The International Conference for the Study of Political Thought

2019 Spitz Prize Nominations Due Dec. 1

The David and Elaine Spitz Prize is awarded every year for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory published two years earlier. Nominations for the 2019 Prize are due by December 1, 2019. Find the complete call for nominations here.

2020 CFP: Democratic Representation: Acts, Aesthetics, Institutions

The Call for Papers for next year's Annual Conference, "Democratic Representation: Acts, Aesthetics, Institutions," is now open! Read the CFP and instructions for submitting a proposal here.

2020 Conference: Democratic Representation: Acts, Aesthetics, Institutions

Next year's Annual Conference, "Democratic Representation: Acts, Aesthetics, Institutions," will take place May 15-16, 2020 at Cornell University.


The International Conference for the Study of Political Thought is an international, interdisciplinary organization of scholars and informed citizens interested in preserving and encouraging a broad, humanistic style of thinking about politics. Founded in Toronto in 1967 by J.G.A. Pocock, Melvin Richter, and Neal Wood, CSPT is now composed of an extensive network of affiliated groups and scholarly organizations. The organization aims to hold one major conference each year on a topic of broad theoretical and political significance, drawing together scholars from intellectual history, political and social theory, philosophy and related fields. In addition to our annual conference, we plan to organize smaller gatherings – workshops, lectures, panels – on contemporary themes from a theoretically and historically sensitive perspective.

This year's conference, Democratic Representation: Acts, Aesthetics, Institutions, will be held May 15-16, 2020, at Cornell University. The Call for Papers can be found here

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