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XLII Conference of the Study Group of the Russian Revolution / Newcastle / 7-9 January 2016

The Study Group aims to promote new approaches to the Russian Revolution, focusing on the period between the 1880s and 1932. This year’s conference programme will include panels on politics and society in late imperial Russia; new perspectives on 1917, the civil war, early Soviet society, and an evening lecture on connections between Russia and the North East of England in the revolutionary period.

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2017 PNLHA Conference: Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution; Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest / Vancouver /May 26 – 28, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 26 – 28, 2017

The Russian Revolution was one of the most significant events of its decadeAs described in Oregonian John Reed’s book, there were events leading to and flowing from those “Ten Days That Shook the World” in October 1917.

In Canada and the US, manyworkers saw an opportunity for class war, believing that socialism could overcome capitalism as the dominant political reality. In the Pacific Northwest, new forms of industrial organizing were bolstered by aspirations of a new world order, and the labour movement briefly swelled with enthusiastic members who were eager to be part of the change.

Communists and socialists developed as key leaders in the labour movement, and in organizing the unemployed and disenfranchised. General strikes in Vancouver, Seattle,and Winnipeg, the OBU, On-to-Ottawa Trek, and jobless sit-down strikes, and new unions of woodworkers, miners, shipyard workers, and fishers were all communist and socialist-led. Continuer la lecture de 2017 PNLHA Conference: Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution; Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest / Vancouver /May 26 – 28, 2017

Western Europe and the Russian Revolution: Import and Export of Ideologies, Politics, Communities / London / 5-26 February 2017

 London School of Economics and Political Science, 

Transnational interchanges between Western Europe and Russia surrounded the October Revolution of 1917. These exchanges of ideologies and emigres led to mutual constructions of doctrines, politicised collectives, and eventually, a new experimental State. During and post the establishment of the USSR, new cross-cultural knowledge, pro-Soviet communities and indoctrination techniques evolved. This conference will seek to explore the transnational flows that impacted the revolution and those that were brought into being by virtue of its occurrence.

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The October Revolution / Lisbon / 2-4 November, 2017

III International Congress Karl Marx “On the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917”

The October Revolution of 1917 was one of the most significant events of the modern era. Its historical meaning can be understood, on the one hand, within the narrative of previous revolutions –starting with the 1789 French Revolution –and of the rise of the labour movement in the nineteenth century. On the other hand, 1917 also paved the way to several other twentieth century events and phenomena, such as the Chinese Revolution or the post-colonial turn. On its hundredth anniversary, the Institute for Contemporary History organizes an international conference dedicated to the study and discussion of the October Revolution and its consequences

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The Centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution(s): its Significance in World History / Budapest / May 15-16, 2017

Centre for Russian Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University

In May 2017 the Centre for Russian Studies in Budapest is announcing its 11th biennale international academic conference. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for a dialogue between senior and young researchers from different countries and cultures to discuss newly emerging academic questions of and approaches to the 1917 Russian Revolution(s).

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Революция 1917 года в России: события и концепции, последствия и память / Санкт-Петербург / 11-12 мая 2017 г. 

Санкт-Петербург, Государственный музей политической истории 

Цель конференции: способствовать осмыслению такого сложного и значительного исторического явления как Революция 1917 года. Организаторы конференции предлагают рассмотреть её как единый революционный процесс, начавшийся Февральскими событиями 1917 года и завершившийся победой сторонников советской власти в Гражданской войне.

Срок подачи заявок – до 15 декабря 2016 г.


8th Biennial AWSS Conference: Roots and Legacies of Revolution / United States / April 6, 2017

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) solicits paper presentations on the theme of “Roots and Legacies of Revolution: Transformations for Women and Gender” for its 8th Biennial Conference to be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, VA.  The conference will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS), which opens Thursday evening and runs through Saturday.  Participants of the AWSS Conference are encouraged to attend and participate in the SCSS conference as well (a separate CFP will be issued for that conference) and can attend both conferences with the same registration.  Continuer la lecture de 8th Biennial AWSS Conference: Roots and Legacies of Revolution / United States / April 6, 2017

Les trajectoires d’Octobre 1917 : origines, échos et modèles de la Révolution / Paris / 19-21 octobre 2017

L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) et Labex Tepsis organisent un colloque sur les échos et les conséquences à long terme de la Révolution bolchévique d’Octobre 1917.

L’objet du colloque que nous envisageons à l’automne 2017 n’est pas tant de repenser ou de refaire l’histoire de 1917 en Russie que d’engager une réflexion sur l’histoire des révolutions qui empruntent à 1917, en ce qu’elles s’en rapprochent dans leur mécanisme, dans leur déroulement, à travers en particulier ce qu’elles portent d’explosion sociale, d’implosion de l’autorité et de construction d’une autre forme d’État. Ce colloque a aussi pour objectif de voir, plus largement, à quel point les modes de représentations sociaux et économiques qui naissent de 1917, même s’ils cristallisent des transformations antérieures, marquent durant le XXe siècle les sciences sociales, les représentations en général et les manières d’agir, politiques en particulier. Il vise aussi à interroger le devenir de cet héritage révolutionnaire après 1991.

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SLAVIC REVIEW / The 100-year anniversary of the Russian revolutions

Special Fall 2017 Issue: The 100-year anniversary of the Russian revolutions.

