Visible evidence XXIV / Buenos Aires / 2-5 août 2017

Visible Evidence, the international conference on documentary film and media, will convene for its 24th year in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and marks fifty years since Che Guevara’s assassination. In line with previous conferences, Visible Evidence XXIV will address the history, theory, and practice of documentary cinema, television, video, digital media, photography, and performance.

Proposals for panels and workshops are opened till 2 December 2016.

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Collapsed Empires: the consequences of 1917 in the Mediterranean and the World / Madrid / 15-17 november 2017

The aim is to pay special attention to South shore of the Mediterranean Basin, although global and transnational analyses are also welcome. A special interest at the plenary sessions will be given to the consequences of 1917 at the Mediterranean, with participation of experts from Morocco, the Turkey and Egypt. We explicitly encourage scholars from North African countries and Middle East countries to participate.

We want to examine these developments within the perspective of other processes of independences like those after the Second World War as well as in relation to the consolidation of the post-colonial states (for example Morocco and Egypt). We are also interested in the exact inverse process: the independence and the recovery of full sovereignty after the collapsed of the Soviet Union 1989-1991.

Russian Revolution Centenary (1917-2017) Andrew Zolinsky, piano

Russian Revolution Centenary (1917-2017)

Andrew Zolinsky, piano

Tuesday 2nd May & Tuesday 9th May, 7.30pm

National Concert Hall, DUBLIN


One of the most distinctive musical voices of his generation, Andrew Zolinsky performs a programme of 20th century Russian piano music, including works composed in the lead up to the Russian Revolution by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev for the first of this two-part series.

In the second of this two-part series, respected pianist Andrew Zolinsky performs works written in the wake of the Russian Revolution by Shostakovich, Tigran Mansurian, Medtner, Silvestrov, Alexander Knaifel and Prokofiev.

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Liberty and Revolution: Russia 1917 Revisited

British Library / April – September 2017

This landmark exhibition will examine the conditions and events that led to the Revolution and illustrate how subsequent political, economic, social, cultural and artistic aspects of life in Russia and the Soviet Union were shaped by the Revolution and its consequences.

The exhibition will also reveal how the Russian Revolution was viewed in other countries, with a special emphasis on Great Britain, and how the history of the whole world in the 20th century was shaped by this event. On show will be unique and rarely seen materials held in the British Library including posters, manuscripts, sounds, maps and postcards. The exhibition will also display many extraordinary items on loan from Russia, many leaving the country for the first time including artworks, uniforms, memorabilia and artefacts.

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1917/2017: Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs

1917/2017: Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs

In 1917 there’s great hope in Kyiv as the Russian Empire fall apart. But constant invasions lead to twelve changes in government in three years, and society crumbles.

Pavlo Tychyna (Ukrainian’s greatest poet of the 20th century) writes twelve prose poems describing the events now performed by Yara actors. Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine’s greatest 21st century poet) reacts with songs he sings with his rock group the Dogs.

created by Yara Arts Group

Open rehearsal March 2016 Les Kurbas Theatre Center, Kyiv
Sept 7, 2016 Les Kurbs Theatre Center, Kyiv
Sept 14, 2016 Lviv Publishing Forum
Sept 19, 2016 Gogolfest in Kyiv


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The Russian Revolution in Global Perspective / Newcastle / 6 January 2017

The Mining Institute, Newcastle, United Kingdom

This public session, hosted by Newcastle’s Mining Institute, is part of the 2017 conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution. Speakers will explore the global impact and global responses to the Russian Revolutions of 1917, as well as the impact on early Soviet society of the idea of world revolution.

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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