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The Bolshevik Contagion

11.03.2017 – 11.04.2017

Event Summary

Photo by Max Herman

Presenters at this two-day workshop, the first in a series sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium research project Revolutionology: Media and Networks of Intellectual Revolution, focused on key texts and images emerging directly from the revolutionary struggle in Russia and the early Soviet Union. At issue are not only the discourse of revolutionary struggle, but also (even primarily) the media that formed and carried it forth and the networks of human actors that produced, received, disseminated, and reproduced it. In addition to discussing the theoretical import of their texts, presenters also presented data either on their publication, dissemination and/or translation, or on the human networks that publication fostered or articulated. This data was used in the online component of the project, which resulted in an interactive chronology and map of revolutionary media and networks.


David Bakhurst (Queens University)

Robert Bird (University of Chicago)

Katerina Clark (Yale University)

James Farr (Northwestern University)

Sheila Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney)

Martin Jay (University of California, Berkeley)

Lars T. Lih (McGill University)

Artemy Magun (European University, St. Petersburg)

David Riff (Berlin)