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Les Jeudis du Genre. Simon Deschamps: "The Many Struggles of Annie Besant: Freemasonry, Theosophy and the Indian Nationalist Movement"

le 27 avril 2017
12h45-13h45

Jeudis du genre

Jeudis du genre

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Abstract:
Born in London to an impoverished middle-class family, Annie Besant (1847-1933) followed an unlikely trajectory that took her from becoming one of the pioneers of women’s freemasonry in Britain, to one of the major political leaders of Indian nationalism at the turn of the 19th century. Besant therefore achieved recognition and commanded respect at the crossroads of two worlds that were essentially the exclusive domain of men. In fact, Besant, defied the deepest-rooted traditions and conventions of her time. She championed women’s rights, but also atheism, socialism, and home rule. She was a radical par excellence and probably one of the most remarkable women in British history. This presentation will explore the many struggles of Annie Besant and the articulation of the different grounds they were conducted on.

Cette séance est ouverte aux étudiant.e.s du Réseau de Masters Arpège dans le cadre du séminaire interdisciplinaire.

Contact :
Catherine Delyfer
Lieu(x) :
Maison de la Recherche, salle F337