Centennials have always served as occasions for retrospection and reconsideration. They urge us to explain the making of an event; to revisit its impact; to gauge its legacy; to debate and/or question its continuing relevance; to imagine the possibility of restaging or redeployment, etc.
The conference One Hundred Years That Shook the World: Failures, Legacies, and Futures of the Russian Revolution aims to look back at the Russian Revolution, to turn to its siblings and stepchildren, and to discuss the idea of a “revolution” in general. Accordingly, the conference serves as a stage for three related discourses: (a) the Russian Revolution; (b) comparative perspectives; (c) conceptual challenges.
The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation: Geoffroy de Lagasnerie (Paris), Christoph Menke (Frankfurt/Main) Jean-Luc Nancy (Strasbourg), Donatella Della Porta (Florence), Sylvia Sasse (Zurich) and Karl Schlögel (Berlin). Another 36 scholars from all levels and across disciplines (preferably philosophy, Slavic studies, political science, and history) will be selected based on their applications. Our aim is to consider in a collective attempt the significance of the Russian Revolution and to further our critical understanding of the concept and practice of revolution today.
For more details concerning the Call for Papers, the Keynote Speakers, the formalities of an abstract, as well as for a still preliminary version of the program, you can visit: http://www.unisg.ch/revolution2017
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