Nov. 2, 2017 – Russian Revolution Commemoration
The University of Delaware will hold a daylong symposium, including a Department of History public lecture and an exhibition of revolutionary posters, marking the centennial of the Russian Revolution on Thursday, Nov. 2. 1917: The Russian Revolutionary Moment events, all free and open to the public, will be held at various locations on UD’s Newark campus. Read the full UDaily story here.
Russian Revolutionary posters will be on display in an exhibit titled “Visualizing the Russian Revolution: Political Posters from the Early Years of the Soviet Union.” The posters, reproductions from the Swarthmore College collection, are also now on view, through Nov. 2, in the Reading Room of UD’s Morris Library.
The full-day symposium, “1917: The Russian Revolutionary Moment in Global Context,” will take place in the Gallery Room of Perkins Student Center, beginning with coffee and welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Visit the website to view the schedule.
The Department of History is sponsoring a public lecture by Ronald Grigor Suny, a renowned scholar, lecturer and commentator for major media outlets who has written extensively on Soviet history. “Lessons of October: The Fate of Democracy and Socialism in the Age of Revolution and Counter-Revolution,” will be presented from 7:30-9 p.m. in 115 Purnell Hall, followed by a UD Fulbright Society reception in the Lerner Atrium.