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Arthur Duhé is an alumnus of the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (M.Phil in History of Philosophy) and the École Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm (Philosophy) and benefited from research exchanges with departments of Politics at the University of Cambridge and at Columbia University. After a PhD in International Relations at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Edward Keene, he held a Lecturer position (ATER) in Politics at Université Paris 8 in 2021-2022. Arthur's research is at the crossroads of political theory, historical international relations, and revolution theory. His PhD thesis relied on Baruch Spinoza's philosophy to theorise transnational affective circulations (in particular indignation, fraternity, and fear) in revolutionary springs. This theoretical apparatus was then applied to two historical episodes, namely the Springtime of the Nations and the Arab Spring.

His current postdoc project focuses on political fraternity from the French Revolution to the waves of decolonisation in the 1960s. Fraternity became an important political notion at the end of the eighteenth century while nationalism was emerging. In the same period, fraternity was also part and parcel of the emotional grammar displayed by internationalist imaginaries (be they republican, socialist, Christian, pan-Islamist, Third-Worldist, etc.). Thus, analysing expressions of fraternity sheds light on the way national and international communities were imagined, challenged, and felt.

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