Seminar: Revolts, revolt communication and political cultures
Welcome to the seminar Revolts, Revolt Communication and Political Cultures. In recent years, the so-called Arab Spring has shown the border-crossing ability of political unrest. Early modern governments were also well aware of the transnational character of unrest, and tried to control and influence both national and transnational information through various means.
The seminar’s focus is primarily on the early modern period with a geographical emphasis on Northern Europe (incl. Russia). The aim of the seminar is to depict specific international cases of unrest and the communicating of these events by asking how information was produced and spread both nationally and transnationally. The seminar also discusses continuities and ruptures in revolt movement and political cultures, and will expand beyond the early modern period to discuss e.g. the historiography of the Club War and the labor movement in the modern period.
The goal of the seminar is to demonstrate how the level of communication expanded over time and how subaltern contestation develops into perpetual and more or less institutionalized forms.
Registration is required and can be done via the purple button above "Till anmälan" latest by 22.11.
10.00 Opening of conference / welcoming words
10.05 Keynote lecture by Malte Griesse: Extension of communicative space in early modern revolts: From local evil to common good
10.50 Comments / discussion. Commentator Kimmo Katajala
11.15 Short break
11.30 Presentations I
Johan Holm: The revolts that went missing!
Miriam Rönnqvist: Fear created metaphors and metaphors created fear. Revolt communication in early modern Sweden
12.10 Comments / discussion
13.45 Presentations II
Kasper Kepsu: Peasant resistance in the Swedish province of Ingria in the late 17th century
Ilona Pikkanen: The Club War and its 19th-century Fictions: an Intermedial Approach to Revolt Communication)
14.30 Comments / discussion
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Presentations III – Political cultures, everyday resistance
Nils Erik Villstrand: Early modern everyday resistance – so what?
Matias Kaihovirta: A longue durée of politics from below? The political culture of the ironworkers in early 20th century Finland
16.10 Comments / discussion
16.30 Summarizing discussion / panel discussion (moderated by Ann-Catrin Östman, panel; Charlotta Wolff, Johan Holm and Malte Griesse)
The event is held in Turku at Åbo Akademi University
In Auditorium Aura in Arken
If you have any questions or comments please contact Miriam Rönnqvist at firstname.lastname@example.org