Ex-USSR

Study Group on the Russian Revolution Annual Conference

Date: 
3 January, 2006 - 16:00
Location: 

University of Nottingham

Description: 

Study Group on the Russian Revolution
XXXII ANNUAL CONFERENCE
University of Nottingham, 3-5 January 2006
Provisional Programme
The XXXII conference of the Study group will be held between 3 and 5 Jaunary 2006 at the University of Nottingham. Accommodation will be provided in Ancaster Hall, and the sessions will take place in the School of History.
Tuesday 3 January
Registration from 1600. Tea, coffee and biscuits served.
1830-1915. Dinner
1915-2100 PANEL ONE:
Zinaida Gafurova (Moscow Technological University), ‘The State Collection of Unique Musical instruments and the October Revolution’.
Anthony Kroner (Amsterdam) ‘Denikin and Wrangel’.
Gayle Lonergan (Wolfson College, University of Oxford) 'Paper Communists : The Communist Party and the Peasantry in the Russian Civil War'.
Wednesday 4 January
0800-0900 Breakfast
0915-1100 Panel TWO: Science, State and Society in Russia
David Moon (University of Durham) ‘Plans to transform the steppes: Dokuchaev vs Stalin'
Jonathan Oldfield (Birmingham university) ‘The development of Russian biospheric thought during the late Tsarist and early Soviet periods’
Julie Mannherz (Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen) ‘Faith healing, malevolent suggestion or superman's mastery: Hypnosis in Russian popular culture, 1880-1925.’
1100-1130 Break
1130-1300 PANEL THREE
Mikhail Lukyanov (Perm State University) ‘The political behaviour of the Russian right as a specific factor of the political destabilisation in Russia’
O Andriewsky (Trent University, Ontario, Canada) ‘Dangerous Illusions and Fatal Subversions: Rus' Irredenta and the Russian Nationalist Project on the Eve of the First World War.’

1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1545 PANEL FOUR:
James D White (University of Glasgow) ‘Nikolai Sieber (Ziber): the first Russian Marxist'.
John Gonzalez (University of Wollongong, Australia) ‘Historian and revolutionary: N.A. Rozhkov’
Bob Henderson (QMUL) ‘Vladimir Burtsev and the Russian revolutionary emigration, 1891-1905’
1545-1615 Tea and Biscuits.
1615-1745 AGM
1800-1915 DINNER
1930-2100 Panel FIVE Russia’s revolution in the media
Chris Read, Round table organiser
Paul Dukes, Chair.
Jerome Teelucksingh (University of the West Indies) ‘From James Bond to Russia with love: The Impact of the Russian Revolution on the Caribbean in the 20th century’
Mike Haynes (University of Wolverhampton) Title TBC
Thursday 5 January
0930-1115 Panel SIX Revolution in dark corners
Alice Pate, ‘Grigorii Uratadze and the Georgian Mensheviks’
Michael Hickey, ‘Jewish Youth and the PSR in Smolensk Province, 1901-14’
Sally Boniece, ‘SR “Socialist Collectives” in the Nerchinsk Penal Complex, 1906-17.’
1115-1145 Break
1145-1315 Panel SEVEN
Matthias Neumann (UEA), ‘Evolution and the development of the Komsomol, 1917-1932.’
Charlotte Alston (IHR, London) ‘The work of the Russian Liberation Committee in London 1919-1922'.
1315-1415 LUNCH

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Please direct all enquiries to the conference organiser, Dr. Sarah Badcock.
Dr Sarah Badcock,
Department of History,
University of Nottingham,
Lenton Grove
Nottingham,
NG7 2RD
tel. +44-115-846-6495

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Study Group on the Russian Revolution
XXXII ANNUAL CONFERENCE
University of Nottingham, 3-5 January 2006
Provisional Programme
The XXXII conference of the Study group will be held between 3 and 5 Jaunary 2006 at the University of Nottingham. Accommodation will be provided in Ancaster Hall, and the sessions will take place in the School of History.

Back in the USSR

Author: 
Eric Lee

By Eric Lee

Last month I sent out a mailing to LabourStart's 75,000 subscribers asking people to support the struggles of striking oil workers in Kazakhstan and at a steel company in Georgia. As these were both former Soviet republics, I gave the message the subject of line “Back in the USSR?”.

Editorials: 1. The Road to Peace. 2. No, we are not beaten!

Author: 
Editorial

The road to peace:

"Negotiations are once more under way on arms control. Anything that lessens the danger of nuclear conflict is to be welcomed. But nothing agreed between the superpowers merits the trust of socialists... The real road to peace lies not in negotiation between capitalist and bureaucratic imperialists, but in the direction of consistent democracy in international affairs and the overthrow of the imperialists by the working class, East and West..."

No, we are not beaten!

"Have the Tories seen off the British working class? They think so; and they can make an impressive case... The working class has suffered severe defeats... Structural changes in the workforce have weakened the labour movement... The new sections of the working class have the same bread-and-butter needs for militancy as the old sections... [but] they need bold leadership to galvanise them and are demoralised by timidity..."

Click here to download as pdf.

A collection of short articles from Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989

Click here to download the pdf including all these short articles from Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989.

Strikes in Stalinist and ex-Stalinist states; Rushdie; EU; Dock Labour scheme scrapped; more on USSR strikes; strikes in UK; abortion rights in USA; world economy; British economy; Scottish left and Assembly; independent union in China.