Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Freedom: Liberalism, Republicanism and Beyond

Date: 23-24 May 2017

Location: Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, 1012 CG Amsterdam

This workshop is organised in honour of Quentin Skinner, the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities and Co-director of The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary, University of London. In order to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the publication of his seminal work Liberty Before Liberalism, we invite scholars to reflect on Professor Skinner’s work on the history of freedom. The workshop is open to the public; registration is required. Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. To register, please send an email to

Speakers include: Hilary Gatti (Sapienza University of Rome), Hannah Dawson (King’s College London), Laurens van Apeldoorn (University of Leiden), Yiftah Elazar (Hebrew University), René Koekkoek (University of Amsterdam), Arthur Weststeijn (Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome), Rachel Foxley (University of Reading), Lena Halldenius (Lundt University), Martin van Gelderen (Lichtenberg-Kolleg – The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study), Felicity Green (The University of Edinburgh), Bruno Leipold (Oxford University), Matthijs Lok (University of Amsterdam), Annelien de Dijn (University of Amsterdam), Christopher Hamel (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, University of London), Annabel Brett (University of Cambridge).

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