Reassessments of the 1917-21 Revolution

Post-Revolutionary Syndromes: review in English of the three following books: Read HERE

Gianni Haver, Jean-François Fayet, Valérie Gorin, and Emilia Koustova, eds., Le spectacle de la Révolution: La culture visuelle des commémorations d’Octobre (The Spectacle of the Revolution: The Visual Culture of the Commemorations of October). 301 pp. Lausanne: Antipodes, 2017. ISBN-13 978-2889011353. CHF 36.

Aleksandr Reznik, Trotskii i tovarischi: Levaia oppozitsiia i politicheskaia kul´tura RKP(b), 1923–1924 (Trotskii and Comrades: The Left Opposition and the Political Culture of the RCP[b]). 382 pp. St. Petersburg: Evropeiskii universitet v Sankt-Peterburge, 2017. ISBN-13 978-5943802249.

Andy Willimott, Living the Revolution: Urban Communes and Soviet Socialism, 1917–1932. 203 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN-13 978-0198725824. £60.00.

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Lenin and Dzerzhinsky as Transnational Movie Heroes in Soviet-Polish Productions (1960’s-1980’s)
International Conference Divided Memories, Shared Memories Poland, Russia, Ukraine:
History Mirrored in Literature and Cinema
Geneva, 13-14 December 2018

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Constructing a Revolutionary State. The Example of Soviet Ukraine in Early 1919

slides of the presentation here.

The Ukrainian Experiment: State-Building in Practices (1917–1922)
Workshop at the German Historical Institute in Paris, 12.12.17
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Questioning the Use of Marxism: Yuli Martov’s Analysis of 1917

Socialist History, No 52, Autumn 2017, 
« Legacies of October » (Ed. by Francis King & Matthew Worley) 

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Polish Leftists in the Russian Revolution in Ukraine. From Militancy to Memory

13-15/09/2017, Bâle, 
Russia 1917 and the Dissolution of the Old Order in Europe. 

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1917 in Russia and Ukraine: A matter of noun and adjective 

slides of the presentation here.
31/08-3/09/2017, Budapest, Ruptures, Empires and Revolutions
Fifth congress of the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH),

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Commemorating an event that never occurred: Russian October in Soviet Ukraine in the 1920’s

International conference The InternationalEchoes of the Commemorations of the October Revolution(1918-1990) 

Switzerland, University of Lausanne, Géopolis (Room: 2227) 14-16 September 2016

As a matter of fact, оctober/november 1917 in Ukraine was not a time for revolution nor for upheaval: as the old state apparatus was continually challenged by various self-proclaimed local institutions since february, one could only witness on november 20th the creation of the Ukrainian National Republic by the Central Rada in response to the bolsheviks’ coup. Even though a Ukrainian soviet republic was firstly proclaimed on december the 25th 1917, the communists didn’t take over Ukraine until the beginning of 1919 and their power was only secured in 1920 in the course of a cruel civil war.

Nevertheless October was a crucial part of the identity and mythology for the ukrainian bolsheviks as it was for their russian counterparts. From the very beginning, October was celebrated and commemorated in red Ukraine, regardless to its fairly remote nature.

We would like to emphasize this paradox by studying commemorating practices in the early 1920’s. We will analyze how the Central committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine monitored the anniversaries of October from 1921 to 1927.

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Slides of the presentation here.

27 août 2018 à 09:16