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Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929

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Commencing on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution,” this conference will set the February and October revolutions of 1917 in the larger context of their global reverberations. Presentations and discussions will focus on the early Soviet experience, revolutionary insurgencies elsewhere in the world (and the reactions they encountered), and the historical impact of that period’s visions of a socialist future.

Wednesday, March 8 (Rackham Amphitheatre)

4-6:00 PM
Opening Remarks
Kathleen Canning (University of Michigan)

Opening Keynote
Featuring: Robin D.G. Kelley (University of California, Los Angeles), S. A. Smith (University of Oxford), Elizabeth A. Wood (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Howard Brick (University of Michigan, chair)

Thursday, March 9 (1014 Tisch Hall)

9-10:45 AM: The Year of Two Revolutions
Featuring: Boris Kolonitsky (European University at St. Petersburg), Lars T. Lih (independent scholar, Montreal), Ronald G. Suny (University of Michigan), Alexander McConnell (University of Michigan, chair)

11:00 AM-12:45 PM: The Upheaval Throughout Europe
Featuring: Eliza Ablovatski (Kenyon College), Geoff Eley (University of Michigan), Maria Todorova (University of Illinois), Domenic DeSocio (University of Michigan, chair)

2-3:45 PM: Sexuality and Gender in the Revolution
Featuring: Kathleen Canning (University of Michigan), Wendy Z. Goldman (Carnegie Mellon University), Dan Healey (University of Oxford), Jeremy Johnson (University of Michigan, chair)

Friday, March 10 (1014 Tisch Hall)

9-10:45 AM: The Comintern in the Americas
Featuring: Beverly Gage (Yale University), Daniela Spenser (CIESAS), Sergio Villalobos Ruminott (University of Michigan), ToniAnn Treviño (University of Michigan, chair)

11:00 AM-12:45 PM: Centers of the Anticolonial International
Featuring: Jennifer Boittin (Pennsylvania State University and Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris), Suchetana Chattopadhyay (Jadavpur University), Minkah Makalani (University of Texas at Austin), Jacqueline Larios (University of Michigan, chair)

2-3:45 PM: The Reach of Anticolonial Revolution
Featurinh: Janet Afary (University of California, Santa Barbara), Rebecca Karl (New York University), Allan Lumba (University of Michigan), Zehra Hashmi (University of Michigan, chair)

3:45-4:00 PM: Concluding Remarks
Ronald G. Suny (University of Michigan)

Saturday, March 11 (1014 Tisch Hall)

9:30 AM-12:00 PM: Graduate Student Debrief Session

This event is presented by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies with additional support from: Afroamerican and African Studies; American Culture; Armenian Studies Program; Art History; Asian Languages and Cultures; Center for European Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for Middle East and North African Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for South Asian Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Comparative Literature; Germanic Languages and Literatures; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies; History; International Institute; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Institute for the Humanities; Joseph A. Labadie Collection; Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies; Office of Research; Rackham Graduate School; Romance Languages and Literatures; Screen Arts and Cultures; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Women's Studies.
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When and Where

Map Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) - Amphitheatre

March 2017

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Map Tisch Hall - 1014

9:00am - 3:45pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:30am - 12:00pm

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