Conceptualising Political Leadership:
Towards an Intellectual History of Caesarism
Venue: Historische Sternwarte (Green Room) – Geismar Landstraße 11, 37083 Göttingen
28th June 2022
Institutional greetings and opening remarks
M. van Gelderen and F. Antonini (Moritz-Stern-Institut, Germany)
Morning session – chair: G. Souvlis
F. Santangelo (Newcastle University, UK): Caesarism in Ancient Rome?
C. Nederman (Texas A&M University US): Papal Caesarism in Late Medieval Political Thought
C. Cuttica (Université Paris 8, France):The ‘Caesarism’ of Early Modern Democracy
Afternoon session – chair: F. Antonini
A. Storring (King’s College London, UK): Prussian Pharsalus: The Place of Julius Caesar in the Military Ideas of Frederick the Great of Prussia
M. Broers (University of Oxford, UK): Napoleon, the last Emperor of the West or the First Modern Dictator? The Evolution of Napoleonic Authoritarianism
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
J. W. Müller (Princeton University, US): The Caesarist City
M. Prutsch (EU Parliament): Discourses on a ‘New Caesar’ in the Late Nineteenth Century
A. Jordan (Moritz-Stern-Institut, Germany): Caesarism in Nineteenth-Century British Thought
F. Antonini (Moritz-Stern-Institut, Germany): The Parabola of the Leadership: Robert Michels on Caesarism
Afternoon session – chair: C. Cuttica
L. Cerasi (University Ca’ Foscari, Italy): Caesarism and its Reverse: Corporatism and ‘Organic’ Representation in Fascist Political Thought
G. Souvlis (University of Ioannina, Greece): Caesarism and Populism: An Antinomic Relationship
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
information please contact Francesca Antonini (email@example.com).