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Sep 14

SEP 14

6:15 PM–8:45 PM


Uprising 1/13: Revolution

6:15 PM–8:45 PM    Low Library Rotunda

Panel Discussion:

Uprising 1/13: Revolution

Etienne Balibar, Gayatri Spivak, Bernard Harcourt, and Jesús Rodriguez-Velasco

**Please note that the event location has been changed to the LOW LIBRARY ROTUNDA.
Open to the public, seating is limited. To RSVP, please click here.
For more information on this seminar series, including a complete seminar program, click here.

"Uprising 13/13" will explore thirteen different forms or modalities of uprising, including insurgencies, revolts, hacktivism, disobedience, liberation, sedition, and more. Each session will focus on one form of uprising in relation to historical events, from modern revolutionary movements to the Arab Spring and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Discussants will address the questions on the basis of a range of archival and theoretical sources, and other media. Discussions will be led by moderators Bernard Harcourt and Jesús Rodriguez-Velasco with invited guest scholars. For more information on Uprising 13/13, click here.

The September 14 session will examine the historical concept of "revolution" and explore the political consequences of conceptualizing revolution in different ways. How do conceptions of revolution relate to theories of history? 

Uprising 13/13 is organized by Bernard Harcourt and Jesús Rodriguez-Velasco. Uprising 13/13 is sponsored by the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Theory and the Society of Fellows.

Readings that will be discussed during the September 14 session on Revolution:
Reinhardt Koselleck (Futures Past; "Historical Criteria of the Modern Concept of Revolution")
Karl Marx, 18 Brumaire
Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto


Uprising 1/13: Revolution