News and Announcements

The ESHPT would like to co-ordinate activities and contribute to the exploration of synergies in the field, and would be grateful to learn about meetings, projects and other items of information relevant to the academic study of the history of political thought. The information posted in this section is based on communications from members, who are assumed to possess authorization for making it public, and to take full responsibility for its accuracy.



The ESHPT is pleased to announce a new book series, with our members Erica Benner, Cesare Cuttica, László Kontler and Mark Somos as editors.

History of European Political and Constitutional Thought (HEPCT) is a peer-reviewed series of monographs, conference proceedings, and newly edited primary sources. It promotes the study of European traditions of political and constitutional thought from classical antiquity to the twentieth century. The series brings to its geographical, historical and thematic focus the full range of methods established in the field, from contributions on the conventional canon to comparative, transnational, global and critical approaches, while also aiming to foster new methodologies. HEPCT arises from a scheme of broader cooperation between Brill and the ESHPT. The series will be the publication venue for edited volumes based on ESHPT conferences; ESHPT members are especially encouraged to submit their work into the series; Brill shall sponsor ESHPT conferences and offer selected titles at a 50% discount during conferences; ESHPT members can purchase titles in the series at a 25% discount. But the editors would naturally like to rely on contributions from the widest possible range of scholars. With a group of dynamic associate editors and a distinguished advisory board, we are confident that the series will make a significant impact on the field. Watch out for the announcement of the first volumes (planned for publication in 2019), and send queries or proposals to the series editors or the acquisition editor at Brill, Arjan van Dijk, !


Discounted rate on HEI – 31 March 2012

 Thanks to successful negotiation with the representative of the publisher of the History of European Ideas, the Taylor & Francis Group, a 30% discount rate is now available for ESHPT members who wish to subscribe for the journal, as follows:

Normal individual subscription rate (2012) ESHPT member rate (2012) – 30% discount
£63 sterling £44 sterling
€83 Euro €58 Euro
$104 USD $73 USD

For information on how to take advantage of this offer, visit, “journal information” and then “society information” tabs. Please also note that it is free to sign up for online table of contents alerts so that, members can keep abreast of what is being published in the journal (by clicking ‘Alert Me’ under the journal thumbnail on the above website).


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