par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 4 décembre 2019
dernière modification le 5 décembre 2019
Rubrique : Edito

First call for papers

Pëtr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the global history of anarchism and early socialism. Kropotkin’s writings and activities contributed to shape international theories and practices of anarcho-communism, exerting a (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 10 septembre 2019
Rubrique : Edito

Ce quotidien est disponible en ligne sur http://www.retronews.fr.

Compilation des articles et présentation générale par Christophe Brun, septembre 2019.

Entre le 15 février 1872 et le 8 janvier 1875, Élisée Reclus contribue, au titre de la géographie, au feuilleton « Revue des sciences historiques » (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 9 septembre 2019
dernière modification le 10 septembre 2019
Rubrique : Edito

Avertissement : nous avons eu recours aux publications telles qu’elles sont disponibles en ligne sur le site Gallica de la BnF, avec des lacunes. Cette étude n’a donc rien d’exhaustif et donne simplement une idée de la manière dont Élisée Reclus est utilisé, et de ceux de ses travaux qui sont employés. (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 6 septembre 2019
Rubrique : Edito

C’est probablement à la fin du mois de janvier 1856 qu’Élisée Reclus quitte la Louisiane pour la Nouvelle-Grenade. Il y voyage et y séjourne de la mi-février 1856 jusqu’au 1er juillet 1857, soit pendant environ un an et quatre mois. Son objectif initial est de s’établir comme colon agricole aux (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 17 juillet 2019
dernière modification le 19 août 2018
Section : Articles and books about Reclus

In the last few years, anarchist geographies had seen an outstanding international rising, and anarchist approaches experience a growing interest in all scholarly disciplines. Nevertheless, many aspects of the international anarchist tradition remain little-known, and English-speaking (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 8 novembre 2018
dernière modification le 28 décembre 2018
Rubrique : Etudes et commentaires

Nous publions la première édition critique et commentée des échanges épistolaires entre Élisée Reclus (1830-1905), le célèbre géographe anarchiste, et Pierre-Jules Hetzel (1814-1886), éditeur renommé.

Le caractère exceptionnel de ce recueil de documents réside à la fois dans la nature des conditions (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 24 septembre 2018
dernière modification le 25 septembre 2018
Section : Articles and books about Reclus

Historical geographers increasingly address editorial networks as an important element in contextual and situated readings of knowledge production. Recent work has shown that large publishing houses, such as Murray in Britain, Hachette in France and Perthes in Germany, played a primary role in (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 30 août 2018
dernière modification le 29 septembre 2018
Rubrique : Écrits et ouvrages d’Élisée Reclus publiés en français

Sans être un éducateur proprement dit, Élisée Reclus peut-être considéré comme une figure-clé de l’éducation libertaire et de la création d’écoles « libérées » et universités populaires entre le 19e et le 20e siècles. Son intérêt pour l’éducation traverse toute son œuvre, et si les textes explicitement dédiés à (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 22 juillet 2018
Rubrique : Écrits et ouvrages d’Élisée Reclus publiés en français

Élisée Reclus ne commença vraiment à gagner sa vie comme géographe que lorsqu’il fut embauché par la Maison Hachette pour réunir l’information nécessaire à des guides touristiques. Il entreprit alors une série impressionnante de randonnées : cet homme a toujours vécu dans le mouvement perpétuel.

Aussi, (...)

par F.F.
Article mis en ligne le 14 juillet 2018
Rubrica : Estudos

A relação dos geógrafos anarquistas Elisée Reclus e Pëtr Kropotkin com a ciência moderna nos séculos XIX e XX é o tema do artigo de Federico Ferretti, da University College Dublin, Irlanda, publicado na atual edição de HCS-Manguinhos (vol.25, n.2, abr./jun. 2018).

Reclus e Kropotkin foram os (...)







First call for papers

Pëtr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the global history of anarchism and early socialism. Kropotkin’s writings and activities contributed to shape international theories and practices of anarcho-communism, exerting a defining influence on anarchist and critical thinking, one that remains relevant today.

Kropotkin’s ideas on mutual aid continue to challenge current capitalist and neoliberal notions of competition and can serve to counter lingering Malthusianism in the social sciences and development studies, especially in what is today called ‘the Global South’. Kropotkin’s notion of science as synonymous with ethical thinking, creative experimentation and unhindered questioning still challenges current expression of religious fanaticism and obscurantism all over the world, including the return of creationism. Kropotkin’s ideas on federalism and decentralization continue to nourish debates about the inter-relation of economy and politics, society, culture and territory, and environmental issues at different scales. His internationalism, while controversial, has lessons for all those who struggle against the walls and frontiers which are (re)built increasingly in the world, and for cultivating internationalist solidarity among all the oppressed. Kropotkin’s anticolonialism stands among the first attempts to include spaces and identities in all struggles for social justice, now feeding ideas on the ‘spatial turn’ for social movements in Latin America and beyond. Kropotkin’s efforts to develop new concepts and frames of thought around his concept of ethics to support anarchist organising produced a rich theoretical toolbox for critique never ceased to inspire worldwide notions of global solidarity and kinship. In collaboration with Elisée Reclus and circles of nineteenth-century anarchist geographers, Kropotkin established principles on social geography and the teaching of geography which still inspire critical and radical tendencies in the discipline.

