Events from 23 October, 2017

  • Date
  • 15th October, 2017 to 29th October, 2017
  • 29th November, 2017 to 1st December, 2017

    Conference: Reformation, Revolution, and Crisis in European History, Culture, and Political Thought, 1517-2017

    Today Europe stands at a crossroads unlike any it has faced before. The values of peace, tolerance and humanity, anchors of the contemporary European idea, are being tested in many ways: through economic and political upheavals, the resurgence of nationalisms, and the ongoing refugee crisis. For better and worse, events in Europe have shaped world history for the past 600 years; in the present, as in the past, what happens next on the European continent will have global repercussions for years to come.

    This conference commemorates three critical landmarks in European history: the Protestant Reformation (1517), the Russian Revolution (1917), and the signature of the Treaty of Rome (1957), which marked a different kind of ‘reformation’ (re-formation): the establishment of the European Economic Community, now the European Union. 
    The focus will also include a number of other European anniversaries marked in 2017 and 2018 (Greek junta, the beginning of the Cold War, end of World War I, the people’s spring of 1848, and the events of May ’68, to name but some).

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