Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Genealogy and Political Theory Workshop

29Sept2017 10:00 - 17:00


In recent years, there has been a proliferation of works of and on genealogy by political theorists and historians of political thought. However, with this proliferation comes questions about what exactly genealogy is, how to understand past work on and of genealogy (in particular by Nietzsche and Foucault), how it is connected to other forms of critical inquiry (such as ideology critique), and what its role can and should be in political theorising more broadly.

This workshop brings together scholars working on genealogy to discuss and begin to answer these questions, with a particular focus on the growing contribution of genealogy for helping us to make sense of contemporary political theory and practice.


  • 10:00 - Professor Bernard Reginster (Brown University), “Nietzsche on Truth and Genealogy”.
  • 11:10 - Coffee Break
  • 11:20 – Dr. Janosch Prinz (University of East Anglia) “Combining genealogy and ideology critique in realism in political theory”.
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 – Professor Enzo Rossi (University of Amsterdam), “Libertarianism, Capitalism, Ideology: A Reality Check”.
  • 14:40 - Dr. Gulsen Seven (Bilkent University), “The relevance of genealogy for political realism”
  • 15:50 - Coffee Break
  • 16:00 – Dr Paul Raekstad (University of Amsterdam), “On Three Kinds of Genealogy”.
  • 17:00 – End/Drinks


It is not necessary to register. However, please do RSVP to by Monday the 25th.

Location: University of Amsterdam/Roeterseiland, REC B9.22

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam
    Building B: +31 (0)20 525 5340 | Building C: +31 (0)20 525 5470

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