The Legacy of the Russian Revolution: An interdisciplinary conference

Conference, 16-18 November 2017, Philadelphia, USA

Preliminary Announcement

“The Legacy of the Russian Revolution”

November 16–18, 2017

At Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

The History and Political Science faculty of Chestnut Hill College is pleased to announce the next in its series of “Legacy” conferences —“The Legacy of the Russian Revolution,” an interdisciplinary conference that will be held November 16–18, 2017 on the Sugarloaf campus in Philadelphia.

Plenary Speakers:

SHEILA FITZPATRICK (University of Sydney, Australia, and University of Chicago, emeritus), author of  On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet PoliticsA Spy in the Archives: A Memoir of Cold War Russia;  Tear off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in Twentieth-Century Russia; In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, (ed. with Yuri Slezkine); and Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s.

ALEXANDER RABINOWITCH (Indiana University, emeritus, and Affiliated Research Scholar, St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences), author of The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd; The Bolsheviks in Power: the First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd; and Prelude to Revolution: The Petrograd Soviets and the July 1917 Uprising.

Suggestions for panels and individual papers will be considered. A formal Call for Papers will be sent out early in the Spring semester 2017.
For further information, contact Meg Mitchell (