Revolutions Past and Present: Their legacy and future

Room 429 - Muirhead Tower
Thursday 26 January 2017 (14:00-16:00)

This roundtable discussion discusses the explicitly political role of historians and social scientists in thinking and writing about revolutions past and present.

How does our research contribute to their legacies or inform public debates? What does the victory or the defeat of particular revolutions mean in our world today, and how can reflecting on those help us to imagine alternative futures?

In particular, we will discuss the Arab Spring and the Egyptian Revolution and revisit historic events such as the American Revolution and the Brazil Revolutions.

Featuring contributions from:

Organised by Ilya Afanasyev and BRIHC.

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities