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CafeLitt 103: "French Revolution I"

Tue 6 Jan 2009, 01:27, by , at Thomson House: 3650 Rue McTavish Montreal (Map)
Subject: French Revolution I
Date: 8th. Jan 2009 19:00
Presented by: Shahdad Heydari

Place: Basement of
Thomson House,3650 McTavish St., Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2
Metro: Peel (sortie Metcalfe) or Bus 144 (Map) (Schedule)


We will start this year with a presentation on French revolution by Shahdad Heydari.

The french revolution destroyed age-old cultural, institutional, and social structures in France and beyond.It tried to recreate everything in a human society. It has shaped the very foundation of Europe.The goal in this introductory presentation is to show why the Ancien régime became ancient as well as examining cases in which achievement failed to match ambition and how we are still living with its legacy and why the french revolution mattered.

About us

CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
CaféLitt is open to all comments, suggestion, collaboration and new ideas. CaféLitt provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning about culture, science and philosophy in a relaxed and friendly environment, and for sharing your knowledge and expertise with like-minded members of your community.
CaféLitt is officially registered as a non-profitable group and is a nonpartisan, nonreligious and nonpolitical entity.


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