novembro , 2021

26nov(nov 26)9:00 am27(nov 27)6:00 pmNational Liberation, World RevolutionWorkshop9:00 am - 6:00 pm (27) Campus de Campolide da NOVA — 1099-085 LisboaTipologia do Evento:Workshop

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Detalhes do Evento

Workshop que procura mapear a complexidado do activismo comunista internacional, após a Grande Guerra, e o seu significado a longo prazo, especialmente fora da Europa. Prazo: 20 de Setembro

 

National Liberation, World Revolution:
Anti-Colonial Networks and the Origins of Global Communism, 1914-24

 

The end of the First World War and the Russian Revolution inaugurated a period of unprecedented global effervescence. Europe has often been regarded as the epicentre of these agitations and the Moscow-centred international communist movement as their protagonist. However, the upheavals of these years galvanised a variety of actors, including anti-colonialists and revolutionary nationalists, as well as activists linked to the Communist International but who retained significant ideological and political autonomy. This was especially true in the pre-Stalinist period. Unrest spread to the Americas, Africa, and Asia too, where nationalism intersected in complex ways with class conflict. While Moscow attempted to channel this ferment, alternative hubs for transnational activism emerged, often on the basis of pre-existing networks of anti-war and anti-colonial solidarity. Locations such as Mexico City, Algiers, Tashkent, Buenos Aires, and Shanghai became important coordinating centres where the Communist International coexisted with a plethora of leftist and national liberation movements. These cities became loci of socialisation for radicals from different countries and political traditions. They thus helped forge new identities, including incipient Third Worldist sentiments. The ideological and geographical contours of global activism in these years and the origins of the international communist movement were thus more diverse than has often been assumed. This conference seeks to map this complexity and its long-term significance, with special focus on non-European places and actors.

The workshop will preferentially have an in-person format at Lisbon’s Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), although it will also accommodate some online presentations. It will be streamed on Zoom. Those who wish to follow the event online should contact azoffmann@fcsh.unl.pt.

 

>> Full Programme (📎 PDF) <<

 

Call for papers

 

The workshop will take place at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), in Lisbon (Portugal), on 26-27 November 2021. Panelists are asked to present 25/30-minute papers. There is no need to circulate papers beforehand. The event will have a hybrid format and will accommodate online presentations.

Ideally, however, we encourage speakers based in Europe to try to make it to Lisbon and meet in person. We are in the position to offer a limited amount of travel subsidies for those who cannot secure institutional support for the trip.

Abstracts (200 words) should be sent before 20 September to azoffmann@fcsh.unl.pt along with a short biographical note. Participants should receive a confirmation of acceptance no later than 25 September.

 

>> Download the Call for Papers (📎PDF) <<

 

 

Scientific Committee

 

Arturo Zoffmann Rodriguez (IHC — NOVA FCSH)
George Souvlis (University of Ioannina)
Daniel Kent Carrasco (IIH — UNAM)

 

Organisation

 

IHC’s Thematic Line Connected Histories: State-Building, Social Movements and Political Economy

IHC’s Research Group on Comparative Political History

 

 

Poster for the workshop "National Liberation, World Revolution"

 

Imagem: Josep Renau (1907- 1982). Campesion, defiende con les armas el Gobierno que te dio la tierra. 1936. (Fonte)

 

Tempo

26 (Sexta-feira) 9:00 am - 27 (Sábado) 6:00 pm

Localização

NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros, Salas 217 e 219

Campus de Campolide da NOVA — 1099-085 Lisboa

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