The COMMUNE-OPÉDIE is an extension of the La Commune 2021 Free School. These thematic pages on different aspects of the Paris Commune and its legacies were written by students in an SFU seminar taught this past spring by History professor and Free School host Roxanne Panchasi (Simon Fraser University). Stacey Bishop, a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Michigan provided vital editorial and website development assistance.

From the COMMUNE-OPÉDIE by Catriona Webber titled, 2011.

Each student in the 13-week seminar on the Paris Commune completed a page focused on a specific theme, some of which lined up with the free school. After researching their chosen topics, students wrote up a brief overview/introduction and an analysis of a source “from the archive.” Themes covered include:

📕 Art & Artists

📕 Bloody Week

📕 Democracy 

📕 Monuments

📕 Women

📕 1917, 1968 & 2011 

📕 And many more! 📕 


If you read and leave a comment on any COMMUNE-OPÉDIE article before July 31, 2021, you will be automatically entered to win one of our exciting prizes including: a copy of The Funambulist Magazine, a La Commune-red toque handknit by Roxanne Panchasi, or a U/P tote bag! 

BONUS entries will be awarded if you share the UNIT/PITT COMMUNE-OPÉDIE post on Instagram or Twitter, just make sure you tag or mention us @unitpitt

Good luck / bonne chance, and Vive La Commune 2021!