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An international conference commemorates the centenary of the Russian revolution

The conference takes place at the Faculty of Geography and History.

The conference takes place at the Faculty of Geography and History.

25/10/2017

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An international conference at the Faculty of Geography and History is commemorating the centenary of the Russian revolution from October 25 to 27. Organized by the Centre for International Historical Studies (CEHI) of the University of Barcelona, the conference will start with a conference given by Álvaro Soto, professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, titled “Entre el miedo y la esperanza: impacto de las revoluciones rusas en España”.

 Afterwards, there will be sessions on the World War I and the Revolution, links between the Revolution and the field of work and the relationship between the woman and the Revolution. During the conference, other topics will be touched on, such as the cinematographic view of the Revolution, the role of the Communist International –in a conference given by the emeritus professor of the University of Burgundy, Serge Wolikow- or the implosion of the Soviet Union in the late 20th century. The closing conference, titled “La Revolució Russa un segle després” will be given by the Francisco Veiga, professor at the UAB. The book presentation for Y el mundo cambió de base will take place during the conference, by Andreu Mayayo and José Manuel Rúa.


Prior to the conference, on Tuesday 24, at 6 p.m., the conference “Las repercusiones de la Revolución Rusa en el Río de la Plata” will be given by Jorge Saborido, professor from the University of Buenos Aires. Also, the hall of the third floor of the Faculty of Geography and History will hold the exhibition “Petrograd 1917 Barcelona”, organized by Cipriano García Foundation, in which there will be a poem reading by Andreu Ausàs and music played by Random Quarted.


Coinciding with the conference, until December 15, there will be another exhibition in the Philosophy, Geography and History CRAI Library. The exhibition covers several aspects of the Revolution: on the one hand, a bibliographic collection of the different historiographical perspectives around the revolutionary acts and their consequences; on the other, a selection of biographies of some people who were the main characters of that time. There is also a section dedicated to the works by the main ideologists and thinkers, creators of the theoretical bases of the modern communist thought. A section of the exhibition reflects the view of the travellers, mostly the Catalan ones, who, attracted by the events, wanted to live it on first person. There is another section on art and new artistic trends that were at the service of propaganda, basically highlighted in cinema and posters.

 

 

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