|Images from the British Library 's Russian Revolution exhibition brochure|
The Festival of the Oppressed
How the Revolution was Lost
The Revolution and its Relevance Today
To book your place at this conference phone 020 7840 5600 or see the link here
"There are many other events and conferences taking place across the UK (and obviously also internationally) to mark the centenary obviously - for example in Preston on 13-15 October, in London on 21 October, in Glasgow on 28 October, and again in London from 9-12 November."
Socialist History Society publication on 1917
Venue: Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R,
Start time 2.00pm.
Free to attend, all welcome.
Speakers will include:
Tobias Abse, Willie Thompson, David Morgan, Greta Sykes, Francis King and John Partington.
"The Russian Revolution of 1917 changed the world forever. For once, it appeared that the oppressed workers were within grasp of the levers of state power and for a while the prospect of permanently ending exploitation seemed a real possibility. The revolutionary mood swept across continents and its impact was felt far beyond the parties of the left and the organised labour movement. The revolution inspired writers, poets, intellectuals and philosophers as much as it did workers and activists. With this special Occasional Publication the Socialist History Society commemorates these momentous events of one hundred years ago with a series of specially written articles that examine the reactions to the revolution and its impact in different areas."
- Evaluating the lessons of October, including their British resonance by Willie Thompson
- Against ‘vacillation, lies and rottenness’: the Russian revolution and the rift in world socialism by Francis King
- 1917’s Several Lenins by Mike Makin-Waite
- ‘What they can do in Russia, so can we’: the impact of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 in Germany by Helen Boak
- Italy and the Russian Revolution of 1917 by Tobias Abse
- Clara Zetkin on the Soviet Experiment, 1917-1934 by John S Partington
- Secular Ecstasies and the Revolutionary Women Poets in 1917 by Greta Sykes
- Psychoanalysis and Revolution: Sigmund Freud and his circle from fin-de-siècle Vienna to revolutionary Russia by David Morgan
|Keir Hardie |
as portrayed by Sylvia Pankhurst
Francis King – ‘ Reflections on the 1917 Russian Revolution’
Stan Newens – ‘ The Centenary of the Co-operative Party’
Barbara Humphries – ‘James Keir Hardie'
Monday November 13th
Christian Hogsbjerg, 'Every Cook Can Govern': C.L.R James and the Russian Revolution’
A people’s history of the Russian Revolution
Full details at www.wcml.org.uk/events
Peace History Conference (Manchester/Salford): 1917
103 Ealing Broadway Centre, London W5 5JY
6.15 p.m. Tuesday 7th November
£3 Library members, £5 non-members. Advance booking required.
"The 1917 upheavals in Russia were a global phenomenon both in 197 and afterwards. This talk looks at local reactions to events in Russia and the support locally for Communism."
Previously on this blog:
|From the British Library 's Russian Revolution exhibition brochure|
(Picture credit: Sputnik)