1989-90: Revolution

The two hundredth anniversary of the French Revolution provides an opportunity to probe the legacy of that revolution as well as the more general problem of revolutionary change in society, culture, and the arts. Applications are invited from scholars working on the French Revolution and its literal or figurative aftermath: the way it has functioned as a lodestar for political upheavals, national transformations, and imaginative initiatives. Applications are also invited form scholars addressing the problem of revolutionary transformation in other areas of research from the political to the artistic. Indeed we especially encourage research projects that inquire into the complex interactions among political, social, and aesthetic dimensions of texts and other historical phenomena.

In selecting “Producing, Inventing, and Remembering Revolution” as its theme for 1989-90, the Society for the Humanities seeks to bring together scholars from the fields of language and literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, social or political theory, and the arts.