Who are “We the People”? Community beyond the state: Workshop - “We the People”
“We the People”
A workshop co-organized by Dr Amy Russell (Classics) and Dr Richard Huzzey (History)
Part of the IAS Major Project ‘Who are “We the People”? Community Beyond the State’. PI: Amy Russell (Classics); Co-I: Henry Jones (Law)
How have the “people” who are the official holders of popular sovereignty been defined and understood across time and space? Who controls access to this group, and who is excluded? What internal divisions exist within the unitary entity of “the people”? How does individual identity relate to belonging to this group?
This informal, international, and interdisciplinary workshop will explore a range of questions relating to the people and peoplehood, as part of the IAS Major Project ‘Who are “We the People”? Community Beyond the State’. For more information on the project, see https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/201819projects/russell/.
Papers will be short and informal, and discussion is encouraged.
All welcome, but registration required. Registration is free and includes tea/coffee and snacks during the workshop. To register, please email email@example.com by 21 January 2019.
Thursday 31 January, 2pm
Receptions/Genealogies. Chair: Amy Russell (Classics, Durham)
2.10 Daniel Kapust (Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison):
Machiavelli’s popular Lucretian Republic
2.40 Mark Somos (Law, Heidelberg):
Sanctions, state companies and secession: histories and laws of economic
3.10 Emily Jones (History, University of Manchester):
Democracy, revolution, and ‘the People’ in Conservative and Unionist political thought,
3.40 Michèle Lowrie (Classics, University of Chicago and IAS Fellow):
The scope of security
Inclusion/Exclusion. Chair: Pamela Edwards (MacMillan Center, Yale)
4.40 Dinyar Patel (History, University of South Carolina):
Ideas of representation and "The People" in early Indian nationalism
5.10 Sarah Campbell (History, Newcastle University):
‘We are the people.’ Collective memory and the shaping of collective identities in
Friday 1 February, 9am
9.10 Mike Finn (History, University of Exeter):
“The People" and their enemies: Crises of representation(s) in Britain's Brexit moment
9.40 Sarah Keenan (Law, Birkbeck, University of London):
We The Propertied People’: Inclusion, exclusion, ownership and citizenship
The practices of peoplehood Chair: Richard Huzzey (History, Durham)
10.40 Polly Low (Classics, Durham University):
“It wasn’t us!” Collective responsibility (and its avoidance) in Greek interstate
11.10 Christopher Bonner (History, University of Maryland):
Willis Augustus Hodges and the practice of citizenship
11.40 Justin Willis (History, Durham University):
National exercises: elections in Africa in the 1960s
12.10 Closing discussion
1.00 Workshop closes
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