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AIAS Seminar: Laure Guirguis, AIAS Fellow

The Arab New Left: Transnational Entanglements at a Time of Disruption

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Monday 12 April 2021,  at 14:15 - 15:30


The AIAS Auditorium, if possible. Virtually, if not.

The talk is streamed via Zoom. Join URL: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/69001150079 to attend.    

Speaker: Laure Guirguis , AIAS Fellow and Associate Professor


In what sense do the Sixties constitute a global critical juncture? And how has the Arab New Left become part of it? The growing literature on the Sixties and the Arab Left notes the formation of a transnational, though diversified revolutionary culture. Nonetheless, we still know very little about the processes of re-signification as symbols, notions, and know-how were displaced and transformed through ever more complex itineraries.   

Short bio

Laure Guirguis is a historian of the modern Arab world who works on political violence, revolution, and Arab Marxism. She has recently published Copts and the Security State. Violence, Coercion, and Sectarianism in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford UP, 2016) and edited The Arab Lefts: Histories and Legacies, 1950s-1970s (Edinburgh UP, 2020).

See Laure Guirguis' project at AIAS

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.