fragility

22-23 November 2018

ESRC-funded Workshop

Hosted by Trevor Stack and CISRUL

Citizens beyond corruption and crime: The case of Mexico

13 November 2018

CISRUL Seminar

Co-Hosted by Trevor Stack and Irene Álvarez, Irán Guerrero, Denisse Román and Ariadna Sánchez

The “Civil Society” Concept


12 November 2018

Hosted by Bisrat Kabeta and Domenico Carolei 

Authoritarian Practices Beyond the State

CISRU/POLITICO Seminar with Marlies Glasius (University of Amsterdam)

7 November 20018

Hosted by Trevor Stack and Claire Wallace, co-hosted with Politics and International Relations

Authority and Legitimacy

First Reading-based Political Theory Seminar

25 October 2018

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi

The Power(s) of Global Constitutionalism

CISRU/POLITICO Seminar with Anthony Lang (University of St Andrews)

10 October 2018

Hosted by Tamas Gyorfi Co-Hosted with School of Law