Living the French Revolution Symposium

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Living the French Revolution Symposium

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A symposium in honour of Peter McPhee

Why is the French Revolution still relevant today, 230 years after the fall of the Bastille? The Living Revolution symposium will explore this question.

Celebrating the career of the great revolutionary historian, Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM, the symposium takes its name from a key dimension of his work - the experience of ordinary people living through extraordinary times, from rural peasants to Maximilien Robespierre. More than a dozen leading experts from around the world – one of the largest gatherings of revolutionary historians ever in Australia – will trace McPhee's legacy across a range of current topics in historical scholarship, from emotions, war and the 'Terror', to global networks and environmental degradation. This symposium will offer an unparalleled opportunity to gain an up-to-the-minute picture of one of history's most dramatic events, and to learn more about one of Australia's great historians.

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