Philosophy Tea - Fredrika Bremer, Invitation to a Peace Alliance

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Via länk från Reginateatern
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  • Organiser: Uppsala universitet i samarbete med Reginateatern
  • Contact person: Gisella Bengtsson
  • Phone: 0704250608
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This spring Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks.

Our second Philosophy Tea focuses on Fredrika Bremer’s An Invitation to a Peace Alliance, in which she calls for a worldwide peace organization of women. Issued in the midst of the Crimean War (1853-1856), it was considerably ahead of its time and met with a hostile reception. However, it can be seen as anticipating the creation of the more successful International Conference of Women in Washington D.C. in 1888 and helping to pave the way for such prominent Swedish women peace activists as Elin Wägner, Alva Myrdal and Maj-Britt Theorin.

In addition to the Invitation itself, we discuss how Bremer’s experiences in the United States (1849-1851), recounted in Hemmen i den nya världen; and England, in England om hösten 1851, as well as her reform activities in Sweden helped form the ideas and the practical proposals she puts forward in the Invitation.

Price: 30 SEK

Students: 20 SEK

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