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04 November 2017 | 9:00 am to 05 November 2017 | 5:00 pm

Russia's Revolutionary Century 1917-2017

Location
This event will be held in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT) from 9-5pm on Saturday 4th November and then at Open Russia (16 Hanover Square, Mayfair, W1S 1HT) from 11.30-5pm on Sunday 5th November.
Availability
Yes
Open to
All
Cost
£5.00
Organiser
UCL SSEES
Aurora

Join UCL SSEES and Open Russia, as we commemorate the Centenary, and discuss the legacy of the Russian Revolution

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Once the Russian Revolutions of 1917 had fundamentally struck against the social, economic and political foundations of old-regime Europe, shockwaves spread throughout the continent and across the globe. This conference aims to explore the broad, complex legacy of 1917 across the century that followed.

Speakers will discuss revolutionary commemorations in the Soviet Union, the influence of communist ideology and practise on minds and bodies, and the revolution’s geopolitical legacy. Since the importance of revolutionary ideology in Russia did not come to an end with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the conference will provide a unique insight into its hold over the New Russia of today by focusing on questions of legal tradition and political and social modernisation. This, therefore, is a uniquely cross-disciplinary event designed to cast light on Russia’s past, present and future.

Conference Programme:

Saturday 4th of NovemberUCL Gustave Tuck
09:30-10:30

Opening remarks and Keynote Lecture by Laura Engelstein:

"The New Russian Revolution: 1917 Revisited”

10:30-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-12:15Panel 1
Revolution and Memory
Uilleam Blacker 'Provincializing the Revolution: the View from Ukraine'
Simon Dixon ‘Revolutionary memories and the specter of counter-revolution’
Andy Willimott ‘Revolutionary Scripts: the Paris Commune and October 1917’
Moderator: Pete Duncan
12:15-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-15:00Panel 2
Revolution and Empire
Sarah Badcock ‘Kaleidoscopes of revolution: Views from the provinces in 1917’
Jennifer Keating ‘At the margins of revolution: 1917 and beyond in Central Asia’
Kristin Roth-Ey ‘Soviet media empire and revolution’
Moderator: Stephen Lovell
15:00-15:15Coffee Break
15:15-16:45Panel 3
Daniel Beer ‘The Struggle over Sovereignty: Revolutionaries in Siberian Exile, 1905-1917’
Peter Waldron ‘Proletarians of the paintbrush: art and revolution’
Claire Shaw ‘Revolutionising the Imperfect Body: Changing Visions of Disability after 1917’
Moderator: Andreas Schönle
16:45-17:00Coffee Break
17:00-18:00

Keynote Lecture by Geoffrey Hosking:

“The Triumph of Distrust: 1917 and Soviet Society”.

Sunday 5th of NovemberOpen Russia
11:30–13:00Panel 4
Revolution, Political Culture and Modernisation
Sergej Medvedev Modernization through Catastrophe’
Vladimir Pastukhov ‘Permanent revolution. Will Russia eventually become a Eurasian union?’
Lev Lurie ‘Why did it all start with the Vyborg side?’
Moderator: Kirill Rogov
13:00–14:00Lunch Break
14:00–15:30Panel 5
Ekaterina Mishina ‘Specific Features of the Bolshevist Criminal law’
Philippa Hetherington 'Liberal' internationalism and the politics of illiberal criminal law reform in the early Soviet Union’
Murray Frame ‘Crime and Policing in the Revolution’
Moderator: Louis Skyner
15:30–16:00Coffee Break
16:00–17:30Panel 6
The Legacy of 1917/Impact on the world
Tony Brenton
Robert Service
Kirill Rogov
Andrew Wilson
Moderator: Simon Dixon
17:30–18:00Closing remarks
18:00–19:30Drinks reception

This conference has been made possible by the generous support of Open Russia.

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