Public Events

September 11 | November 29 | March 14

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Are Some Revolutions More Important Than Others?
September 11, 2017 | 5-7 pm, followed by reception 7-8:30 pm | Mandel Atrium                        

(co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities and Department of History)

Forgotten Dreams and Misplaced Revolutions will kick off its seminar year with a panel discussion on the provocative question of whether some revolutions are more important than others.

Professor Greg Childs, History, Brandeis University
Professor David Scott, Anthropology, Columbia University
Professor Naghmeh Sohrabi, History, Brandeis University
Dr. Vivian Solana Moreno, Anthropology Mellon Sawyer Post-Doctoral Fellow, Brandeis University
Professor Bernard Yack, Politics, Brandeis University

Click here for the video of this event.


Translating the Grenada and Iranian Revolutionary Experiences into Theory:
A Discussion with Professors Brian Meeks and Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
November 29, 2017 | 4:30-6:30 pm | Location TBD 

(co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities)


Closing Public Session: Conceptualizing a Twentieth Century Age of Revolutions
March 14, 2018 | 5-7 pm
, followed by reception | Mandel Atrium  

In our last public event, we will have a conversation between scholars of the late 18th and early 19th century “age of revolutions” and scholars of the twentieth century “third world revolutions.” The focus of this panel is the question of what is at stake in defining a variety of “age of revolutions,” and the conceptual differences and similarities between these two crucial revolutionary epochs.

Professor Asef Bayat
Professor Jane Kamensky
Professor Sue Lanser
Professor Sinclair Thomson