7th MWP Classics Revisited Conference: Macchiavelli’s Il Prince at 500 7 & 8 May 2013, San Domenico di Fiesole, Villa La Fonte, Conference Room

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Niccolo Machiavelli

Every year the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute holds an annual “Classics Revisited” conference in which a particular theme or a figure or text from the Western canon is examined from diverse disciplinary perspectives.

Past topics have included David Hume on norms and institutions, Karl Popper on objective knowledge in the social sciences, and Thomas Hobbes and the Modern State.

This year’s conference will celebrate Niccolò Machiavelli and the 500th anniversary of Il Principe with a focus on its global legacy and enduring significance. The conference will take place in Florence, on May 7th and 8th 2013, at the beautiful Villa La Fonte.

The conference will be organized around five panels: (1) Reappraising Machiavelli and Florentine political thought; (2) Reappraising Machiavelli and Republicanism in past and present; (3) Global Perspectives on Machiavelli; (4) Machiavelli, Democracy and Constitutionalism; (5) Machiavelli and Citizenship and will be followed by a closing roundtable discussion.

This year’s conference will be deeply interdisciplinary and feature speakers from around the world. Confirmed participants include: Pete Stacey (UCLA), Anna Becker (der Universität Basel), Karin Tilmans (EUI), Martin Van Gelderen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), J. Matthew Hoye (EUI, MWF) Rees, Edward Arfon (Birmingham), Elias Palti (Universidad de Quilmes), Konrad Lawson (EUI, MWF), John McCormick (Chicago), Martin Scheinin (EUI), Aidan Regan (EUI, MWF), Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Richard Bellamy (UCL), Anthony Molho (EUI), and Philippe Schmitter (EUI).

The attendees will all be presenting new works on Machiavelli.

For more information on the conference, please contact Matthew Hoye: ([email protected]).