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Western europe and the russian revolution: import and export of ideologies, politics, communities

 


Conference venue
: London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Period: 25th - 26th February 2017
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 8th December 2016


Description of the Conference

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.

Eligible topics for the conference

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


Guidelines for submission

Please submit your proposal of a maximum of 300 words and a short CV to:

Dr. Charlotte Shaw at: londonconferences@gmail.com by the deadline of 8th December 2016.

Presenters will be allotted 15-20 minutes for their presentations.
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.

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