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Thomas Hobbes Symposium 2019

THE ANNUAL THOMAS HOBBES OF MALMESBURY DAY

Provisional Programme of Events

The 3rd Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury Symposium

The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Saturday 1st June 2019

10.00 am – 5.00 pm

THEME: HOBBES, MACHIAVELLI AND ITALY

10.00 Introduction to the day’s events

10.15 Professor Quentin Skinner - University of London

Machiavelli and Hobbes: a sequence of contrasts

11.15 Coffee

11.45 Dr. Raffaella Santi - University of Urbino, Italy

The Influence of Botero on Hobbes

12.45 Lunch

2.15 Dr. Luc Foisneau - Director of CNRS, Paris Enlightenment: Beccaria and penal law reform

The Shadow of Hobbes in the Italian

3.15 Concluding remarks to the Symposium

3.30 Tea

4.00 Book launch: Tony McAleavy - Malmesbury History Society

“It is better to be feared than loved”

Power, intimidation and political violence in Malmesbury during Hobbes’s childhood

4.30 Concluding remarks