2017-18 Pembroke Research Seminar

June 21, 2017

The 2017-18 Pembroke Research Seminar, "The Cultures of Pacifism", will be led by Leela Gandhi, John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English.


The terrible wars in the first half of the twentieth century (peopled by masses of unacknowledged soldiers from garrison states around the colonial world) provoked complex transnational pacifist subcultures. Unexpected interlocutors came together to protest war and militarism and develop a planetary philosophy of non-violence drawn from diverse traditions. This seminar will aim to recover the transnational history of twentieth-century pacifism and to clarify its philosophical and ethical content.