History, Memory, Politics: The Russian Revolution 100 Years On / Scando-Slavica

Call for Papers for a special issue of Scando-Slavica. Deadline : 1 March 2017

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, or the “Great October Revolution” as it was called in the Soviet Union. Back then, there was no doubt that the Revolution was truly “great.” But in the 25 years that have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the meaning of the Revolution has become highly contested.

This special issue invites scholars to analyse how the 1917 Russian Revolution is understood and discussed in today’s Russia. We welcome creative and theoretically reflective analyses of an engaging empirical material. We are interested in both how the anniversary itself is celebrated (or not), and in the ways in which talking about the Revolution have developed since 2000.

Deadline for abstract proposals (300 words): 1 March 2017. Please submit to the guest editors kare.mjor@ucrs.uu.se and ingunn.lunde@if.uib.no.

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