Talk by Jerome Baschet: Medieval Studies
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 06:00pm - 07:30pm
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture and workshop given by Jérôme Baschet next week.
Professor Baschet holds joint appointments at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and the Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (San Cristobal). He is a historian of the Western Middle Ages as well as a specialist of the Zapatista movement and the conditions from which it emerged. (His most recent books are: Adieux au capitalisme. Autonomies, société du bien vivre et multiplicités des mondes (2014); Corps et âmes: une histoire de la personne au Moyen Age (2016); Défaire la tyrannie du présent. Temporalités émergentes et futurs inédits (2018); a Spanish translation of his history of the Zapatista movement was just published.)
Professor Baschet's visit to Rutgers will bring these two facets of his scholarship and professional commitment together and coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising.
Wednesday, January 23 (6:00) he will talk about the Zapatista experiment (poster attached). Professor Todd Wolfson, Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers, will introduce the lecture, which will be given in Spanish with a simultaneous English translation. The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies; the Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Latino Studies; the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and of Latino and Caribbean Studies (SAS); the Department of Journalism and Media Studies (SC&I); and the Rutgers AAUP-AFT.
Thursday, January 24 4:30-6:00 (Academic Building, West Wing, Room 6050) he will give a workshop focusing on the history of personhood in the Middle Ages and the invention of Modern individualism. European Studies and the French and Art History departments, in addition to Medieval Studies, have generously sponsored the workshop.