History Research Seminar Series at Kingston University
Professor Marisa Linton, an international authority on the French Revolution and a member of the History Dept at the University of Kingston,
Will be speaking on:
‘The French Revolution: Terror, Conspiracy and the Guillotine’
Tuesday, 10th October, 2017, at: 17.00-19.00pm,
Room JG1007, Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University,
Marisa’s talk will point out that many of the ideas and ideologies that are central to the way that 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.
All are very welcome!
Entry is free and refreshments will be provided