Watch Dr Bejan’s Balzan-Skinner lecture on “Acknowledging Equality"

  • Acknowledging Equality
5 May, 2016

Dr Teresa Bejan was elected as the 2015-16 Balzan-Skinner Fellow in Modern Intellectual History by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge last year.

As part of her Fellowship, on 22nd April Dr Bejan gave the seventh Balzan-Skinner lecture, on "Acknowledging Equality".

The talk explored ideas of equality as a political principle, a religious commitment, and a social practice in seventeenth-century England. These fascinating but forgotten visions of “equality before egalitarianism” shed light on the development of a central concept in modern political thought while providing some analytical clarity and historical insight sorely missing in contemporary debates.

The lecture is now available to view online: