School of Critical Thought

An interdisciplinary series of workshops on History, Philosophy and Social Movements  

The program is open to all students

The school intends to introduce students to critical thinking and develop their analytical skills to prosper in academic environments
Designed for students pursuing UG or PG programs in social sciences, humanities, law etc.
Each workshop will cover specific topics of world history including ideological and resistance movements
Workshops on every 2nd and 4th Sunday,
10 am - 1 pm
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Workshops Schedule

Workshop 1: 28th Feb, Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm

Origins of the 'Present': Middle ages to Modernity
• Two sides of the same coin- Renaissance & Colonialism
• American Revolution: Birth of the ‘Modern Democracy’
• French Revolution: ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’
• Haitian & Bolivarian Revolutions- The promise which was denied
• Rise of Capitalism & Industrial Revolution
• Marx & Revolutions of 1848
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Workshop 2: 14th Mar, Sunday, 10 am - 1 pm

A History of Violence: Rise of Nationalism to Fascism
• Rise of Nationalism 
• 1880s to World War-1: Competing Colonialisms
• Russian Revolution: Ideological Challenge to Capitalism
• Post-WW1 Europe, Weimar Republic, Great Depression
• Rise of Fascism
• Genocides – Herero and Nama, Armenians, Jews & Roma
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Workshop 3: 28th Mar, Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm

A History of Violence: Second World War to end of Cold-War
• Horrors of Second World War
• Bretton Woods, UN & the Post-War World Order
• Anti-Colonial Revolutions
• Social Movements of 60-70s
• Chaos, Coups & Civil-Wars
• Counter-Revolutions of Conservatism: Reagan & Thatcher
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Recorded Workshop Videos & Reading Material

School Co-ordinator

Prof. Ravikant Kisana

FPM Cultural Studies,
MICA, Ahmedabad