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Renewing the Anarchist Tradition
Montpelier, Vermont

RAT aims to provide a scholarly space in which to both reexamine and reinvigorate the social and political tradition of anarchism. The conference is meant as one contribution to the project of developing a more rigorous and contemporary theoretical framework for anarchism, and to assist in nurturing new generations of anti-authoritarian public intellectuals. It brings together anarchist and libertarian left organizers, educators, activists, writers, lifelong learners, and others to explore how we make sense of our own politics; how we understand anarchism in the context of our lives, movements, and present-day social conditions; and how the conceptual tools that anarchism provides can and need to be rethought. As in the past, we hope that RAT will continue to raise difficult and provocative questions in a supportive, participatory environment among anarchist peers.


Please e-mail us at: rat-registration (at) anarchist-studies (dot) org

The conference is a project of the Institute for Anarchist Studies (


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