University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Political Thinking at the Margins

April 6, 2017

April 6-7, 2017

University of Virginia


THIS TWO DAY CONFERENCE brings together established and emerging scholars of colonialism, settler-colonialism, and race for a discussion of law, violence, borders, war, property, sovereignty, the global, and the humanities in different contexts around the globe. While our approach is interdisciplinary and comparative, we acknowledge challenges to Western canons and to the “comparative” turn in the humanities; and we are also mindful that comparison is a political activity that may reinforce existing distinctions between West and non-West, settler and native, white and non-white, civilized and uncivilized, and so forth. Accordingly, the conference seeks to elicit connections and understand the disconnections between bodies of thought that have, in contemporary academic formations, remained distinct. Visit the official website for more information.


Each panel will take place at the Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation, 1 West Range, Hotel A. The Keynote Address will be at Nau Hall, 101.


Sponsored by
The Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities
The Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture
The Page-Barbour Foundation
The Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation
and the Department of Politics

Homer Statue
1 West Range, Hotel A
2:00 pm