Kingston University History Research Seminar Series
Dr. Marisa Linton
Associate Professor of History at Kingston University and a leading international expert on all aspects of the French Revolution, will be speaking on:
‘The French Revolution: Terror, Conspiracy and the Guillotine’
Tuesday, 10th October, 2017, 17.00-19.00pm
Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University
Many of the ideas and ideologies that are central to the way we see the modern political world today first came about as a consequence of the French Revolution. The words ‘terror’ and ‘terrorism’ were first coined to describe the violence of the French Revolutionaries. The fear of ‘conspiracy’ by political opponents was a key feature of revolutionary politics. The Revolutionaries themselves were also subject to terror. As well as meting out a legalised form of terror, they too were vulnerable to the laws enabling terror. As a consequence, many French Revolutionaries themselves lost their heads under the guillotine.
Dr. Marisa Linton, Associate Professor of History at Kingston University, and an international research specialist on the French Revolution, has given many invited talks on the Revolution, including in the USA, France, Canada, Australia, Germany and Norway. Do take this opportunity to hear her speak at Kingston.
All are very welcome to attend! Free refreshments will be provided.