Rethinking the Age of Revolution

Rethinking The Age of Revolution: Rights, Representation, and the Global Imaginary is a 2013–2014 John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at Brandeis University. Led by Professors Jane Kamensky and Susan S. Lanser, the seminar focuses on the Atlantic revolutions in America, France, and Haiti within a broad historical and multidisciplinary framework. You can read updates and scholarship at the seminar's blog.

Public Events

The following events are open to the public. To find the location, see this map and information about visiting Brandeis. All events will be held in the Mandel Center for the Humanities.

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Topic Date Time Location
Symposium: The Axes of Revolution: Space, Time, Idea
Dorris Garraway, Eliga H. Gould, Lynn Hunt
Sept. 27 2:00–5:00 p.m. Mandel G03
Panel Discussion: People in Revolution
Kathleen DuVal, Amy Freund, Emma Rothschild
Nov. 14 4:00–5:30 p.m. Mandel 303
Panel Discussion: Limits of Revolution
Christopher Leslie Brown, Suzanne DesanMalick W. Ghachem
Feb. 27 4:00–5:30 p.m. Mandel 303
Symposium: The End(s) of Revolution
  • Howard G. Brown, Binghamton University
    “Violence and the Multiple Endings of the French Revolution”
  • Laurent Dubois, Duke University
    “Democracy at the Roots: Three Legacies of the Haitian Revolution”
  • Jill Lepore, Harvard University
    “The Tyranny of the American Revolution”
April 25 2:00–5:00 p.m. Mandel G03


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