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.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- The Russian Revolution in global historical perspective
- Marxism and Russian culture and mentality
- Russian immigrants and Western elites on the eve of the revolution: links and future influences
- Pilgrimage to Communist Meссa: West European and American visitors in Soviet Russia
- Consequences of the Russian revolution for world politics
- Pro-Soviet communities in Western Europe and the US: official diplomacy and subversive groups
- Exporting the revolution via international solidarity
Applying to Present
Please submit your proposal of a maximum of 300 words and a short CV to:
Dr. Charlotte Shaw at: firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 8th December 2016.
Presenters will be allotted 15-20 minutes for their presentations.
Future conferences in this series will include:
SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL MINORITIES:
FROM RELIGIOUS DISSIDENTS TO CLANDESTINE PARTIES
18th - 19th March 2017; London
ETHOS OF EXTREMISM:
SPIRITUAL VALUES AND PRAGMATIC VIOLENCE
29th - 30th April 2017; London
THE FUTURE OF POWER:
HIERARCHIES, STATES, WARS, REVOLUTIONS
20th - 21st May 2017; London
The conferences are free of charge. Hotel accommodation will be provided for the presenters and we will also aim to fully cover, or subsidise, travel expenses.
Enquiries should be directed to the organiser, Dr. Charlotte Shaw, at: email@example.com Or, to Dr. Matthias Neumann at: M.Neumann@uea.ac.uk
The conference is being organised in association with the School of History, University of East Anglia.