The 1917 Russian Revolution 100 Years On

9 October 2017, 18:00
Cambridge campus

Soldiers standing at the gates of Smolny Institute

One hundred years ago this year, Russia went through two revolutions which changed both the country and the world for most of the twentieth century. To mark this turning point in modern history, the Labour History Research Unit will host an event on 9 October.

Three speakers will consider different aspects of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Professor Christopher Read (Warwick) will discuss Vladimir Lenin’s path to power and the October Revolution; Dr Jonathan Davis (Anglia Ruskin) will look at the Labour Party’s response to the revolutionary period and the rise of new forms of socialism; and Dr Brendan McGeever (Birkbeck) will consider how the revolution was not only about class exploitation, but also national questions, racism and anti-Semitism.

Any queries about any of the above or about the LHRU itself, please contact Professor Rohan McWilliam.

Event Details

9 October 2017, 18:00
Cambridge campus
LAB 003

No booking is required for this event.