Dr. Marisa Linton, Reader in History at Kingston University, London, and one of the U.K.’s leading experts on the French Revolution, recently gave a talk on Robespierre to a new research network at the University of Oxford, and a summary of her talk has been made available by the Voltaire Foundation.
The concepts of ‘crisis’ and ‘apocalypse’ have reappeared rather abruptly in recent times. Yet, as the Voltaire Foundation has pointed out, they have never been completely absent: merely in retreat from our prevalent belief in ‘progress’.
‘Crisis, extremes and apocalypse’ is a new research network at the University of Oxford that, in the words of the network, ‘seeks to shed light on and engage with themes that are more timely than ever’. These themes have a long history and include key events from the French Revolutionary period.
The network was therefore very pleased to welcome Marisa Linton from Kingston University in April to discuss the French Revolution and the ‘politics’ and ‘language’ of virtue in a talk on ‘Robespierre and the politician’s terror’.
Moreover, after a very successful session in April, the network at the University of Oxford will be hosting Dr. Linton once again in late Autumn, 2017, alongside Olivier Tonneau and Sophie Wahnich for a workshop on Saint-Just.
This promises to be an unmissable event for all scholars of the French Revolution. Set your diaries now.
An overview of Marisa Linton’s Spring talk on Robespierre, provided by the Voltaire Foundation, can be found here:
(All images: Audrey Borowski, Voltaire Foundation)