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The French Revolution: Politics, Violence, and Polarization

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Political polarizations divide Left and Right wing groups in all modern, democratic societies, but similar, emotion-charged political conflicts were already present during and after France’s great Revolution of 1789. What caused this famous Revolution, how did it affect the lives of those who lived through it or remembered it, how did it divide later French politics into “Left” and “Right” factions, and how have creative filmmakers interpreted the Revolution in modern movies? Join the lively “intellectual team” from Carolina Public Humanities to explore how modern political polarization emerged in Revolutionary France and how the Revolution’s legacy still appears today.

The Causes, Conflicts, and Consequences of the French Revolution
Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities

The Restoration of the French Monarchy and the Creation of Post-Revolutionary Politics
Max Owre, Lecturer in History and Executive Director, Carolina Public Humanities

The French Revolution on Film
Rachel Schaevitz, Postdoctoral Scholar for the Public Humanities, Carolina Public Humanities, and Lecturer in Communication

The Polarizing Legacy of the French Revolution and the Crisis of Contemporary Democracies
A panel discussion with our speakers


9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018. The tuition is $125 ($110 by January 18). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by January 18).  Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 


April 7, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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