Séminaire franco-britannique d’histoire

Séminaire franco-britannique d’histoire
Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, en partenariat avec l’Institute of Historical Research (University of London) et le Groupe d’histoire intellectuelle (Université Paris 8-Vincennes-Saint-Denis)

Jeudi 21 mars à 17h30

Rachel Hammersley (Newcastle University)

“’Springing from the double head of Monarchy and Democracy’: The Persistence of Monarchical Republicanism and the Rise of Democracy in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Britain and France”

Lieu: Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e, salle D040

« This paper seeks to widen and complicate understandings of early-modern republicanism by challenging two of the most deeply entrenched assumptions about it: that it was inherently anti-monarchical and that it was emphatically anti-democratic. Detailed analysis of the ideas of a range of British and French thinkers from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (including Nathaniel Bacon, James Harrington and the Abbé Mably) will be deployed in order to demonstrate on the one hand, the survival of older pluralist understandings of republicanism during the seventeenth century and beyond, and on the other, the fact that a positive understanding of democracy was already developing among republicans as early as the 1640s and 50s long before the ‘age of the democratic revolution’. Moreover, the paper shows that, paradoxically, it was often the same figures advocating both monarchical and democratic republicanism. »

Programme des prochaines séances du séminaire :

Jeudi 28 mars : Louise Raw, autour de son livre Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History (Continuum, 2011)

Jeudi 4 avril : Gaby Mahlberg (Northumbria University) : “The English republican exiles in Europe”

Jeudi 11 avril : Richard Cust (Birmingham) : “Charles I and the Aristocracy 1625-1642”

Jeudi 25 avril : Emma Griffin (East Anglia), “The Sons of Freedom: working-class life during the British Industrial Revolution”

Jeudi 23 mai : Muriel Pécastaing-Boissière (Paris 4): « “A Plea for the Weak Against the Strong” : l’anti-impérialisme d’Annie Besant (1847-1933) » (la séance avec Leonore Davidoff est annulée)

Jeudi 30 mai: Malcolm Chase (Leeds): “1820: disorder and stability in the United Kingdom”

Vendredi 31 mai à 14h (salle D116) : Malcolm Chase (Leeds), autour de son livre, Le chartisme. Aux origines du mouvement ouvrier britannique (1838-1858) (Publications de la Sorbonne, 2013).En partenariat avec le PRI îles Britanniques EHESS- Paris 7 et le Centre d’histoire du XIXe siècle – Paris 1–Paris 4.

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