History seminars at the IHR

Modern Italian History

Convenors: Ilaria Favretto (Kingston), Maurizio Isabella (QMUL), Axel Körner (UCL), Carl Levy (Goldsmiths)

All meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 5:30, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House (Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU), unless otherwise stated (for room details, see the list of events below).

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Ilaria Favretto: I.Favretto@kingston.ac.uk

Venue:  Past & Present Room N202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm

The IHR Modern Italian History Seminar is deeply saddened by the sudden death of its co-convener Professor Christopher Duggan. Christopher was a great friend and supporter of the seminar, involved in many of our events over the past 25 years. His intellectual contribution to the field of Modern Italian History is immense. Many young colleagues as well as established scholars benefitted from his generous advice and friendship.

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
9 June Anarchists and the City: Governance, Revolution and the Imagination

Carl Levy's Inaugural Lecture  Since the emergence of anarchism as an ideology and and a self-declared movement in the nineteenth century, the city and the urban commune have been central to the anarchist imagination and to anarchist socio-political action. In his inaugural lecture, Carl Levy, will present a synoptic overview of the uses of the city in the anarchists' programmes, tactics, strategies and visions. From the Paris Commune of 1871, to Barcelona in 1936, Paris, May 1968  and the global phenomena of the Occupy and Square movements of the past few years, the city has been central for the transformation of philosophical  anarchism into a quotidian, vivid practice. An alternative social ecology of the city, advanced by Peter Kropotkin, Paul Goodman, Colin Ward and Murray Bookchin has had influence far beyond the confines of  anarchist movements. The anarcha- feminism of Emma Goldman thrived in the artistic urban bohemia and modern and contemporary art has flourished in anarchist tinged envi

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Vanue: Goldsmiths, University of London - Deptford Town Hall, Council Chamber, New Cross, SE14 6NW