ONLINE - DREAM - Temporalities of Revolts. Hopes, projection and visions

23. Januar | 13:00

We are pleased to announce the 3rd cycle of the DREAM Seminar which will start on 23 January 2023. This new series is dedicated to the Temporalities of Revolts. Hopes, Projection and Visions.

Over the course of seven sessions to be held online between 23 January and 5 June 2023 we propose to explore the presence of the past and future in the present of the uprising. We will be listening to research on the projection patterns - heroes and heroines, icons and images to be confronted with; on the places of projection, which are places to be reached or conquered. Hopes may also be inscribed in the space in the form of the dreamed, possible or unattainable conquest of a “Winter Palace”, a symbol for a popular victory and the installation of revolutionaries in the places of power. These figures of projection can also be declined in the form of an eschatology that allows the sacrifice or renders it acceptable. This will also be an opportunity to reflect on the notion of defeat, which is present in the shape of the echo of past defeats (linked in particular to Palestine). The people in revolt draw from these imaginaries possible futures and present battles. Finally, we will consider the question of archives as a place of activation of the past in the present.

To discuss all these issues, we will be pleased to welcome and hear from invited researchers and members of the DREAM team: Nayera Abdelrahman Soliman, Hashem Abushama, Charlotte Al-Khalili, Emma Aubin, Fadi A. Bardawil, Kmar Bendana, Kinda Chaib, Nibras Chehayed, Leyla Dakhli, Youssef El Chazli, Giulia Fabbiano, Fouad Halbouni, Mélanie Henry, Dina Heshmat, Alia Mossallam, Michèle Riot-Sarcey, Birgitte Stampe Holst, Maria-Nicola Stragapede, Josepha Wessels.

Please find attached the full programme of the seminar. Detailed information on the different sessions will be published on our Blog Hypotheses and on our social networks Facebook and Twitter.

Finally, we would like to wish you a happy new year 2023 and we hope to see many of you in our virtual conference room.


Dorothee Mertz
mertz  ( at )