The Graduate Student History Association of Claremont Graduate University is pleased to announce its fourth annual spring conference: “The Politics of Unrest: A Transdisciplinary Conference.”
This conference will explore both political protests and nonviolent resistance in countries and cultures around the world. States have used political violence to intimidate and maintain authority, while protestors have resorted to rebellions, terrorism or sit-ins to demand changes in policy, regime, or political structure. Coverage of recent political uprisings, such as Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring movements, are prominent in the news media and signal the ongoing importance of this topic. While this conference assumes a historical vantage point for understanding the ongoing role of unrest in society, we welcome papers from multiple disciplinary perspectives on a wide-range of topics including but are not limited to: the interrelationship(s) between political change, violence, non-violence, the state, theory, terrorism, civil rights movements, genocide, the media, and memory.
Mary Dudziak will be the keynote speaker. The title of her talk is: “’Wartime’ as a Concept in History.”
The conference will be held on the campus of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, April 14, 2012. Panels will take place in Burkle 12 and Burkle 26 located on 1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue Claremont, CA 91711.
No cost to attend and open to the public.
For more information regarding panel schedules, please email Bridget Lawlor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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