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Moralism, Fundamentalism, and the Rhetoric of Decline in Eurasia, 1600–1900

Session 2: Urban Discontent in the Long Eighteenth Century across Eurasia

Friday, February 08, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, CA 90018

The UCLA Center for Seventeenth- & Eighteenth-Century Studies
Moralism, Fundamentalism, and the Rhetoric of Decline in Eurasia, 1600–1900
Session 2: Urban Discontent in the Long Eighteenth Century across Eurasia
 
A core conference at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
 
—organized by Clark Professors Andrea S. Goldman and Gabriel Piterberg, (UCLA)
 
Friday, February 8th, 2013
 
The Clark and Center core program for 2012–2013 explores responses to crises and upheavals in early modern landed empires, with special focus on the Ottoman and Qing empires. In particular, we will investigate the perceptions of temporary collapses of state power in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Detecting tendencies toward moralism and perceived decline in elite discourses and state policies, we will look at the ways such concerns were expressed in the domains of institutional and educational reforms, sexual mores, and cultural representation. We will also examine how social boundaries were both rigidified and contested at such moments of transition. We hope to discern shared patterns across Eurasia as well as trajectories specific to each political entity.
 
Session 2
Urban Discontent in the Long Eighteenth Century across Eurasia
 
This conference will examine various social and literary expressions of discontent in the main urban centers across these landed empires.  Topics may include urban violence, sexual mores, literary lampoons, as well as states’ responses to such challenges to their authority.
 
 
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2013
 
Registration Fees: $20 per person; UC faculty & staff, students with ID: no charge*
 
All students, UC faculty and staff may register via e-mail by sending their name, affiliation and phone number to c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu
 
*Students should be prepared to provide their current University ID at the conference.
 
Complimentary lunch and other refreshments are provided to all registrants.
Please fill out and print a registration form from our website:
-Program
-Registration form
Event Website: http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/core12-2.htm
 
 
 
Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies
310 Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095-1404
Phone: 310-206-8552 | Fax: 310-206-8577
E-mail: c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu | Website: www.c1718cs.ucla.edu

 


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