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Professor Peter Schröder

Peter Schröder joined UCL in 2001 and holds a joint appointment with ESPS. He is an intellectual historian and is mainly interested in the history of political thought. He has published widely on the early modern period, although he does occasionally venture beyond these chronological bounds, which is reflected in some of his publications as well as his teaching. He has been visiting professor at universities in Paris, Rome, and Seoul, and visiting research fellow at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, and the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt (amongst others).

PhD supervision

Peter can offer research supervision in most areas of early modern and, in specific cases, the modern history of political thought. He will consider European and English or Scottish topics for PhD supervision, and would particularly welcome prospective students in the following areas: natural law, history of ideas, and history of political thought.

Recent publications

  • Trust in Early Modern Political Thought (Cambridge: CUP, 2017).
  • 'Fidem observandam esse - Trust and Fear in Hobbes and Locke', in L Kontler and M Somos (eds), Trust and Happiness in the History of European Political Thought (Leiden: BRILL, 2017), pp. 99-117.
  • 'Hobbes m'a fourni ses rêves politiques - Rousseaus Auseinandersetzung mit Hobbes', in R Voigt, T Lau and V Reinhardt (eds), Der sterbliche Gott: Thomas Hobbes' Lehre von der Allmacht des Leviathan (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2017), pp. 103-125.

For a full list of publications, see Peter's Iris profile.