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Conference – Caesarism – 28/29 June 2022

Conceptualising Political Leadership:

Towards an Intellectual History of Caesarism

Venue: Historische Sternwarte (Green Room) – Geismar Landstraße 11, 37083 Göttingen

28th June 2022

10:00-10:30

Institutional greetings and opening remarks

M. van Gelderen and F. Antonini (Moritz-Stern-Institut, Germany)

Morning session – chair: G. Souvlis

10:30-11:15

F. Santangelo (Newcastle University, UK): Caesarism in Ancient Rome?

11:15-12:00

C. Nederman (Texas A&M University US): Papal Caesarism in Late Medieval Political Thought

12:00-12:45

C. Cuttica (Université Paris 8, France):The ‘Caesarism’ of Early Modern Democracy

12:45-14:30

Lunch

Afternoon session – chair: F. Antonini

14:30-15:15

A. Storring (King’s College London, UK):  Prussian Pharsalus: The Place of Julius Caesar in the Military Ideas of Frederick the Great of Prussia

15:15-16:00

M. Broers (University of Oxford, UK): Napoleon, the last Emperor of the West or the First Modern Dictator? The Evolution of Napoleonic Authoritarianism

16:00-16:30

Break

16:30-17:15

I. McDaniel (University of Sussex, UK): Caesarism and International Order in the Nineteenth Century

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29th June 2022

Morning session – chair: A. Storring

9:30-10:15

J. W. Müller (Princeton University, US): The Caesarist City

10:15-11:00

M. Prutsch (EU Parliament): Discourses on a ‘New Caesar’ in the Late Nineteenth Century

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30-12:15

A. Jordan (Moritz-Stern-Institut, Germany): Caesarism in Nineteenth-Century British Thought

12:15-13:00

F. Antonini (Moritz-Stern-Institut, Germany): The Parabola of the Leadership: Robert Michels on Caesarism

13:00-14:30

Lunch

Afternoon session – chair: C. Cuttica

14:30-15:15

L. Cerasi (University Ca’ Foscari, Italy): Caesarism and its Reverse: Corporatism and ‘Organic’ Representation in Fascist Political Thought

15:15-16:00

G. Souvlis (University of Ioannina, Greece): Caesarism and Populism: An Antinomic Relationship

16:00-16:30

Final discussion

16:30-16:45

Conclusions

F. Antonini (Moritz-Stern-Institut, Germany)

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The conference is generously funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.

It will also be possible to attend the conference online. For information please contact Francesca Antonini (fantoni@uni-goettingen.de).

information please contact Francesca Antonini (fantoni@uni-goettingen.de).

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Help for Ukrainian Scholars at Risk

If you are a scholar working in the fields of Intellectual History, the History of Political Thought, Modern Jewish Studies and/or Enlightenment Studies and looking for an academic refuge, we are here to help.

A series of German foundations, including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Philipp-Schwartz-Initiative) are opening up/extending application deadlines for scholars at risk.

You are not left alone. We will find solutions. Together.

Please contact our director Martin van Gelderen

martin.vangelderen@zvw.uni-goettingen.de

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