Social protest movements across the political spectrum and the globe indicate the continuing importance of the 1917 Russian revolutions. For a special Fall 2017 issue of Slavic Review we seek short essays not previously published that draw on original scholarly research. The essays should provide a significant new interpretative and analytic framework for the concept of revolution generally and particularly on the global impact of the 1917 events in the short and long term, in Russia and Eastern Europe and beyond, and their extended repercussions and legacy to the present day across national boundaries and realms of human endeavor.  All disciplines are welcome. Manuscripts (in English) should highlight the conceptual impact and analytic and interpretative themes of the work.

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Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917-19: Entangled and Transnational Histories / Finland / 16-18 March 2017

University of Tampere 

This international conference in historical sciences analyses the political, cultural, intellectual and societal influences of the First World War in Europe, focusing especially on the emergence of new nation states. The Finnish process of declaring independence in 1917 is related to the international developments of the time, paying particular attention to transnational interaction. In Finland, the Russian Revolution of February/March 1917 started a period of constitutional ferment which led to widespread political mobilisation, constitutional controversies, a declaration of independence in the aftermath of the October/November Revolution in December 1917, a civil war in spring 1918, and finally to adoption of a republican constitution as a compromise in July 1919. In all of these phases the Finnish process of becoming an independent state was linked to and dependent on inter- and transnational developments. Continuer la lecture de Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917-19: Entangled and Transnational Histories / Finland / 16-18 March 2017

Penser l’émancipation / Paris / 13-16 septembre 2017

Le réseau international Penser l’émancipation prévoit une nouvelle édition en automne 2017 à l’Université Paris 8. Ce réseau, qui regroupe chercheurs et chercheuses, militants et militantes, s’inscrit dans le long héritage de la politique d’émancipation, de la critique de la modernité, de l’anticapitalisme et de la transformation de l’ordre existant. Il propose un espace pluraliste, ouvrant à chacun et chacune la possibilité d’émettre des hypothèses théoriques, de les éprouver au contact des pratiques politiques, de soumettre les résultats d’une enquête (militante ou académique), pour affronter les problèmes du présent. La pratique émancipatrice a besoin de moments, de lieux, pour réfléchir sur elle-même, sur son sens et sa portée, à l’abri du rythme effréné des séquences politiques, des clivages entre traditions idéologiques ou des exigences du travail universitaire.

Les propositions (un résumé de 3000 signes) peuvent être envoyées à avant le 5 mars 2017. 

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Cent ans après la révolution d’Octobre : peut-on écrire une histoire française du patrimoine soviétique ? / Paris / 12-14 octobre 2017

Colloque international à l’INALCO, la Maison des Métallos et le Musée Archéologique du Val d’Oise.

Ce colloque se propose, à l’occasion du centenaire de la Révolution d’Octobre 1917, de penser cet événement au regard des productions monumentales dont il a été à l’origine, et de mener une réflexion sur les enjeux multiples que soulèvent les traces encore présentes de l’Union Soviétique dans tout son espace d’expansion et jusqu’en Ile-de-France. La date de 1937, envisagée comme une commémoration monumentale de 1917 à Paris est en ce sens charnière. Il permettra de mettre en rapport des spécialistes de toutes disciplines : des chercheurs, des conservateurs, des témoins, des artistes ou des acteurs préoccupés à des titres aussi variés que possible par la disparition ou au contraire par la valorisation du patrimoine soviétique.

Les propositions de communication, d’environ 300 mots, et accompagnées d’une note biographique de l’auteur, sont à envoyer avant le 15 mars 2017 à l’adresse mail suivante :

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Café Pittoresque / Contemporary Fine Arts / Berlin

 Exhibition “Café Pittoresque”

Contemporary Fine Arts

5 november – 17 décembre 2016


Selected works by Georg Baselitz, Albert Oehlen, Georg Herold, Norbert Schwontkowski, Katja Strunz, TAL R, and Gert & Uwe Tobias, as well as historic works by Wladimir Majakowski, Amshei Niurenberg, Mikhail Tscheremnych, Pyotr Galadshev, El Lissitsky, Valentina Nikiforova Kulagina-Klucis, Alexander Michailowitsch Rodchenko, Abram Sterenberg, and the Moscow WChUTEMAS- school.

During a discussion about the work Rodchenko I, Rodchenko II by Albert Oehlen (1982) – now a central work of this presentation – the idea of an exhibition to mark the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 was developed in cooperation with Wilhelm Schürmann.

The radical artistic innovations that came with this revolution remain relevant to this day. Constructivism, Suprematism, and Agitprop are formally inscribed into many contemporary works of art. The utopias and ideals of the Russian Revolution and its artistic achievements, however, where subject to considerable friction losses caused by the history of the past century, and they can no longer withstand a “post-idealist” gaze. This is evident in the shown contemporary works in many different ways, even where the engagement with the Russian avant-garde may not have been the explicit motivation of the artists.


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Philosophy & October Revolution 1917-2017 | Lo Sguardo – Journal of Philosophy

Philosophy & October Revolution 1917-2017 | Lo Sguardo – Journal of Philosophy


On the occasion of its Hundredth anniversary, the XXV issue of Lo Sguardo (scheduled in October 2017) will be dedicated to the Russian revolution, interpreted as a crucial event of the contemporary age, which marked starkly the historical events. It was the first open challenge to the capitalism, dealing with a political change of the sovereignty, of the social structures and of the class struggles. A century later, one should rethink the theoretical constructs and the global geopolitical impact of Russian revolution, coping with its mythicization and its forgotten heritage as well.


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