This two-day international workshop will examine the history of conflict activism and mobilisation in Western and African societies, 1500-2010.
Date: 27 and 28 June 2011
Venue: University of Sheffield, UK
Scholars from the UK, France, Southern Africa and US will discuss a range of topics relating to the history of political engagement including
Confirmed speakers include: Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Centre for Civil Society), Laurent Bourquin (Université du Maine), Mike Braddick (University of Sheffield), Université du
Maine (l’Institut Universitaire de France), John Donoghue (Loyola University Chicago), Julie Gottlieb (University of Sheffield), Rachel Hamersley (University of Newcastle), Philippe Hamon (Université Rennes II), Matthew Hilton (University of Birmingham), Miles Larmer (University of Sheffield), Tom Leng (University of Sheffield), Cedric Michon (Université du Maine), Alois Mlambo (University of Pretoria), Brian Raftopoulos (University of the Western Cape), Doug Rossinow (Metropolitan State University), Dan Scroop (University of Sheffield).
This will be the first in a series of three international workshops scheduled to take place over the next three years. It is organised by the Leverhulme Trust-funded research network, The Comparative History of Political Engagement in Western and African Societies, which is based at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Culture, University of Sheffield.
The network’s core aim is to demonstrate how historical and comparative perspectives on political engagement can address an issue of pressing contemporary concern: the limitations and frailties of democracy.
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