30 November-2 December: “SWANA from below: living, enduring, and remembering its revolutions” [DREAM CONFERENCE IN FLORENCE]

The ERC DREAM is pleased to invite you to the conference entitled “SWANA from below: living, enduring, and remembering its revolutions” organised by the Scuola Normale Superiore (Center for Social Movements Studies – COSMOS) and in cooperation with the Centre Marc Bloch Berlin which will be hold from Wednesday 30th of November until Friday 2th of December in Florence, Italy. The conference will take place in english from 9:30h to 19:00h at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Palazzo Strozzi, conference hall l’Altana . Please find the detailed programme here:

Detailed progamme conference “SWANA from below: living, enduring, and remembering its revolutions”: 1 SWANA_Full Program_modified


An online participation to the Keynotes is possible, please register using this link.

If you are interested in participating at the daily workshops that will take place in presence with limited places, please register using this Google Form.

We look forward to your participation !

Moving attention from macro level transformations and focusing instead on “politics from below”, the conference interrogates the SWANA revolutions and uprisings from the perspective of their makers, looking closely at how revolutionary dynamics unfold at the micro-level and in their everyday lives. It heeds the trajectories of politicisation of activists and participants and the ways in which these revolutionary uprisings affected their lives. While the personal, subjective and affective dimensions of these eventful moments are sporadically addressed in social movements analyses, in “SWANA from below” we wish to bring them to the fore. We invite scholars, researchers, activists and artists concerned with the SWANA region to discuss and reflect on these themes by joining us during the conference panels and workshops held in cooperation with the DRafting and Enacting the Revolutions in the Arab Mediterranean Project (DREAM), based at the Marc Bloch Zentrum in Humboldt University in Berlin, and Center for Social Movements Studies (COSMOS) at the Scuola Normale Superiore. (From the website of the Scuola Normale Superiore. For further informations about the conference please use this link.)















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