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Remembering early modern revolutions: England, North America, France and Haiti

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Remembering early modern revolutions: England, North America, France and Haiti
Date of Event
17th June 2017
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16th June 2017
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The ‘turn to memory’, as Geoffrey Cubitt has described it, has been a major feature of recent historiography. This one-day conference will explore the memory of the major revolutions of the early modern period (England 1649 & 1688/9; North America 1776, France 1789 and Haiti 1791-1804). By addressing these events collectively, the conference will explore the interconnectedness of these revolutions in the contemporary mind. It will highlight the importance of invoking the memory of prior revolutions in order both to warn of the dangers of revolution and to legitimate radical political change. The conference will also unpick the different ways in which these events were presented and their memory utilised, uncovering the importance of geographical and temporal contexts to the processes of remembering and forgetting.

http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/15512

 
 

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