C​onference Announcements

The Center for Russian, Caucasian and Central European Studies (CERCEC) and the Sciences-Po History Center have the honor to invite you to two joint public lectures on the trajectories of Russia and Ukraine since the 1917 Revolution

Yuri Slezkine
Jane K. Sather Professor of History,
University of California Berkeley

4th May 2018, 6pm-8pm
EHESS, salle Lombards, 96 bd Raspail,
75006 Paris

“The Life and Death of the Russian revolution”

The talk will follow the lives of the original Bolsheviks from the time they joined the apocalyptic sect known as “the party of a new type” to the time most of them were arrested for terrorism and treason. It will focus on the connection betwen private lives and millenarian expectations and attempt to clarify the reasons for socialism’s premature demise.

Serhii Plokhii

Professor of History and Director,
Ukrainian Research Institute,
Harvard University

15th May 2018, 5pm-7pm
Science Po, Conference room,
56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris
Registration at francine.sice@sciencespo.fr
“Goodbye Lenin: A Memory Shift in Revolutionary Ukraine”

More than 500 statues to Vladimir Lenin were removed in Ukraine in the course of Leninfall, a mass demolition of statues to the communist leaders, sparked by the Euromaidan protests of 2013-2014. What was behind these acts of iconoclasm and what awaits Ukraine next are the questions at the center of the forthcoming talk.

 

Author: Max

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