Amia Srinivasan delivers the 2024 Quain Lectures – ‘The Contingent World’ at UCL

DPIR’s Amia Srinivasan, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, is set to give this year’s Quain Lectures in Jurisprudence for UCL’s Faculty of Laws. Amia’s series of three talks will be on the nature of critical genealogy in its historical, political and epistemological aspects.

The Quain Lectures 2023/24: The Contingent World take place from Monday 13 – Friday 17 May at the UCL Faculty of Laws, and are open to the public.

  • In the first lecture, from 6-8pm on Monday 13 May, Professor Srinivasan will explore the history of critical genealogy in the context of the ancient Greeks. 
  • The second lecture, from 12-2pm on Wednesday 15 May, will focus on analytic philosophy’s mixed relationship to critical genealogy and analyse attempts by philosophers to critically dismantle such topics as morality, theism, commonsense ontology, and analytic philosophy itself.
  • In the final lecture, from 6-8pm on Thursday 16 May, Professor Srinivasan will assess genealogy’s use as a tool of political critique, and method of liberation.
  • A commentators’ seminar will be held from 1-3pm on Friday 17 May, in which the lectures will be discussed with a panel of academics, including former DPIR DPhil student, Dr Sarah Bufkin.

Book for the events on the UCL Faculty of Law’s website. Please note that tickets for each event need to be booked separately.