2014, the year of Bakunin

2014, the year of Bakunin

Here is some information about Bakunin 200 …

Update – UK events: http://aflondon.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/bakunin-bicentenary-events/

As part of the bicentennial of the birth of Mikhail Bakunin a Workshop on international Bakunin research will be held in Berlin (Germany) on 31 May 2014. In the workshop three presentations will be given by Bakunin researcher Wolfgang Eckhardt concerning sources, editorial principles, and research perspectives, followed by discussions of the results. Details in german are here: http://www.bibliothekderfreien.de/bakunin/index.html

Other articles in English (also in other languages) about the bicentennial events taking place internationally can be found at: http://bakunin2014.wordpress.com/category/english-2/

One event has already taken place in Poland and another event in Poland will take place the same weekend as the Berlin workshop (details from wordpress link above).

A new website has been created in Germany: http://www.bakunin.de/ with some content in English.

The IFA website has several more articles and links: http://www.i-f-a.org/index.php/2014-year-of-bakunin and a link to this video in Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1mNjeVXOfAA

A UK speaking tour with AF speaker will shortly be announced and there will be a new edition of our pamphlet Basic Bakunin (current edition to be found here: http://www.afed.org.uk/publications/pamphlets-booklets/7-basic-bakunin.html ).

Background

From organisers of events in Russia:

On May 30, 2014 we will be celebrating 200 years of Mikhail Bakunin (1814 – 1876), a famous activist of the Russian and international revolutionary movement, a social thinker and one of the founders of the international anarchist movement. The organizing committee of the international conference devoted to Bakunin’s  bicentennial invites historians, social scientists, other researchers, Bakunin enthusiasts and anybody who is interested in Bakunin and anarchism, past and present, to participate in our conference which will be on July 12-13, 2014 in Pryamukhino (Tver’ region, Russia). Contact us at bakunin.conference.2014@gmail.com

A call for international initiatives for the year of Bakunin came from the International of Anarchist Federations, and in particular from the French-speaking anarchist Federation who are also organising a number of events in France during the year: http://www.federation-anarchiste.org/spip.php?article1213