A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT – new seminar series run at the University of Westminster, London

A Neighbour’s “History of the Present”

Seminar Series

University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2HW London

Once a month, on Thursdays, 5.30-7pm

Free event, but please book here

Contact: Emmanuel Jouai e.jouai@my.westminster.ac.uk

A monthly seminar series has just been launched at the University of Westminster, London. This series is designed with the Foucauldian notion of “history of the present” in mind and will tackle some of the most pressing challenges of French politics and political theory today.

Organised by the University of Westminster (Centre for the Study of Democracy & Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture) it introduces the “crème de la crème” of French research in Social Sciences and Humanities. It receives the kind support from the French Embassy in the UK – Higher Education Research and Innovation Department (in association with “The Borders of Identity” seminar series supported by the Fonds d’Alembert 2019) and the Political Studies Association.

Papers this year will focus on three themes:

1. An Authoritarian Spiral in France?

2. French Universalism vs. Alien Identities?

3. Can France Think of Itself as Postcolonial?

For details on dates and speakers, please follow the link to the official programme:

FRENCH POLITICS SEMINAR – Programme 2019-2020



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