Public Sphere and Social Movements in Venezuela during the Age of Revolution
WHEN Wednesday | 30 Oct, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
This presentation will explore the circulation of information and the formation of political communities in Venezuela during the Age of Revolutions through literate, semi-literate, and oral practices of knowledge transmission and the configuration of certain insurgent movements. And it will analyze how individuals from different socio-racial backgrounds promoted and used social spaces of information-sharing for political mobilization and to challenge the colonial state and its power structures.
Cristina Soriano is an associate professor of history and director of the Latin American Studies Program at Villanova University. Soriano is the author of Tides of Revolution: Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela.