Call for Papers Concepta Research Seminar

Comparing the Concepts of Representation


SciencesPo, Paris, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November 2016

Organized by the Civic Constellation II project, Concepta: International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought, the CLAIMS project (ANR-DFG) and HiSoPo (AFSP)


Representation is a core concept in modern politics. Since the revolutions of the 17th and 18th century, representation has become the main principle organizing and legitimizing political systems. Social movements themselves are based on representation – of workers, of women, of minorities – as are aesthetics, linguistics or psychology. As a result of this centrality, the concept of representation can be hard to grasp; ubiquitous, its meaning is deeply contentious.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Dr. Rochana Bajpai (SOAS, University of London) and Prof. Yves Sintomer (Paris 8 University, IUF).

Language: English – no attendance fee.

To apply please send your paper proposal in a Word file, of up to 500 words, before 15 September 2016 to both convenors: Samuel Hayat, CNRS/CERAPS ( and José María Rosales, University of Málaga (

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