Conference: Illuminating Elizabethan Political Thought

Location: Notre Dame London Global Gateway

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This conference will scrutinize political thought and political thinking during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558–1603), an era which has been dubbed 'the Dark Age of English Political Thought.' Through plenary lectures by leading historians and thematically based sessions of papers we hope to arrive at the beginnings of a satisfying synthesis or general overview of the spectrum of political thought available during the Elizabethan period and fill a lacuna in our knowledge of this period. The consequences for reframing our notion of the English political thought tradition are potentially profound.

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Notre Dame sponsors

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Fund

Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Department of History


University of Oxford's Centre for Intellectual History