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Research Project

Revolutionology

2017 – 2019

Project Summary

This project took the centenary of the Russian Revolution as an opportunity to interrogate the links between political and intellectual change, with a focus on the role of media in the dissemination of revolutionary ideas.

Research Team

Robert Bird

Robert Bird

Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the College

University of Chicago

Robert Bird (1969 – 2020) studied the aesthetic practice and theory of Russian modernism. His first full-length book, Russian Prospero (2006), is a comprehensive study of the poetry and thought of Viacheslav Ivanov. He was also the author of two books on the filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky,...

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Russian History and the College

University of Chicago

Sheila Fitzpatrick, Professor at the University of Sydney and Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of the University of Chicago, is one of the world's leading scholars of Soviet history. Her recent books include Tear off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in Twentieth-Century Russia...

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