We are putting together two panels for the next European Social Science History Conference to be held in Glasgow, 11-15 April 2012. The audiences we aim at are historians of anarchism, of elites and historians interested in theoretical and historiographical questions.
The first panel will concentrate on questions of historiography and analysis. Its title is: "Towards a national turn in anarchist studies?" and is devoted to questions of scale when researching and writing the history of anarchism. Despite the transnational character of the movement, many histories of anarchism have been written on the scale of the nation state, of regions or of localities. The question then becomes: what does the nation state add to our understanding and what gets out of sight when we concentrate on the anarchist movement in a particular nation state? If the nation state is important, how should we deal with its changing character?
The second panel is called: "Elites in an egalitarian movement: anarchist elites." Can elites be identified within the anarchist movement and if so, what was their role? Did they form a network of their own, did they behave as elites within movement with a stronger organisational structure and how were they seen by the rank and file?
Submissions for papers should have approximately 300 words and should be sent to the organisers before April, 24 2011.
The organisers of these panels are:
Bert Altena, Erasmus University Rotterdam (email@example.com)
Constance Bantman, University of Surrey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Phone: +31235366526 Email: email@example.com
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