Re-Imagining democracy in the Mediterranean

Insurgency, regeneration and nation-building (1750-1860)

10APRIL - 11APRIL 2014
Madrid
Symposium

Program DEMOC

Coord.: Joanna INNES (Oxford University), Florencia PEYROU (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Mark PHILP (University of Warwick), Eduardo POSADA (Oxford University)
Org.: École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid), The Leverhulme Trust

Conference venue:
Casa de Velázquez
C/ de Paul Guinard, 3
28040 Madrid

Presentation

Historians have applied the terms ‘democracy’ and ‘democrat’ to the past in their own ways and for their own purposes. We want to get behind historians’ usages and develop an understanding of how contemporaries used the term and its cognates. Who talked about ‘democracy’ and its cognates in Italy at this time? To refer to what? What did it connote?  To what extent was it used to talk about institutions, or about political culture, or about social phenomena? How was usage affected by the word’s classical inheritance and connotations, to what extent by the French revolution or other modern developments? Who called whom a democrat? Who positively identified with the cause of democracy – and why?  In what social milieux was the term used – did it have any popular currency? Within what larger semantic field did it operate? How did patterns of use vary by region and change over time?

Program

THURSDAY 10th APRIL

LANGUAGE

10h30-14h

Opening

Introduction

Pablo SÁNCHEZ LEÓN
Universidad del País Vasco
Nameless Democracy, Feared Multitude: Conceiving Disorder and Citizenship in the Riot of Esquilache  (1766) and its Aftermath

Break

Javier FERNÁNDEZ SEBASTIÁN
Universidad del País Vasco
Re-appraising Democracy in Spain, 1808-1849: A Waning Past, a Waxing Future

Marcella AGLIETTI
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Looking for «Democracy» in the Parliamentary Speeches of the First Spanish Liberalism

16h-17h45

Gonzalo CAPELLÁN
Universidad de la Rioja
Democratic Momentum: 1849 as a Turning Point in the Public Discussion of the Concept ‘Democracy’ in Spain

Mónica BURGUERA
Universitat de València
Rethinking the Gendered Grounds of Democracy in Nineteenth Century Spain

FRIDAY 11th APRIL

PRACTICE

9h15-13h15


Convene

Florencia PEYROU
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Becoming a Citizen. Spain, 1808-1840

Carlos FERRERA
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Theatre as a Stage for Democracy in 19th Century Spain

Break

Jesús DE FELIPE
Universidad de La Laguna
Democratic Unions. Democratic Practices among Unionized Spanish Workers (1840-1860)

Carmen DE LA GUARDIA
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
The Public Sphere and the Transformation of Democracy in the 19th Century

14h45-17h

Gonzalo BUTRÓN
PRIDA/Universidad de Cádiz
The Insolence of the Anarchists: Liberal Conspiracy and Secret Societies under Restored Absolutism

Juan Luis SIMAL
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Spanish Secret Societies and the Universal Conspiracy, 1810-1840

Final Round Table

Closure

Admission free


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