Institute for Anarchist Studies at 25

Anarchism emerged out of the socialist movement as a distinct politics in the nineteenth century. It asserted that it is necessary and possible to overthrow coercive and exploitative social relationships, and replace them with egalitarian, self-managed, and cooperative social forms. Anarchism thus gave new depth … Read more

25 Moments for 25 Years

Here are 25 historic moments relevant to anarchism, in no particular order. To mark the occasion of our 25th anniversary, the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) is working to raise $25,000, in part to award grants again in 2022. We could use your help. Please support … Read more

IAS 25th Anniversary Design

The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) is excited to announce a collaboration with artist and designer Amanda Priebe. Priebe was commissioned to produce an artwork on the theme of Resiliency in honor of the IAS’s 25th year. Many of us on the West Coast have … Read more

How to Tan a Hide

by Mattie Ecklund

Fleshing The teacher hands me a deer hide from a 50-gallon drum. My arm strains as I hold its heavy, slimy, dripping weight out in front of me, high so that it won’t drag in the dirt. I carry it to my fleshing beam, a … Read more

Write for Perspectives!

We are living in interesting and accelerating times! As we move forward through this year, we at Perspectives on Anarchist Theory are reflecting on how the events of the past few years have been continually shifting the ground beneath our feet on a collective level. … Read more

The IAS awarded $3,000 in grants this year, expanding what we fund beyond the written word to audio and visual presentation. One of the recipients is Tajh Morris, who received a grant for his project “The Origins of Black Anarchism from within the Black Panther … Read more