‘Terror’ is very much on our minds at the moment and, for those who would like to understand the historical origins of ‘Terror’ in Europe, and especially relation to the French Revolution, there is a great opportunity to listen to three academic experts debate its nature at Kingston University this coming Wednesday, 25th November.
In the first of a series of lively conversations held by the Cultural History at Kingston (CHK) group, this Wednesday’s panel session will feature Marisa Linton (Reader in History, Kingston University), Matthew Birdwood (English Literature, Kingston University), and Daniel O’Gorman (English Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London), who will each give their individual perspectives on the question of terror, drawn from their own research interests, which range from Early Modern narratives, via the politics of the French Revolution, to twenty-first-century fictions.
The panel discussion is interdisciplinary. It is also a not-to-be-missed opportunity for those interested in history to hear about how the terms ‘terrorism’ and ‘terrorist’ were first invented in response to the French Revolution.
Refreshments will be provided, entry is free, and the event takes place at 6.30pm-8.00pm, in Room 0003, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University, on Wednesday, 25th November, 2015.
For further details, contact: Dr David Rogers