The Russian Revolution-Centenary Lecture Series

The Russian Revolution-Centenary Lecture Series
21 Feb 2017, 18:00 to 21 Nov 2017, 20:30
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The centenary of the Russian Revolution will be marked in the Institute of Historical Research by a series of lectures given by leading scholars on the events of 1917. We shall track the progress of those events in monthly lectures, from the February Revolution which deposed tsarism, via Lenin's return to Russia in April 1917 and the rise of the Bolsheviks from that point, to the collapse of the liberal Provisional Government and the October Revolution. These lectures will explain what happened in Russia a century ago and consider  how we should remember and interpret those events today. 

20 June 2017: Kerensky and his cult

Boris Kolonitskii (European University, St Petersburg)

26 September 2017: Living the Revolution: Inventing a Socialist Lifestyle 
Andy Willimott (University of Reading)

24 October 2017: The Meaning of October 1917 a Hundred Years On 
Steve Smith (University of Oxford)

21 November 2017:
1917 - a centenary perspective
Panel discussion: Simon Dixon (UCL), Dan Healey (Oxford), Peter Waldron (University of East Anglia) and TBC.

Tickets are £5 per session

Free for IHR Friends.  If you are an IHR Friend and would like to attend one of the lecture please email the IHR Events office with your name and which lectures you would like to attend.


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