As well as being an outstanding thinker and writer Kropotkin is also an exemplary subject for transnational histories of cosmopolitan and multilingual activism and the analysis of European and international socialism. He established some of the most influential anarchist papers of the nineteenth and twentieth century, maintained correspondence with a wide range of socialist activists and was constantly involved in political activity, especially in Russia, France and the UK. Kropotkin was a persistent and vocal critic of Tsarism and an equally vehement critic of Marxism.

Kropotkin’s centenary is an occasion to rediscover an exceptional figure who can interest and inspire geographers, historians, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, political scientists and other scholars, as well as activists and wider publics. Kropotkin can help us re-think the disciplinary boundaries of the natural and social sciences and humanities and the socially transformative role of critical analysis. We welcome interventions on Kropotkin’s life and works and on their reception, as well as contributions that take inspiration from Kropotkin’s anarchism. Recognising that the history of anarchism, like the history of any intellectual discipline, is not limited to the study of the “great men” (or “great women”) of history, we welcome interventions which explore the broader networks, circulation of ideas, and spaces and contexts that Kropotkin was part of. We especially invite contributions on (but not limited to) :

• The history and theory of anarchism, with special reference to themes addressed by Kropotkin (mutual aid, decentralization, social justice and manual work, French Revolution, ethics, pedagogy, prisons…)
• Scholars and activists acquainted with Kropotkin or involved in fostering his legacy
• Global history and transnationalism, with special reference to experiences of radical activism
• Philosophy and history of geography (and of science in general), with special reference to early critical tendencies
• Decoloniality, feminism, gender and critical race studies, with special reference to their relations with the anarchist tradition
• Mutual aid, evolutionism, Malthusianism and their critiques
• Philosophy of nature, environmental determinism and their critiques
• Science, religion and their critiques
• Reception of Kropotkin’s anarcho-communism in Latin America and more broadly in the “Global South”
• Current anarchist and radical research in all scholarly disciplines (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences …)
• Anarchism and radical social alternatives today

Format
We want to avoid the hierarchical format of classical conferences, with “big professors” doing prestigious keynote speeches, early and mid-career scholars organizing sessions and students presenting papers and posters. In this conference, all sessions will be in plenary format (with no parallel sessions therefore), so that everybody addresses the audience and listens to everybody else.

Languages
Working languages are Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. We invite all presenters to provide a PowerPoint and a written summary of their intervention in a second language. We will endeavour to organize volunteers to offer solidarity translation in groups during the presentations.

Submission of abstracts :
Please submit your proposal (250-500 words) by 31 May 2020 to kropotkin19212021@gmail.com On acceptance, you will receive practical information on registration, possibilities for accommodation etc.

Some travel grants are available for presenters who are not in receipt of other funding for their travel : as they are in limited number, we cannot guarantee that all applicants could have them, so if you wish to apply for travel support please specify it while sending your abstract and detail the reasons for which you need this help.

Conference website
https://kropotkin2021.wordpress.com/

International Scientific Committee
Matthew Adams, University of Loughborough, UK
Constance Bantman, University of Surrey, UK
Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre, University of Texas Austin
Fábio Contel, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Valéria de Marcos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Pietro Di Paola, University of Lincoln, UK
Amir El-Hakim de Paula, UNESP, Brazil
Fabrizio Eva, Università Cà Foscari, Italy
António Ferraz de Oliveira, University of Cambridge, UK
Federico Ferretti, University College Dublin, Ireland
Alvaro Girón Sierra, CSIC, Spain
Adriano Gonçalves Skoda, Biblioteca Terra Livre, Brazil
José Antonio Gutierrez, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mike Heffernan, University of Nottingham, UK
Anthony Ince, University of Cardiff, UK
Heike Jöns, University of Loughborough, UK
Gerry Kearns, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Ruth Kinna, University of Loughborough, UK
Carl Levy, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Marcelo Lopes de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Patrick Minder, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Philippe Pelletier, Université Lyon 2, France
David Ramirez, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil.
Guilherme Ribeiro, UFRRJ, Brazil.
Carlo Romani, UNIRIO, Brazil
Giorgio Sacchetti, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Sergey Saytanov, Academy of Slavic Enlightenment, Russia
Marcella Schmidt, Università Milano Bicocca, Italy
Pascale Siegrist, European University Institute, Italy
Eduardo Souza Cunha, Biblioteca Terra Livre, Brazil
Simon Springer, University of Newcastle, Australia
Selva Varengo, Università Statale di Milano, Italy
Breno Viotto Pedrosa, UNILA, Brazil
Richard White, University of Sheffield Hallam, UK

Local organization committee
[to be updated]

Supporting groups and institutions
[to be updated]

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