Project

“La Révolution des Temps”: revolutionary languages and politics of time in the Austrian Netherlands and the Dutch Republic (1780-1790)

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
Keywords
enlightenment political culture
 
Project description

This project will study chronopolitics in the political languages of the pamphlets and the opinion press in the Austrian Netherlands and the Dutch Republic (1780-1790). We define “chronopolitics” as the relation between perspectives on time and their impact on political discours and policy-making. A study of this “politics of time” will yield new insight in the political culture and intellectual history of the Low Countries.