To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Louise Michel's death, the IISH presents a selection of documents of her life. As a communarde, determined revolutionary, and romantic writer, Louise Michel's revolutionary engagement originated in her opposition to Napoleon III during the Second Empire. In 1871, with the Paris Commune, her opposition to the bourgeois republic led by Adolphe Thiers became increasingly pronounced, and by 1880, her anarchist views clashed with the policies of the Third Republic.
The exhibition consists of a biography illustrated with pictures from the IISH collection, and some documents from the Louise Michel papers at the IISH. They tell something about the relations of Louise Michel with her mother, with her friends, and with the poor. They show her as a writer and a ethnographer. And, finally, they reveal her real personality: a passionate militant and a generous person.
A French version of the introductory texts are available at: http://www.iisg.nl/collections/louisemichel/indexfr.php
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)