Keynote speaker

GREGORY CLAEYS (Royal Holloway, Great Britain) — chair of the Utopian Studies Society (Europe); author of Machinery, Money and the Millennium: From Moral Economy to Socialism (Princeton University Press, 1987), Citizens and Saints: Politics and Anti-Politics in Early British Socialism (Cambridge University Press, 1989), Imperial Sceptics: British Anti-Imperialism 1850-1920 (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Searching for Utopia: the History of an Idea (Thames & Hudson, 2011), and, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016, Dystopia: A Natural History. He is also co-editor (with Gareth Stedman Jones) of The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2011). He has also edited some fifty volumes of primary sources, chiefly in the history of utopianism and radicalism. His main research interests lie in the fields of social and political reform movements from the 1790s to the early 20th century, with a special focus upon utopianism and early socialism.

Gregory Claeys has also authored an introduction for the book More After More. Essays Commemorating the Five Hundredth Anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, co-edited by Ksenia Olkusz, Michał Kłosiński and Krzysztof M. Maj, and published in 2016 by Facta Ficta Research Centre as the first volume in “Frontiers of Nowhere” series.


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