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.
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