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Social Histories of the Russian Revolution 2016-2017 - a monthly series of talks in London

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Nov 2 2016 16:13
Social Histories of the Russian Revolution 2016-2017 - a monthly series of talks in London


"If woman is a slave, there will be no freedom. Long live the equality of women", Russia 1917

All are welcome to 'Social Histories of the Russian Revolution', a monthly series of discussion meetings, usually on the last Thursday of the month. They are timed to take place around the centenary of Russia's revolutions of 1917.

Social Histories of the Russian Revolution 2016-2017
A monthly series of talks in London on the Centenary of the Russian Revolution.

See the Social Histories of the Russian Revolution website for more info.

Brendan McGeever: Antisemitism and Revolutionary Politics in the Russian Revolution.
Thursday, 24 November, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Andy Willimott: Urban communes in 1920s Russia.
Thursday, 15 December, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Sarah Badcock: The 1917 Revolutions at Local Level.
Thursday, 26 January, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Katy Turton: Women in Revolt: the Female Experience of the 1917 Revolutions.
Thursday, 23 February, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

George Gilbert: The Radical Right and the Russian Revolution
March 16, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Dimitri Tolkatsch: The Ukrainian Peasant Insurgency, 1917-21.
March 30, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Chris Read: The Social History of the Revolutionary Period
April 27, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Barbara Allen: Alexander Shlyapnikov and the Russian Metalworkers in 1917
May 25, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Don Filtzer: The Working Class and the First Five-year Plan, 1928-32
June 29, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Wendy Goldman: Taking Power: Family, Wages, Planning the Economy
Sep 28, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Lara Cook: Local Soviets in 1917-18
Oct 12, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

1917 A Century On: A Debate (Speakers include Simon Pirani)
Oct 26, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Gleb Albert: Early Soviet Society and World Revolution, 1917-27
Nov 23, 6.30pm, Birkbeck, Univ. of London, WC1.

Each discussion will be opened by historians working in academia who have spent many years studying the revolution in the Russian archives. But these are not academic seminars - they are open to all who share our interest in the history of the Russian revolution as a landmark struggle for social liberation. At each discussion there will be an opening talk of about 30 minutes, followed by open debate.

The emphasis in the discussion meetings will be on the social histories of the revolution - that is, how it was experienced by the mass of working people who participated. By taking this approach we aim not to brush aside the role of political leaders, and their disputes and decisions, but rather to move beyond these well-known debates and reach a deeper understanding of the revolution as the active participation of millions of people in changing history.

We hope that by developing our theme over a year of meetings, we will be able collectively to engage in serious thinking and re-thinking about the revolution and its significance for our past and present.

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Dannny
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Nov 3 2016 17:19

Will any of the talks be recorded?