The Commune at 150: a symposium

Event Details

  • Event date: 02/11/2021 – 02/11/2021
  • Venue: The Royal Foundation of St Katharine (London)

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9.30am-19:00pm GMT

We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune with an in-person symposium. The event brings together scholars specialising in literature, the visual arts, material culture, political theory, and more, for an interdisciplinary exploration of the Commune’s ongoing political and cultural significance. The conference also hopes to reinvigorate wider cross-disciplinary debates about the generative logic of insurrectionary events as well as about the formation of radical traditions.

The symposium will consist of four panels and a concluding roundtable. For the full programme, see:  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-commune-at-150-tickets-180793687787

Confirmed participants include Mark Allison (Ohio Wesleyan), David A. Shafer (California State), Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck), Mark Steven (Exeter), Constance Bantman (Surrey), Matthew Beaumont (UCL), Antony Taylor (Sheffield Hallam), Owen Holland (UCL), Kristin Grogan (Rutgers), Clare Pettitt (KCL), Scott McCracken (QMUL), Julia Nicholls (KCL), Terence Renaud (Yale), Patrick Bray (UCL), Ruth Kinna (Loughborough), Esther Leslie (Birkbeck), Adrian Rifkin (Dutch Art Institute), and Kristin Ross (NYU).

Organizers: Charlotte Jones (QMUL) and Benjamin Kohlmann (Regensburg)

Please note that there is no registration fee but that due to Covid restrictions attendance is limited to registered participants.

Register here  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-commune-at-150-tickets-180793687787

This event is supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre